Aēsop Rind concentrate body balm review

Hey guys,

I’m back again with another Aēsop product review! and this time it’s the Rind concentrate body balm which was gifted to me – Honestly, I’ve never gotten out of the way to purchase Aesop products because it never intrigued me but when given the chance to review, why not? (No, this is not a sponsored post as stated in the disclaimer in the end footnote at the bottom of this blogpost and all my other blogposts.)

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RRP: $39 AUD/120ml

Shelf life: 12 months after opening

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Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond ) Oil, Stearic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut ) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Beta-Carotene, d-Limonene, Linalool, Citral. Contains nut oils.

  • Disodium EDTA ‘primarily works as a preservative, chelator and stabilizer, but has also been shown to enhance the foaming and cleaning capabilities of a cosmetic solution…Though clinical data indicates that disodium EDTA is not well absorbed by the skin, it has been shown to enhance the dermal penetration of other ingredients contained in a product.’ [Source]
  • Ethylhexylglycerin ‘servces as a surfactant and preservant enhancer and acts as a safe preservative in minute amounts. It’s a proven preservative-enhancer and is often used instead of controversial parabens’ [Source]

In a nutshell, I would consider it to be a few ingredients better than most supermarket/drugstore moisturisers that have all the fancy scents and ‘organic extracts’ in them but it’s nothing spectacular. Sometimes I wonder with organic and natural skincare products whether people just chuck a whole lot of independent organic and natural ingredients without considering any possible reactions amongst these oragnic and natural ingredients.

Overall comments

It has a very moderate citrus scent – it’s not too fake and it’s not too overwhelming. It absorbs into the skin pretty well but after 5-10 minutes, my skin felt the same to pre-moirturising.

However, I don’t see the effects of the body balm living up to its price tag.

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

Emily

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