I’ve been singing the praises of oils (for face and body) for a while now but was yet to find a body oil that I could really enjoy using every day . Well, the waiting is over folks – I am officially in love.
I was sent this Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil weeks ago to review and it’s been sitting forlornly ever since on my shelf amongst other sorry looking products waiting to be loved. I don’t know what stopped me trying it earlier – perhaps it was the glass screw cap bottle which reminds me of cough medicine, or the lengthy directions leaflet inside which I couldn’t quite be bothered to read. Whatever the reason, I had almost forgotten about it until it caught my eye on the weekend, and, as I was on my way for a shower anyway, I decided to give it a whirl.
The directions (which turned out not to be that long – they were just in lots of different languages) told me to apply the oil on damp skin and massage thoroughly until absorbed. I wasn’t sure what damp skin meant really… Do I towel dry or do I air dry? Do I stay in the shower or go back to my room?? Eventually I decided I was overthinking the whole thing, dried off and started to apply the oil in the bathroom while it was still steamy. Immediately I loved it. The oil was soft and felt beautifully smooth on my skin. It didn’t take long to massage it in enough for it to sink into my skin, which I was glad about as I can’t commit to an everyday product which takes too long to apply (I barely have time to get ready in the mornings as it is due to my allergy to getting up early). The immediate effect was lovely – soft, silky, shimmery limbs – and by the end of the day my skin still felt really soft and hydrated. It smells nice too – like oranges, funnily enough. It’s good to know the scent is derived from natural essential oils.
If you’re an oil virgin (no pun intended!) and worried about it being too greasy, just be conservative with your application. A little goes a very long way with oil so you can afford be very frugal, or slap it on depending on how dry your skin is, and whether you’re applying in the morning when you need to dress straight afterwards, or before bed when you could afford a richer application. Either way though, your skin shouldn’t feel greasy afterwards – this product really does absorb very well.
Looking at the ingredients list, the Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil contains a whole host of different oils: jojoba, sesame, sunflower, wheat germ, macadamia and olive. And of course the star ingredient, organic pomegranate seed oil, known for its antioxidant properties. I knew about the benefits of drinking pomegranate but I hadn’t before considered putting it on my body. But according to Weleda, pomegranate seed oil helps “promote skin renewal and protect against free radical damage” whilst the organic jojoba oil “preserves your natural moisture and acts as an emollient, nurturing your skin and improving its firmness”. Their website even claims that the oil “accelerates natural skin renewal by 50% in just two weeks” if used twice a day. Sounds good doesn’t it? Well, I can’t vouch for that, but I am definitely looking forward to using this daily from now on. Weleda Pomegranate Oil, I like you very much.
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil is £19.95 and is available on their website. This product is certified natural with organic ingredients by NaTrue. You can read more about Weleda’s production standards and natural credentials here.