27 April 2014

New from Weleda: Baby Derma White Mallow Collection

There are a couple new players in Weleda's popular baby line: White Mallow Body Lotion and Face Cream. The duo is made with organic white mallow, pansy, and coconut oil to calm irritated skin and strengthen its protective barrier, and both products have been awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.  Unlike Weleda's previous calendula baby offerings, the White Mallow line is formulated without any added essential oils or fragrance.

There are no babies here, but you all know how much I love my unscented body lotions and Weleda rarely disappoints, so I'm sure it's no surprise how quickly I gravitated towards these.  Weleda's Calendula line is great, no question, but I was eager to see how these new, unscented additions would do.  



White Mallow Face Cream
Made with 97% organic ingredients, the White Mallow Face Cream is packed with ingredients that nourish, soothe, and protect.  The list includes - in addition to white mallow, pansy, and coconut oil - sweet almond, sesame, safflower, sunflower, and borage oils.  It reminds me a lot of Weleda's other face creams.  Smooth to apply and about a medium weight: enough to be moisturizing, but not so much that it feels heavy going on.  That said, I'm glad I opted for a sample of this one instead of the full size.  My face doesn't generally like coconut oil, and with coconut oil as the second ingredient, I'm not surprised this didn't fully agree with me.  It felt lovely going on, but within a few hours, my pores started to look a little congested - exactly how they get from coconut oil.    

Ingredients: Water (aqua), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, glycerin, alcohol, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, beeswax (cera alba), cetearyl glucoside, glyceryl stearate se, borago officinalis seed oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil unsaponifiables, hydrogenated cocoglycerides, althaea officinalis (white mallow) root extract, viola tricolor (pansy) extract, xanthan gum, lactic acid, glyceryl caprylate.

White Mallow Body Lotion
The body lotion, on the other hand, has been a big hit.  95% organic ingredients is nothing to scoff at either, especially when they include the same great oils as the face cream, plus healing cocoa butter and squalane.  The lotion achieves that perfect balance of rubbing in easily and still hydrating very well.  It's not heavy or greasy, but it does take a couple minutes to sink in fully.  It also leaves behind the most beautiful glow on the skin that's been getting me all geared up for summer.  

Ingredients: Water (aqua), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, glycerin, alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, beeswax (cera alba), hydrogenated coco-glycerides, thebroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, borago officinalis seed oil, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil unsaponifiables, glyceryl stearate se, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, althea officinalis (white mallow) root extract, viola tricolor (pansy) extract, xanthan gum, glyceryl caprylate, squalane. 

The Bottom Line
Weleda is a great company and I think these are both good additions to their lineup.  The face cream didn't work for me, but I'm pretty confident it would be fine for the many lucky people who can tolerate coconut oil on their faces.  And I really like the body lotion - it's definitely something I can see myself buying again.  


8 comments:

  1. I think both my son's skin and mine will love this, we are big fans of the calendula range so this has immediately gone on the shopping list! :) Xx

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    1. I was actually thinking of you with these! I think you'd really like them :)

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  2. Now this has me interested, I'm not a fan of Weleda because they don't declare their essential oils (only listing parfum) but of course an unscented range avoids that problem and the risk of irritation :-)

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    1. I wish Weleda was more transparent about which essential oils as well. They have scents I like and ones I don't, but luckily I've always been okay just basing it off the sniff test for their products. I can see it being much more frustrating for anyone with allergies or sensitivities!

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  3. Totally agree with @sugarpuffish's comment on the "parfum" listing on other Weleda products. I did not have a good experience with their Calendula line and I suspect this was because of a sensitivity to one of the unlisted essential oils. This line sounds promising, but I'm wondering about alcohol as the 5th ingredient and curious as to whether this type of formula would be too drying for my already very dry skin. I'll keep my eyes open for a sample so I can test before buying a full size. Thanks for a helpful review :)

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    1. It definitely makes sense to be cautious if you had a bad experience in the past! It's good feedback for Weleda, I'd also love it if they'd listen and start listing full essential oil ingredients.

      A lot of their products do have alcohol pretty high up in the ingredients. Not ideal, in theory, but it somehow works anyways. I've never had any problems with dryness from it.

      Do try samples if you can get your hands on them!

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  4. I have NOT seen this from Weleda yet... I have their rose soap right now and I sort of LOVE IT. MALLOW.... hmmm! :0) Great post, thanks!

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    1. Thanks! I think they launched just a couple months ago, so still pretty new. Is it the bar soap? I wish they'd make more soap scents (sea buckthorn please!) Rose never does it for me, but I've seen so many people rave about that soap!!

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