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
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.
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!)
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.
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
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.
All images sourced from Weleda UK unless otherwise credited.
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