You smell nice, mummy – JD, 6
Ugh, it’s been a long, wet Winter in the UK and while I’m trying to be optimistic and say, ‘It’ll be Spring soon!”, my body is getting rather tired of the lack of sun, and my skin has taken a real bashing from the elements.
Weleda has been a real treat this Winter with its Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash (£1.95 for 20ml or £8.95 for 200ml) and Pomegranate Regenerating Body Lotion (£21.95 for 200ml).
First, they smell incredible – I mean, seriously delicious – and feel great on my skin, but more significantly, they really seem to help keep my sensitive skin in good condition.
The Pomegranate skincare range from Weleda is apparently formulated with nourishing oil from naturally sun-ripened pomegranates to help boost the skin’s own regenerating processes and make it feel soft, radiant and smooth. For an eczema sufferer like me, Weleda is also great as the range is 100% free from synthetic detergents and artificial additives of any kind, meaning the wash doesn’t strip my skin of moisture.
Weleda also sent over a couple of cartons of refreshing and distinctive POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice (£3.56 for 310ml), which I’ve long been a fan of, but I didn’t know just how good for you it is.
Here’s the low down on the benefits of pomegranate juice, according to Weleda and POM Wonderful:
- Polyphenol Antioxidants – help protect the body against “free radicals” – unstable molecules that cause damage to our bodies over time. Polyphenol antioxidants unique to pomegranates include punicalagin, anthocyanins and resveratrol
- Vitamin C – helps maintain muscles and blood vessels, assists in the formation of collagen and helps the body absorb iron
- Vitamin K – plays a key role in blood coagulation
- Fibre – helps maintain digestive regularity and may reduce LDL cholesterol, which may help lower the risk of heart disease
- Potassium – helps regulate blood pressure and maintain strong bones
- Foliate – helps produce DNA and form healthy new cells, (important during pregnancy)
- Copper – works with iron to form healthy red blood cells. Copper helps to produce energy in cells and form a protective covering of your nerves and connective tissues
- Iron – needed for the production of haemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying part of blood
- Calcium – crucial in growing new bone and maintaining bone strength
Who knew, eh? I’m off to stock up on more pomegranate juice to get me through the rest of the cold season. But the sun will be shining soon, right? Riiiight?
Disclosure: we were sent the cream, wash and juice for review. No payment was received. All posts are 100% honest.