I used this almond face cream a few years ago and my skin loved this. I used the cream in the fall/winter and the face lotion version of this in the spring/summer. My skin type is normal/combination and I am prone to hormonal breakouts along the jawline. This cream smells lovely, it is quite thick but spreads nicely and feels comfortable on the skin and I love the slight glow it gives my dull, very pale skin. I remember that I stopped using this product because of the packaging, the lid was always breaking. I also can only find this at one health food store in my city and it is almost $30 for a tube which is comparable to high end skin care brands and I do not consider Weleda to be a high end brand, though it is my favourite natural brand. I will continue to use this cream, it definitely does the trick and my skin loves it especially now that winter is here!
I have much redness in my face and because of this cream it reduced so I'm very happy. And I have sensitive skin and my skin doesn't react on this daycream. I really really like this daycream! And it's also affordable so if you're intrested, give it a try :)
I've been using this with the Cleansing Lotion and my terrible, prematurely tight and dry skin is finally loosening up and getting plump and happy! The cream really seems to set into the skin rather than just sitting on the surface; because it has very few ingredients, I doubt it's likely to cause anyone to break out. It could be a bit too thick for my more normal- or oily-complected peers, but I would say even then to give it a try.
I bought this product for two reasons:
First of all, I got more and more interested in natural cosmetics, especially when it comes to skin care stuff, since I have pretty dry skin which tends to be irritaed if not cared for in the right way.
Second, the SMELL!!!! I loved it from the first time....it smells like marzipan and I love sweet fragrances to death.
The product is kinda pricey, although I got a small discount.
I used it as a moisturizer for the night, since I noticed that it too rich for using it on daytime. It has a medium thickness, and it smells great, as mentioned before.
But now the disadvantages start.
About 10-20 minutes after I applied it to my face, the skin starts feeling tight and itchy but still greasy...which is a strange combination since I experience this feelings normally when my skin is too dry, after cleaning my face or removing make-up.
I tried it a couple of times after that and it is always the same..application => itchy!
I wanted to give my skin some time to get used to it, but after about 8 days with itchiness I see no chance anymore that this product will work for me.
I can reduce the itchiness a bit by mixing it with the almond oil, but still it feels weird and I don't see any sense in having two buy two products to make one of them work....
I'm really disappointed with that stuff and I definitely don't want to buy it again. I use it now as a handcream and it works well on my hands. But cheaper products have done that as well.
I was super tired of experimenting with moisturizers. None had given me what I wanted. So I decided to go for this one, cause Weleda has never let me down in the past and people told me that this moisturizer is great for dry skin.
It is kinda pricey, but I figured it was worth it instead of buying 10 other cheap ones that do nothing.
I use this one as a night cream now and am very happy with it. It does what it says - intense moisture.
My skin feels great and smooth afterwards.
I would not use it during the days (maybe in extreme winter) cause I don't think makeup would last very long with this.
But as a nightcream it works perfectly and my skin feels great in the morning.
The texture is rather thin for such moisturizing effect.
I ended up not giving 5 lippies, cause the price just kills me. But I will probably repurchase anyway.
love wELEdA like a crazzzzzy woman!!!
I don't particularly have dry skin but I love it nonetheless!!!
My husband buys it for me as a treat, and then steals it every morning, and I don't blame him.
The scent is heavenly and not overpowering.
The texture is brilliant especially for winter.
The price...well, it's a treat like I said, so don't abuse it.
Organic and fair traded, so big up to Weleda.
This has become my HG face cream. No strange scent, no drawbacks. just clean, moisturing. nourishing. makes my skin feel great, and at $19 a tube, not as hard on the wallet as some. I've tried many different creams and usually have to change based on season, or too expensive to maintain, or just not quite right. this one has been my one and only for over a year now. can easily pick it up at whole foods while grocery shopping. made it through the winter season without flakiness. good, simple stuff.
i love this moisturizer. it is a bit expensive for a drugstore brand, twenty dollars for an ounce, but it does last quite a while, since i use only about a pea-size amount on my face and another around my eyes. i usually use it to augment lighter moisturizers like my clinique gel, though it is not oily in the slightest. i pat it on and it is so soothing. i was worried at first that it would make me break out--nearly every new product does, especially moisturizers--but not only did i not break out, it didn't even remotely sting my eyes or cause my rosacea to flare. in fact, it kept my face from breaking out on a return flight over the holidays (which it always does). it is the perfect amount of moisturizer for my skin, which is oily on the surface but becomes very dry and flaky easily. it comes in a cute pink metal tube, very hygienic. the scent is a very faint, natural almond scent, not overly sweet, and it fades very quickly. i like that unlike other natural products, it isn't full of irritating essential oils for scent. it prevents my skin from flaking under mineral makeup and doesn't make it oily.i can't tell you how thrilled i am to have found a readily available, gentle, effective, and *natural* moisturizer. i love it.
I looked for a long time to find this product before finally locating it in Walgreens. I must say I am really disappointed that a product marketed for sensitive skin contains alcohol and fragrance, and it turned my face angry red and blotchy/scaly after using about a week. I am using it up on my feet because I don't feel like taking it back and having to explain why it didn't work since so many people seem to have good results with this. I think $20 an ounce is a bit expensive for a plain moisturizer with no actives, but I guess it's comparable to department store pricing for moisturizers. I don't like the metal tube because it cracked and product is oozing out the side, and I don't know that metal is more environmentally friendly than recyclable plastic. I can't use any of Weleda's other facial products because they contain ingredients like linalool, geraniol, limonene, and fragrance from essential oils, which irritate my skin. I so wanted to like the Weleda line because it appeals to my want-to-be natural/earthy/simple sensibility, but I've accepted that natural products are usually not good for my sensitive, dermatitis-prone skin. Normally I would give a product at least a 3 if the reason it doesn't work is my finicky skin, but in my opinion, there really is no excuse to include alcohol and fragrance in a product marketed for sensitive skin when there is a ton of research supporting the irritantcy of these ingredients to sensitive skin, so I give this product a 1.
I have sensitive skin that breaks out into acne or eczema when irritated. I bought this as it was recommended for my skin type. It contains nothing but the simplest ingredients, guaranteed not to irritate skin. Since using it my skin has become much softer, it has helped heal some existing scars. I have had no break outs from this cream nor eczema. It is moisturising enough to keep my skin soft and smooth but not too greasy as to cause oil build up. I love it. I'm hooked.