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.
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.
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.