If you are looking for a good hand cream that is rich, soothing, easily absorbed by your skin and smells amazing, look no further – go to Aesop and get one of their aromatic hand balms. Over the last ten months I have been lucky enough to be using their gorgeous Aesop Resurrection Aromatique hand balm that I fell in love with the first time I tried it. I love that Aesop stores usually have a container with the pump hanging outside by the door, you do not even have to go inside the store to try it! I have written about it here on my blog back in April last year after my dearest has kindly and generously got one for me from the Covent Garden store.
It lived in my office desk draw all of the ten months of its life, and I can assure you, it was much loved, and I will miss it dearly. I think I have squeezed it all from the tube as I could not bear to waste even a little bit of this precious balm.
This hand balm is so effective at combating the terrible dryness the skin of my hands and the cuticles usually suffer from, and the aroma of this stuff is simply stunning: it is strong floral and citrusy, and oh-so-good! I often heard my colleagues remarking that something smells really nice after I have applied it.
As I have finished the tube about a week ago and have been using up some old “leftovers” since, I have noticed that my hands are getting dry again, the leftovers from other brands are just not as good as the Resurrection highly aromatic hand balm. I needed Aesop back in my life! And guess what? It is back as I now have a replacement tube: the “sister” balm of Resurrection and I am so looking forward to using it!
Aesop claims that “This sublime, highly sought-after product contains a careful blend of fragrant botanicals and skin-softening emollients that deliver rich hydration to hands and cuticles. It is formulated for frequent use.”
Before I even opened the tube, I knew that it will be just as good as the Resurrection – it is thick, creamy and gets easily absorbed by the skin without leaving the sticky residue on its surface. It is the aroma that I could not wait to experience and it did not disappoint, it is very pleasant: it’s kind of earthy, slightly spicy and has a calming and soothing effect on me. Mmm, aromatherapy in the tube!
I have applied a generous amount of the balm about a couple of hours ago now, and I can still smell it, and my hands feel velvety smooth – no grease marks on the keyboard as I type! My skin looks smoother, feels less rough to touch and smells amazing. I wish I could share the scent with you via this blog – I should start working on inventing a way to do it!
I am trying to think which version I actually prefer and it sure is tricky to decide. I really enjoy them both so I will not even bother choosing one over the other. It looks like I will have to switch between the two as I now know one thing: these aromatic hand balms are something I shall definitely not be without!