Weleda • Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream • Lotions/ Creams
|Would buy this product again.||35%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Boo -- I had high hopes for this one since it's Weleda. I used this every single night for a month -- still have plenty left in the tube but does absolutely nothing to moisturize or soften. I will not purchase this again and can not recommend. There are cheaper hand cremes/lotions that are MUCH better at half the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I live in Germany where Weleda is omnipresent and highly respected. Unsurprisingly, I have tried many of their products over the years, but unfortunately found many of them to be unsuitable for my sensitive skin due to their highly fragranced nature.
It's perhaps a bit ironic, then, that I find the scent of their pomegranate hand cream to be the best thing about the product: yum! Initially it moisturised my hands well too, and I thought I was onto a spendy but effective winner.
Unfortunately, the moisturising benefits not only do not last, but after a few days my hands looked rougher and generally worse than before I ever started using the cream. I forced myself to use it up because this product isn't cheap, but I would definitely not repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This hand cream is not very moisturising. I do not find it greasy - it sinks in fairly quickly. It also has a very strong herbal smell that most people (including me) would find off putting - I would not use this in the company of others.
I have never been consistent with using hand cream, as a result my fingers look more lined than they should. I have almost used up the tube and although it is better than nothing, I haven't noticed any long term benefits, the simplest of which would be better hydration. I cannot say whether it can help prevent age spots or sun spots.
Weleda's Skin Food on the other hand is highly moisturising, very thick and hard to spread on its own. The only use I have found for the Pomegranate hand cream is to mix it with Skin Food to make it easier to spread.
I would recommend Skin Food if you are looking for an all natural moisturiser, not the Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream.
I also wonder why so many Weleda products, like this one, contain alcohol - does it help the ingredients penetrate better, or is it counter productive?
I received this as a bonus gift when buying other Weleda products, and would not repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
My local stores stopped selling Burt's Bees Naturally Ageless Hand Cream and I noticed that Weleda's hand cream at my health store so I gave it a try.
It moisturizes really well but I only use at night because it is kinda greasy. It makes my hands really soft and smooth. But... The smell! It is somewhere between citrus lysol and wet dog. Gah. ;p
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I work as a cashier now and the bags REALLY dry out my hands (my finger tips have been splitting, NOT cute and NOT fun). I tried a bunch of different lotions and they all worked 'fine', but this really helped! It's a little greasy when you first put it on...reminds me of mineral sunscreen without the chalky whiteness. However, I think that's part of the key to it working so well. It soaks in after a few minutes and leaves my hands really soft. It has a light pomegranate-fruity smell that reminds me of some kind of candy. The metal tube is ok, but I seem to remember them being a pain when you get close to the end of a tube. Still, nourished hands are priceless. Love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this pomegranate line! I also use the body wash and the body oil after a bath or shower. Delicious!!! They even make a mini travel set which I have myself and have bought for so many friends that are now hooked!! Makes my skin so soft and stays that way after a few hand washes while at work. I usually apply twice. Once am and once pm. I do wish this tube didn't have sharp ends. It snagged my sweater! You don't need much...a little goes a long way! I bought this for stocking stuffers this year for my family. It comes with gloves to put on and let the cream soak in overnight.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Hmmm....not sure what to even say about this one. Thankfully I found 2 full size tubes of this at my local Goodwill and only paid $2 each. Had I paid the retail $12 each for them I would have been kicking myself in the #$%.
Pretty much just kinda sits there and looks greasy. Deeply moisturizing?? I think not and the scent, I'm not sure how to even describe it. Floor wax? Shoe polish? Grandpa's awful cologne?
