I’m a total sucker for good branding and packaging, so I was very excited to add some items from the Aesop skincare line to my daily routine. I’ve always known their products from their pretty bottles in stylish interior pictures, but it was the first time I tried them out for myself.
My favorite is definitely the Protective Body lotion with SPF 50. I have a very pale skin and was searching high and low for a sun protector that wouldn’t leave a white film on my skin and this is just it: high-level sun protection with a lightweight skin-feel. I also tried out the Resurrecting hand wash and hand balm with rosemary and mandarin, which leave my hands hydrated and with an amazing smell for a very long time.
Aesop just opened a new store in Berlin – Fasanenstrasse last week and I went to have a look at their new space. The shop was created in collaboration with Norwegian architecture and design firm Snøhetta. The design for the 93-square meter space was inspired by the many art institutions nearby and consists out of seven pillars, just like in the theaters. The pillars are open by day to present the beautiful products and closed by night to highlight the architectural construction. I will definitely be paying regular visits to the Aesop stores and am very curious to see the design of stores in other cities as well.