Luxurious Aesop Alternatives That Are Actually Worth the Splurge, and They're Independent brands!

by Martina Schwarz

I love Aesop as much as the next person, but there's something about supporting innovative independent brands that can elevate the bathroom experience! I've put together a selection of some of the most up and coming independently owned beauty brands out there.

Check out these 7 Aesop alternatives that will change your beauty routine!


The Best Aesop Alternatives


1. Blackmarket Sustainable Handwash

Blackmarket is a refillable liquid handwash, without single-use plastic packaging, you just mix the handwash with tap water at home. The refill sachets are packaged in a dissolvable material, like dishwasher tablets, so the packaging becomes part of the product acting as a thickener. With Blackmarket you can avoid plastic packaging and reduce carbon emissions, our gentle formula with leave you with clean hands that will smell amazing! Move over Aesop Resurrection Handwash... this is the future!



2. Dibia Balms

Launched in November 2021, London-based, Nigerian-born graphic designer Ike Muotoh debuted the natural skincare line Dibia with the ambition to develop a sustainable wellness brand, rooted in nature with products that anyone – regardless of skin colour, skin type, age or gender – will want to use. Each product is handmade in London, England with natural ingredients, vegan and cruelty free with reusable or easily recyclable packaging. Best swap for the Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm.


3. Mount Sapo

Mount Sapo oil is handmade in small batches in the UK using 100% natural, organic plant oils. The All-Over-oil nourishes and balances the face and body by supporting the healthy function of your skin. Unlike other skincare products positioned for all-over use, Mount Sapo's oil is specially formulated to be lightweight enough for your face (not clogging) and therefore suitable for all skin types (oily, acne, dry, sensitive or combination). Best alternative for the Aesop Breathless Body Oil.


4. Bleu Nour

Bleu Nour is a Creative Fragrance Studio guided by the ambition to translate Colours into Scents. Their new fragrance, Grounded, is a captivating and genderless scent that combines creamy, earthy, and citrusy notes to create a one-of-a-kind scent experience. Forget about Aesop Tacit, this is the most incredible new fragrance.


5. Rebelle Beauty

Rebelle is an innovative Swiss skincare brand. Their products contain the patented OM24® formula, which was uniquely developed by a team of researchers at the ETH Zurich. The composition of the active formula OM24® is based on natural active ingredients. Its cell-protecting, regenerative and cell-aging-delaying effect has been proven by studies. Goodbye Aesop Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream...


6. Fruu Skin

Fruu turn wonky fruits into earth-loving vegan skin stuff. All their products are designed, formulated and hand made in London. Replace your Aesop Shampoo with the Fruu Solid range.


7. My Skin Feels

My Skin Feels eco friendly skincare is designed to make you feel good and to bring a little joy to your day. Their range features ingredients destined to becoming food waste. Move over Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser.