For a health start to 2012 why not treat yourself to Aesop`s new range of science-themed gift collections. Every Aesop formulation has benefited from the disciplined inquiry of agronomists, botanists, chemical scientists and biophysicists. And so with their skin, hair and body care gift collections, they pay homage to the daring discoveries of science.  Kits range from £37 to £187 and are available from their Mount Street Store.

‘The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.Charles Darwin