Not sure what this is supposed to do or if it really does anything. I will use it up just because what's in it really is supposed to be good for the skin, so while I may think it does nothing, perhaps it does. But once this crap is gone...amen it's gone for good!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
I bought a teeney sample tube to keep in my purse. And it was a little prcey for such a tiny amount, but I was willing to pay a little more for "all natural". Well, none the less, this does pretty much nothing with regards to moisturizing my hands and nails. I see no difference in the state of my skin after I use it- it's like I rubbed nothing on. The smell is light and nice. I'll use it up but would not repurchase or recommend.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
Hated it. Smells terrible. Does not moisturize. Why they made the tube red - I don't know - Red can mean love, fire, heat, passion and stop. In this case, it means STOP! I was going to offer it to my DH and then I felt enormous guilt trying to pass it off to him. Pass on this one for sure, even if they are giving out free samples.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Once again I have to be the exception when it comes to rating this product- and for a good reason: this product is the only Weleda product that I have found so far, to be good. It is a light lotion, that although light, provides deep penetrating moisture- not surprising since it's laden with moisture inducing ingredients such as glycerin, shea butter, olive oil and of course, pomegranate oil. The scent, of course, is a force to be reckoned with and the reason I took off a lippie- although natural product aficionados will find it bearable. About the reduction of fine lines and signs of ageing, I can't comment because at 20, I'm nowhere near included in that category but those looking for a light lotion that provides deep moisture will appreciate this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I found a small tube of this on sale in the Target discount bin - may I say that the packaging for this is insane? The itty -bitty tube had a poke-top, like some kind of prescription medicine. I expected it to have almost magical *regenerative* powers to justify the 4 dollar price tag for a tube no longer than my index finger. (On sale for 2.50, but seriously?)
Essentially, it sucks. It doesn't really moisturize - it does little for winter hands and cracked cuticles, hydrating for two hours, tops. The smell is definitely interesting - the package "pomegranate" but the ingredients list almost every "natural" fragrant oil known to man - lianool (lavender,) geraniol (rose,) couramin, (spice) limonene, (citrus citrus citrus) - almost as if the production team thought "good" equated throwing everything in a pot and hoping it would smell good. (It almost does.) Nivea's ancient cream tins do a better job.
All in all, unless you love the fragrance, it's another barely mediocre cream crowding the shelves.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I really can't get past the smell; and really I'm not really particular about smells. It just has to smell not too strong and not bad. Or if it's strong, not smell bad. This smells really kind of weird to me, like nothing I've smelled before. Not pomegranates. A below reviewer said Cinnamon and I can see why s/he said that, but it doesn't smell exactly like that either. It just smells weird. Does a completely average job of moisturizing but left my hand feeling a bit sticky, not smooth, like it didn't sink in well. Would not repurchase. It's a shame b/c I think the package is cute (story of my life..).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have tried a number of hand creams in my day, and this has got to be one of the worst, next to neutrogena's norweigen, only this one stinks badly!
it smells like old cinnamon gum, just horrible!!! also, it has alcohol (like with almost all weleda products) high on the list. it is ridiculously priced for what it is, and a red tube is ugly to me. the only products i can say are half decent are weleda's lip balm, plant toothpaste, and almond oil; other than that, the rest is mediocre at best.
i'm definitely sticking with my caudalie grape and jurlique rose.
other great ones are jurlique's citrus, l'occitane's shea, and aveda's hand relief.
i could never recommend this, and i'd feel terrible swapping it.
i'm returning this weekend!
Note: it doesn't moisturize for crap! jurlique's hand creams do so much of a better job, and alcohol is so much farther down the list. try those at Sephora, because this one is a joke compared to those.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
After seeing the reviews, I grabbed a small tube of this up at Sun Harvest. I was disappointed, however. In my opinion, it is mediocre to average in quality; doesn't smell that great, only moisturizes for an hour or two and then leaves my hands dry. Of course it wasn't horrible, and that's why it gets a three rating. It did moisturize and wasn't greasy; some might love the scent, which is definitely not bad.
It's just that there are numerous hand lotions that do more for less money. As far as high-end hand lotions go, I actually prefer L'OCCITANE. It took a while for me to realize how well that hand lotion worked for me, how soft it left my hands and how good it smelled. Of course, there are numerous inexpensive hand lotions that probably work just as well. I recommend getting a trial size of this before going for a full size or, save your money and get something like Neutrogena's Norwegian formula, which is very good.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
My hands were very dry of using a hars shampoo, this handcreme couldn't solve the problem.
I think it is an okay handcreme to use at daytime after washing your hands, but when your hands need to be repaired than you need something more heavy/moisturizing.
There are much better options, for example the Hemp Handcreme from the Body Shop or the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula.
Edit june2010: I discovered that the problems with my hands (dry, dermatitis) were because of this handcreme, I must be allergic to one or more of the ingredients.
