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This post opens a new category in my blog: Loved by Stars where I’m going to post reviews of the products loved by celebrities or other bloggers. It wasn’t a crazy idea, I think many bloggers do something like that and I think it has its benefits to see compare and try something new. Hope it’ll be helpful for someone and let’s go!
Victoria Beckham loves it, Adele loves it, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley loves it, Alexa Chung loves it … the list of stars swear by this cream of Weleda is long and because of this and because I was looking for (this time) a Non-Korean product I decided to try it finally.
Though it isn’t a high-end product (costs 8-12 €), the celebrities are crazy for it. Who could have thought, the best friends of skin care guru Dr. Barbara Sturm would choose cheaper cosmetics too! Yes, the stars are also human beings like you and me and sometimes come down from the 7th heaven or whereever they are.
The biggest lover of this cream is no question Vic Beckham. From time to time I read her praise hymns for it. I read some interviews of her about it, so Weleda in her own words:
“I haven’t spoken about this product for quite a long time, but I really like it – especially at this time of year when I’m trying to prolong the tan I got over the summer. Your skin can go super super dry, so this is really great. It keeps your skin so hydrated and moisturised. It’s really, really thick and I love how it feels all over the body – it’s a really great product.”
She claims, she uses it to prolong her tan she gained in summer, then she mixes it with coconut oil. Further she says, she loves it because it isn’t expensive and affordable anywhere, but at the same time she admits that because of the greasiness this one may not become everyone’s darling and ends up with a wish the brand come out with bigger tubes.
The cream is in a tube of 75 ml. The whole line includes four products: this one item and also a light version, the body butter and lip butter.
I think smells like heaven! Citric and honey mixed together.
Parabens-free, paraffin-free, mineral oil-free, free of colourants, free of artificial fragrances
Vegan and organic certified by Natrue
Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Glycerin, Limonene*, Viola Tricolor Extract, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arginine, Zinc Sulfate, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Coumarin*
*from natural essential oils
**in highly diluted form
Could be critical for some people: Parfum, Alcohol, Beeswax, essential oils
What is it for? – for dry and rough skin. Can be used both on face and body.
Very, very thick consistency. The texture is very fat.
Speads like melted butter…
don’t scare, I took such a big amount only for swatches
… and leaves too much, yes TOO MUCH GREASE.
And the “best” news it stays and stays and … OMG! I really wonder why they suggest to use it on face? And that was how I used it for the first time. namely covered my whole face with it. It doesn’t absorb at all, but stays like a very thick and heavy fat film on skin. I guess it’s because of the beeswax and it is listed two times. Simply couldn’t bear and rinsed it off after 10 minutes. The next day was body’s turn, and I was reasonable enough not to cover the whole body, but used only for a small part after shower before going to bed. I decided for chest. Said and done. And then, the same story. Next morning – it was greasy! Ohhhh, it stays on the skin, on clothes. After such an incredible experience I ask myself the whole time: how on earth can Vic Beckham mix it with coconut oil which (even fractionated) is heavy enough on his own? And how on earth can they use it for face (and there’re a lot of people according to the reviews I read about) and put a foundation over?
Big plus, though it is full of oils and herbal extracts I had no irritation whether on face nor on body.
Another big plus is the amazing scent. Very good nourishing and makes the skin soft. Can be used as body treatment as well, but not for everyday.
But enough of my own impressions. The producer itself suggests to use it on dry and rough parts of hands, feet and elbows and now I think this is the right way to use it. So, guys, though on the package you can read it is suitable for face too, don’t see it as a normal cream, but more as a balm or ointment to treat only parts of your body. I wouldn’t recommend to use it in summer, it is more a winter cream for deep nourishing.
All in all it is a high quality product and I’m not going to run it down. I like Weleda, I used Weleda and I’m going to use, but for face and as everyday body cream this one piece is not really my case. The tube is still full and I think I’ll use it on feet.
Repurchase? – Yes, I can imagine to use it if necessary for body by rough skin. On my beauty wish list I’ll take the body butter from the same line. Body butters are my passion, very curious how it will feel and work.