This Weleda toner and cleanser was recommended to me by a friend who had used it for years. She actually gave me this bottle as she had a few of them at home so I thought I would give it a try. It is a 100ml bottle and I have looked online and the prices range from £4.88 to £8.96 so it is worth looking round for the best price. As it is only 100ml it is ideal to take away on holiday with you as you can put it in your hand luggage.
It contains iris root and witch hazel which help to maintain your skins balance between moisture and oil as well as acting as a gentle astringent on the skin. The milky lotion for normal and combination skin works its deep-cleansing action with natural olive oil soap and also tones the skin in just one step.
It cleanses and tones in one step, clarifies and perfects, balances and refreshes and is suitable for removal of all make-up including waterproof mascara. It has a fresh citrus fragrance and you get a slight tingly sensation when you first apply it to your face. It is dermatologically tested and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
To use I will tip the bottle onto a cotton wood pad and then wipe it round my face and neck. I find that I don't have to repeat this action as one application is enough for me to cleanse my face. I will then apply a moisturiser or night cream afterwards to finish off my cleansing routine.
I have been very pleased with these results and it does save time by using a combined cleanser and toner, so I would be happy to buy this product as long as I can get it at the right price.
Mostly when I am not completely satisfied with some cosmetics brand I do not give a second chance. However with Weleda it is different. I am not a fan of all their products, but I always try new ones because their products are completely natural and are very gentle to my sensitive skin.
A little about Weleda:
Weleda is a multinational company that produces beauty products based on anthroposophic principles. Weleda uses entirely natural ingredients. None of their ingredients or products are tested on animals.They use a green energy supplier and educate their farmers and their communities about ecological friendly production. The founding of Weleda AG is dated back to year 1921. The company takes its name from the German form of the name of Bructeri völva Veleda.
My experience with this Weleda One Step Cleanser and Toner:
I bought this Weleda One Step Cleanser and Toner from Weleda's official web store for £13.95. The product arrived well packed in just two days. It comes in a dark blue bottle with a white lid. This product is very runny so you must be careful with operating with the bottle that you don't spill it around. The applying is very easy however the removing of the make up not that much. I needed to apply the cleanser about three times before removing my make up completely. But in the end the biggest disadvantage of this product is the smell. It smells like some horrible cleaning product. I was not using the product for a second time.
I would definitely recommend this product.
This is a review of Weleda's one step cleanser and toner, which I received in a beauty box in a bottle that contained a week's trial. I did make a mistake when I first opened the bottle as it is a really runny product and I spilt half of it on the carpet so I must confess this review is based on only a few uses of the product. Marketed as a time saving product I do like the concept of skipping a step in skin care routines but I have to say I don't think this is the one for me.
What is it?
A bottle of liquid that both tones and cleanses in one go. You just use it with cotton wool to remove the day's grime and any make up. It is not advised to go near the eye area with this product so you would need to use a separate eye make up remover which kind of negates the two step time saving benefits of this product unless you don't wear eye make up anyway.
What's in it?
A soothing and cooling combination of Iris Root extract and Witch Hazel helps the skin to regulate its optimal balance between moisture and oil, as well as acting as a gentle astringent on the skin.
Who are they?
Weleda are a natural skin care company that have been going since 1921. They have a nice ethos stating: Our company motto - "In harmony with nature and the human being" - already highlights the values that have a crucial influence on Weleda's business aims. All our actions should serve the good of our customers, employees and partners, and should be characterised by love and respect for nature.
Price and availability
A bottle with 100ml costs £9.95. You can buy the product direct from Weleda's own website www.weleda.co.uk
This is traditionally packaged in a dark blue bottle with a white cap. It is made to look like some sort of traditional apothecary product I think. It does use traditional ingredients so perhaps this is why they have gone down this packaging route.
I really hated this product the first time I used it, once I'd finished tipping it over my new carpet! It immediately stung my face and I went near my eye and nearly hit the roof in pain! I found once I'd finished I had to either use my regular cleanser to go over the eye area to remove makeup or use a make up remover wipe which was kinder to eye area and the rest of my face.
I decided I may have been hasty and had a second go with the 2 in 1 and I really revisited my first opinion. This time I totally avoided the eye area, which to be fair, the leaflet advises (so how is it supposed to remove make up then?!). My skin still stung and not in a nice way. I don't have particularly sensitive skin so I'm not just reacting badly to the product I don't think.
This product smells really bad. It reminds me of furniture polish with its lemony overpowering smell. It even made me feel a bit queasy. It does feel really medicated which I think is the witch hazel.
On the weleda website, they recommend the 2 in one for travel which I think is better served by a pack of facial wipes (they don't spill either!). Other enthusiasts include:
- Sainsbury's Magazine, February 2011. Feature: Beauty Notebook. Vicci Bentley. What they say? 3 of the best cleansers. Pushed for time? These multi-tasking cleansers shift make-up without cutting corners - great for your gym bag. Skin soother. Weleda One-Step Cleanser & Toner. Soothing milk with witch hazel refreshes and balances normal to combination skin.
- Thea Euryphaessa, eco-beauty journalist, describes our One-Step Cleanser as her absolute favourite - 'lazy' cleanser
I have tried to make this a balanced review for a product which I absolutely hated! I think this just goes to show that a. either everyone is different and some like where some hate or b. you just can't believe what you read in beauty magazines or on manufacturer's own websites!
I really did not enjoy using this product and definitely won't repeat purchase. I can't recommend it and have not had glowing skin since using it. For the price I think there are far better products out there and even though it is posted as a time saving product I think I'd rather go with wipes or cleanser as they seem to suit me better and are effective at removing eye make up.