I’ve recently discovered the natural beauty and health brand Weleda and find their principals and methods to be very admiral.
‘While we are making our products, we actively protect ecology and support environmental stewardship and conservation. Where we cannot obtain raw materials from our own Weleda gardens or certified wild collection, we obtain the ingredients we work with from selected suppliers, very often people we have been working with for many years. Our constant investment in research and development helps cultivate beauty around the world and we build positive relationships within our own team, with our customers and with fair trade partners.’
Nature, health, beauty and you…
‘All of our product ranges have a key ingredient we call the ‘leadplants’. Each of these leadplants has characteristics corresponding with different phases in the life story of our customers. Our leadplants are selected to have a particular effect on, and a relationship with, people as they pass through different stages in life. They are selected to maintain the balance of body and mind and for each individual’s well-being. From our body and face care for people at every age and life-stage, to our specialist pregnancy, baby or dental care, Weleda offers the right natural care product for every need.’
Skin Food Review…
Skin Food (£6.95 30ml) is the thickest cream I have ever used, it doesn’t sink in quickly because it isn’t meant to. It moisturises, repairs and protects dry damaged skin. The bloke had an old blister from a burn which had turned into a small seg (those hard bits of skin that come about through wear and tear or pressure) so he naturally became my test subject. He applied the cream in the morning and again at night and by the next day it felt as soft as the rest of his skin and had a smoother appearance. I’m going to use this to moisturise my hands and feet every night before bed as I think Skin Food will be their saviour – it really is a hero product!
I would love to hear from anyone who’s tried Weleda before to see which products you recommend.
Eden’s Semilla are the producers of effective natural skincare in the form of oils and serums. Their products are organic, cruelty free and excellent value for money.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Active ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Retinol, Aloe Vera, and Shea Extract.
I applied this to my face when my skin was paper dry and within 30 minutes my skin felt more moisturised so I didn’t need an extra moisturiser. The product carried on drawing moisture into my skin throughout the day and the oil levels in my skin were kept balanced. I have a lot of old acne scarring which has created an orange peel texture on my cheeks and they looked plumper and therefor smoother. I’m very impressed with this product!
Vitamin C Serum
Active ingredients: Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, Rosehip and Jojoba oil.
I’ve only been using this for four days so I’m not sure of the effect long term use would have. I have noticed that my skin feels moisturised and doesn’t need any additional moisturiser and it has a youthful radiance to it (which it usually never has) and looks a little plumper. I was told by a friend that I looked really well and they asked if I’d changed my base (foundation, BB cream ect.) but I was barefaced without any makeup. I don’t always have the confidence to do this (even when I’m not blotchy) but now I have.
Retinol can make skin sensitive to sunlight so I do not recommend using these two products together and use sparingly on very sunny days along with your usual sunscreen.
What do you do when all of the products in your cupboards are cruelty free except the Savalon/ Sudocrem? Well I threw the last of mine out and went back to a simpler more moisturising solution: Aloe Vera gel. This one contains Tea Tree which is a wonderful anti-bacterial oil and Arnica which helps to bring down inflammation and redness.
- Paraben free
- No artificial colours, fragrances or harsh preservatives
- Resposibly resourced ingredients
- Moisturises dry skin
- Stops the itch of mosquito bites
- Helps to fade new stretch marks and scars
A rather dozy mosquito must have gotten lost on the way to The Bloke and bit me instead. OMG it was so itchy! I put a small dab of this now very red area I’d been scratching and it cooled and soothed the area immediately. I was impressed! I’m going to be using this after I wax in future and in summer on my poor hot and puffy ankles.
I found this in Holland and Barrett and noticed on the Dr Organic website that they do tooth paste and deodorant also.