An Aesop Cynic
A skincare routine that actually works... I'll have to admit something before I go any further, those beautiful bottles of Aesop up there, they aren't mine. But I've got a good reason why they're there.
Now, I'm a cynic, I always have been, there's no point in hiding it. When I was a teenager, I did not believe in love, I refused to think my skin would ever clear up, and was sure it was impossible for me to ever buy a home. Nowadays, I cry at romantic movies, I think about the 'future', and well, pimples don't pop up too often. I can just see my teenage self scoffing and storming off with that angsty 'tude.
I'll admit, the reason I ever considered buying Aesop products was because of the pretty label and nice scent. So when my boyfriend decided to splurge on his skin – since he's been going through a yolo phase which yes, a 29-year-old screaming 'yolo' every time he or I consider to spend money, is probably the best thing to ever happen to me (and the economy) – I couldn't help but have an inch of scepticism.
After a week of using the cleanser, toner, and moisturiser every night, and exfoliating once a week, his skin has become visibly clearer and, dare I say it, radiant! I couldn't believe it. His skin, no longer oily at the t-zone, no longer dry around his jawline, was completely clear-hydrated-happy skin! I've been extremely impressed! So long cynicism! Hello pocket-burning skincare routine.