The Review: Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque

After my two month battle to restore my skin back to it’s normal/combination self, things got a bit low on the ground when it came to skincare (and eyeshadow too, actually). How was I meant to recommend anything – minus the odd moisturiser – when my skin was completely out of sorts and looked terrible? I’m happy to say it’s much more on the normal side now, and I feel like my old self again. Once my skin started to return to it’s normal self the first thing I tried out was the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque. A present from Luce (could you have guessed?) that I’d been itching to crack open since I unwrapped it!

So, thoughts? I’d heard other girls say a hundred times over that this mask almost works as an undo button if you’ve neglected your skincare throughout the week. I’m pretty good with my routine so I can’t vouch for that one – yet – but I’ve noticed my skin has been much better behaved since I started using this. I use it on a Sunday and a Wednesday to draw out any nasties lurking below the surface of my skin, making it look much clearer, and to perk up my complexion. Most masks I’ve used that extract impurities have been a little on the drying side but this mask is a good one for not being overly drying or leaving your skin feeling tight after – having just got out of a serious dry skin rut, I really appreciate this.

My Origins Clear Improvement Mask has officially been cast aside in favour of this, it really is such a great mask. If you’re looking for a good cleansing mask I’d definitely look into this one. However it is worth being aware that it can really break some people out at first. Most people I know have been fine but there are some cases where it can be a bit too much for some peoples skin, so if you’re prone to break outs you might want to speak to one of their consultants on counter before taking the plunge.

Seeing as my first Aesop experience has been a really positive one, I think I might invest in some more products from them – any recommendations? Pen and paper are at the ready…


  1. Zazie Bibi
    23 Jan 2014 / 9:24 am

    Been wanting to try this for ages! So glad you like it xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  2. casuallyawkward
    23 Jan 2014 / 9:36 am

    I really want to try this product and it sounds like it really was a winner if it even exceeded the Origins Mask. I need to get my hands on this!

  3. clarelouise
    23 Jan 2014 / 9:36 am

    Being a Melbournian (home of Aesop), I always get stupidly cheered when I see people use and love Aesop! Stupid, like I said. But anyway, am a big fan of this mask (actually have it on right now!), and i am also quite liking the Parsley Seed Serum, as i have found that whilst it is an oil, it in not too oily, and sinks in quite nicely after my nightly cleanse, and before any moisturiser. It also mixed well with most of my moisturisers (non Aesop), to give a bit of a antioxidant kick when my skin needs it.

    • Madeline Kelly
      23 Jan 2014 / 12:35 pm

      Yay for Melbourne!

    • Catherine C.
      23 Jan 2014 / 12:53 pm

      Not stupid! I'm from Melbourne and feel the same way 🙂 The fabulous face oil is great too for nighttime. Cat x (

  4. Tasha
    23 Jan 2014 / 9:37 am

    Wow – this must be really good if you prefer it to the Origins! I, for one, absolutely adore Origins Clear Improvement, so I must give this guy a go!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  5. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    23 Jan 2014 / 9:37 am

    I've heard wonderful things about this masque :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  6. Sara Chergui
    23 Jan 2014 / 9:38 am

    Seems like a great product !

  7. Rachel
    23 Jan 2014 / 10:25 am

    this sounds amazing, i must try this!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  8. Amy Liddell
    23 Jan 2014 / 10:41 am

    My skin has been terrible over the last couple of weeks and playing up constantly and this sounds like a dream – may have to give it a go

  9. Emma Payne
    23 Jan 2014 / 10:53 am

    Might try this, my skin has been feeling crappy and it makes my mood feel crappy aswell!

  10. Jemimah A
    23 Jan 2014 / 10:54 am

    need to try it

  11. Aerin Downs
    23 Jan 2014 / 11:07 am

    Wanting to try this for so love! xxx

  12. Gemma Rainger
    23 Jan 2014 / 11:17 am

    Definitely give the Flight Therapy a go. It's a little scented rollerball that brings a bit of stress relief whenever you need it.

    Or basically anything from Aesop…

  13. Tiff
    23 Jan 2014 / 11:42 am

    This masque sounds great!!!!! I really want to try this brand!!!

    23 Jan 2014 / 12:06 pm

    Wow, something I definitely need! I'm totally going to try this out 🙂

  15. Katie Z
    23 Jan 2014 / 12:12 pm

    This sounds like something I need to get haha.
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  16. Lillian ParisianToBe
    23 Jan 2014 / 12:43 pm

    Ah; this mask is one of the most dreamy products I've ever tried! I'd love to hear more Aesop recommendations, too. xo
    Lillian from

  17. Lys
    23 Jan 2014 / 12:49 pm

    I've heard great things about this mask!

