Review: Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner

This is my first Aesop product ever. I wanted to get a few things from them when I tested it at the store, but I can’t remember why I didn’t get them. These smell delicious, like aromatherapy in a bottle. So when I saw this at 50% off, I grabbed it immediately. That was a while back, and I only started using this a month ago. Thought I’d tell you about it before delaying it for another year 😛


I wanted a toner without alcohol and this fits the bill. I didn’t know what to expect, but anything anti oxidant sounds good. There is quite a strong floral lavender scent to it, so if you’re not a fan of lavender, then you might not like it. I love it! It calms and balances the skin, evening the skin tone at the same time. I use this after cleansing but instead of using a facial cotton, I just splash a little on my palm and then pat it onto my skin. There is slight stickiness to it initially, but after a while, it absorbs into the skin. I find that even after it is absorbed, there is still a slight tackiness which I don’t mind, since I follow with serum and moisturizer.




Applying toner for me, is like a bridging step from cleansing to treatment. It preps my skin for what’s to come. This one, I find, does calm my skin because I find that my skin is less red after I’ve been using this. There is no other change in my skincare routine. If you’re not a believer in using toner, then I suppose this won’t grab your attention. I won’t tell you this product is going to make you go wow because it doesn’t. Basically, I enjoy the scent and it’s a habit of me to use a toner, so it’s a bonus my skin feels calmer 🙂


Aesop toner


I want to try something else from Aesop so do you have anything else to recommend? I mean, it’s a really safe option to try a toner because there won’t be miracles and if a brand can get a toner wrong, then it’s pretty much hopeless. I’ve read that the rest of the Parsley Seed line is pretty good. Should I try the cleanser next?


xoxo Lily



Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), Polysorbate 80, Sodium Lactate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Phenoxyethanol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sorbitol, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Benzalkonium Chloride, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Methylisothiazolinone, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Linalool, d-Limonene