I’m starting a new kind of post for 2014. Beauty product reviews! I’ll be featuring a beauty product or makeup look and writing a short review on it each week. It will be a mixture of new releases, cult classics, drug store gems, home remedies, and everything in between. I’ll be trying all sorts of products. Anything from creams, makeup, and tools, to nail polish, shampoo, and perfume. Feel free to leave suggestions for future posts or your personal experience with the product in the comment section below. I’m looking forward to chatting about these with you and hearing what you think about the products too.
To start off my beauty reviews I’d like to introduce Weleda’s latest craze: Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Capsules. 30 individual capsules packed full of nutrients come in a small blue-glass jar bringing a luxury spa experience right into your own home. Each capsule contains Chilean rose hip oil (high in antioxidants), evening primrose oil (a natural anti-inflammatory), organic sweet-almond oil (to nourish and balance the skin), and vitamins A, C, and E (known to promote skin renewal). These capsules are designed to “soften fine lines, improve elasticity, and restore vitality”. A great product to counteract the first signs of aging, even if it’s only a preventative measure.
The Espace Weleda (spa) in Paris is known for their 45 minute classic facials and guess which little capsules are used during each treatment? That’s right, these twist open pods are making conversation in France. After cleansing your face, dry partially and rub the oil from one pod onto your damp skin. To really relax, try covering your face with a warm cloth, allowing the nutrients to be absorbed. I like to use them before bed when I can leave my skin free of makeup. I have combination skin so I was hesitant about rubbing oil onto my face at first, but I’m so happy I tried them! This product made it into my official skin care routine after one use. I woke up looking hydrated, fresh, and well rested. The oily didn’t leave my skin greasy or clogged at all.
All Weleda products are dermatologically tested and free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, or colorants. The smoothing facial capsules are made with 90% organic ingredients. I have to say I’m impressed, these are extremely convenient to use and smell amazing. I can’t help but give them out to my friends, it’s such a nice way to treat yourself after a long week or a busy day. I have a feeling this French favourite will soon be a cult classic worldwide. I’m hooked already!
Smoothing Facial Capsules: $40.00 for 30 capsules.
Recommended use: once per week (I can’t help but use them more).