Mommy Greenest Approved: Weleda Age Revitalizing Evening Primrose Facial Care
I have a birthday coming up. I’m not going to share exactly what number I’m hitting, but let’s just say it’s a big one. As I approach said birthday, I’m noticing a few things changing in my world. Two of my three children have to bend down to hug me. Strangers routinely call me “ma’am.” But the biggest change? My skin is different. Drier. Less elastic. Even—dare I say it—downright saggy, in spots. I got help from Weleda’s new Age Revitalizing Evening Primrose Facial Care. Want to try? I’m giving it away!
Weleda tested Evening Primrose skincare on—ahem—“mature” women like me: 77% reported a more even complexion and 70% identified less puffiness. I’m sold! In the past, I avoided products for “mature” skin, because they made mine feel greasy. My skin is naturally oily, to the point that until recently I rarely used anything more than eye cream at night. But these days, I really notice a difference if I use the Weleda Evening Primrose range, especially the Age Revitalizing Night Cream and Eye and Lip Cream.
The Weleda range is made with evening primrose seed oil, gotu kola extract, inca nut oil and macadamia nut oil, which help moisturize and firm the skin. Like so many Weleda products, there is a distinctly aromatherapeutic benefit to the amazing natural fragrance, which is derived from pure essential oils of magnolia and sandalwood. It just smells beautiful—and makes you feel beautiful when you smell it.
As I’ve shared throughout the past year, when I discovered their Natural Deodorants and White Mallow Skin Care for babies with skin rashes or eczema, Weleda formulates to the highest standards. They’ve been creating sustainable, fair trade and truly natural products since 1921, using biodynamic, organic and certified wild ingredients whenever possible.
Let me tell you, this Night Cream is amazing! In the morning after using it, my skin is definitely firmer, more springy and more hydrated–not greasy. Want to try? My friends at Weleda gave me the entire Age Revitalizing Evening Primrose face and body range to give away to one lucky Mommy Greenest reader, totaling a whopping $181 in value. Enter here!
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My favorite skincare secret is Greek yogurt. Used as a mask (alone or with other ingredients), it does a fantastic job of exfoliating.
Oh I will try that! Thanks Annette!
Drink plenty of water, eat a variety of delicious foods, get enough sleep, and dance!
Dance! That’s the best tip ever!
I try to go by less is more with make up, if applied properly you don’t need to pile it on or have too many layers clogging your skin.
I love the oil cleansing method for my face, followed by a refreshing rosewater spray
wearing sunscreen and drinking lots of water
Protect my skin and drink-drink-drink water.
Drink plenty of water, wash your face at night, visit a dermatologist (I sunbathed a LOT when I was in high school)
I stay out of the sun. Wear hats and lots of sunscreen.
staying hydrated and getting enough sleep! Also exercising, sweating all the toxins out!
What is that? I’ll have to check it out!
Never go to bed with a dirty face!
I am still finding my secrets! 🙂 Thanks so much for the giveaway!
My favorite skincare secret? start attacking changes early and No Sun!,the sun does so much damage that is not seen until later years@ lots of water!
Really? How do you use that? Please share more!
My favorite skincare secret is not a secret, always wear sunscreen.
My best skincare secret is to use a moisturizer to keep your skin from getting dry.
I love face oil. It works wonders and doesn’t make my face oily.
Isn’t it funny how that works? I was scared of face oil for SO long!
Exfoliation is key to my skincare routine.
What do you use? Product, washcloth, scrubber? I’ve tried all three and prefer the scrubber at this point, but not too often.
Stay out of the sun!
Sleep, hydration and vit c!
Coconut oil is my favorite for everything from my bathwater to make-up remover
It’s so amazingly versatile. And I love that you can get certified organic for $4!
A Zinc supplement for acne. 50 mg tab once a day. : )
I use a daily moisturizer with SPF
Less is more when it comes to skin care. And, salmon makes skin glow!
My favorite skin-care secret? Don’t eat too much sugar + drink enough water every day!
Moisturize or use a face mask every night. And also remove your makeup!!
My secret is I use coconut oil to remove eye makeup each night.
Never, ever go to bed with your makeup on!
I meant a kombucha scoby 🙂
Ooooh..! I get it! Okay you put it on your face directly? After you’ve made Kombucha from it? What does that do? SO curious!!!
Feeling the invigoration after putting a mom cubs scoby on my face.
Okay, I’m so confused…!
Always put on moisturizer with high SPF!
Cut an orange add sugar and use as an exfoliator and mask.
I do that with a lemon, it also helps to lighten sun spots. You can add honey to hydrate; here’s the DIY: https://mommygreenest.com/five-minutes-to-natural-skin-lightening/ Will definitely try it with an orange, thanks for the tip!
Use spf 30 in a daily facial moisturizer
sunscreen and lots of water
I use sunscreen on my face and neck every single day and I wear a hat and sunglasses when I am outdoors.
