As you may suspect from my previous reviews, I’m a big Weleda fan. Every product I’ve tried from them has surpassed my expectations and as a brand they only produce certified natural skin care products, all of which are free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances and colourants.
They truly celebrate all that is natural and organic, so I was delighted to try one of their new perfumes and the matching hand cream from their sea buckthorn range.
Agrume Jardin de Vie £19.95 50ml
‘Discover the garden of life. Inspired by the natural fragrances in our Sea Buckthorn skin care range, Agrume captures the sunbeams of a light-filled day for you.’
The first thing to strike you is the beautifully bold box and matching bottle, both featuring powerful deep shades of orange mixed with bright sunny yellow; instantly reminding you of summer and the sun. The bottle shape is simple, but the ombre design is striking and instantly demands your attention.
The fragrance matches the packaging; it’s bright, bold and hits you with the fresh scent of summer. It offers strong citrusy notes of sea buckthorn berry, grapefruit and mandarin, mixed with rich tones of sandalwood.
It’s a refreshing and energising scent which is perfect to wear on a hot summer’s day. If you’re a fan of Weleda’s sea buckthorn products then this is certainly the scent for you.
Weleda have three other fragrances as part of their natural perfume range: rose, grenade and onagre. The entire range is 100% natural, made from natural essential oils and certified by NATRUE.
Weleda’s natural perfume range is priced at only £19.95 per bottle, which is outstanding value for a large 50ml bottle.
Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream £10.50 50ml
‘Light, quickly-absorbed hand cream for everyday use. Protects and moisturises the skin on your hands with valuable, rich oils and a fruity-fresh fragrance.’
Complementing the packaging of the perfume, the box and tube of the Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream features shades of bright bold orange and sunshine yellow. The design is simple and straight to the point with the words ‘moisturises and protects’ and ‘certified natural skin care’ across them.
A quick inspection of the ingredients list reveals a number of moisturising and protecting natural ingredients the cream includes, which are sesame seed oil, beeswax and sea buckthorn oil, as well as natural essential oils of grapefruit, mandarin, orange and sandalwood.
The cream has a thick consistency and is easy to spread across both hands, it is quickly absorbed and leaves my hands feeling super soft and supple. Whilst rubbing in the lotion, you are hit by its refreshing, citrusy scent which mirrors the scent of the Agrume perfume – strong citrusy notes of sea buckthorn berry, grapefruit and mandarin, mixed with rich tones of sandalwood. An hour after application my skin still feels soft and nourished.
All the ingredients are 100% natural and certified by NATRUE. The tube itself is the perfect handbag size – small enough to fit in any size bag, but big enough so that you can easily find it.
Another selling point? It’s only £10.50 for a generous 50ml. Bargain!
What’s your favourite Weleda product?