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 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?