I adore trying out new skincare, especially since Covid began as I wasn't wearing makeup as often and so it gave me a chance to really see how products worked. During the colder months I do suffer with a more sensitive skin type though and I have been trying and loving the Weleda Almond Sensitive skincare out.
This skincare regime starts with the Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion* (£12.50 for 75ml), which comes in a pretty pink tube and has a cooling, soothing fragrance-free formula. The Cleansing Lotion contains organic almond and mild plum kernel oil which are closely related to the skin's own sebum and have skin-nourishing powers. With this being for sensitive skin, it is a light, creamy cleanser that is kind to the skin but also restores lipid balance and maintains moisture in the skin. I have been using this twice daily - popping some of the product into my hands and then gently sweeping upwards on the face to remove makeup, and then once that has been rinsed off, I then do the same again to cleanse the skin. It is so important to double cleanse, especially if you wear makeup as one application of any cleanser doesn't always remove 100% of makeup and grime.
The next step in the regime is the Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil* (£19.95 for 50ml), which comes in a lovely blue glass bottle and has a small dispensing hole so that you can control the amount of product you are using, which is especially useful with oils. This organic almond oil is delicately blended with extract of organic blackthorn blossom, to create a lightweight barrier on the skin that sinks in immediately to help soothe irritation and reduce sensitivity. Once again, this is fragrance free and even though this is an oil, you don't get any leftover greasy residue from it. It is a bit of a multi-use hero to be honest, as you can use it for pampering care, for protection on the skin from cold weather, which is when our skin is most at risk, or even to remove eye makeup. For the skin, simply take 2-3 drops in the palms of your hands, and then warm it up and press it onto the skin gently to leave the skin feeling super nourished and cared for.
There are two moisturiser options within this range, firstly the Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Lotion* (£18.75 for 30ml), which again comes in a pretty pink tube and is fragrance free. This is the lighter of the two moisturisers, and so if you prefer more of a day cream, then this would be the one for you. Almond oil is quickly absorbed into the skin and is super skin-friendly and this can protect your skin from the different weather changes as well as air conditioning and central heating. This ultra-light lotion can be used on sensitive, combination and dry skin, so it isn't just aimed at sensitive skin. It contains 100% natural ingredients and has a slightly balm-like, yet ultralight formula to it, making it the perfect daily moisturiser which can be used just in the mornings if you prefer a richer moisturiser at night, or for both morning and night to keep your skin super hydrated and feeling much more soothed.
The second moisturiser option is the Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cream* (£18.75 for 30ml), which comes in the same packaging as the Lotion. This Cream is a richer formula, but is still suitable for daily use, depending on your skin's needs. After a day in the cold weather, I love to apply this on an evening to soothe and protect my skin as it stabilises the skin's protective layer, calms and moisturises intensively, whilst also taking care of redness, dryness and irritability at the same time. It is definitely a slightly thicker formula than the Lotion, but I still found it to sink into the skin rather quickly and it didn't leave behind any oily residue. I cannot praise this product enough to take care of extra dry or irritated skin and it has really helped me out these past couple of months.
You can find the Weleda Almond Sensitive Skincare online at Weleda here.
All the Loves,
*These items were gifted to me, but all opinions are my own