Aesop’s body cleansers and washes are universally lauded (and for good reason, they are a luxurious way to begin a morning, smelling divine and freshly showered) but their body balms deserve to be placed on a pedestal too. The rich buttery cream is thick without turning to oil or leaving a residue on the skin – remember that however dry the skin, it will only ever absorb as much as it can take, overloading it with creams has little point. Pick from four heavenly fragrances: Rejuvenate is a citrusy sandalwood and perfect for the dryest of bodies; Geranium Leaf is packed with sweet almond oil and is suitable for all skin types; Rind Concentrate packs some fresh punch with orange, lemon and grapefruit as well as cooling aloe vera which makes it perfect for after a day outdoors; Resolute is a patchouli and pepper fragrance for those who love a woody scent. Or, buy them all. We would.

AESOP Geranium Leaf Body Balm 120ml,AESOP Hydrating Body Balm 120ml,AESOP Rind Aromatique Body Balm 120ml and AESOP Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm 120ml available from Liberty

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