Dry skin remedies: Weleda facial oil and hand cream review
My blog gets taken over! I always think it’s good to add another perspective to my blog, whether it’s skincare from a desi boy’s point of view, or the beauty trials and tribulations of another skin type. So enter mini-me (aka my little sister), who
suffers from very dry skin and puts two sensitive skincare products to the test:
Weleda Almond Sensitive Skin Hand Cream Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil
So here are her unfiltered thoughts on both…
Weleda Almond Sensitive Skin Hand Cream
I’ve never been too fussed about hand cream. I hated the sticky feeling they left behind before fully sinking in, and I wasn’t a fan of seeing greasy fingerprints left behind on whatever I’d touched.
However, the constant use of the harsh, drying hand-washes in work and University suddenly took its toll, and the fact I was neglecting my hands become a bit too evident for my liking.
I began slathering on anything I came across which featured the word ‘moisturising.’ Although this helped alleviate the tight dryness, that sticky feeling meant I was incapacitated for a good ten minutes after each application.
Enter the Weleda Sensitive Skin Hand Cream.
The packaging of this hand cream is so cute – the baby pink tube reminds me of baby lotion. The almond scent is slightly sugary and artificial, and to me it smells exactly like Battenberg! I’m not overly keen on the smell, however it dissipates so quickly that it’s really not an issue.
I didn’t initially have high hopes for this product, as the consistency was slightly thinner than I would usually go for. Having battled with severely dry and eczema prone skin all my life, anything thin or remotely ‘lotion-like’ is generally useless to me, as my skin soaks it in before I’ve even closed the lid.
However, due to the medium consistency, this hand cream sunk in like a dream. I wasn’t left fumbling around with my pen whilst waiting, which was definitely a pro.
Not only that, but it actually hydrates. It really did feel as though the cream had absorbed into my skin, rather than evaporating into nothingness. It also did a good job at soothing the nasty little patch of eczema I’d developed on my hand, and kept my skin feeling comfortable and plump.
This beauty now lives in my bag, and it’s perfect for replenishing my skin after each hand wash. I would highly recommend this
product to anyone who needs something to properly moisturise but hates the sticky feeling emollient hand creams tend to leave behind.
Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil
Having been plagued with desert dry and eczema prone skin all my life; I’ve always been drawn to oils. I find that they offer so much more hydration than creams and lotions ever could.
The Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil comes in a dark blue glass bottle with a dropper opening. This prevents you from spilling out too much, but it can sometimes be frustrating when you’re in a rush as you can only dispense one drop at a time. It has a mild, pleasant scent and a thin consistency.
This facial oil isn’t as moisturising as I’d hoped. However, it really does soothe the skin. This is something I really look for in a facial product, as my skin is very sensitive and easily irritated. This oil is my go to when I feel a flare up coming along, or when I feel like my face just needs something gentle and soothing.
My skin is always super dry, and even more so now that we’re well into winter. I don’t use this alone as a night treatment as I usually would with an oil, because it doesn’t quite offer the level of moisture I need.
However, what I’ve began doing is using this as soon as I get home, after removing my makeup. Before bed, I then use my normal night-time moisturiser. Although the oil has mostly absorbed by this time, I really do notice the difference in my skin the next morning when I use this double hydration technique. I wake up to soothed, plump skin, and I don’t need as much moisturiser in the morning.
I also sometimes add about 3-4 drops into my morning moisturiser, which just gives it a boost. It sinks in beautifully, and provides a nice base to apply makeup.
Although this oil isn’t as moisturising as I’d hoped, it really is soothing. It’s a nice, versatile product, which can be used in a
variety of ways. It’s worth playing around with it and finding out how to make it work best for you.
For those of you who don’t suffer from severely dry skin like I do, the level of moisture this provides might be perfect for you. For
those of you who do suffer from dry skin, it’s worth trying it as I’ve mentioned above, as the soothing properties alone make it worthwhile for me.