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Containing a blend of highly effective natural ingredients, Pomegranate Firming Night Cream (part of the Pomegranate Firming Facial Care line) is the ideal companion to your skin's natural aging process.
Should I buy it?
This moisturiser is a slightly more emollient version of Weleda's Pomegranate Firming Day Cream. Because the Day Cream doesn't contain sunscreen, it's actually best used at night (if you use it at all). Therefore, given the similarities between the Day and Night creams, the same basic comments apply. To be honest I can't see much difference between the day and the night version although as someone with sensitive skin I found that the day cream irritated my skin a lot more. Despite containing a very good mix of non-fragrant plant oils (all of which convey antioxidant benefits), this moisturiser lists alcohol as its fourth ingredient. Although the amount of alcohol is likely less than 3%, why risk the irritation and free-radical damage it can cause when there are so many moisturisers that omit this problematic ingredient? I would prefer to use a product which didn't have alcohol in its top five ingredients because I know in all likelihood my skin will end up red and blotchy.
In addition, like most Weleda products, this contains a lot of fragrance ingredients that can cause irritation on their own. In short, even if you’re looking for all-natural products (which this qualifies as), using this is a tough sell.
Water, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Petals Extract, Tapioca Starch, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Coumarin
This lovely rich and natural night cream costs around £24 for 30 ml but it is a good price when you consider that everything in it is beneficial, there are no filler ingredients.
This cream won the CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) award in 2012 so has been found great by a number of women who know about these things.
I like the smell as it is quite fresh but not too overpowering. It feels nice when applied to my skin, sort of cool and slightly tightening and sinks in pretty quickly into my skin. Initially I though I should apply more but I have been told that I need only apply what my skin will readily absorb so I was happy with that.
In the morning my skin looks healthy and feels soft and not at all tired and grey looking.
Weleda use only natural ingredients and absolutely no petroleum based products or parabens etc. this product is actually suitable for vegans as well.
This night cream has been dermalogically tested and they found that it reduced the appearance of wrinkles, improved elasticity and actually encouraged skin regeneration.Reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
"Dermatological test shown that after 28 days of use depth of wrinkles reduced by 35%" According to Weleda website.
I did honestly find my skin looked fresher and the lines less obvious after using this for some time.
Even though Weleda use all natural ingredients they are quite powerful and they suggest that you do a test on a small area for a few days when using something new. I have not had any issues with any of their products and I have skin that is prone to allergies and eczema but best be on the safe side.
I apply this after I have cleansed and cleaned my face and toned it to close the pores. I apply it to my cheeks, forehead and neck and less around my nose and I avoid my eye area as it may sting. I have another product for this sensitive area.
I would certainly recommend this night cream especially if you are slightly older as it is great to help the skin rebuild itself.
According to Weleda : "Weleda's Pomegranate Firming Facial Care is a reinvigorating skincare system created for maturing skin aged 40+. The organic cold-pressed pomegranate seed, argan and borage oils are rich in antioxidants. With daily use the skin becomes firmer and smoother, wrinkles and lines become less apparent."
By using this at night it gives the skin a chance to rejuvenate while relaxed and awya from the stresses of daily life.
I would certainly say my experience backs this up and I would be happy to buy this again once my other stash of products runs out.
Renews and restores / This antioxidant care is the ideal companion to the skin's natural ageing process / Containing precious ingredients from organically grown pomegranate and golden millet, it reduces wrinkles, tautens the skin and reactivates its regeneration / The delicate fragrance will inspire all the senses / The antioxidant properties of the organic pomegranate protect the skin from free radicals / The Firming Night Cream with organic pomegranate seed oil and reactivates skin regeneration processes during the night / Reduces wrinkles / Aids active cell renewal / Improves elasticity / With natural antioxidant cell protection /