I recently reviewed Weleda Skin Food which I absolutely love. It deals with my very dry skin like few other products so I was interested to see how a Weleda body oil would fare on my crocodile skin. The pomegranate range is targeted at the forty plus market with the regenerative properties of pomegranate being the lead ingredient in this range.
At over twenty pounds for one hundred millilitres it is the most expensive body oil in the range but in line with other body oils I’ve purchased. The pomegranate oil is actually a jojoba, sesame and sunflower seed oil blend each of which have a high fatty acid content and are lovely skin nourishing oils. The additional olive, macademia millet seed wheat germ oils though present in smaller quantities as well as high fatty acid content have phytosterols which can help to reduce inflammation and vitamin E.
Pomegranate oil is extracted from the seeds via a process called cold pressing which is where the seeds are crushed and ground to within an inch of their lives at temperatures below fifty degrees Celsius. Pomegranate seed oil is extremely high in vitamin C as well has having the fatty acid and anti inflammatory properties of the other oils in the blend. The resultant oil has a medium texture which absorbs quite quickly into the skin. The oil is fragranced and has a very sweet and fruity aroma which surprised me but it dissipates quickly on the skin.
I love body oils and this is a nice one. It kept my skin moisturised for the whole day and whilst older skin will definitely benefit from the high level of anti oxidants in this product, I think that if you have dry skin generally this product will work for you. That said…Skin Food is still my favourite moisturiser from the Weleda range!