Water (Aqua), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Petal Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Coumarin*.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ah, at last. A nicely scented, biodynamic, nice feeling hand cream. This makes the back of my hands look so much better after I apply it. It's difficult to explain, but to give it plainly, my hands look brighter and more even looking. I'm very young, but I live in LA so the sun hits my hands pretty hard. It feels fantastic, absorbs well but still leaves that sensation of moisture. It can be easily spread out, it's not like Dr. Hauschka's hand cream in that sense. I also really love the scent, which is why I bought this after trying the body wash. Overall, this leaves my hands looking and feeling ten times better. Just what a hand cream should do. I just wish we were given more of it :P However, a little can go a long way!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This hand cream is pretty amazing. I received my tube for free from Weleda for entering one of their contests - how nice of them! Anyways I almost swapped this away without trying it, but after seeing the glowing reviews I decided to keep it and use it.
The consistency is not what I expected - runny, milky and definitely not creamy or rich like Skin Food. However, it's intensely moisturizing. Although I accidentally squirted out too much product, I was able to quickly massage it into my skin with no greasy after feel. It doesn't smell like pomegranates, but thank god - I detest artificial scents and this hand cream smells faintly of herbs.
Love this hand cream and will gladly use it up and repurchase!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I absolutely love the Weleda Skin Food and wanted to try this new product. From the other reviewers perspective regarding the smell, it is very nice - not too heavy and very natural. Beyond the nice fragrance, I tried the tester at my local store. I really do not like this product. It had a much thinner consistency than the Skin Food so I figured it would spread nicely and sink in well. It was definitely easier to spread on my hands but it never really seemed to sink in. My hands felt greasy and slippery an hour later. I ended up washing my hands and reverted back to the Weleda Skin Food which for me is just awesome. The Skin Food initially feels greasy and takes a while to sink in but once it does (after 10-15 minutes) the results are just so soft.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I just got this for christmas and started using it about a week ago. The packaging is your basic Weleda metal tube with a big plasitc screw-cap. It looks very old-school and healthy, which i guess is exactly what Weleda is all about: old-school healthy.
It has a wonderful deep smell of pomegranade and a hint of citrus. The texture is more lika a lotion than a cream, but it's not runny, just thinner than other hand creams. It sinks in quickly and leaves no stickyness or oilyness on the skin.
For me this is part of my "tree step Weleda action pack". I have the Weleda Baby Wind and Weather Cream, the Weleda Baby Calendula Moisturising Body Cream and this one, and i use all on my face. Yes, i know they're hand creams, body creams and all-over creams, but i use them on my face anyway.
When you read the labels on Weledas stuff you find that they put almost exactly the same things in their hand- and facecreams, but the hand creams are cheaper and in bigger bottles.
This one is my lighter moisturiser, i use it in the morning or if i don't feel very dry in the evening. Feels great and makes my skin soft and smooth.
I will buy this one again, i love what it does for my skin and that it's not super expensive, but i have to take one lippie off because of the packaging, The metal useully breaks when you don't have much left, which is annoying.
Love the product, though!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
Lovely smooth fast-absorbed hand cream. As smooth as the siliconey ones. Less scented than the sea buckthorn one (citrus fragrance); this one smells of, well, pomegranate and spiciness. Fabulous ingredients: sesame, sunflower, and pomegranate seed oils; shea butter; and avocado and olive oils (a.k.a. the unsaponifiable part). Stuffed full of antioxidants; no idea if that's actually doing anything to my skin, but my hands feel soft and pleasant.
Hands stay fairly moist, without any greasiness. Fine, dryish, irritable skin here. For comparison: my other regular hand creams are ShiKai borage and Nuxe's RÍve de miel. When back in in the UK & Ireland, I'd used Allergenics cream, and Lavera Basis and Neutral hand creams. In colder and drier conditions, Weleda Calendula Baby Cream (similar effect to Skin Food but less smell and cheaper), good old Nivea in the blue tin; and straight shea butter in the evening.
Costs around CAD 14-15 for a 50 ml tube, USD 13. No animal testing, good general company ethics.
INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus (Butcher's Broom) Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Petal Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Coumarin*.
* from natural essential oils