Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion Review

skincare review

Another gorgeously gentle cleanser to add to my ever-growing collection. This one’s from Weleda – the Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion for Sensitive Skin. It’s incredibly soft yet does a good job of removing makeup – though you’ll want a dedicated eye makeup remover if you’re wearing lots of mascara or kohl. One of the brilliant things about this cleanser is the packaging – just a simple squeezy tube that makes it ideal for constant travellers.

The texture is very light, so you don’t get the massage-ability that a balm or an oil would afford you, but it works well with washcloth and Clarisonic alike and it rinses off absolutely clean. It’s a good one for dry, tight, sensitive skin – fragrance free and formulated with sweet almond oil to keep everything nourished and supple. It costs £8.95 with free delivery and I bought mine from FeelUnique.com

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  1. Cris Rajic
    July 30, 2013 / 9:23 am

    Ruth, I read the whole prospect and it doesn´t say it removes make up but maybe it does or maybe I didn´t see it… It smells deliciously!

    • RuthCrilly
      July 30, 2013 / 9:32 pm

      It does OK with just basic makeup – waterproof, no. I double cleanse with it – it’s pretty light. Did you say you had this one? xx

      • Cris Rajic
        July 31, 2013 / 10:48 am

        Good to know that! Yes, this is the one which has broken me out sometimes but I guess it´s because of the hot weather and summer conditions in general

        • Cris Rajic
          July 31, 2013 / 10:50 am

          Suggestion: you could do a post or a video about packing for holidays, your make up and skin care essentials, even clothes or nail polishes, it would be very interesting and helpful, I´m going on holidays next week and it´s driving me crazy!

  2. Vee
    July 30, 2013 / 11:25 am

    Would this be equivalent to a cleansing milk? I can’t use anything else; I’ll just break out. Ugh…

    • RuthCrilly
      July 30, 2013 / 9:32 pm

      Yes, it is a cleansing milk. You can wipe off with tissue or I prefer to rinse off. x

  3. Lucy Dawson
    July 30, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    Hi Ruth.. I’ve just received my package from cult beauty of ‘rock’ by le soft as per the recommendation. I have never bought a perfume from the Internet without having pre sniffed it and I have to say that I absolutely love it! Your James Bond description is absolutely perfect and I want to send a big thank you your way for sharing this little gem. All the best to you..Lucy xx

    • RuthCrilly
      July 30, 2013 / 9:31 pm

      Woohoo! Thanks Lucy – glad you like it. xx

  4. July 30, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    How funny, I just tried this cleanser for the first time this week! I was surprised how much I liked it :)

    • RuthCrilly
      July 30, 2013 / 9:31 pm

      Good! x

  5. July 30, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    Weleda is a lovely brand, isn’t it. My favourite is their pomegranate range. The body oil is divine.

    • RuthCrilly
      July 30, 2013 / 9:31 pm

      Haven’t tried the pom oil – I really like the Sea Buckthorn though!

  6. Hanna Yoon
    July 31, 2013 / 7:32 am

    How do you decrease oil in oily skin? Do you just have to keep moisturizing it so less oil is secreted? Or do I just have to wait until the teenage hormones are over…

    • RuthCrilly
      August 8, 2013 / 10:27 pm

      You have to keep it balanced. So try a gentle, non-stripping cleanser (I like Alpha-H balancing) and then use mattifying or oil-control moisturisers. You still need to moisturise, but keep the skin clean and not overloaded with heavy oily products! x

      • Hanna Yoon
        August 9, 2013 / 10:23 pm

        Hmm I’ll have to see if that’s available in US stores! Thanks!

  7. August 1, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    Sounds like something my combo/sensitive skin would love during the wintertime! Thanks for the review :)

  8. Holly Corso
    August 7, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    Ruth, would you recommend the almond moisturiser from the same range? My skin is sensitive with a lot of redness, dry and flaky on the cheeks and very oily around my nose. I don’t know where to start!

    • RuthCrilly
      August 8, 2013 / 10:26 pm

      Haven’t tried that one! Sure it’s gorgeous though – take a look at Pai, too, amazing for dry flaky skin. x

  9. August 8, 2013 / 10:44 pm

    Ah I had this on my trial list for wintertime.. lets bump this up a few spots now. Would you say it’s a good replacement for the Lavera wild rose milk that they discontinued?

  10. August 18, 2013 / 10:02 am

    Hey Ruth! On Tuesday I bought this because of your recommendation! And what can I say, I am absolutely in love with it. It is soft, smells good, cleans my skin, inexpensive, natural and even available in Germany! I couldn’t be more thrilled about this. Have you tested other Weleda products as well? Because now I’m curious about them and will probably purchase some other products after I’ve used up some of the things that are lying around.
    Thank you for the awesome recommendation. :)

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