Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion is Perfect for Dry Winter Skin

By xgirl | January 12 2012 | 10 Comments

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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.

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10 Replies to "Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion is Perfect for Dry Winter Skin"

  • ZsaZsa says:

    I was eying this range up over Christmas, I do like the sound of it, but I don’t probably isn’t right for my skin type as its being rather well behaved at the moment

  • I like the sound of this, will add it to the ever growing list of products I want to try.

  • Grá says:

    I like the Weleda range, they have a nice Iris night cream too. I must try this, my skins in bits and sensitive for cleansing these days.

  • Pinky says:

    I love Weleda products. I usually use Dr Hauschka but the glass bottles aren’t convenient for travelling. When I’m not at home I use this Almond Soothing Cleanser. I love how creamy and luxurious it is. It’s not quite good enough that I’d give up my DH, but it is a very close second indeed.

    The bonus is that when you are massaging the cream onto your face, you smell like a Superquinn donut. And that my friends, is no bad thing!

  • Sooz says:

    Sounds lovely!

    On the topic of cleansers, does anyone use the Estee Lauder soft wash cleanser (I think thats what its called?)

    A gentle moisturising cleanser, which is fine but i’m having awful trouble getting it out of the tube? It is so thick, is this meant to be the case or did i get a dud one?

    Got it as part of a deal so I have no prior experience.
    As a cleanser its fine, just wish i didnt have the daily struggle to get it out of the tube! :-)

  • Elinor says:

    Aha! This is the second time in 2 days I’ve read good this about this product..very intrigued now.

    Where is this brand sold?

  • xgirl says:

    lol, Pinky :) Never noticed that – must sniff carefully tonight!

    Elinor, Weleda is in most health stores like Nourish etc.

  • Sandy Beach says:

    Sooz I’ve an EL cleanser that that’s a divil to to get from the tube. Must be the same one. I’d a sample one before with no problems but the full size – mama mia.

  • Kat says:

    I love this! My skin is always dry, the only variation being severity. Honestly though, to me it’s cheap – I can make the 75 ml last about 4 months, and that is with double cleansing. When I use coconut oil first, to remove make up and such, it lasts me 6 months. When my skin is very dry/being troublesome in other ways, I find the coconut oil a really good, moisturizing addition, but I always cleanse twice, and don’t like for the oil to come last… This is perfect for that as well. I can’t imagine that this wouldn’t work for all skin types, though. It’d hardly harm normal, well mannered skin, and in the Weleda system, blemish prone and oily skin is considered sensitive too.

  • natalie says:

    i wonder… if you have sensitive skin… why do u use a cream with alcohol in it and besides clean your face with warm water… that’s suppose to aggravate the problem of extra sensitive skin.. besides warm water give you large pores ?? is it really works good for you ?? i would thank you if you answer

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