June 26, 2023

Why Everyone Is Using Parsley In Their Skincare Routines

by GRITTY PRETTY - In partnership with Aesop

Parsley has gone from the grocery list to our top shelf.

Savvy skincare users will know that parsley in skincare isn’t totally new—it’s long been heralded as an excellent ingredient for use in our daily routines. So why is this humble green herb suddenly trending in skincare? It has a lot to do with one of our favourite Australian-founded skincare brands: Aesop.

Aesop was way ahead of the curve when it first introduced its Parsley Seed range in the early ’00s. The range covered cleansers, toners and hydrators, with our favourite product—Aesop’s Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum—joining the ranks decades later in 2021. As a brand, Aesop is always searching for the highest-quality ingredients with efficacy backed by science and it was through considerate research that the brand initially discovered the potent anti-oxidant properties of Parsley Seed essential oil. The company’s continuous enquiry and increasing awareness of the influence of our environment and how this may affect the skin, presented an opportunity to build in additional layers of efficacy to support and complement the key anti-oxidant benefits that are a central part of the Parsley Seed Skin Care range. The result? Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum was born.

But what makes parsley seed so beneficial for the skin? Aesop uses a potent oil extract of the plant Carum petroselinum, an anti-oxidant-rich ingredient that helps to guard the skin against daily environmental aggressors. Anti-oxidants help to fortify the skin against the effects of oxidative stress, and are particularly beneficial for those exposed daily to the stressors we can’t escape—particularly in urban environments of city life.

Not only does the serum contain its hero herbaceous ingredient, it also includes grape seed and green tea extracts, which offer additional anti-oxidants. Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum also imparts a light, breathable film on the skin to help minimise deposition of airborne particulates—imperceptibly safeguarding the skin, while also facilitating removal of said skin-aggravating particulates at the end of the day. Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum is also deeply hydrating, utilising nourishing Tocopherol, sometimes known as vitamin E. 

While we know a serum can be extremely personal, the unique formulation of Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum makes it suitable for most skin types—from normal to combination and even sensitive skin. It’s extremely lightweight, and while it glides on in an almost oil-like texture, it absorbs quickly. It’s wonderful for those who prefer a matte finish as it rapidly becomes touch-dry, allowing you to layer on makeup or other skincare favourites without compromising your base. (For those who love a dewy finish, simply layer with your cream or oil-based moisturiser).

When it comes to Aesop, we know it’s all about the sensorial experience—the high-quality essential oils used in this serum all smell incredibly alluring and the way it feels on the skin adds to the luxury of the product. 

Convinced? Purchase the Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Intense Serum (60mL), $110, here.


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