I’m super excited to introduce you to Weleda’s new natural beauty balms. This 5-in-1 BB cream will save you time on your daily beauty routine. It moisturises, mattifies, and gives you a subtle glow and a sheer tint. It also refines the appearance of your skin, covers minor blemishes and strengthens your skin’s natural protective function.
All this in one tube!
About the company
Dr. Rudolf Steiner and Dr. Ita Wegman (one of the first women physicians in Europe) launched Weleda back in 1921.
After 97 years, Weleda still “strive to make the best non-toxic, cruelty-free, paraben-free, GMO-free, phthalates-free and synthetic fragrance-free products available in the marketplace.”
As a result, Weleda is one of the most established and respected natural personal care companies in the world. Which is why we get so excited when they release new products!
What are Beauty Balms (BB Creams)?
Beauty balms are a combination of skin care and makeup. This versatile product is a moisturiser, foundation, primer, and concealer all in one tube.
According to a chemist at Englewood Lab, Ni’Kita Wilson:
“The idea of a well-formulated BB cream is that it’s the only product you’ll need after you wash your face.”
BB creams is short for blemish or beauty balms. They were first developed in Germany by Dr. Christine Schrammek way back in the 1960’s. However, they only gained popularity around mid 2000’s when these creams reached the Asian markets. Then in 2011, BB creams arrived in the western market and the rest is history.
About Weleda’s Natural Beauty Balms
Aside from it’s versatility, Weleda’s natural beauty balm is also 100% Certified Natural by NaTrue.
This BB cream is also vegan and gluten free. And because it’s from Weleda, it’s naturally cruelty free and not tested on animals.
Weleda’s natural BB cream is available in two shades; bronze and nude.
It is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive ones. The texture is silky and light and it has a pleasant, lightly floral smell. It won’t clog your pores, but still provides a good coverage for minor blemishes.
Benefits of using this 5-in-1 natural beauty balms
- Hydrates your skin
- Mattifies skin
- Sheer, buildable tint and a subtle glow
- Refines skin appearance
- Strengthens skin’s natural protective function
Jojoba Oil is a light moisturiser and is easily absorbed by the skin. Aside from these, jojoba oil also helps in reducing the signs of premature aging.
Cucumber fruit extract is a humectant, which provides lasting moisture to the skin. While humectants are good in hydration it should be combined with occlusives to work its magic. Which is where Shea Butter comes in.
Shea Butter is great at protecting your skin from moisture loss. It is also known for its skin healing properties.
Witch Hazel distillate, don’t be intimidated by its name. This wonder ingredient is a known astringent which is capable of reducing acne, insect bites, and inflammation.
Iris Germanica Root extract also known as the bearded iris. The root of this plant is normally used for its fragrance because it smells similar to violets. Aside from its smell, this plant also has a mild anti inflammatory property.
Babassu Oil comes from a South American plant called Babasu. Babassu oil has a lot of benefits. But when it comes to skin care, this oil helps with acne. It is also as a good moisturiser.
Mineral pigments provides mattifying properties and a subtle tint.
Fragrance: Rose geranium, ylang ylang, and vanilla.
Nude: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mica (CI 77019), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Alcohol, Galactoarabinan, Squalane, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Iris Germanica Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Farnesol*.*from natural essential oils
Bronze: Water (Aqua), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mica (CI 77019), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Alcohol, Galactoarabinan, Squalane, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Iris Germanica Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491 / CI 77492 / CI 77499), Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Farnesol*.*from natural essential oils
What’s the verdict?
I’ve been testing this at home, and I like it. It’s easy to apply, either with your fingers or a foundation brush. You can just do one layer for a sheer tint, or if you want to apply more, you’ll find that it’s easily buildable. And if you can’t quite get the colour you want, you can blend the two shades together. As they’re mineral based colours, they blend really well into your skin tone.
I love how fast it is to apply, and how easy. Even if you’re blending colours, it takes no time at all.
And even though there’s titanium dioxide in this (which often irritates me), I find that even after a full day of wear, my skin is fine.
I’ve been wearing mine over moisturiser, because my skin is really dry. Especially at the moment, as we head into winter and I’m adjusting to cold air and drying heaters. But for normal skin, or summer skin, you wouldn’t even need a moisturiser. Gotta love that!
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