Aēsop Geranium leaf body cleanser review

Hey guys,

I was recently gifted some Aēsop body products so decided to do a review on them because I’ve  never tried their body products before. One of them was the Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser


The description reads:

Aromatic body cleansing gel for all skin types. A fabulous alternative to regular soap, enhanced with Geranium Leaf extract to cleanse without drying the skin. Also suitable as a daily hand cleanser. 

RRP: $49 /500ml

Shelf life: 12 months



Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Betaine, Cocamide MIPA, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sea Salt (Maris sal), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Nitrate, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, d-Limonene, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol

After doing a round of Googling (the most research I, as an average consumer could do as I’m not a makeup and skincare expert and thus rely on the internet with caution – hence, any queries please redirect them to a skincare professional), some ingredients popped up – these ingredients you may have heard before as being topics of controversy but it’s up to the consumer to make the final decision.

  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate – inexpensive foaming agent
  • Cocamide MIPA – derived from coconut oil, works as an emulsifier, a thickener, surfactant and a foaming agent.
  • Phenoxyethanol – a cost effective synthetic preservative which has been said to be safe if used in less than 1% amount.

Something that surprised me was the shelf life of the product, considering that it contained a fair amount of natural ingredients – 12 months shelf life compared to the 3 months that my Bathe to Basic products offered. Read more about Phenoxyethanol here.

[Please let me know if I have missed out on a controversial/harmful substance/ or have provided misinformation. ]

Overall comments 

Whilst the fragrance was extremely difficult to get accustomed to at first – it smelled strong enough to clean all the sins along with any dirt and grime on our skins x Chinese herbal medicine, I’d definitely repurchase this once I reach a conclusion on the above ingredients of controversy. My skin definitely felt drier after cleansing with this bodywash compared to the other bodywashes I’ve used – generic Supermarket ones such as Dove, Johnson’s & Johnson’s and so on.


  • Approach all links provided in this blogpost with caution – I am not a skincare professional and have only pulled out the most ‘legit’ looking articles.
  • Everyone reacts to skincare products differently – my experience may and/or will be different to yours.

Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!



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