Our story

Aesop store, product display

Our story

We offer skin, hair and body care formulations created with meticulous attention to detail, and with efficacy and sensory pleasure in mind.

Aesop store, product on shelves, chair

Aesop was established in 1987. We are headquartered in Melbourne, and have offices and stores in many parts of the world.

Our objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; we investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy. In each of our unique stores, informed consultants are pleased to introduce the Aesop range and to guide your selections.


Our approach to products

A sincere interest in intelligent and sustainable design extends to every aspect of Aesop’s workings.

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Aesop store, product on shelves, curved wall detail

When considering new locations, it is our intention to weave ourselves into the fabric of the street and add something of merit rather than impose a discordant presence.

In 2004, in an underground nook in the Melbourne bayside suburb of St Kilda, we hosted our first in-store customers. The space – once a narrow ramp descending into an underground carpark – set the benchmark for future architectural ambitions. In seeking new locations, our first consideration is always to work with what is already in place; we tread lightly with respect for the past, present and future.



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‘Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly’

Saint Francis de Sales