Monday, April 4, 2016

Brand Focus: Weleda Skincare*




Before being introduced to them at the Bloggers United Adelaide Event, I really didn't know much about skincare brand Weleda, and I don't think I'd ever used any of their products. As I listened to the details of Weleda's background, I really began to like what I heard. It sounded like Weleda had strong ethical beliefs, were environmentally responsible and really cared about our planet and the people living on it. And so I began to tingle internally in a completely appropriate and not at all weird way.

"Weleda - in harmony with nature and the human being".


A sea of Weleda Body Washes. Photo credit - Heidi Who photos

Weleda was founded in 1921 by humanitarian Rudolf Steiner, a dude who developed the principles of biodynamic farming and anthroposophical medicine when he could have been downing beers whilst marathoning Game of Thrones. His interests were esotericism and metaphysics and I'm just gonna go out on a limb and say he would never follow Kim Kardashian on Instagram.  It's safe to say Rudolph had his shit together. He was also kinda hot for someone born in 1861? Let's have a look at Rudolf....

Anyone else getting a Jeremy Irons vibe?

Anyhoo, today I'll give you my thoughts on a couple of Weleda products I've been trying out. Bloggers at the Adelaide event were gifted the cult classic Skin Food*, and we could also select a body care product to try. I chose the Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash*, because pomegranate. Hello! There were some gorgeous fragrances to choose from in the creamy body wash range, including Lavender, Wild Rose, Sea Buckthorn, Citrus, and Almond (for sensitive skin). I love the packaging design of both products. The bright red and green coloured tubes are cheerful and bold, and the white text on the coloured background stands out well. The directions are clear and easy to read, although the writing's a bit smaller on the body wash.




Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash

"This precious body wash inspires your senses with a unique fragrance, while oils from pomegranate seeds, sesame and macadamia nuts render your skin perfectly soft. Inspiring scents of sandalwood, vanilla, neroli and blood orange have a balancing effect on the body. Protects against dryness leaving skin soft and smooth."

Although shower gels are my all-time favourite shower product, I've noticed creams are becoming more popular recently, and I can see why. This body wash is creamy and luxurious to use, and makes me feel a bit special for the five minutes I'm cleansing with it. I was surprised to see that the wash was white, as I was expecting something along the red or at least pink spectrum, given its Pomegranate title. I'm assuming that's because it's free of synthetic colours and preservatives. This smells fruity, fresh and delicious. It's quite strongly-fragranced, but not overbearing in the slightest. My skin is left soft and clean and I'm left feeling pampered!




Skin Food

"Skin Food is unique, deeply nourishing and intensely hydrating whole-body cream that restores and protects your skin. Ingredients are 100% natural and include extracts of organic chamomile, calendula and wild pansy to soothe rough skin. Revitalising rosemary will boost dull complexions. These calming extracts are gently blended with enriching sunflower, lanolin and sweet almond oils and waxes to provide a fine protective barrier against the ravages of wind and weather. Sweet orange and lavandulae pure essential oils are included in the refreshing fragrance."

I may be pretty meticulous when it comes to my daily skincare routine face-wise, but I'm really slack when it comes to moisturising my body! So I'm not surprised my body has been looking a lot healthier since I started slathering Skin Food on before bed each night. I began applying this dry skin saviour to my neglected elbows, but soon realised the rest of my arms, my shoulders and chest may wish to join the party. This is a super thick, yellow-tinged cream that requires patience and commitment to rub in. The good news is, you get a relaxing massage as you slowly work Skin Food in, which is fun any time of day (but especially right before going to sleep). This leaves my skin so nourished, moisturised and soft, and kind of makes me wonder why I don't usually bother moisturising my body? I love the fragrance, too, even though I'm struggling to describe it! I was worried, given the thick consistency, I'd be bothered by a residual greasy feeling, but my skin seriously just devours this Skin Food. Haha! Oh how the tables have turned.

Top: Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash, Bottom: Skin Food

All Weleda beauty products are NATRUE certified natural and organic, which has the highest international criteria for natural and organic finished products. Weleda products are stocked in David Jones, selected health food stores and pharmacies and online at weleda.com.au


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Have you tried Weleda products and if so, do you have a favourite?


26 comments:

  1. I haven't even got to my Weleda items yet (#somuchproduct) but I did enjoy hearing from the brand and learning more about Rudolf Steiner - having heard about his school previously. Talk about an overachiever!

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    1. Don't worry, I haven't got to a lot of stuff from the event. #somuchproduct indeed!

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  2. Oh yay, more shower products to try! Haven't used a single thing from this brand so far - thanks for the review sweetie, definitely on my list xxx

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    1. Neither had I Kat, but the products are rather lovely xx

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  3. I have super dry skin and I love thick creams like this!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  4. Love Weleda products.
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  5. I got a sample of Skin Food in one of the David Jones beauty tote bags, but haven't really formed an opinion yet. I did pop some on my feet & felt "meh" towards the product, but I'll reserve proper judgement until I've used more of it.

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    1. Yeah, I'm surprised how often my opinion changes as I use a product for longer or start using it again after a break.

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  6. I have used Skin food and I love it, it was very gentle on my skin

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    1. That's great! I'm glad I was introduced to the brand. :)

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  7. I had heard of Steiner schools but had no idea he even had skincare haha -that's fascinating.

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    1. Yes, I found the back story quite interesting too :)

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  8. Oh my gosh - with names like Skin food I am so keen to try this. xx

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  9. They sound like great products! Thanks for the introduction to the brand too, I hadn't heard of them before :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  10. I first was introduced to Weleda because of Bloggers United as well and I have to say I'm happy to have found them. I loooooved this review haha especially about the founder ;) I'm glad you've been loving these goodies! xx

    Jasmine / sweetaholic-beauty.com

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    1. Thanks Jasmine, I think you're the only one who gets my sense of humour! lol xx

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  11. LOL at your description of the founder. I've never heard of the brand Weleda. Sound lovely though

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    1. Hehe, thought I'd have a bit of fun with it! :)

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  12. I want to try this brand!! I love your writing style.. had me cracking up over your comments on the founder!!

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  13. I need to get some skin food for my dry bits now! And, then remember to actually put it on.

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    1. Haha, yes the remembering to apply it is an important point! lol :)

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