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Hot Aussie Import

No fable here. It’s true: Australia-based brand Aesop — revered for its fabulous plant-derived skin, body, and hair-care products — is bringing its natural beauty goodies from the Outback to Boston. Scheduled to open in early September, the new outpost at 172 Newbury Street promises a striking blend of reclaimed wood and modern design. This is only Aesop’s third US store, so expect the works: new launches like the Sage & Zinc Facial Hydrating Cream SPF 15 and the Control Anti-Blemish Gel, plus trusted standbys like its Parsley Seed line, its ever-popular deodorant, and its Fabulous Face Cleanser (a city dweller’s best friend). We hear they chose Boston because we’re smart, progressive, and a hotbed for scientific progress. Who are we to argue?

_ Stuff Boston