Beautiful Because welcome Weleda Holistic Skincare to their store. This beautiful brand have been creating natural products for over 90 years with their most popular being Skin Food. They have ranges for all ages and skin concerns, as well as body care, baby and mens. Discover more about this brand below.
Weleda was founded in 1921, in Germany, by humanitarian and philosopher Rudolf Steiner. The brand sprouted from the root of a unique approach to personal health and wellbeing called anthroposophy – a Greek word meaning "human wisdom". This philosophical movement encourages the individual to view the importance of his or her life in conjunction with the entire universe. The forces of our body, soul and spirit are intrinsically connected, and they are closely related to the processes that occur in nature.
With farms all over the world to cultivate the beautiful ingredients they need for their products, beauty is not something that is made in a lab for Weleda; it is something that is cultivated right from the earth. Carefully. Lovingly. And certainly without chemicals and pesticides.
What Weleda can’t grow in their own farms, they source from fair trade partners around the world. Fifty per cent of Weleda’s fair trade partners currently employ Biodynamic® methods, and the company is working towards a target of 100 per cent. Not only do they demand fair trade, but they work to ensure everyone and everything along the entire growing, harvesting and manufacturing process is treated fairly, with care and respect. In choosing a Weleda product you have been part of a process that has created sustainable livelihoods for developing communities around the world.
For over 90 years now Weleda have demonstrated that nature can nurture and the earth can heal. And so they grow their organic roses so you can glow youthfully; they gather golden arnica blossoms to tend to bruises and sprains; they harvest acres of Biodynamic® calendula for the comfort and health of newborn babies - and to inspire the confidence in their cautious new parents. Weleda may plow and harvest 135 acres of Biodynamic® gardens around the planet. But what they really cultivate, is beauty!
Weleda believe nature offers everything they need to create effective beauty and wellness products. Look through their list of ingredients and you won’t find one unpronounceable synthetic compound or one toxic chemical. They aim to use only the purest ingredients and are certified by NATRUE. Toxins, additives and raw materials from mineral oils simply won’t do. But natural isn’t enough, their ingredients must be effective too and, Weleda's products are very effective, holistically working with your body’s own ability to heal, restore well-being and impart radiance. To ensure their ingredients maintain their innate potency, they harvest them quickly, and then process them as little as possible.
They look at what a plant is known to do naturally and use it to heal; for example Birch is particularly rich in flavonoids, which encourage moisture regulation, along with skin-benefiting saponins and tannins. Birch has long been used to purify the body, smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite, so Weleda use it in their body care range to bring balance within the skin, resulting in an improvement in the skin’s tone and appearance. Since the root (rhizome) of the iris plant has an extraordinary ability to regulate its own moisture balance by providing additional hydration as needed, making it capable of surviving through long periods of draught or rain, they use Iris in their range for younger and combination skin. They use antioxidant-rich pomegranate seed oil, from organically grown pomegranates, in their range for those concerned about skin ageing for it helps protect skin from damaging free radicals.
Below are some of our favourite products, visit our Weleda Brand Page to discover more
By Nina Weston