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!
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.