Product Review: Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil

For 90 years, European brand Weleda has been a staple in the bathroom counters and medicine cabinets of many beauty addicts. Their products are made from naturally sourced ingredients and their legendary Skin Food is lauded and loved by many. Recently I had the chance to try Weleda's Sea Buckthorn Body Oil ($25 for 100ml), and if my experience with this one product is any indication, I'm starting to see why the brand is so beloved.

Made from sesame and organic sea buckthorn oils with a touch of citrus, the formula promises to deliver intense moisture along with a heavy dose of vitamins, antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids. As great as it is for winter, the Sea Buckthorn Body Oil is supposedly very good for summer too: its high antioxidant content and richness restore damaged sun-parched skin.

I've been using this oil for the past month, and while I can't speak to its lofty antioxidant claims, I can attest to the fact that it moisturizes better than many lotions and creams. A little oil rubbed into my arms and legs after my shower and before I go to bed, and I wake up with silky smooth skin. Even the boy commented on how soft my skin was! As for the formula, it's lightweight and surprisingly non-greasy (as long as you don't overdo it). It warms on contact, feels luxurious and smells delectably citrusy. All in all, the perfect product.

Are you a fan of Weleda? Which products have you tried?


  1. Die hard fan here of all Weleda's oils. I also use Weleda's Cleansing Milk and Refining Toner before bed -- also excellent!

    Great review!

  2. I've tried the Wild Rose night cream. It gave me a glowy and clear complexion. Skin Food's next on my list!

  3. Is Weleda available here in Vancouver, maybe Whole Foods?

    RE: Anya's suggestions: those sounds like good choices.


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