In this post, I review Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam.
I’m a big fan of cleansing foams. If I’ve been wearing makeup or SPF, I use a cleansing foam as the second step in a double cleanse. I also use a cleansing foam in my morning shower to refresh my skin.
As a huge Weleda fan, my excitement when they released this cleansing foam was very real! I immediately bought some from my Weleda Wellbeing Advisor. My bottle is all used up now, so I gave it a thorough testing over several months.
Ideal for normal and combination skin, and suitable for vegans, Weleda promises a gentle, non-drying deep cleanse that refreshes the skin while harnessing valuable plant extracts.
The aim is to gently remove daily dirt, excess oil, and make-up in the kindest, most effective way. Key botanicals include organic witch hazel and marshmallow along with a sprightly blend of essential oils – fab in the morning for a scented awakening!
As with all Weleda products, the cleanser is Natrue certified organic.
My experience with Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam
The plastic pump dispenser dispenses just the right amount of creamy foam. After massaging into damp – but not soaking wet – skin, rinse away with water.
I do feel my skin was left completely fresh and clean after using this cleanser. Even though the cleanser contains alcohol high up the ingredients list, I didn’t find it drying at all. Perhaps this is why it’s only suitable for normal and combination skin types, and not dry or sensitive.
The scent is amazing – citrus and herbal, and very refreshing in the morning. It’s so nice just to take a long deep breath in before cleansing to get your day off to a great start.
One thing I did find with the cleanser is that the pump became ineffective towards the end of the bottle. To avoid wasting product, I just screwed off the lid and poured a little of the cleanser into my hands and foamed it on my face.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the lovely natural ingredients.
Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam ingredients
Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocoyl Proline, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral.
Witch hazel distillate
With its long history in skincare, witch hazel barely needs an introduction. It’s a natural astringent that removes excess oil from the skin. Its high tannin and flavonol components are powerful antioxidants.
According to Truth in Aging, a recent Japanese study showed that witch hazel has strong activity against reactive oxygen in skin tissue. More research is needed to study how witch hazel can help in anti-ageing skincare products.
Marshmallow root extract
A soothing and moisturising addition to the face wash, marshmallow root contains a protective mucilage, rich in flavonoids and anthocyanins.
Along with its emollient qualities, the ingredient aids tissue fluid generation and increases moisture when skin is dry.
Final thoughts on Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam
This is a gentle but effective daily cleansing foam, ideally suited to morning use or as the second step in your double cleanse to refresh and deeply cleanse after makeup removal.
My combination skin is left clean, refreshed, and comfortable. It’s great value for money since the bottle lasts several months.
Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam
Have you tried Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam before? Let me know – I’d love to hear your thoughts!