Aesop Body Balms
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.