Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam review

Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam review

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.

Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam in my hand

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.

Witch hazel tree

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

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Have you tried Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam before? Let me know – I’d love to hear your thoughts!

My review of Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam, a gentle yet effective organic foaming cleanser that cleans and refreshes - perfect for your morning routine!

14 Replies to “Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam review”

  1. This cleanser sounds great! It’s hard to find a cleanser that doesn’t dry out my skin. Did you find that it gave enough moisture for a dryer skin?

    1. Hi Karin, it’s hard to say as my skin is combination, and the product is recommended for normal/combination skins. I’d probably go for something else if I had dry skin since witch hazel can be too astringent, I believe.

  2. Great review! I’ll have to check this out, I love gentle skincare products

    1. Me too! Thank you, Jenna.

  3. I must try this one…inci is great no SLS or EDTA, good x

    1. Yes, it’s a lovely clean product! I hope you like it.

  4. My skin can get sensitive so I love the sound of gentle products like this!

    1. Ah yes, me too! There are even gentler Weleda products for sensitive skin as this one is best suited to normal/combination. I recommend checking out the Weleda website https://www.weleda.co.uk

  5. I really like the idea of a cleanser that is gentle on your skin and doesn’t dry you out. I think my teen would love this!

    1. Yes, totally! I think this one would suit teens very well if they have normal or combination skin.

  6. This sounds great for after makeup removal. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Jazz. That’s exactly how I use it.

  7. Sounds awesome! I must try!

    1. Great! I hope you enjoy it!

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