  18. Lydia Ross
    23 Jan 2014 / 1:52 pm

    I love Aesop! I have this mask and use it about once a week, love it :] and I also have their fabulous face oil, which was enabled by Caroline Hirons, so you know it's good!

  19. Jessicalaar
    23 Jan 2014 / 2:31 pm

    ah i have heard great things about this product, but ive never got around to trying it

    Jess x

  20. Blushing Biddies
    23 Jan 2014 / 2:46 pm

    I got a sample of this- it was nice, but I don't think I would consider it HG material. But im willing to give it a shot!

  21. Sybil Mae
    23 Jan 2014 / 3:22 pm

    So many people have raved about this product, i'm dying to try it out, ahhhh!

  22. Tiny Alis
    23 Jan 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Been wanting to try this for so long, great review 🙂

    Tiny Alis

  23. Ana Céline
    23 Jan 2014 / 4:01 pm

    Thank you for the review, I need to try this 🙂

  24. Chelsea Leigh
    23 Jan 2014 / 4:28 pm

    Awesome review, i'm really starting to want this! So many glowing reviews!

  25. Sian Marie
    23 Jan 2014 / 5:23 pm

    I need some more face make in my life and I think this has just hit number one on the need to buy list!

    Great post!


  26. Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen
    23 Jan 2014 / 6:25 pm

    I've been wanting this for so long since EssieButton has recommended it but I can't seem to pull the trigger! I've got about a million other masks at home already. You're making me want it more now!

  27. Talisa Tossell
    23 Jan 2014 / 6:42 pm

    I'd be scared of breaking out!

  28. Luxe Life Aspirations
    23 Jan 2014 / 6:42 pm

    I had and loved a sample of this! Need to get my mitts on the full size, I wish we had a stockist in Ireland!

  29. Megan Lillie
    23 Jan 2014 / 7:05 pm

    I've read so many amazing reviews of this, I'll have to get my hands on a sample!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  30. Maddy
    23 Jan 2014 / 7:43 pm

    This looks really great, I need to try it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  31. Sheryll
    23 Jan 2014 / 11:14 pm

    I love love love Aesop. I'm particularly a huge fan of the Resurrection Hand Balm and the hand sanitizer. The hand balm in particular smells divine, and doesn't leave your hands sticky or greasy. I always make sure to keep a tube by my nightstand!

  32. Nita
    23 Jan 2014 / 11:44 pm

    I've been hearing so many good things about Aesop lately! My favorite mask to use is the Origins Clear Improvement Mask, so if this is better then I have to look into it.


  33. Dannii Ofe
    24 Jan 2014 / 12:23 am

    i knew you'd love it, definitely my favourite mask!

  34. Vicky M
    24 Jan 2014 / 12:28 am

    I really like this mask. I haven't been giving it enough love since I got the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask, but this is great when I want something a little stronger than that one.

  35. Celina
    24 Jan 2014 / 1:17 am

    I absolutely adore this mask and can't be without it. It's incredible and it just always makes such a big difference to my skin.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  36. Chantelle
    24 Jan 2014 / 6:28 am

    Once I finish my clay mask…well maskssss (who am I kidding? I hoard skin care products like it's going out of business), I will look into purchasing a product from Aesop. I too have heard lovely things about the line!

  37. Olivia Wiki
    24 Jan 2014 / 1:37 pm

    Yaay! I work at Aesop in Australia and I would definitely recommend our B Triple C Facial Balancing Gel. It's our most popular product for Aesop staff and it's incredible. It gives you a vitamin and hydration boost without leaving the skin tacky or heavy, and is also amazing at brightening (not lightening) the skin. AND it also aids your own natural collagen production. It's a bit pricey but it's more than worth it, I promise!!

  38. Eleri Roberts
    24 Jan 2014 / 8:33 pm

    I love the Origins mask… so if this is better I'm definitely off to give it a whirl! xx

    Eleri Roberts

  39. Simplybeautifulelegant
    25 Jan 2014 / 9:31 pm

    great post.

  40. hanne
    27 Jan 2014 / 2:36 am

    this looks great! maybe i'll treat myself some time soon, my skin is (luckily) quite well behaved when it comes to new products (i.e. not breaking out any more than usual) but i'm yet to find a mask that feels like it's working whilst also not leaving my face dry/tight xo

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