Sensitive Skin :: Almond Face Care

Weleda sensitive skin Almond facial skincare range

The Almond Sensitive Skin Facial Range has been specially formulated by Weleda to care for the most sensitive of skin.  As previously written about in “Almond :: the Best Choice for Sensitive Skin“, Sweet Almond oil is the perfect choice to use in this range.

I’ve had eczema since I was a child, but I didn’t really give my skin very much thought until I became pregnant with my now teenage daughter.  Suddenly I found that my face reacted to pretty much everything I tried to put on it.  The tops of my cheeks burned and felt tight.  My skin became dry and flakey.  It was horrible.  Demoralising. I wondered whether it might settle down once my daughter was born.  It didn’t.  I had developed sensitive skin.  Almond oil was recommended by my mother. I tried it and have used it ever since.

My skin reacts to various chemicals added to cosmetics (parabens, SLS/SLES, etc).  My scalp is particularly sensitive and painful if I use a product with a triggering ingredient.  If you have sensitive skin, you know how unpleasant it can be when it flares!  There are many products that I cannot use and it can be problematic if I forget to bring something supposedly simple, like shampoo, with me when I am away from home.

I have to be very careful with my skin and have spent a lot of time trying to find products that I can use.

Sensitive Skin Facial Care

Sensitive skin Almond facial oil from Weleda

Almond Soothing Facial Oil £17.95

I’ve used almond oil on my face for over a decade.  It is fantastic as both a soothing and moisturising facial oil, but also as a cleanser. It’s a good choice for removing eye makeup and I’m all for products that do double-duty! It also goes a long way and even though it gets pretty much daily use here, a bottle lasts and lasts!

This wonderfully gentle facial oil is made from organic sweet almond oil blended with extract of organic blackthorn blossom and plum kernel oil. It makes for a light, quickly absorbed oil that  helps to reduce irritation and sensitivity.  I’m prone to very dry and flaky skin. Oh how my forehead and cheeks can itch!  So I layer up on my face care.  I use the oil as a base layer, leave it to absorb a little and then add my day or night cream.

It’s the oil I use for facials. If you are in the local area, you are welcome to book with me and enjoy a bit of pampering courtesy of myself and this fabulous oil.

If you are prone to blackheads, it is also the perfect oil to use to do a triple cleanse and I would be happy to demonstrate this for you. And if you’d like to try it at home, I’ve linked to this fab short tutorial from Weleda Australia (below) – repeat three times!

As a bonus, the oil is suitable for vegans too!  It is one of my top recommendations from the Weleda range.

Discover silky, smooth skin and inner radiance with an Almond Soothing Facial Oil cleanse. 🌸 MASSAGE the face firmly but gently, with several drops of the Almond Soothing Facial Oil for 2 – 3 minutes. 🌸 RELAX, rest and breathe out. 🌸 APPLY a warm muslin washcloth until cool. 🌸 WIPE away the oil residue, refresh the washcloth and repeat until all the excess oil is removed. 🌸 The simple and effective blend of cold pressed Sweet Almond Oil, Plum Seed Oil and Blackthorn Flower Extract, gently dissolves away oily product residue without stripping the body’s own protective layer. Just feel the texture of your skin now…🙌🏻 . . . #weleda #inharmonywithnature #almond #superfood #oilcleanse #facialoil #beauty #greenbeauty #naturalbeauty #organic #ethical #fairtrade #beautyblogger #beautybloggersau

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Sensitive Skin Almond Cleansing lotion from Weleda

Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion £10.50

Skip the soap! This light, creamy lotion is perfect for cleansing sensitive skin.  Soap can be very drying on your face.  Plus, if you’re anything like me, chances are you’re sensitive to sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate (SLS and SLES). This is a great replacement for SLS/SLES laden foaming facial washes.  I’m not one for faffing on the cleansing front . This is a wash your face and get on with it product (so good for teenagers too!)

And yes, it’s another product that is suitable for vegans (so another big thumbs up!)

Sensitive skin almond facial cream from Weleda

Almond Soothing Facial Cream £15.75

If you have dry sensitive skin, this facial cream is the one for you.  I initially used this cream (along with the facial oil) to help heal and balance my skin.  It really helped to soothe my often itchy, flaking skin. Over time, I was able to move onto the Wild Rose and then the  Pomegranate range, that I now use.

Sensitive skin Almond facial lotion from Weleda

Almond Soothing Facial Lotion £15.75

This gentle facial lotion is my lotion of choice to recommend for teens just starting out with a skin care routine.  It is the lotion used by my teenage daughter (alongside the fabulous Aknedoran cleansing range for balancing spotty or acne-prone skin and the Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion). But, of course, it is fabulous for anyone who has sensitive combination skin.

Offers and Thank You Gifts, september 2017

September Offers from Weleda Wellbeing Advisor

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading a little about the wonderful Sweet Almond.  There is an ongoing 15% off available when you purchase any three face care products (including the Men’s facial range).

Throughout September 2017 the Almond Soothing Facial Oil features as the Hostess Exclusive gift for hosting a Wellbeing Event.

What’s more, Customer Thank You Gifts are the Almond Sensitive Skin Hand Cream or Almond Sensitive Skin Body Lotion (when you spend over either £45 or £60 respectively).

I only have limited dates available for Wellbeing Events, so do book as soon as possible to secure your date of choice.

Sensitive Skin Almond Body and Bath range

I’ve also written about the Almond sensitive skin body and bath/shower range.  If you would like to find out more, please visit: Sensitive Skin Almond Body and Bath.  For more information about Sweet Almond Oil as an ingredient, please visit: Almond :: the Best Choice for Sensitive Skin.

