Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cream is one of my HG (holy grail) moisturizer at $24 for 1oz. If you only use it once a night it can last up to 3 months.
Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cream works well with retinoids, that is the secret to a great moisturizing night cream when using such products. Prescription retiniods, while expensive, are the best first line of nightly defense, aside from daytime sunscreen, against premature-aging, and aging.
I’m not talking over the counter baby reninoids that hardly work. I’m talking big guns, get your face ready to feel the pain until your skin gets used to it and you can play with the big boys. Medication that will literally save years off of your face without surgery or injections. Trust me, I smoked cigarettes for a good 10 years and you can’t see it on my face because I’ve also been using retinoid products for 14-ish years and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle that includes a lot of water. Side note, I no longer smoke, and neither should you. Quitting such a destructive habit is a beautiful thing.
Lets talk our crazy weather in Los Angeles, it’s hot, it’s cold, it’s raining, it’s sunny, all in the same day, it’s confusing not only for your brain, but for your skin. Your skin, by now is starting to show signs of this confusion. With dry patches one moment, and oily sheen the next.
Since I have found Weleda’s Almond Intensive Facial Cream I no longer get irritation from retinoids and my skin stays hydrated at night. I just wash, dry, apply the Retin-A or Differin, then immediately apply this product. It doesn’t irritate my skin or cause me to break out. I only use it at night because it’s pure enough that I feel comfortable to put it on top of the Differin or Retin-A (depending on my needs) without worrying about chemical reactions, and it is too heavy for me to use during the day.
If you are still in search of a gentle soothing low priced night cream to use with your night time anti-aging beauty regimen, you should absolutely give this a try and see if it works for you.
Right now Weleda is offering free shipping on orders of $50 and a full size gift with purchase of Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion on any purchase of $40 which is sent automatically with no promo code required. Add to that any purchase between 11/29-11/30 and 12/1-12/2 2013 with the code of MONDAY on Cyber Monday or FRIDAY on black Friday, will receive 25% off of their products. If you love Weleda this is a great time to shop. Tis the season for holiday shopping. Link to the Weleda page: http://usa.weleda.com/our-products/shop/almond-soothing-facial-cream.aspx
Weleda’s website will allow you to return products that you are not satisfied with within 30 days of purchase, though you are responsible for return shipping. If you have a Whole Foods near you you could always pick up your more natural products there, just make sure you keep your receipt.
Straight from Weleda’s website:
“Weleda Almond soothing Facial ream calms and protects.
Hypoallergenic Almond Soothing Facial Cream provides deep, calming nourishment to sensitive dry skin. Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cream is a moisture-intensive, fragrance-free treatment that restores your skin’s natural balance and strengthens its protective barrier without irritating your skin.
Prevent signs of aging by moisturizing with this natural face cream. Organic sweet almond oil in this natural face cream contains a high amount of essential fatty acids that are extremely well tolerated by sensitive skin and protect your skin from drying out or aging prematurely. Plum kernel oil in our Almond Soothing Facial Cream absorbs quickly and easily, rushing in antioxidants and vitamins A and E to smooth and soothe your reactive skin. Your skin feels as calm and soft as a newborn baby’s with our Almond Soothing Facial Cream. Indulge in intensive skin care and give your dry, sensitive skin the delicious drink of protective nourishment it deserves.
Ingredients (INCI)Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid.“