Want Velvety-Soft Skin? Try Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub!

A while ago I reviewed Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Balm here. Since I absolutely loved it (still do), when I ran out of body scrub I decided to try Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub.

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub comes in a tin tube. I really like the fact that it’s in a tube instead of a tub. It’s a lot more hygienic that way, and less water gets in. Instead of being hard (like the tube that holds their body/hand balm), the tube is squishy and flexible. The cap is excellent as well. If you have accidentally left any product that comes with a cap in your shower, you know that water gets in. This one however, is slightly different from your average cap. It takes a little more force to open it, and a little force to snap it back shut, but water doesn’t get in there! I often think Aesop packaging could be better somehow, but this one is perfectly functional!

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub is a clear gel with bits of pumice and bamboo stem. Like the Body Balm, it smells wonderfully of geranium. You can either use it directly onto damp skin, or put it on a piece of washcloth and start polishing away. The gel spreads easily and foams up a little, so you don’t need a lot and it can basically replace your shower gel on the day you use it (once a week. You don’t want to overdo it!). It is not a salt- or sugar-based scrub, so you can take your time: the granules are not going to disappear! I get the satisfaction of using a scrub, but since the granules are really fine, they don’t feel rough or abrasive on my skin.

Unlike salt- and sugar-based scrubs, Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub is not soaked in oil. There is no stirring necessary, and you won’t leave a greasy film behind in the shower. At the same time, it is not drying at all. After I take the time to massage in circular motions (tip: as it is with all scrubs, start from your extremities and move towards your heart. It helps you detox) and rinse it off, I get really soft and fine skin that is not tight or dry. When I apply Aesop Geranium Body Balm afterwards, I can really feel it’s absorbed faster!

Here is the ingredient list if anyone needs it:

Bottom line: When it comes to body scrubs, “natural” doesn’t have to mean crushed walnut shells, and “moisturizing” doesn’t have to be done with oil. Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub easily stands out from all the other body scrubs I have tried and some more! I consider the price fair, and if you are a fan of geranium this is something you shouldn’t pass!

Have you tried anything from Aesop? What’s your go-to body scrub?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: Talking about Aesop, I can’t believe I haven’t reviewed the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm! It’s something else I would highly recommend. It is absorbed really fast and leaves no greasy/waxy feeling behind. At the same time, I really do see an improvement. Even my nails seem stronger! I can’t wait to lay my hands on their new Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm. I got a sample sachet a while ago and it blew my mind!

In Belgium, Aesop is available exclusively at Senteurs d’Ailleurs. Alternatively, you can find part of the Aesop line-up at Cult Beauty. They offer worldwide free shipping till November 30th with code NOVEMBER.

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    Sunny, all your talk about Aesop is increasing my curiosity! I must try one of its products soon :-)

    • Sunny

      You should really look into Aesop, Lily. I like what they put in their products, and my skin is very happy with it!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Sounds like a great scrub! I’m like you on this, I hate the crushed hard nutshells they sometimes use in scrubs and it is so aggressive! I have to confess tho, I don’t often use a scrub, I tend to forget it, lol.

    • Sunny

      I know what you mean :) In winter I don’t scrub as often because I don’t need it, but when it’s warm and sticky, nothing beats the freshly-scrubbed feeling!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    sounds nice :)

    • Sunny

      It is! Check the brand out at Senteurs d’Ailleurs when you’re in Brussels next time!

  • http://followmarla.blogspot.com/ Marla

    That scrub looks nice. I’m always in the market for a great exfoliating body scrub. I’ve never tried anything from Aesop.

    • Sunny

      Oh Marla you should! My skin is a big fan of Aesop!

  • http://www.mirror-reality.com Philippe

    Smells so good, it’s practically empty here. I did find the thick gel suspension strange at first, almost resembling jelly! 😀

    • Sunny

      I’m pretty sure I’ve seen texture like this before, maybe in a face scrub!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    I need this!! It sounds so good!

    • Sunny

      Tracy you have to look into the wonderful world of Aesop ASAP!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    This is pure Aesop gorgeousness–the scrub really sounds lovely! And I COULD do to buy another one as I’m out of my St. Ives that I use for my body…this one just sounds SO much more luxurious! 😀

    • Sunny

      Haha I’ve actually tried to use a similar face scrub for my body, but it honestly doesn’t beat this one :)

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Hi Sunny! I’m just dying t try something from Aesop for so long. This looks just incredible. I’m loving all the ingredients, I think I might have to put this on my x-Mas Wishlist! Any other Aesop musts? I think I might have to head over to Barney’s, try everything out. xoxo

    • Sunny

      Hey Taylor, you need to give Aesop some love! Look into their dry oils. I have the Parsley Seed one, but they also have a rose one that I’d definitely lay my hands on at some point!

  • http://skinscrubs.co.uk Annabella Freeman

    This is one Aesop product I’ve been wanting to try to a long time but the price put me off. It sounds like it’s worth the money though 😀

    • Sunny

      Hey Annabella, this will last you quite a while, so I personally would still encourage you to take it into consideration!

  • http://LaVieFleurit.com Fleur

    Sunny how are you my love!?

    Haven’t talk to you for so long and I’m sorry to say so but I was so busy that I didn’t had a change to visit your blog ressently, BUT I’m glad a finally did after a while! You changed the lay-out right? Love it! Just like Aesop OMG aren’t you just addicted to like … almost all off their products!!?

    See you soon,


    • Sunny

      Hey Fleur, nice for you to drop by! Yes I changed layout and went dot com. It had to happen right :) I am very pleased with all of the Aesop products I have tried, though there are still many I haven’t!