In my review of Trilogy Age Proof Replenishing Night Cream last week, I mentioned how dry my skin is at the moment. Pregnancy, winter weather and central heating have combined to result in skin that is drier than the Sahara and in need of gentle products to soothe and hydrate without irritating. Which is where Weleda’s Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion, €10.95, comes in.
Last time I was pregnant I discovered the Soothing Facial Cream from the same range and loved it, so when I was stocking up on that recently, I decided to try the Cleansing Lotion too. Packed in a very basic but functional squeeze tube, this mild cleansing lotion is designed to gently cleanse and soothe sensitive skin, while maintaining the skin’s natural balance.
Made with sweet almond oil and plum kernel oil, which soften and soothe the skin, this also contains the mild exfoliant lactic acid. Lactic acid is generally good for sensitive skins and it’s in a very low concentration here, so it doesn’t upset my sensitive skin at all, but does seem to help with keeping my skin clear.
I apply this to dry skin, massage in and then remove with a muslin and warm water – my usual routine with milk or cream cleansers. Where very basic, gentle cleansers can often be ineffective when faced with removing makeup, I find this cleanser and cleansing method work very well even for removing foundation. My skin feels soft and comfortable after cleansing, with no tightness or redness and no product residue and although I wear minimal makeup most days, my skin is clean and clear after cleansing even when I’ve been wearing a tougher to remove foundation.
Although the price seems excellent for a product like this, Soothing Cleansing Lotion is packaged in a 75ml tube, putting it more on a par with the more expensive brands when you compare the price per milligram. However, a tube lasts me a good 6 weeks with daily generous use and the size also makes it ideal for travel.
I’ll continue using this as long as my skin remains dry and sensitive and would definitely recommend it to anyone with the same skin issues who appreciates the more “natural” skincare products with minimal ingredients.