Skincare posts are always a bit tricky, as everyone is different and what might work for me, might not work for other people. I do, however, love to test new products and recently I got the chance to try out a few numbers from Weleda, a brand I've always been familiar with, but never actually dipped my toe into. Here's a little roundup of the products I've been using lately.
First up is the Almond Soothing Facial Cream (£13.95)*, a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer that sinks in quickly, leaving the skin smooth and even. The consistency is fairly thick, but not so heavy that it does leave an oily residue on the skin. It does feel calming and soothing, but it's very basic and I wish it was more hydrating, as I notice some dryness creeping back on my cheeks and forehead through the day when I wear this.
Next up, the Pomegranate Firming Face Serum (£34.95)* was a huge let down for me. It caused a truly nasty breakout I'm still trying to recover from - shame on me for not checking out the ingredient list first, there's so much alcohol inside this serum, the fact that my face didn't fall off it's a miracle itself -. This is quite expensive but the formula doesn't live up to expectations - it leaves the skin dry and feeling tight, which is simply bad, especially as it's designed for more mature skins. Leave this one.
During the colder months I seem to go through lip balms like there's no tomorrow and stick balms like the Everon Lip Balm (£4.95)* are ideal to have in your handbag when you're out and about, especially on colder days. If you don't mind the rather heavy fragrance, this is a good option, moisturizing and really soothing for chapped lips.
I'm a huge fan of face oils so a product I really enjoyed trying out is the Wildrose 7 Day Beauty Treatment (£6.60)*, a regimen for stressed skin in 7 vials. The oil blend plumps and nourishes tired skin, leaving it looking healthy and more luminous. It takes a few minutes to sink in and offers the perfect excuse for a good face massage, which combined with the aroma really helps unwind at the end of the day. A good one for stressful periods
Another product I have a lot of love for is the Pomegranate Regenerating Body oil (£21.95)*, a lovely post-shower treatment to condition the skin and leave me relaxed and ready for bed. This smells so good - sweet and sour like ripe pomegranates, very Holiday appropriate - and the scent lingers on the skin for hours once you step out of the shower. I rub a few drops on damp skin, as it absorbs more easily if the skin is not completely dry, and I'm ready to slip into my pyjamas right away. A great winter staple, I definitely recommend it.
Have you tried Weleda?
Have you tried Weleda?