Second stop of TBY3 was the Weleda corner. In the Weleda filosophy, the use of pure, natural products and a holistic vision on the body are key. Products are made following very high criteria. For example; you won't find any Weleda products in big pots. Everything is packaged in flacons and bottles with small openings, leaving as little room as possible for contamination of the product. They also use expiry dates, something you won't often find on products. That is because most manufacturers use unhealthy chemical preservatives, something Weleda doesn't do.
Focus of the day was on the Birch-extracts line. The range of three products is developped to prepare the body for spring after the harsh cold winter.
First there is the 'Birch Skin Peeling' with carnuaba- en bee wax pearls. As most peelings, it removes dead skin cells and reactivates the micro-circulation of the skin. I tried it just yesterday and I must admit it smells incredibly fresh and spring-like.
Then we have the 'Birch Cellulite Oil'. The smell is very fresh too, very lemon-like. The Weleda-lady told me that you have to massage your legs with the oil from your feet upwards. As with most cellulite products, you shouldn't expect miracles. The best solution is still to avoid sugar and drink plenty of water. But next to that, I believe the oil can help too.
To finish the detox program, there is the 'Organic Birch Juice' which cleanses the body from the inside. When you drink it pure, it doens't taste very nice. So we tried it in a cocktail with other fruit juices and that way it was rather tasty.
PS remember this raving review I wrote about the Weleda Intesive Moisterizer for Men? Just last week it won the Dutch Astir Award for Cosmetics. Who's the trendsetter now? ;)