I’ve already raved about Weleda in a previous Blog post (when I took their body wash with me on my Turkish holibob) and as I love their products so much I wanted to give their new Almond range a right old test. I’ve been using this range since June. I think it’s impossible to give a good review on something unless you’ve been using it for a while. My skin’s health goes in circles and it’s all well and good using something when I’m bordering Disney Princess skin but when I look like the scaly evil old witch then this is when a product either fails miserably or makes it into my bathroom as a permanent fixture.
Weleda has been around since 1921. I haven’t though and I’m fairly new to this brand. I hadn’t really heard much about
Weleda before; apart from the fact Victoria Beckham and Julia Roberts are fans of their ‘Skin Food’ moisturiser. If it’s good enough for VB, it’s good enough for me. I always think it’s interesting when companies bring out a range specifically for sensitive skin. I remembering trying a Simple face wash once designed for us sensitive types. The results were horrific (think Halloween mask without actually wearing one).
Just because something is billed as being ‘dermatologically tested’ or for ‘sensitive skin’ doesn’t mean to say it actually won’t irritate you. There are so many different ingredients in products that can cause irritation or react to your skin and I normally try and stick to anything with essential oils or natural ingredients. Basically anything which doesn’t have a best
before date of the next century, and something along the organic lines.
Weleda products fit this bill perfectly. Many of their products are grown sustainably in their gardens in Derbyshire, just as I was. Well I wasn’t grown in a garden but the other bit is the same… They are tested and graded to the highest international system of certification (NATURE)- which recognises the authenticity of natural and organic products. 100% natural, synthetic free, and great ethics? Sounds right up my street!
They also have the cutest Instagram account too, which makes me want to skip through a spring meadow- although I’d probably get hay fever and have an asthma attack if I did so I’ll just stick to looking at their pretty pictures.
First up as I was such a fan of the Sea Buckthorn body wash I gave the Almond body wash a go. I normally only use scent-free products in the shower, and when my skin is really sore I use moisturiser prescribed from the doctors as shower cream. However since last month I’m trying to stop using all prescribed shizzle, unless things get really bad.
This shower cream is lovely, not too strong a scent either and although it’s not as creamy as the Sea Buckthorn it feels really luxurious and my skin didn’t feel tight afterwards. I normally moisturise straight after I’ve showered when my skin is still slightly damp. I’ve swapped using the Almond Body lotion in this way and use it just as an extra now as I prefer my moisturisers to be a bit thicker. I often find with lotions they feel a bit watery, but then again you don’t always want to be slathering your skin with lard either! The Almond body lotion is really soothing, non-greasy, and easy to soak in. I’m definitely going to give their ‘Skin Food’ a try now.
As you can see from the photo I’ve been using the hand cream, in fact so much so I’m on my second tube. It’s really nourishing without being sticky or gloopy and I’m really weird about scented hand creams but this smells really good and not at all overpowering. I’m not a massive fan of the Almond smell normally but this is a long way off from the Marzipan fragrance I can’t stand. It all just smells a bit more, well, natural!
Since using the Almond range it’s made me want to try more Weleda products and I’ll definitely be sticking to using their body wash. I’ve also purchased their Calendula shampoo and body wash which smells DIVINE. All their products are really god value too. I bought a new Almond sensitive body wash in August and it’s still going, £7.95 from http://www.weleda.co.uk/. For someone with hyper-sensitive skin I’m so excited I’ve found a brand that actually smells good and doesn’t leave my skin dry or itchy. Brucey Bonus!
It’s not very often I find a range that suits my skin so this has been an excellent find and I always love discovering different brands and products. There’s so much out there and finding something that doesn’t leave my skin feeling like it’s been dipped in Acid is a rarity! Reasonable prices AND good products? Winner winner chicken dinner!
Have a great day,
*I wasn’t paid or sponsored for this post- I just love their products!