Review: Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream from Weleda

Have Weleda created the best moisturiser for those cold winter months? Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream is an award-winning rich, nourishing moisturiser created for dry skin and to help prevent the premature appearance of fine lines.

A little goes a long way so apply sparingly and gently massage in over the face and neck. I love that Weleda tell you to listen to your skin and use only as much as the skin can readily absorb. I'm sure we've all noticed that if we've been out walking all afternoon on a crisp and cold day our skin needs more TLC than if we've spent the day curled up on the sofa with a book. So always remember to look at your skin and feel it too before deciding on which product and how much of it to use whatever time of year. Another bonus is that this cream is quickly absorbed and makes a great base for make-up but I always leave at least 10 minutes after moisturising before applying cosmetics.

Results: Skin instantly feels plumper and softer. It also looks more radiant although, as with any moisturiser, some of that has to be attributed to massaging in the product.

Ingredients: Pure plant extracts of sedum, myrrh and horsetail help strengthen and revitalise the skin. Cold-pressed wild rose seed oil, rich in essential fatty acids, nourishes and supports the skin’s natural protective barrier.

Water (Aqua), Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Lysolecithin, Sedum Purpureum Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Extract, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, BenzylAlcohol*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*. *from natural essential oils.

Fragrance: Lovely rose scent which isn't at all overpowering as some rose fragrances can be.


Available from health food shops and some independent pharmacies or buy online from Weleda in the UK. Otherwise visit your country's Weleda website. A whole host of lovely products are available in this gorgeous Wild Rose range.

Environmental and ethical: Weleda really is a green girl's dream company. All their products are made from completely natural ingredients and they are free of artificial nasties, such as parabens, preservatives, fragrances or colourants, and GM ingredients.  Neither Weleda bodycare products nor individual ingredients are tested on animals. The Wild Rose Smoothing Day Cream is suitable for vegetarians and the roses used are fair trade. Weleda aims to become climate neutral and is known for its environmentally sustainable business practises globally. In Oct0ber 2011 Weleda joined the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) which is a non-profit organisation that promotes the ‘Sourcing with Respect’ of ingredients from biodiversity.

Packaging: Cardboard box can be recycled and so can the metal tube where recycling facilities exist. Don't forget that the plastic lid can be recycled at your local Lush store.

Price: £13.95 for 30ml but see above for some special offers

Be a Shade Greener rating (out of 5): 4

I've been using this every winter for the past 3 years and think it's a must-have product. I have combination skin and am in my late thirties and find this is ideal for protecting my skin during these harsh winter days. If you have dry skin this could become your new favourite daily moisturiser.


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What's your must-have winter skincare product? What other Weleda products have you tried and loved? Can anyone please recommend a top-quality natural or organic lip balm for winter as my lips seem particularly dry this year even though it's not that cold?

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