So… I went back to Aesop!
Satisfied with the hand cream samples I was given last time I went there, I decided to go and purchase it!
The hand cream I chose was the “Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm.” There are two available; this one, and the “Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm.”
The Resurrection smells citrus-y and lavender-y, to me smelling fresh and fruity/floral. It comes in three different sizes, 75mL for $29 AUD (in an aluminium tube), 125mL for $37 AUD (in a small glass jar), and 500mL for $103 AUD (in a large plastic pump bottle). I bought the 125mL jar because I can carry it around with me, it’s a nice size and the jar protects the product very well. I’ve always had an issue with aluminium tubes because as soon as they get pressed by something, the product unstoppably shoots out when you take the lid off. The big bottle is not practical for me as I need a hand cream on me all the time.
The product itself feels very light and creamy, it spreads easily, and leaves my hands feeling soft and… well… kind of normal! In the winter my hands get so dehydrated (despite drinking enough water), and I long for the summer months when my palms sweat and my hands feel normal again. This hand cream leaves a very close effect – closer than I have experienced with other hand creams! It lasts a fair while as well, I found myself using it less than other hand creams I have used in the past. My hands also feel softer and smoother – and after only a few days of use.
The Reverence hand balm comes in only two sizes – the 75mL aluminium tube at $29 AUD, and the 500mL pump bottle at $103 AUD. I’m not sure why this is, perhaps the Resurrection cream is slightly more popular? I don’t know! But this doesn’t matter for me since I do not like the scent of this one. It is supposed to smell woody and earthy with citrus, but to me it just smells… gross (sorry!). Definitely go and smell it yourself, but it’s not a scent I like. I think this balm is also supposed to be for extremely dry hands (with cracking), as the cream is much thicker.
The sales assistant (a different one this time) was more helpful and also gave me heaps of samples, which is great! These are:
– B & Tea Balancing Toner
– Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque
– Fabulous Face Cleanser
– Primrose Facial Hydrating Cream
I’m looking forward to trying all of these out and seeing what happens!
So my final verdict on the hand cream:
I really like it. It makes my hands smooth and soft and lasts quite a while. My hands feel hydrated when I use it. I love the brand Aesop for its ethical stance. The product smells lovely!
Any questions or suggestions? Please leave a comment!!
Until next time,