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Weleda was a brand I have previously heard of but never tried until a friend of mine gave me some Weleda products from my birthday in the summer. These Weleda products were all from the Pomegranate range, and this particular product I am reviewing is the hand cream. I don't tend to use hand cream as I wouldn't say my skin is typically dry, although like most people when the cold weather comes, I do tend to apply a moisturising cream in the morning and at night. Seeing that this hand cream can cost between £8 and £9 typically for a 50ml tube, it is well out of my budget, so I was quite excited to try something that I wouldnt' usually be able to afford.
Weleda calls this hand cream 'regenerating', and claims it will 'firm and renew'. It claims to help with the signs of ageing (I hope my friend wasn't implying anything!!). A lot of people seem to like the Weleda Brand, including my friend, because it uses natural ingredients rather than man made ingredients and is generally eco friendly. It contains 100% natural pomegranate seed oil and pure natural plant extracts. This pomegranate seed oil is meant to help reduce age spots and encourage firmness of the skin because its antioxidant, and is dermatologically tested with good results. In fact this hand cream has won awards for its anti ageing qualities.
When I used this product, I tended to apply it at night before bed. THere was an obvious scent to the product which I found quite pleasant however I think it could be the kind of scent that wouldn't be to everyone's taste. When you first apply the product, it was a little greasy, but then I have found that before, and it did soak in fairly quickly. There was a definite difference in softness on my hands and I do put that down to this cream. However, I know I'm not that old yet, but I wouldnt' say I would gave noticed any difference in firmness of my skin on my hands, which is obviously not as taut as it was ten years ago. I am still using this cream and I like it, but my usual moisturiser which is not on that price scale, leaves my hands soft (ok not as soft as this but still soft enough), so I don't think I could justify buying it myself out of my budget.
All in all, this is a nice smelling hand cream that when applied daily/nightly does leave hands feeling very soft, however, there are other hand creams on the market that are cheaper, smell nicer and leave hands soft as well.
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream
I do really like the Weleda company and their principles and ethics. They have a factory not far from where we live but are originally a German company founded by Rudolph Steiner who also founded the Steiner schools - an amazingly forward thinking man. I trust and respect their products and ethics.
All Weleda products are : 100% pure and natural and are certified . they use only the 'purest wild crafted, biodynamic or organically grown ingredients. Their products contain no petroleum derived ingredients, no synthetic chemicals, no synthetic preservatives, no synthetic fragrances, no GMOs and naturally are NOT tested on animals (apart from willing humans of course).
I received this 10ml sample tube of handcream from Weleda and was keen to try it and so I have applied it straight away. It is designed to help with skin regeneration so really for those over the young firm skin age! The full sized tube is 50ml and costs around #9 depending where you buy it.
My mini tube has a screw off lid and you have to invert that and screw it into the lid the first time to break the seal which I think is such a clever way of preventing any tampering with any tubed product and stops accidental leakage too. The tube is basically red so easy to spot on shelves.
The cream is soft and comes out easily. It is very quickly absorbed into my skin leaving my hands looking much better and feeling nice and soft, the lines have not disappeared but the skin looks good and feels great. It isn't sticky to touch at all , when I touch my hands they feel smooth and pleasant.
The smell is absolutely lovely. They say it is called pomegranate but the smell is very herby, strong orange or neroli I think but certainly citrus with a hint of olive as well. It is hard to explain but I just keep sniffing my hands as I am writing this as the smell is really lovely.
The cream felt soft, cool and really pleasant as I applied it and my hands were feeling a bit dry having just finished some housework but now they feel great, my hands feel well nourished and there is no feeling of stickiness or oiliness which sometimes I get from handcreams so that I could get on with whatever I wanted and not spend ages rubbing my hands to get the cream absorbed.
Weleda have had this tested by dermatologists and have found that by using this cream skin roughness is reduced. By 9.1% after 28 days use and moisture in the skin is improved by 34% after the same time. This information was taken from the booklet they sent me.
The handcream contains certified organic shea butter which protects the skin from losing moisture and the natural plant extracts stimulate cell renewal which helps to keep the skin on your hands soft and nourished. The rejuvenating properties of pomegranate seed oil are what is the big
My hands have seen a lot of sun, hard work and exposure to weather as I am not good at wearing protective gloves when gardening etc. I am good at using hand creams though and have high hopes for this. I have been using it for a few days only and so far have been well impressed and can't get enough of the wonderful scent.
You can buy Weleda products from their own website, some re on Amazon, some in Holland & Barratt, Boots and other internet sites so shop around for value. In Boots it is £8.95 and £7.16 from Amazon as I write this Oct 2013.
I don't think that is a bad price at all for a fully natural product that is such goods quality and does such a great job at re building my skin and feeding it so well.
I am not alone in rating this company and their products highly as they have won numerous awards for their products and if you visit their website they explain where their ingredients come from exactly and how they are harvested and so on. You really can find out about every ingredients and what the benefits of each one is as well as which country it comes from and how it is harvested and used in the product.
Thank you Weleda for this really lovely, cruelty free, natural hand cream I thoroughly recommend it to anyone with dry, older skin and for anyone who feels cruelty free natural beauty products are the way to go. This one works everyone and smells good and is not any more expensive than many other less ethical brands.
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Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream / is antioxidant rich, helps reduce the appearance of age spots and improves the firmness of your hands / Dermatological tests show that this product increases the skins moisture level in just four weeks / This skin-renewing natural wonder nourishes the vibrant look and feel of your skin / Get a firm grip on your timeless beauty with soft, youthful hands using Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream. Suitable for vegans.