Monday, 23 December 2013

Skin prep: Weleda Iris moisture mask


    I generally think a good routine is all you need for good skin, however there are some products I look too as specific problem solvers and to prepare for a special occasion. Recently with all the extra stress the month of December brings I have been reaching often for the Weleda Iris Hydrating mask  (£13.50 for 30 mls) to balance, hydrate and moisturise the skin. 

    This is in fact my second tube of this mask, I have been using it for about six months but this month it has been a firm favourite so it seemed like the perfect time to review it. Weleda uses a lead plant for each of it's ranges and the Iris range is dedicated to combination skin. Iris is not an ingredient that I have seen in any other ranges making this product from Weleda quite unique, Iris root extract is used alongside cucumber to moisturise and cool the skin. Also included in the ingredients is sweet almond oil and jojoba which are nourishing and help to replenish the skins barrier. 

    I love Weleda as a brand but I do want address the only negative that I have about their products fairly early on in this review and that is the high alcohol content. Weleda use food grade alcohol as a preservative, and this product in particular has quite a strong scent of alcohol. I do find the alcohol content varies between their ranges and I like the rose and almond range because they suit my skin type well and seem to have less of it. With that out of the way I have not found the alcohol to have a bad effects on my skin or affect the way the product works but I would prefer it if Weleda used less of it. 

    This is a hydrating mask, it has a creamy consistency and I love to pop this on in the bath. My skin drinks this mask up whenever I use it, there is never much left on the skin to wipe away, I like that it doesn't set hard and any residue is easy to remove. When I use this my skin is just that little bit more plump and balanced, it looks that bit brighter and softer, I love the instant results you get from a mask and for that reason this one will be staying in my routine. In terms of green credentials it really doesn't get any better than Weleda, in fact they have recently won a sustainability award for their continued contribution to sustainability leadership, Weleda have been using bio-dynamic and organic ingredients since 1921 when the brand was founded and they are certified natural and organic by Natrue. 

    I have so many Weleda products on automatic repurchase and I have to say I have added this one to that list. What face masks are you loving right now? 

Ana x 
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  1. This really sounds great for the skin. I love Iris and like you, haven't seen them used as an ingredient in skincare before. The combination of cucumber, sweet almond oil and jojoba sound perfect for keeping the skin hydrated in Winter x

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    1. It is lovely and nourishing without being heavy at all :) Xx

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  2. I love Weleda as a brand too and this mask sounds fab… definitely something to try in 2014, me think ;) the purple tube is cute too xx

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    1. I am sure you will like this, it seems like it would be good for lot's of skin types, I do love the bright Weleda packaging too :) Xx

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  3. Uu I've been looking for a good hydrating mask, thanks for the review! :) I've been wanting to try the Sanctum one, unfortunately it's out of stock but this one also sounds great! I'm glad the alcohol doesn't affect your skin, I hate that they use it so much but maybe I'l still give it a go :)) xx

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    1. I tested it for a really long time to make sure and I haven't noticed any bad effects from it, you can get trial sizes so maybe get one of those first :) Xx

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