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Weleda Iris Skin Care
For all age groups
For all skin types (except highly sensitive)

Day Cream      Refreshing Gel Masque     Night Cream

Facial Toner      Moisture Cream      Intensive Treatment Masque

See also Almond Skin Care

Iris was the name given by the ancient Greeks to the goddess who was the godsí messenger to human beings. Her symbol was the rainbow - the many-coloured refraction of sunlight coming through raindrops. Like the rainbow, the Iris plant combines the natural forces of water and light in an unusually powerful way. It is a plant that can adapt to extreme dryness or moisture.

The Irisís stems are its rhizomes which grow over the surface of the earth rather than up in the air as part of its amazing ability to store moisture collected by the roots beneath. By constant adjustment to moisture conditions the Iris always has the reserves to produce its dramatically fast spring growth.

The rhizome, stalk and leaves have special layers to protect them from drying out. The top of each new leaf looks as if it is covered with dew but these droplets come from inside the plant, secreted by the Iris through special cracks to give each leaf its own moist micro-climate, keeping it smooth and soft.

In skin care Iris is used to help the skin regulate its moisture content. Iris extract on the skin surface, the outmost epidermal layer, holds moisture there, giving an immediate feeling of moisturisation. This layer of dead skin cells, the stratum corneum, is the only one reached by many skin creams. Iris, however, has fatty acids which can penetrate and nourish the lower epidermal cells which produce keratin, giving the skin resilience and melanin, the pigment which protects us from sunlight.

Lack of fatty acids can lead to excess loss of water through the skin leaving it dry and feeling sensitive. The plant oils are a source of fatty acids and they work with other substances in the Iris to help the skin regulate its own moisture balance.

Weleda Iris Skin Care products contain no aromatic oils, artificial fragrances, colours or preservatives.

 


 

 

 

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Weleda Iris Day Cream - 30ml tubeWeleda Iris Day Cream

Weleda Iris Day Cream provides moisture and protects the facial skin against dehydration. When used daily, it helps to activate the natural moisture≠regulating properties of the skin. Pure jojoba oil and beeswax give the skin a soft, creamy feel, and natural aromatic oils have an invigorating effect.

Form: Oil in water emulsion

Ingredients: CTFA (INCI): Water (Aqua), Jojoba (Buxus chinensis) Oil, Alcohol, Glycerin, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao), Magnesium Aluminium Silicate (Fuller Earth), Lysolecithin, Beeswax (Cera alba), Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Orris (Iris germanica) Root Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Distillate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance: natural essential oils (Iris Resinoid, Bergamot (Bergaptin-free), Chamomile, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Litsea cubeba, Rose, Sweet Orange).

Properties:

  • suitable for all skin types

  • intensive care, protecting against the elements

  • encourages natural hydration of upper layers of the skin

  • stimulates vital exchanges in the heart of the cutaneous tissue due to the active plants and essential oils

  • skin is supple and soft, radiant complexion

  • smooth/creamy texture

  • forms a good make-up base

  • suitable for vegetarians

Users: Everyone looking for natural products for face care - with the exception of highly sensitive skin (see Almond Skin Care).

Directions for use:
When? Use in the morning after washing/cleansing the face.

How? Apply to clean skin: using fingertips, gently massage into the face, neck and chest. Use only as much as the skin can readily absorb. For dry skin, caused by seasonal or hormonal changes or changes in the weather, use Iris Moisture Cream in combination with Iris Day Cream.

For removing eye make-up: Non-stimulating Almond Cleansing Lotion or Almond Facial Oil. Almond Facial Oil also provides an excellent treatment of the delicate skin around the eyes; very gently pat on with fingertips.

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Weleda Iris Refreshing Gel Masque

Iris Refreshing Gel Masque is a non-greasy cooling gel, to refresh and revitalise skin strained by the influences of the environment.

This oil-free treatment, formulated with biodynamic Iris germanica root, quickly replenishes moisture in the outer layers of the skin, leaving the skin feeling toned, smooth and supple.

For dry skin, we recommend using Weleda Iris Intensive Treatment Masque.

 

  • Dermatologically tested
  • Free of synthetic fragrances, colours, preservatives and raw materials derived from mineral oils.
  • Product and ingredients not test on animals.