Various Other Reviews

Oh wow! When I looked for further reviews to include, there was no shortage of them!  Please bear in mind that there have been some price changes at the end of January 2017.


Some useful videos from Weleda about the Almond Facial range.  However, I would say that although the range is “fragrance-free” it is made with almond oil and, therefore, does smell of almonds.

Image Credits

All images sourced from Weleda UK unless otherwise credited.


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Citrus :: Refreshing Body Care and Bath

Weleda Citrus Body Care and Bath

I’ve long been a fan of the lemony fragrance that Weleda’s citrus range brings into my life (and I’ve written about the lemon as the “Lead Plant” in the Weleda citrus range here).  I use the Citrus deodorant roll-on daily alongside the Wild Rose deodorant spray as I absolutely love the mix of citrus and rose together (I do mention this more than a few times in my article on the Wild Rose Bath & Body Care range!)  The Citrus deodorant spray appears in my Top Five Basic Natural Family Buys (and was my deodorant of choice before the roll-on was launched this year).  Both bring that lemon burst of sunshine that really brightens a grey morning and gives me that extra boost in the morning to power through the school run with four children to organise and get ready!

And when I need a bit of extra lift? The Citrus Refreshing Bath Milk comes into play.  A few capfuls into a bath is just the thing to lift my mood (especially when I mix in a capful of the Wild Rose Bath Milk!)  Tired feet? Try adding a few slices of lemon into a bowl of cold water with a dash of the bath milk and sink your hot aching feet in! Heaven!

As an added bonus, it’s SLS/SLES free and suitable for vegans.

And I’m not its only fan. What about this endorsement from Simon Cowell? Who clearly likes a lemony boost in the morning too!

The Citrus Creamy Body Wash is a top seller and features in the Weleda Heroes Ribbon Box.  Just the thing for a refreshing shower, it contains sesame seed oil to help nourish your skin.  It smells amazing, but I personally use the Wild Rose creamy body wash (occasionally the Sea Buckthorn) and Birch Body Scrub.  It’s a case of so many choices and I can’t use everything! Especially as also in the bathroom are the Calendula Shampoo & Bodywash and my partner’s favourite of Arnica.  I like to mix citrus and rose fragrances and I follow up with the citrus roll on.  SLS/SLES free and suitable for vegans.

Weleda Heroes Ribbon Box

For after your bath or shower, Weleda brings you a choice of Citrus Refreshing Body Oil or Citrus Hydrating Body Lotion.  Both bring that hit of lemon goodness. The oil is in a base of Sweet Almond oil (please see my article on Sweet Almond for why this oil is such a fantastic choice for skin!) and the lotion is a blend containing sesame oil, coconut oil, shea butter and aloe vera – making it a fantastic product to soothe tight, maybe over-sunned skin.  I’ve always been a big body oil fan, but this summer I’m looking at the Citrus Body Lotion as a potential swap (because I’m not a big user of sunscreen and sometimes spend a little too long gardening in the sun…)

Weleda citrus hand cream

Last, but certainly not least is the Citrus Hand and Nail Cream.  As with the other products from the citrus range, it has the same refreshing lemon-scent.  It is said to help support dry hands and brittle nails.  Whilst I certainly have hands that are very prone to dryness, my nails are very far from brittle, so I can’t comment on the cream’s effectiveness for nails.  However, it does smell absolutely amazing and would be a pleasure to use if brittle nails were a problem.

I’m a confirmed user of Skin Food to target my often rough, dry hands – not a great look for someone who works with other people’s skin – people are often surprised to find that this is a problem for me, so effective is Skin Food in keeping my hands soft and supple post gardening and the very many times I wash them throughout the day!  But if you’re a fan of lemon and have brittle nails, please give the Citrus Hand and Nail cream a try and do feedback as to how it has helped you!

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about the Weleda citrus range.  If you would like to sample any of the products, do get in touch and, if you are in the Doncaster area, you are welcome to book a one-to-one consultation or Wellbeing Event (more information below).

This May (2017) Weleda’s thank you gifts are based around citrus, so a fantastic opportunity to try them as a free add-on to your order! In addition, there is a great offer to get your ready for Father’s Day in June (although my 11 year old son is also a fan of the Men’s roll on deodorant – this gift set makes a great gift for preteens/teens).  The wonderful Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream is the thank you gift for hosts/hostesses with over £150 sales from their event (along with 15% of total orders in FREE products), so this month is a great time to host an event (plus I have some “little extras” available as a thank you for booking – do contact me for details).

Weleda Offers May 2017


Lead Plant Focus :: Citrus (Refreshing)

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All images courtesy of Weleda, unless otherwise stated.

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Home Spa May Events

Weleda Foot Bath

Weleda Foot Bath

This is an exciting month to host a Wellbeing Event! May is one of my favourite months – the brightening of days and the promise of summer warmth not far away (we’ve had a few warm sunny days already).  This month’s theme is a home spa and I invite you to get out your footbaths (or plastic washing up bowl) and let me give you some well-deserved pampering!

Experience our range of wonderful bath milks and body washes, the fantastic birch body scrub and then follow up with a lotion or oil, plus the iconic Skin Food.

Weleda Offers May 2017In addition to the existing customer and hostess thank you gifts, I am offering a set of minis to the hosts of the three available slots I have this month (given on the day/evening of the event). One lucky host will also receive a Weleda make-up bag.

And there’s more! Everyone attending an event this month (you will need to at least leave your contact details for me to enter you) will also have their name put in for a further lucky dip to win a bath milk and body lotion or oil of their choice (subject to availability).

I only have 3 more event slots available (due to my family commitments I limit the number I do!) in the Doncaster area.  So what are you waiting for?  Get in touch to book. x

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