Weleda gardens in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
(photo courtesy of ecofabulous.com)
Words like “green,” “natural” and “organic” have recently become mere marketing tools rather than true representations of the terms. In fact, many companies are throwing these words around even when the product in question is only partially green, organic or natural. The rule of thumb is this: if you can’t pronounce most of the words on the ingredients list, it ain’t natural.
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2) Weleda Calendula Diaper-Care is your secret savior for treating little blemishes on your face. Simply apply a small dot of the cream to the spot, and say goodbye.
3) Weleda Almond Smoothing Facial Oil doubles as a miraculous eye makeup remover. Simply apply a few drops to two damp cotton pads, and remove your long-lasting makeup for a soft, nourished finish.
Brilliant. Baby Calendula line also has quite a cult following from, well, babies and moms, but also imtheitgirl.com’s favourite, Alexa Chung.
Loyal readers will know that I’m a big fan of natural skincare. Not that I don’t use chemically engineered skin care products (I’ll try anything once!), but it’s a matter of lifestyle. Not all chemicals are harmful, but the truth is most people cannot differentiate between the ones that are and the ones that aren’t. If it’s a lifestyle choice, then one can’t go wrong with Weleda. This stuff is gold.