Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Their objective has always been to formulate products of the finest quality. This includes skin, body and hair care, as well as fragrance and accessories for self and space. Their formulations are vegan and have Leaping Bunny certification in recognition of our belief for supporting animal causes and underscored by the fact that they have never tested our products or ingredients on animals. Informed by a 30-year legacy of nourishing our communities, their philanthropic endeavours involve partnering with charities that amplify the voices of those who may not otherwise have a platform, with a particular emphasis on the development of literacy.
Since its launch in 2017, the Aesop Foundation has committed more than $4.6mAUD to local partners. 20,000 hours of community volunteering was conducted by employees in 2019 and during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 Aesop donated in excess of $3.4m of products to support communities, medical staff and services supporting family violence survivors.
Aesop, along with Natura, The Body Shop and Avon, is part of Natura &Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact.