As we reach peak summer sun season, the body reacts, producing increased sweat and sebum outdoors, while indoors, it dehydrates in climate-controlled interiors. AESOP, who “investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients” offer formulations to protect, balance, and soothe the summer skin in flux.

The Melbourne based skin, hair and body care specialist’s formulations are “created with meticulous attention to detail, and with efficacy and sensory pleasure in mind.

To protect the face against the elements, Aesop offers Protective Facial Lotion SPF30, a lightweight hydrator with antioxidants. It provides exceptional broad-spectrum protection against the effects of UVA and UVB Rays – 50ml, AED 195.

The protective facial lotion is best paired with Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser, a clarifying formulation that removes surface impurities and offers mild exfoliation from Lactic Acid and skin-balancing benefits from Jojoba oil.. Ideal for maintaining immaculately clean skin in polluted urban environments – 100ml AED 145, 200ml AED 205.

Protective Lip Balm SPF30 is a hydrating balm enhanced with UVA and UVB filters to shield ones’ lips from the sun’s damaging rays, while botanical oils soften, hydrate and nourish it. It has been formulated without silicone, paraffin, beeswax or other animal-derived ingredients – AED 180.

For the body, Aesop offers two options. One is the Protective Body Lotion SPF50, a broad-spectrum moisturising sunscreen with high SPF protection. It is formulated to provide up to four hours of water resistance with a lightweight skin feel and refreshing aroma – 150ml, AED 135.

The other is the Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream SPF15, a hydrating formulation enhanced with calming botanicals and mineral-based Zinc Oxide, which forms a barrier to reflect sunlight without clogging pores – 40ml, AED 135.

After the fun in the sun is over, Aesop offers Petitgrain Reviving Body Gel, a skin hydrator enhanced with Aloe Vera and Panthenol to soften, and soothe while extracts of Petitgrain, Grapefruit and Lemon cool, balance and refresh the skin – 150ml, AED 120