Saturday, 18 May 2013

Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Oils Capsules

I had read so many fantastic reviews about Weleda that I really wanted to give some of their products a try.
You all know my addiction to all things Rose so it will come as no surprise that I was immediately drawn to Weleda's Wild Rose range, there are so many fabulous products to choose from it was a difficult choice but in the end I decided to go for the Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Oil Capsules.

The capsules come in a lovely blue glass jar, which I love, and come as a pack of 30 so this can be used either as months supply or just dip in and out of if you feel your skin needs a little extra umph!

Each capsule contains a blend of cold-pressed plant oils, such as wild rose seed oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, peach kernel oil and evening primrose oil.

I have other Rose Oils but they are loose liquids in jars and the idea of individual capsules appealed to me, as it is a measured dose and the oil in theory should be fresher as it is encased inside the capsule.

I have been using one of these capsules every evening as my overnight facial treatment, I applied them straight after cleansing & toning, then applied my eye cream and went to bed.
The amount of oil in one capsule is, I think, very generous and more than I need for my face and neck, so my decolletage got a treatment too, which is probably no bad thing!
This of course will depend on your skin type and condition, if you have very dry or out of condition skin it will accept more oil.
The oil really absorbed into my skin well and it felt like velvet as soon as it was applied.  
In the morning my skin felt so soft and smooth and looked plump and a nice even tone, I could really see a difference.
I do feel these capsules give a really intensive treatment, my skin has been happy to take a capsule a night as I don't use anything else with it, but you may find 1 or 2 capsules a week is enough for you.
I also wouldn't personally use these in the morning as they just too intensive, however my OV Naturals Triple Rose Oil does a fine job there already!
The other thing I've noticed is my lack of hormonal spots this month, I usually only get one or two small ones now but this time nothing at all not one, now I'm not saying this is solely down to this oil alone as there are too many other lifestyle factors to take into account but what I am saying is it's highly unusual and this is the only new facial skincare product I'm currently using so I'm thinking maybe it's the Evening Primrose Oil in the blend that has helped, as it is well documented for easing PMT and other hormonal issues when taken internally.
Weleda claim that the oil softens fine lines, and although haven't got any facial the moment, I do have some fine lines around my eyes, well I am 38 girls!, and I'm hoping over time these capsules along with my other oils and skincare will help to slow their progress down and reduce the formation of new ones!
I really like these little capsules and will be purchasing them again, the only negative aspect for me is I am not thrilled with the smell of the oil, it's certainly not as nice as the OV Naturals Triple Rose Oil,  but that's just my personal opinion and it doesn't linger on the skin long so it's only a minor niggle.
I think they are ideal for anyone with a dry skin or a skin that needs a little TLC.  They are also perfect for travelling - no spillages and if you decant them out of the pot they will hardly take up any room!
~ Ingredients ~
 Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citronellol*, Benzyl Alcohol*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*. * from natural essential oils.
I purchased my capsules from LucyRose here for £18.95.
As ever you are all welcome to leave your comments & blog links below
Till next time my lovelies!
Jenny xx


  1. I always wonder if capsules like this aren't a bit of a gimmick, since you inevitably end up with less product than a bottle of oil/serum, but they're tempting nonetheless! These sound lovely :)

    1. yes I do know what you mean Caitie lol! xx

  2. I think this is one of the few Weleda products I haven't tried so this review was really useful, I have a lot of oils to use before I could buy these but they sound great for a winter time treat when your skin is really thirsty. x

    1. I think you would like them chick, xx

  3. I have a sample pack of these capsules, I'm going to try them now! Love your posts Jen, so much detail and a wonderful read.

    Jen xxx

    1. Ohh fab! let me know what you think to them, hope you enjoy! xxxx

  4. These sound lovely, I've never actually seen these before so thanks for the review :) There's such a lovely combination of oils in the capsule - like Ana I think I might purchase this in winter x

  5. Great review! I've used these in the past and agree they don't smell as nice as OV naturals or Bodhi face oils x