Product: Aesop B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel
I’ve loved the Aesop line since before it was widely known in the US. I remember going to their one apothecary in Manhattan after class to get products before they opened their grand central station shop. The packaging reminds me of a more streamlined Kiehl’s with the wordy descriptions, but the dual tone colors (olive + black) make it a lot more sophisticated. During my most recent trip, the sales associated recommended the Aesop B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel as a great night time moisturizer for combination skin that also brightens the skin. As a huge vitamin buff, I was delighted to try out the B Triple C (1 part Vitamin B, 3 parts Vitamin C), even at the not-cheap price tag of $115.
The first thing I noticed when I put it on was how thick and molasses like the gel was, it isn’t one of those lighter, watery gels that just comes outs. You really have to get it into your skin otherwise it’ll be sticky. From experience, I now rub it in my hands a bit to warm it up which makes it a little more watery and easily absorbed.
I didn’t really know what to expect in terms of results but after the first night I used it, I woke up to skin that just appeared to be ‘better’. I can’t describe what it was, but I felt like my skin was firmer, and just appeared to be ‘better’. Having used it now for 3 weeks I can definitely say that my skin appears to be brighter, more radiant, and previous areas of redness have gone down significantly. It did not cause any breakouts, which is a little surprising given how thick the gel is. Although the texture left something to be desired, it was easily overcome by the results.
I will definitely buy this again and recommend it for those with normal-oily skin.