Am using this as a night oil before I go to bed I put it onto my damp combo skin. Working much better then many expensive night creams. My skin is hydrated and plumped in the morning and my open pores and blackheads are looking much healthier. Works much better than the granatapple night cream.
Softens and the plumps the skin
I'd never thought an oil would help my sensitive, oily and congested skin so much. I apply this to damp skin morning and night, and it sinks right in to leave the must beautiful glow and seems to fade scars from old blemishes.
The first time I tried it my skin actually broke out and got pretty irritated, which scared me off the product for a while. But ever since it's given me wonderful results. I'm pretty sure it prevents new blemishes from forming and even the stubborn white heads on my jawline has vanished significantly. I've used it for one month now and it's been so calming through the extremely cold weather. The bottle will last a long time and for the price it's really a bargain. Love Weleda's natural ingredients and cute packaging too.
I'm pretty sure this is saving my skin at the moment! Since becoming pregnant I have suffered extremely painful dry skin on my face. I bought a bunch of Weleda products in the hope that I could finally moisturize my skin - some of them are better than others, with Skin Food and Almond Facial Oil being the real standouts. I pat this on morning and evening immediately after toning (DHC Mild Lotion) or spraying with Avene Spring Water to lock in moisture. I even put it on my T-zone - my skin really doesn't have any of its own oil right now and needs it!! This keeps my skin comfortable all day and night when layered with Skin Food. I am very happy with this light oil - it hasn't broken me out and it makes my moisturizer much more effective. It's saved my skin!!
Got this based off the reviews and because I like Weleda products. I like their packaging, philosophy, and minimal ingredients. I have combo skin which has recently turned drier. I did not find this super moisturizing as compared to jojoba oil which I have used for years. The two are about the same. A lot of people here said they use it as a eye makeup remover, but I did this twice and it gave me milia seeds! That has not happened with e. virgin olive oil, the jojoba oil, or vaseline. It really turned me off this product for awhile, but I've just used this on my regular face. It is a decent product, but for $25CAD for 50ml, I would not repurchase since I can find less expensive and just as good alternatives.
I tried the almond line from Weleda in wintertime, hoping to give my dry skin something nourishing and calming.
The description said that you could mix this oil with the almond cream to get a rich skincare.
I mixed the oil with the almond cream and the results were deastrous on my skin.
This product caused me serious perioral dermatitis and itching, flaking skin.
I scratched my face while I slept, it was so horrible. Finally, I had to go to the dermatologist and use antibiotic cream for my face.
I never found out, what really caused this reaction. Was it the combination of oils? The plum oil? The combination wiht the cream?
I suggest you decide if your skin can tolerate the combination of oils or not.
Itīs not that my skin doesnīt like oils at all or that I neve tried out oils for my skin. Most oils are good for my skin as long as they are not comedogenic. I use an almond oil based body lotion and it works beautifully for my skin. I use wild rose oil and jojoba oil on my face and they both are really good for my skin.
I could be the exception to the rule as many reviewers love this oil, but this one literally destroyed my skin.
No just No, broke me out. It might work for some people but no it just did not work for moi. Broke out with tiny pimples, white heads and blackheads, scratching my face while typing this review.
Hate this product, I used to have beautiful perfect skin with one or two blackheads a month, no blemishes. Until I used this thing, nothing but a steaming pile of cow poo.
This is great and is very gentle for my spotty skin.
I use it as a moisturiser on days when it's either very cold outside (oil protects against harsh weather conditions) or if I'm very spotty as I find this oil rather soothing. I always apply it to a damp face so that it absorbs easier. It doesn't make me greasy and it doesn't feel as rich/heavy as the body shop's vitamin e facial oil which I also like. 3 drops of oil is perfect for the face and neck.
Some days I like to give my face a massage with this oil. I apply 10 drops of it to a thouroughly cleansed face and massage for about a minute. This feels sooooo good for my face and when I'm done I tissue it off and then apply a serum on top to seal in all the moisture. My face feels soft and smooth for two days.
I haven't tried it as an eye makeup remover cause my mascara can be removed by only using water. Also, you get a lot of product for the price so it's not that expensive :)
After liking the almond cleansing lotion and face lotion, I decided to give this a shot. I really like it! It doesn't smell like anything, it absorbes nicely and calms down my skin. The bottle is reasonably priced $25 CAD for 50 ml, I call it reasonable because I've spent not much less for a fifth of the size of other products that I reacted to. In terms of hydration, it's pretty good. I still have a few dry patches, that's why 4 lippies, but I'm sure with continued use it'll go away (it's only been 4 days). I use it at night instead of a moisturizer, mostly because at night I'd rather use an oil or nothing at all to let my skin breathe and renew itself. During the day, I put it under the lotion because the lotion alone I don't find hydrating enough. All in all, using all 3 almond products has made my skin look less red..this includes the few pimples and irritated bumps I had from previous products. I don't even really wear make up anymore besides a little concealer. I will definitely be using this every winter since my skin produces enough oil in the summer.
UPDATE (02/10/12): still loving this. I've started using it in my hair and it's worked wonders! I apply it to the ends when it's still wet (3-4 drops), brush through, dry, and apply when fully dry to my ends (1-2 drops). I recently stripped my hair so it's extremely dead at the ends. I have fairly straight, fine hair and this does not make my hair greasy :)
love it! i have inflamation and super sensitive skin in the winter, it itchy like crazy when you touch it or expose to the wind. i use this and it calms it down really well. it didnt break me out or anything. I use coconut oil underneat to minimize the redness and 1 drop of this oil. HEAVEN!
WHAT IS IT? Facial moisturizing oil
INGREDIENTS: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil, Prunus Spinosa (Blackthorn) Flower Extract.
HOW DOES IT PERFORM? This is basically sweet almond oil with plum seed oil added primarily to enhance fragrance. (although the only true discernible fragrance is a slight marzipan odour that dissipates in seconds) This is a mixed product for me since it hydrates very well and I can use this on the odd occasion when my skin is especially dried out but daily usage would cause breakouts for me and also would potentially cause a seborrheic dermatitis flare as sweet almond oil has a high percentage of oleic acid, which is implicated in feeding the fungus which causes seborrheic dermatitis. While I love the cobalt blue glass bottle this comes in and appreciate Weleda's excellent track record with providing cruelty-free products, equally green Aura Cacia offers an organic Sweet Almond Oil (sans the fragrance ingredients) for the much more economical sum of $6 CAD
WOULD YOU BUY AGAIN? No - my current bottle will last ages given my infrequent use of this product and the Aura Cacia organic (not regular) almond oil would be my likely purchase due to cost savings next time I need sweet almond oil
PRICE: $24.50 CAD for 50ml