• 18th Feb 2013


It occurred to me when applying one of my favourite face masks last week that for some reason I hadn’t yet done a solo review on it, so I quickly ran downstairs and took a photo (it was midnight and my boyfriend thought I was crazy!). 

The AESOP Parsley Seed Mask is a an ‘anti-oxidant clarifying masque’ and the three main ingredients are parsley seed, evening primrose and rosehip seed. It feels like a clay mask when you apply it, but thinner and more watery than others I have. You apply a thin layer all over your face after cleansing which feels really cooling and then leave it on for 15 minutes. The mask slowly hardens and dries in funny patches. I also find that when the mask is dry it clearly shows the problem areas on your skin which for me is the dehydration around my nose and OMG can you see the holes all over my nose?! GROSS. 

After washing this off it does feel a little tight (on dehydrated skin like mine) but it also feels really deeply cleansed and refreshed. After applying moisturiser all the tightness goes away so I don’t mind that. I also use this as a spot treatment on certain problem areas if I don’t have time to apply it all over. 

I personally love it, it seems to be lasting a very long time and the very handy tube packaging is pretty to look at. 

Have you tried this mask?

Lily xx
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43 Responses

  1. Lucy Cole says:

    Seems pretty good! I have a body shop mask but I’ve never tried this one, might check it out!Xx


  2. Valรฉrie says:

    I’d really like to try this facial mask but I’m afraid it won’t be right for my super dry skin. Masks that dry or clay mask are something a little to harsh for my skin ๐Ÿ™ it’s silly because I really want to try this out. I’m always having a hard time finding the perfect facial mask.

    Great post! ๐Ÿ˜€


  3. Maddy says:

    This looks really good, I haven’t ever seen it before but it may be one to give a go! xxx

  4. Gillian says:

    This mask sounds really good, I like masks that leave your skin feeling deep cleansed!

    Gillian x


  5. Josie says:

    I really struggle with clay style masks, they seem to irritate my skin, but as this is thinner it might work better for me. I’ll have to give it a go x


  6. Laura Galve says:

    Oh, I love this little baby! Make wonders on my skin!x

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  8. siddalee says:

    Do you find it helps with blemishes and spot scars, etc? Have been tempted to use it in the past but worried it won’t do much for me…


  9. Kate Lees says:

    I love Aesop products! They are really amazing for sensitive skin, keen to try this face mask x

  10. Lottie Kerr says:

    I love Aesop packaging, so simple. This looks like a great mask, will definitely have to give it a try.


  11. I’ve heard so much about this mask, I’m dying to give it a try! As gross as you say it is on your nose I actually love that you can see where you need that extra hydration.

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  12. Amy Jayne says:

    Ah, I want to give this a try. I normally find that face masks make my face so incredibly dry!


  13. Definitely want to pick up this face mask, sounds great

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  14. This sounds great! I’ve been after a good mask so I’ll have to give this one a go! xxx


  15. Mira says:

    Haven´t tried this mask but I love masks. So will will try this one too <3



  16. Sheps says:

    I’ve had my eye on this for a while now – Might pick it up next time I’m near an Aesop counter!


  17. sophie-anne says:

    I love the way it dries and shows problem areas, so useful and I guess no one will ever see (unless you do a lovely blog post about it, haha)

    Will have to check this out! great post!

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  18. This sounds really lovely! I have the same problems on my nose, haha



  19. This sounds really lovely. I really want to try some of their products.

  20. Jane says:

    Heard so much about this mask so i need to try it ๐Ÿ™‚


  21. Anna Blush says:

    This mask sounds great! I find these clay type masks are great for my oily skin type so I definitely think I’ll try this one out.


  22. Ash says:

    I’ve been looking for a new face mask, definitely going to check this out. ๐Ÿ˜€


  23. Andrea Marie says:

    I want to try this mask! It seems a bit pricey but the amount of people that talk about it is crazy! Great post!

    – Andrea Marie xx

  24. Klaudia... says:

    Never heard of a seed mask before, but it sounds interesting though! <3


  25. Jennifer says:

    oooh, this sounds amazing. DO you know how it compares with the origins out of trouble mask? xx

  26. Anna Black says:

    Sounds great, my skin is clearing up but I’ve had a sudden outburst of spots, ew I really need something to help I’ll give this a try!


  27. Amelia says:

    I could definitely benefit from a clarifying mask! You know it’s funny, all this time I’ve heard so much about this mask, but I never knew what it was for! So I’m really glad you reviewed it, it was a big help ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  28. Emily says:

    This looks great, I love clay masks:) x

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  29. Sandra A says:

    I have never thought to use a clarifying mask as a spot treatment – seems so obvious now!! I’ll be trying this in the future.


  30. You had a facemask on at midnight?! You are very dedicated, I salute you! I haven’t tried this but it sounds great, with some masks you can just feel like they do nothing at all or break you out, and I’m never sure whether they’re “drawing out the impurities” or my skin just doesn’t like it.. haha!
    Eleanor x

  31. Jen27 says:

    Gosh, I’ve been dying to try this! I have combo/oily acne-prone skin that’s often in need of purifying, but am near 30 years old and the typical acne masks are usually too harsh. This sounds just right! And the texture looks totally unique. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚



  32. Becca says:

    Wow, I really like the look of this!

    Becca Clare xo

  33. Ksenia B says:

    I bet it smells lovely too! Definitely going to try it!

  34. Pippa Jones says:

    Sounds like a lovely product, Shame it dries the skin out. it wouldnt do well with my skin tho. Lovely post.

    Pipp xx

  35. Lou says:

    I really like the sound of this and am going to take a look at it now. Thank you for sharing.



  36. Hannah Wood says:

    i love the look off this! xxx

  37. Sarah Noelle says:

    I do love Aesop, I think it is time for me to try this mask out!


  38. Safira A says:

    I’m very curious about this mask! And after some time I finally got a way of buying this, i hope it will be as good as I hoped it to be ๐Ÿ˜€

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