This morning I was digging through my ‘product drawer’ hoping to find a moisturizer with a bit more ummpphh for my face. I was out in the sun yesterday and my skin feels dry and icky from all the sunscreen. I re-discovered a WELEDA face moisturizer I bought awhile back at Whole Foods.
First, what is Weleda: Weleda is a company that makes natural beauty products. A big part of their mission is using Biodynamic farming methods and developing fair trade partnerships. I had to google ‘biodynamic farming’ – it means: ‘a method of organic farming that treats farms as unified and individual organisms, emphasizing balancing the holistic development and interrelationship of the soil, plants and animals as a self-nourishing system without external inputs insofar as this is possible given the loss of nutrients due to the export of food.‘ Ok, so organic farming…it sounds good.
- To learn more about Weleda: http://usa.weleda.com/sharing-our-story/index.aspx
I was drawn to try this line for a couple of reasons: it had been recommended to me as a good, natural product line, the price point wasn’t as high as some of the other options at Whole Foods – and this particular product seems to address the needs of my skin – I tried: Iris Hydrating Facial Lotion
Cost: $20 (at Whole Foods) for a 1.0 oz tube (link to product below)
A few selling points:
- For oily to combination skin
- Light, fast absorbing
- Regulates natural moisture balance and provides long-lasting protection against drying out
- Uses organic jojoba seed oil as a hydrating emollient that nourishes and softens
- Organic calendula flower extract soothes skin and provides a protective antiseptic barrier
What I love about Weleda –
- besides it being a natural option…
- it did a great job moisturizing my skin
- I love the slight lavender smell
- It comes in a tube so you don’t have to dip a finger into a pot and spread bacteria around
- It spreads well, sinks into skin and doesn’t leave me feeling greasy
- My skin stayed moisturized during the day
One thing I noticed is, the ingredients seem to seperate…so when you first squeeze it out there is a bit of oily liquid that comes out with the white cream. You have to mix it between your fingers before you apply to get the right consistency.
I thought I’d share this natural, paraben free option. A moisturizer for ‘combination’ skin is always good for me in the summer – my skin is dry year-round but tends to break out more in the summer…with the humidity and the sunscreen I apply to my face. Oh and…given all the chemicals in sunscreen it feels nice to apply something natural at the end of a beach day 😉
- Link to buy/get more info on Drugstore: http://www.drugstore.com/weleda-iris-hydrating-day-cream/qxp330472?fromsrch=weleda
If you’re looking for a natural option – the Weleda line might be a good one to look into!
Have you tried Weleda or any natural skin care product lines? Please share