New! Aesop introduces Reverence Hand Care and sets up their signature flagship store in Malaysia

by Paris B on · 11 comments

in Bath & Body,New on shelves

Just when I openly declare love for a hand cream, suddenly I get inundated with hand creams from different brands proclaiming that they will quite easily convince me to love them too LOL! Its funny isn’t it? Maybe I should start declaring my love for the Chanel Classic Flap. Wonder if anyone will start inundating me with bags too… hmm… wishful thinking huh? icon wink New! Aesop introduces Reverence Hand Care and sets up their signature flagship store in Malaysia

Bags aside, Aesop will be retailing a new hand care range in stores (including their new Flagship store pictured below) from October 2012 onwards. This is the Reverence Hand Care range and comes in a Hand Balm and Hand Wash.

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I tried the Resurrection Hand Balm a while back (got a sample sachet of it) and I quite liked how not sticky it was. The new Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm is a little more intense in its formula, in that it contains Lactic Acid for gentle exfoliation and hydration of skin. The texture is a little thicker than the Resurrection Hand Balm but once it absorbs, hands feel lovely and soft. The smell is, quite typical of Aesop, soothing and botanical.

The Reverence Hand Wash is an exfoliating hand wash that contains pumice so you scrub your hands as you wash it. It feels quite gentle and non abrasive. Both these products are new on the shelves and will be available at all Aesop counters, as well as their Flagship store at Pavilion KL. I have a few photos of the store here for your viewing pleasure icon smile New! Aesop introduces Reverence Hand Care and sets up their signature flagship store in Malaysia

The first signature Aesop store is at Fashion Avenue, Pavilion KL (3rd Floor). If you are familiar with the mall, this is where Tang’s used to be. The area has been converted to house more fashion stores, and a few beauty stores too.

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I learned that the Aesop Malaysia signature store drew its inspiration from the traditional kampung (village) houses with its abundant use of locally sourced nyatoh hardwood for the shelves and the layout where the bottom give the impression of a house on stilts. The design is very open so you can, at one glance, see what it is that you are looking for.

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Products are well within reach, and easy to get a hold of. I did find the interior a little narrow so if there are a lot of people milling about in the store, it can feel a bit cramped. But fortunately, they kept the ceiling high and kept the whole store airy with soothing lighting and colours so it doesn’t get claustrophobic. You can always gravitate to the back of the store, where there is a sink and tester products, so you can try the Reverence Hand Wash and Hand Balm to see if its something you may like.

aesop store New! Aesop introduces Reverence Hand Care and sets up their signature flagship store in Malaysia

Another interesting thing I learnt is that Aesop stores worldwide do not look homogenous. So, each country is allowed to set up their store according to how they perceive it, and to draw on local inspiration, so no two stores look a like. Interesting wot? I’m used to global brands adopting a global design strategy so this was quite refreshing news to me icon smile New! Aesop introduces Reverence Hand Care and sets up their signature flagship store in Malaysia 2 more stores are planned in Bangsar Village and Penang so watch out for those.

Have you tried any Aesop Hand Balm? Do you have a favourite Aesop product?

Paris B

Aesop Reverence Hand Wash Price: 135/500ml ; Reverence Hand Balm Price: RM81/75ml, RM133/500ml; Reverence Duet Price: RM395 (both 500ml) Availability: Aesop counters and Aesop store at Level 3 Fashion Avenue, Pavilion KL

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Liyeun September 21, 2012 at 8:58 am

Yay, finally another review for aesop!! I have undying love for this brand, but I duno if I will love this more than the Resurrection hand balm for its exfoliating properties. I really love Resurrection that I also used it on my feet! Have u tried this new one on ur feet, Paris? Lol

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Paris B
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September 26, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Ahhh what do you love from Aesop Liyeun? I haven’t tried this on my feet, but now that you mention it, maybe I should! :D

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Liyeun September 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I hv aesop’s fabulous face cleanser, B&T toner, Parsley Seed Facial Serum, Fabulous face oil, primrose cleansing masque, purifying cream cleanser, damascan rose oil, camelia nut face moisturiser, phew…!!! And i love them all!!!!!!! I am thankful Aesop was created as I suffered from eczema, and it cured my skin…

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Paris B
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September 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

That’s great that Aesop products work so well for you. I realize how hard it is for people with eczema to find something that works for their skin.

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Joyce (bronzerbunny)
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September 21, 2012 at 9:01 am

i haven’t tried any aesop but i would like to! i think their store design looks quite nice too. And lol at being inundated by hand creams. we both wish it’d be chanel bags! :)
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Paris B
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September 26, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Sigh, don’t we wish for the bags eh? ;)

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Chia Callie September 21, 2012 at 10:02 am

The Chanel cost at least 7K here in Singapore. I can buy 2 x Prada bags with that kind of money. Better still, I can buy loads of skincare and make-up products with that kind of money. Though I secretly like it as well, the Chanel bag I meant. I just can’t bear to part with a big chunk of my money. Coming back to the hand cream, I just bought 2 types of hand cream from Clarins after reading your entry on one of them. I wonder if Aseop is better or Clarins. Any thoughts?
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Chia Callie September 21, 2012 at 10:03 am

It should read as Aesop. Sorry for the typo. ^^
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Paris B
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September 26, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Actually, depending on the model, I think the Chanel and Prada is 1:1 ;) Bags are one of those things. Some people (like me) can’t get enough but for some, a good one will do :D As for the hand cream, I personally still prefer my Clarins. Perhaps when I’m finished with it then I’ll try this Aesop one :)

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Sunny
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September 21, 2012 at 7:10 pm

I am SOOOO jealous of the flagship store, Paris!

I use and love the Resurrection Hand Balm. Can’t wait to see the new one! I’m enjoying several Aesop products at the moment (lip cream, body balm, and a dry oil). I’ll blog about them soon!
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Paris B
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September 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm

A dry oil! I’ll wait for your review Sunny!

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