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For my last birthday a friend of mine bought me a handful of Weleda Pomegranate products. Now, I don't tend to buy myself body washes or lotions etc but I will try things that others buy for me. My friend loves Weleda and all things organic which is probably why she bought me these things. This particular product Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil can cost between £15 and £20 for a 100ml bottle - and unfortunately is simply a product that would be beyond my budget which is such a pity!
This pomegranate regenerating oil is designed to promote skin renewal and although I wouldn't consider myself that old, I do notice early signs of ageing already, especially when I look back at older photographs and I find my skin drier than it ever used to be. It is meant to revitalise ageing skin as well, and give it back some of the elasticity and suppleness it looses The organic pomegranate seed oil, which is full of nutrients, naturally helps firm and smooth the skin and protect against skin damaging free radicals supposedly! The oils and vitamins within the oil are meant to have keep skin hydrated and therefore help combat dryness. It is also worth pointing out that this product is suitable for vegans. The product makes a pretty big claim in that it states that in two weeks, it should accelerate skin renewal by 50% (according to dermatological tests)!
I tend to use this oil when I come out of the shower though you could use it anytime. It isn't at all greasy and sinks into the skin quickly. There is a faint smell but nothing overwhelming or unpleasant and in fact I find it quite nice. The really noticeable difference however is in how soft and smooth my skin feels after using this. There isn't a hint of dryness on my skin and if I run my finger over my skin it feels in such great condition. It terms of the two week claim to improve skin renewal I'm not entirely sure that I have noticed that kind of difference but then maybe those who are older than me would see a bigger impact on skin that is much more aged than mine. I do think it makes a great impact of the condition of the skin which means if it is within you budget to buy, then I would say it is a great product. As much as I appreciate trying this product, it doesn't take long to go through this bottle and in fact I am nearly finished mine and I have been using it for around a month, so I really could not justify paying the price for one bottle a month.
All in all, a great product for improving the condition of your skin if you can afford it!
Ingredients - Jojoba Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Millet Seed Extract, Fragrance*, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Sunflower Petal Extract, Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Coumarin*, Farnesol. (*From natural essential oils)
As you can see this particular product is like an oil powerhouse. I don't usually use so many in combination as I find, even with the best ingredients they can have different effects and some ingredients will downplay or overwhelm others hence it's hard to get the full range of benefits. However, using this product showed me that the recipe was balanced and complimentary in its effect.
This oil is a traditional Yellowish tone and has a strong scent that reminds me of sweets/candy but with a sourness too. I used it mostly as an overnight product due to its 'richness' and because of all the different oils included I was slightly worried about how long it would take to absorb. It turns out that I was right and that it served best overnight on my 'normal' skin (not too dry or greasy), as well as an after-steam moisturizer.
It didn't have the same 'Wow' factor as the Sea-Buckthorn but I was still more than pleased with it - I had the initial (though shorter lasting than the Sea-Buckthorn) 'glow' that I tend to have when trying new products and deeply moisturized feeling but the difference was that with product the softness lasted all day. I'd top up my skin's condition with cream/lotion after washing, but overall the skin was still soft so I didn't need to use as much. With long term use I'd guess that I wouldn't need to top up with lotion as much because the oil would improve the overall condition of my skin.
Overall I'd rate this as 8/10 - it does what it says on the box and over time I think would be good value for both younger and mature skin but with the combination of oils might noticeably work differently for different people.
'Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil. Promotes skin renewal. Helps to increase appearance of skin firmness.' - Quoted from the packaging.
Celebrity favourite, Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil; , revitalises ageing skin whilst accelerating natural skin renewal / Pomegranate oil promotes skin firmness, enhancing your skins vitality and protects against skin-damaging free radicals / Dermatological tests have shown that Weledas Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil accelerates natural skin renewal by 50% in two weeks / Pomegranate is one of the most powerful natural ingredients from the Weleda range, proven to be effective in helping to reduce the visible signs of ageing