I love Weleda and really admire their ethics and I have yet to find a product of theirs that I do not like. I have been to a few Weleda events at their factory in Derbyshire and every time I have been welcomed and treated like an old friend.
If you would like to know about Weleda and their ethics and beliefs check out some of my other blogs on here.
~~~&&&~~~ ABOUT POMEGRANATE ~~~&&&~~~
Pomegranate is known to be good at balancing extremes, stimulating and regenerating life and some of pomegranate trees have been found to be over 200 years old.
Pomegranate seed oil is a powerful anti oxidant and has regenerative properties as it has a high polyphenols content. Pomegranate seed oil helps to revitalise skin cells. Skin appears tighter and smoother and is fresher and moisturised as well.
Weleda say :
“From the age of 40 we benefit most from the positive properties of the pomegranate. At this life stage….as we grow older our skin changes – its vitality diminishes, the regeneration processes slow down and hardening tendencies can no longer be automatically counter-balanced overnight.
Pomegranate mediates between the young and mature opposites, allowing them to flow into one another, developing a framework for dynamic and regenerative effects on the individual. So the pomegranate’s seed oil stabilises and relaxes the skin in times of transition, bringing inner and outer beauty into harmony and encouraging us to look towards the future with serenity.”
~~~&&&~~~ WHERE TO BUY AND HOW MUCH? ~~~&&&~~~
You can buy this from amazon, Weleda on line or from their shop in Derbyshire and a number of other sits on line. You can also buy from one of Weleda’s Well being advisors around the country. Weleda products are also sold in a number of other on line stores so do shop around .
If buying from Weleda you pay £22.99 for the 100 ml bottle, from amazon it is £16.51 and even cheaper from Farmaline.co.uk an online shop which has it for £12.55 which is nearly half the price.
Be aware tough that often discounted products have short dates on them which is okay if you want to use them straight away. Some sites may not have the UK packing which may mean you don’t have instructions etc in English so just to let you know.
~~~&&&~~~ THE POMEGRANATE RANGE ~~~&&&~~~
Welda have eight pomegranate products and these are :
Pomegranate Firming Day Cream 30ml – £25.95
Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream 10ml – £25.95
Pomegranate Firming Face Serum 30ml – £35.95
Pomegranate Firming Night Cream 30ml – £25.95
Pomegranate Regenerating Body Lotion 200ml – £22.95
Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream 50ml – £12.50
Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash 200ml – £7.95
Grenade Jardin de Vie 50ml – £19.95 their lovely new all natural fragrance
Finally this product I am reviewing the body oil.
They also have body oils in ten different scents with different benefits if you find this is not to your taste or does not quite fit with your needs.
~~~&&&~~~ MY EXPERIENCE ~~~&&&~~~
Really this is aimed at people slightly younger than I am and the Evening Primrose range is more suited to my age but this is a beautiful smelling oil which makes a lovely massage oil.
I love all Weleda’s body oisl that I have tried as they are all made using no preservatives, parabens or any mineral based ingredients in their products. They do not test on animals or allow any of their ingredients to be tested on them either.
As this is a natural oil it is really absorbed into the skin so that the benefits of the essential oils get down into the part of the skin it needs to work. Mineral oils sit on the outside of the skin and while they might act as a protective layer they don’t get beyond the outside layer so as soon as you wash they protection is removed. With natural oils they are absorbed into the deeper layers of the skin and work even after you have a shower.
This product has absolutely no palm oil or soy-derived raw materials. either and has been dermatologically approved so is not damaging precious forests. It is also 100% natural and suitable for vegans too.
This oil comes in a dark green glass bottle and holds 100 mls. The dark coloured glass helps to keep the contents protected from light damage, keeps the contents uncontaminated too and of course glass is recyclable.
This oil smells lovely. In fact it is so nice that Weleda have now a EDT based on this aroma too. The ingredients that create this wonderful scent are all there for a reason and one of these is to lift the spirits at the same time as it feeds your skin. This lovely rich oil is naturally scented with the fruity notes of orange and davana which is a bit like a mango smell and oriental scent of vanilla which are both sensual and exotic.
I admit I do dilute this oil a bit with sweet almond or jojoba as it makes it go a little further otherwise a bottle would only last me around five massages. I mix half and half so I get around ten massages from a bottle which become more reasonable.
This oil is a combination of organic pomegranate seed oil, jojoba,,sesame seed oil, sunflower seed oil, wheat germ oil, macadamia seed oil, olive oil and millet seed extract, and it is jojoba or sweet almond that I use prior to applying this more expensive oil so I am not really diluting or contaminating it at all.
I also use this after my evening bath while I am still little damp and my skin is warm as I find that it goes further then.
I like this oil as it is specially good for sensitive skins and I am prone to eczema as well as very dry skin so this nourishes my skin as well as helping regenerate the cells and soothes any eczema pronec bits.
You can also add some of this oil to the pomegranate body lotion to make that a bit richer and make this oil go a bit further. You could also add some of this to any all natural unscented body lotion to make it more beneficial and smell good too.
Pomegranate has been proven to help regenerate skin cells so by applying this at night after my bath I am giving it the longest time absorb into my skin over night. It also mean that my body smells great in bed and I can enjoy the aroma as I drift off to sleep.
According to Weleda from their website ,in tests on people it was found that:
50% Increased cell renewal Tested after 14 days
13% Increased skin firmness Tested after 28 days
~~~&&&~~~ RECOMMENDED? ~~~&&&~~~
Yes indeed this is a lovely smelling , very nourishing natural oil. I love this and alternate this with other Weleda oils as I like the variation of scents and the different benefits from the different oils.