    Detailed instructions for use can be found on the in-pack leaflet.

Properties:

  • non greasy masque gel
  • rapidly restores radiance and freshness
  • encourages natural hydration of upper layers of the skin
  • refreshing and invigorating action
  • softens the signs of tiredness and stress
  • skin is smooth, complexion fresh and radiant
  • suitable for vegans

Users: Everyone looking for natural products for face care - with the exception of highly sensitive skin (see Almond Skin Care).

Directions for use:
When? Use once or twice a week after cleansing (preferably in the morning).

How? Apply a 1-2mm layer to the face, neck and chest. Avoid area around the eyes and lips. Allow to work for 5-10 minutes. Gently remove with cosmetic tissues or cotton wool pads and rinse with clean lukewarm water. Dry the skin carefully and apply either Iris Day Cream or Moisture Cream depending on the needs of the skin.

For removing eye make-up: Non-stimulating Almond Cleansing Lotion or Almond Facial Oil. Almond Facial Oil also provides an excellent treatment of the delicate skin around the eyes; very gently pat on with fingertips.

Tip: The gel is also perfect as a non-greasy hand-care product.

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Weleda Iris Night Cream - 30ml tubeWeleda Iris Night Cream

Weleda Iris Night Cream helps to support the natural moisture reserves of the facial skin during its nightly rebuilding phase. Extracts of chamomile and calendula flowers leave the skin feeling soft and revived. Pure almond oil envelops the skin in warmth.

Form: Oil in water emulsion

Ingredients: CTFA (INCI): Water (Aqua), Sweet Almond (Prunus dulcis) Oil, Alcohol, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) Butter, Gyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Orris (Iris germanica) Root Extract, Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) Extract, Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Extract, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate (Fullers Earth), Xanthan Gum, Fragrance: natural essential oils (Iris Resinoid, Bergamot (Bergaptin-free), Geranium, Labdanum, Lavender, Palmarose, Rose, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang).

Properties:

  • suitable for all skin types
  • strengthens the moisture-retention and balance of the skin during its nightly regeneration phase
  • encourages preservation of hydro-lipid balance
  • soothes and softens the skin
  • leaves skin feeling supple, smooth and relaxed
  • suitable for vegetarians

Users: Everyone looking for natural products for face care - with the exception of highly sensitive skin (see Almond Skin Care).

Directions for Use:
When? Apply in the evening, after washing/cleansing the face.

How? Using fingertips, gently massage into the face, neck and chest. Use only as much as the skin can readily absorb. For very dry skin, caused by seasonal or hormonal changes or changes in the weather, use Iris Moisture Cream in combination with Iris Day Cream.

For removing eye make-up: Non-stimulating Almond Cleansing Lotion or Almond Facial Oil. Almond Facial Oil also provides an excellent treatment of the delicate skin around the eyes; very gently pat on with fingertips.

To purchase this product, please click here: Weleda Iris Night Cream

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Weleda Iris Facial Toner - 100ml bottleWeleda Iris Facial Toner

Weleda Iris Facial Toner tones the skin, helping to restore the skin's natural pH level. Distillate of witch hazel and lemon juice provide an astringent effect, while natural aromatic oils refresh and revive the skin.

Use Iris Facial Toner after cleansing with Iris Cleansing Lotion and before applying your Weleda facial cream.

Form: Water-alcohol liquid (14% alcohol)

Ingredients: CTFA (INCI): Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Distillate, Lemon (Citrus limonum) Juice, Orris (Iris germanica) Root Extract, Fragrance: natural essential oils (Iris Resinoid, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Rose, Rosemary).

Properties:

  • suitable for all skin types
  • completes the action/effect of Iris Cleansing Lotion
  • natural astringent effect due to the Hamamelis and Lemon
  • invigorates and enlivens skin due to action of essential oils
  • restores the skinís natural acid/alkali balance
  • skin regains its radiance and glow
  • suitable for vegans

Users: Everyone looking for natural products for face care - with the exception of highly sensitive skin (see Almond Skin Care).

Directions for use:
When? Morning and evening after cleansing.

How? Apply a small amount to a moistened cotton wool pad and stroke gently over the face, neck and chest. Avoid the area around the eyes.

