Weleda Almond Cleansing Lotion is a great basic cleansing lotion for sensitive skin, especially in the dry winter months.
Weleda Almond Cleansing Lotion does not cause irritation, breakouts, or striping of your skin. It is safe and gentle enough to use if you are currently on Accutane, or are using other retinoid products at night, and your skin is very sensitive in the morning due to using these things.
One of the draw backs is that it doesn’t take off makeup, so make sure to remove your makeup either with a separate cleanser, wipe, or makeup remover of your choice. Avalon Organics Vitamin C gel cleanser is a great product to help take the day off of your face but their cleansing lotion is terrible. After removing your makeup use the Almond cleanser. Every esthitician knows that one cleansing isn’t enough to get makeup, dirt and debris off of the face. Which is why esthiticans are trained to remove makeup and then cleanse the face twice when doing facials, then scrub etc.
If cleansing with more than one cleanser, or using a makeup remover, isn’t your thing, then this product is a great way to begin the morning. Use Weleda Almond Cleansing Lotion as your morning cleanser to take off any night treatment you may use, as it is gentle enough to do so, wont irritate your skin, or work against you with whatever you are planning on putting on your face for the day.
Weleda Almond Cleansing Lotion is a $19-20 product, so if you are looking for a one stop shop kind of cleanser that does it all, keep looking. This is for people who don’t have budget problems, who like multiple products, or who want a separate non irritating cleanser in the morning. Weleda Almond Cleansing Lotion has very few ingredients, ingredients that wont irritate sensitive skin or cause it to dry out, or breakout.
One star off for the cost. I don’t think cleansers should be this expensive, and it isn’t for everyone. However, many cleansers are so expensive it leaves one scratching their head in confusion, it’s a cleanser, not a miracle product, though in light of cleansers that cost $50 and up, it’s not a terrible price.
Weleda Almond Cleansing Lotion is one of my favorite, more natural, morning cleansers for the winter in Los Angeles season. It is absolutely one of my HG (holy grail) cleansers.
I believe that Whole Foods still has a return policy where you can try it, and if it doesn’t work out for you, you can return it. Make sure to keep your receipt as cleansing lotions aren’t for everyone! Many people prefer the consistency of a gel, oil or cream. However, if you are in the market for a natural sensitive cleansing lotion you should give Weleda Almond Cleansing Lotion a try.