— May 25, 2012 —

too hot to handle

It's the end of May and the endless rain we've been getting seems be slowly easing off -- and you know what that means, people: it's beach time! Don't know about you, but when we hit the beach, we don't envisage ourselves lounging around all covered up in the shade with a big hat and long-sleeved shirt like the below (albeitthoroughlychic) lady...


Photo by Tommy Ton.

Nope. What we really have in mind is more along the lines of this...

Photo by Mario Testino.

And so it's crucial that you not only have a great sunscreen for protection against those pesky UV rays, but that you also have a stellar after-care product. We recently tried out Aesop's Petitgrain Hydrating Body Gel range and we've immediately declared it a must-have for the summer; it's soothing on sunburns, ridiculously moisturizing and smells delightful, too. Sometimes moisturizers leave your skin greasy, which feels absolutely horrible in the hot humidity, but Aesop's Petitgrain gelis refreshing and lightweight. And it gets bonus points for it smelling like a summer citrus garden.

Aesop is available in Hong Kong at:
Fashion Walk Shop 15A, G/F 27-47 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay.
Lydnhurst Terrace G/F 52-60 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.
Sheung Wan G/F 16 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan.

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