Scottish beauty news and offers: Aesop | Balance Spa | Berry Company

GABY Soutar rounds up the latest beauty news and deals across Scotland


Fabled brand

There’s much excitement in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge as the Aesop store has opened its doors. As far as the hipster aesthetic is concerned, this brand, which was established in 1987, was way ahead of its time, with plant-based unisex formulas and neat black and cream labels on amber packaging. We’re especially devoted to the Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream (£33) and the Coriander Seed Body Cleanser (£17, pictured) with ingredients including black pepper and patchouli.

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6 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh,

Urban regeneration

In partnership with Urban Decay and Debenhams, the Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square is hosting a makeup masterclass and pamper evening at their Balance Spa on Tuesday, 17 November, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, £19.95pp. The ticket price includes two cocktails, canapés, a masterclass with the makeup artist for Urban Decay, Danielle Roberts, pampering sessions as well as a goodie bag.

To book call 0131-240 5500, or see

Berry fine drinks

If you’re looking for a healthy softie as an alternative to booze/sugary drinks, then try the new offerings from the Berry Company. We especially like their Yellow Tea and Coconut Water with twist of citrus. There’s also Black Tea and Elderflower and Green Tea with Aronia and Blueberry.

£1.30, available at Sainsbury’s, Whole Foods and