Such good advice!
My favorite scent is lavender
Me too! And rose. And orange blossom. Oh, I can’t decide…as long as it’s natural fragrance! 🙂
I’m still looking for a secret! I Have perioral dermatitis and have recently found out that primrose oil is a safe ingredient to use. I’m very excited to try this and I hope to win!
This might be it, Alicia! Thanks for commenting 🙂
wash your face at night
To drink lots of water and moisturize!
LOTS of water and moisturize! 🙂
My secret is–no makeup! I think all the products women rub into their faces really causes skin problems.
I think that’s true if you use synthetics and also if you don’t wash well at night. But I have to say as I get older, I need a little coverage every day!
I love my rosehip oil.
Using eye cream daily and wearing sunscreen!
Drink lots of water is essential!!
African black soap followed by witch hazel and sunscreen every day regardless of whether or not the sun is shining.
Do you use Alaffia? I love that soap. Also their shampoo. And the skin cream!! I reviewed it here, seriously the entire line is AMAZING: https://mommygreenest.com/mommy-greenest-approved-alaffia-fair-trade-africas-secret/
My favorite skin care secret is exfoliation. I prefer gentle exfoliation because I’m prone to broken capillaries.
I use a washcloth in my bath or shower to gently “buff” my lips.
Good tip! Also I use coconut oil or some other balm on my lips night and day. I think it helps with those little upper lip crackles that are starting… ugh…!
I love a lavender scent.
I enjoy phyto organic products for skin and body, since receiving a gift facial using these products several years ago. They are much more noticeably effective than similar conventional products.
Have not tried this line, I’ll check it out. Thanks for the tip Harriet!
Water! Creams are nice too 🙂
Natalie J Vandenberghe
Cleanse, Moisturize, Protect! I love Weleda products 😉
GREAT PRODUCTS! !!
Use firming eye cream next to your ears to ward off wrinkles!
I’ve been using eye cream since I was 15. I am SUCH a believer in this. Thanks for sharing!
Making sure to wear sunscreen daily!
Don’t overthink it…make your routine simple then you’ll stick to it!
Cleanse, oil or serum, moisturizer.
Gentle exfoliation and wear natural oils on your face, even if it’s oily! I love organ oil.
Lots of Hydration 🙂
Tea tree oil works well for me
Where do you use it, Julia? All over or just spots? Thanks for sharing!
Love Weleda – the arnica oil works wonders on bruises – their face wash milk is divine and I agree with all the above posts on sunscreen
I need to try that face wash milk! Thanks for the recommendation and YES to sunscreen 🙂
Sunscreen and moisturizer – we have to take care of ourselves
My favorite is drinking plenty of water and always washing of make up at night and moisturizing! 🙂
Sunscreen: Never leave home without it!
SPF and coconut oil!
I’ve started using Rose Hip seed oil on my skin, and I feel like I can really see an improvement!
Does it smell like roses? I LOVE that scent…
Drink lots of water, and if you are vegetarian make sure you get your B vitamins!
Or anytarian! So essential!
ALWAYS wear sunscreen every single day.
Living in a moist climate.
It’s so true! When I visit my family in New Mexico I turn into a lizard!
Retin-A…it means that I have NO wrinkles at age 54!
Hm… That is an endorsement. But does it make your skin more sensitive to the sun?
Eat/drink your greens every day, stay hydrated and don’t over exfoliate!
My skincare secret is daily moisturizer with sunscreen! Protection is a must! And drinking plenty of water.
Marlene V. (Enelram)
Use sunscreen and wear a hat
I wear an SPF always!
Yes, make sure it’s physical not chemical blocker 🙂
Cut back on sugar consumption – I saw a huge improvement in my skin.
Don’t ‘over process’ your skin! I used to make my skin bad just by doing too much to it and when I finally simplified, it really looked much better.
I totally agree! I overwashed and overexfoliated for YEARS. When I started washing only once a day–at night–and started using toner, I really noticed a difference. I wish someone had taught me what I’m teaching my kids now!
Always wash my face before bedtime.
Always!! I keep nagging my teenagers about this 🙂
Get plenty of rest.
Totally! And not just your face, I really notice sunspots on the decolletage, too… (Not sure if I spelled that right!)
self preservation, sleep and oil pulling
Hm… Sleep yes!
Take omega-3 supplements
Such a great tip! I also take evening primrose internally twice a day now.
Keep your hands off your face
Yes, always. From acne to aging, this is good advice 🙂
add a few drops of organic jojoba oil when skin is really dry!
I don’t have any secrets but I’ve heard Evening Primrose is really good for your skin. Would love to try this!
drink plenty of water and always protect your skin,Weleda products are great!
drink a lot of water
Good advice, Petra!
it isn’t really a secret but it may as well have been when I was younger. Wear Sunscreen!!
Right? I used to BAKE with baby oil. Argh….