To all our American readers: Happy Independence Day.
We're all for independence. It's one reason we like Aesop, the botanically-inspired beauty brand which ploughs its own furrow.
Great-looking stores. Innovative product ingredients. (We're rather taken with their new Parsley Seed Cleanser.) Very eco. And always surprising us with intelligent quotes on their press releases. (The latest, from Buckminster Fuller: 'There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.')
Another Aesop plus-point: they're always thinking outside the (recycled) box. Which is why, if you commute to Grand Central Station (or you happen to live within sniffing distance, in NYC), you might want to check out their Aesop kiosk, which opened on 1st July in the Graybar Passage, so that you can pick up your skincare along with your New York Times.
Now that's what we really do call beauty-on-the-go...