Friday, May 25, 2012

Weleda Almond Soothing Line Review

In the winter (more specifically January), while I was completing the chemical peel portion of my medical aesthetics program, my skin was dying.  It was red, super sensitive, dry, and I developed a small patch of eczema on my chin area.  Keep in mind I've never had eczema anywhere on my body before, I got it from over exfoliation.  My skin is usually sensitive and dry in the winter but it was extra horrible this time around.  I trucked on over to Whole Foods and tried just about everything, finally I got recommended the Weleda Soothing Almond line.  I purchased the cleansing lotion, facial lotion and facial oil. 
Below will be my review on all 3, Weleda claims that it will soothe and calm sensitive skin while hydrating.  That's the claim and it's true!

Cleansing Lotion:  I've tried cream cleansers before and hated them, probably because I didn't have the patience to figure out how they work.  I don't like the idea of using a tissue to remove it or the residue it leaves behind.  This one was different...sorta. It took me a little while to figure out the best way of using it but when I did, man did I fall in love.  It's a thick texture, it's not a milk but an actual cream cleanser.  It doesn't leave a weird residue behind like so many others (that I have tried before this one). I use about a quarter size amount, rub it into my damp skin and remove with a warm towel.  The towel helps remove all of the cleanser, makeup and provides a light exfoliation.  It totally calmed, hydrated and left my skin happy after the first cleanse.  I used only this cleanser for about 3 months, morning and night, and it brought my skin back to life!  It smells faintly of almonds, so the smell won't smack you in the face when you use it.  The only con to this product is the price.  A tube should last a month to a month and a half.  Would I repurchase?  Yes!  I went through 2 tubes before my skin finally got back to normal and I went back to testing different cleansers (I'm a skin care junkie, I can't help it!).

Retails for approx. $24.99 CAN.

Finished and threw out product before taking a picture - taken directly from Weleda
                                     Ingredients (INCI): Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Alcohol, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid. .5 FL OZ (75ml)

Facial Lotion:   Weleda has a facial lotion and facial cream, I purchased the lotion and just stuck with it. I may try out the cream next winter though.  This is actually my morning moisturizer to this day, I love it so much.  It's light yet hydrating.  In the winter months, I combined this with the oil but now I just use it alone because I don't need the extra hydration.  It smells like the cleansing lotion, faintly of almonds which kind of makes me wants almonds now with all this almond talk! ugh. makeup applies nicely, my face stays hydrated all day, it's very soothing, no dry skin and I will keep repurchasing.  It is a rather small tube but you only need a little amount of it (a tad more than a pea).  I won't even ask if I would repurchase because I stated above I would.  WOOHOO, I've been on the hunt for a holy grail facial lotion forever.  That doesn't mean I won't try other ones, I'll just always have one of these bad boys on hand :)

Retails for approx. $24.99 CAN as well.

Ingredients (INCI): Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid.

and last but not least...

Facial Oil:  I enjoyed this product but my love for coconut oil took over, ahh it pains me to say that but it's true *sad face*.  This product is great though, it hydrated, soothed and smelled wonderfully like those nuts I wish I was eating at this very moment.  It's also great for use on face, body, scalp and hair.  I enjoyed using it on my scalp to soothe my winter itch, as an overnight leave in treatment for my hair and for added moisture with my lotion.  I love the dark blue glass bottle that it comes in with the dropper top, sometimes I wished the oil came out a little faster but it was great to avoid spilling. I likely won't repurchase BUT I got my mom on it!

Retails for approx. $25.99 CAN. 

Almond Soothing Facial Oil
Finished and threw out before taking a picture - taken directly from Weleda

                       Ingredients (INCI): Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil, Prunus Spinosa (Blackthorn) Flower Extract

I love how clean this brand is, the ingredients are short and sweet.  To read more on them head over to  All of these products can be purchased at your local whole foods market,, and The Big Carrot


  1. I was wondering how the weleda almond skincare was, I have most of all the Weleda Skin cream, lotion and serum except for the Almonds. Thanks for putting up the almond review post : )

    1. No problem. Let me know if you try it and how it ends up working for you xo


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