Founded by hairdresser - Dennis Paphitis, Aesop is a brand known for its detailed formulation to produce fine quality skin, hair and body care products. From product design to its store's interior design, their approach is to keep it consistent, which is to carefully crafted to blend into the environment. You will notice this when you enter one of their stores around the world. Fun fact, they do not engage in any traditional advertisement, rather they rely more to word of mouth for growth.
In this review, we will looking at the Aesop Calming Shampoo. I selected this product because of my sensitive scalp with occasional irritation. In additional, the humid tropical weather causes high perspiration especially during the day. At the end of the day, I do feel oily, occasionally itchiness. So, beside having a tidy short hair cut, applying the right hair care product is equally important. Let's see how this shampoo able to solve my condition
Suitable Hair / Scalp Type
All Hair and Scalp Type, specially for dry, itchy and sensitive scalp
The bottle is made of hard plastic with a black pump. The body is a dark oaky colour with its labeling on it. Overall, it gives feeling that its natural/organic product (though they did not claim it). Easy to use to pump a small amount of shampoo on palm.
Camphorous, Mint, Herbaceous
Application & Performance
Before shampooing, brush dry hair to loosen dirt and disentangle. Once hair is wet, during application, it only requires a small amount as compared to your conventional shampoo. The scent strength is quite strong, however it feels very relaxing and natural. Because of it contains mint, when apply on hair and massage on the scalp, there's a cooling sensation. Washing off with cold water makes it even more refreshing. After the wash, the hair feels smooth and light. It's able to wash off your standard hair styling products. The scent does stay awhile but I really didn't mind. In fact, it's a good scent for relaxation during evenings.
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium, Coco-Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Citric Acid, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Mentha Citrata Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Polysorbate 20, Sea Salt (Maris sal), Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Urea, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Allantoin, Chamomilla Recutita, (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel), Fruit Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Melissa, Officinalis Leaf Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone,, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool, d-Limonene, Eugenol
500ml: SGD 67
200ml: SGD 37
This shampoo does it jobs well for those with sensitive, flaky and itchy scalp. It has a soothing scent. If you don't mind to pay a slightly higher price, prioritizing quality over the dollars, this is highly recommended for you.