For removing eye make-up: Non-stimulating Almond Cleansing Lotion or Almond Facial Oil. Almond Facial Oil also provides an excellent treatment of the delicate skin around the eyes; very gently pat on with fingertips.

To purchase this product, please click here: Weleda Iris Facial Toner

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Weleda Iris Moisture Cream - 30ml tubeWeleda Iris Moisture Cream

Delicate Weleda Iris Moisture Cream absorbs quickly and provides long-lasting protection against dehydration of all skin types. Made with pure jojoba oil and beeswax, this light cream gently invigorates the skin without blocking the pores, leaving it feeling healthy, fresh and smooth to the touch.

Form: Oil in water emulsion

Ingredients: CTFA (INCI): Water (Aqua), Jojoba (Buxus chinensis) Oil, Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Linoleate, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate (Fullers Earth), Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Distillate, Orris (Iris germanica) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Beeswax, Fragrance: natural essential oils (Bergamot (Bergaptin-free), Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Sweet Orange).

Properties:

  • suitable for all skin types
  • encourages natural hydration of upper layers of the skin
  • stimulates vital exchanges in the heart of the cutaneous tissue
  • slows down evaporation of water from skin surface
  • skin is velvety-smooth, complexion radiant and fresh
  • fluid and light texture
  • forms a good make-up base
  • suitable for vegetarians

Users: Everyone looking for natural products for face care - with the exception of highly sensitive skin (see Almond Skin Care).

Directions for use:
When? Use each morning after washing/cleansing the face.

How? Using fingertips, massage in to the clean face, neck and chest. Use only as much as the skin can quickly absorb. For very dry skin use Iris Intensive Care Masque, or dry skin caused by seasonal or hormonal changes or changes in the weather, use Iris Moisture Cream in combination with the richer Iris Day Cream.

For removing eye make-up: Non-stimulating Almond Cleansing Lotion or Almond Facial Oil. Almond Facial Oil also provides an excellent treatment of the delicate skin around the eyes; very gently pat on with fingertips.

To purchase this product, please click here: Weleda Iris Moisture Cream

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Weleda Iris Intensive Treatment Masque - 30ml tubeWeleda Iris Intensive Treatment Masque

Weleda Iris Intensive Treatment Masque offers a long-lasting treatment that helps to stabilise facial skin and encourages the skin's natural equilibrium. With extracts of cucumber, hops and birch in a base of pure almond and jojoba oils, it leaves the skin feeling relaxed, smooth and soft to the touch.

Form: Oil in water emulsions, gellified

Ingredients: CTFA (INCI): Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Alcohol, Sweet Almond (Prunus dulcis) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Lysolecithin, Jojoba (Buxus chinensis) Oil, Algin, Orris (Iris germanica) Root Extract, Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) Extract, Birch (Betula alba) Bark Extract, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Distillate, Hops (Humulus lupulus) Extract, Hectorite, Fragrance: natural essential oils (Bergamot (Bergaptin-free), Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Sweet Orange).

Properties:

  • suitable for all skin types
  • masque cream of smooth texture
  • intensive treatment
  • supports the body's forces of auto-regeneration
  • encourages natural hydration of upper layers of the skin
  • encourages vital exchanges in the heart of the cutaneous tissue
  • leaves the skin supple, soft and radiant
  • suitable for vegans

Users: Everyone looking for natural products for face care - with the exception of highly sensitive skin (see Almond Skin Care).

Directions for use:
When? Apply once or twice a week after cleansing.

How? Apply a 1-2mm layer to the face, neck and chest, avoiding the eye and lip area. Allow to work for 15-30 minutes. The Masque does not dry and tighten. Gently remove with cosmetic tissues or cotton wool pads and rinse with clean lukewarm water. Dry the skin carefully and apply either Iris Day Cream, Moisture Cream or Night Cream depending on the needs of the skin.

For removing eye make-up: Non-stimulating Almond Cleansing Lotion or Almond Facial Oil. Almond Facial Oil also provides an excellent treatment of the delicate skin around the eyes; very gently pat on with fingertips.

To purchase this product, please click here: Weleda Iris Intensive Treatment Masque

Also see: Applying Skin Care section


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