The first and last time I wrote a Father’s Day post 5 years ago. I certainly don’t usually write them in advance of special occasions.
But this post is a bit different because I’m going to help you to get ready for Father’s Day by offering to gift this beautiful Weleda bundle to one lucky winner. I’ve chosen my husband George’s three favourite products, worth £26.65, from Weleda’s organic skincare range for men and this is why …
George’s daily favourite – Arnica shower gel £7.95
This transparent gel refreshes and preserves the skins natural moisture. It’s one of the very few natural and organic sports shower gels available. George plays a lot of badminton normally and the combination of invigorating rosemary and soothing lavender, plus muscle easing arnica, make this the perfect choice. During lackdown when we’re all moving less it’s a brilliant shower gel to wake yourself up in the morning. There is a shower gel in Weleda’s men’s range but having tried both George prefers the Arnica sports shower gel.
George’s shaving favourites – shaving cream £11.95, shaving brush £6.75
George likes to wet shave but not that often! I admit he wasn’t sure about Weleda’s shaving cream at first as he felt it didn’t lather as much as the shaving foam he’d always used. It’s true that Weleda creams don’t lather up as much because no synthetic foaming agents are used in Weleda products. The game changer for persisting was a friends recommendation to get Weleda’s shaving brush instead of using fingers to apply the shaving cream. Soon George realised that far from needing more cream to get good coverage he could use less and just work it up well using the brush. George shaves about every 4 days (or less if work commitments allow it) and Weleda’s shaving cream handles short or longer facial hair. George doesn’t like the feel of creams on his face so never moisturises and says the feel of the cream afterwards is enough for him (soothing almond oil, goats milk and white mallow are to thank for that). George follows up with Weleda’s after shave balm which contains extracts of chamomile and myrrh to gently soothe and calm the skin after wet or dry shaving. Cooling and moisturising aloe vera combined with jojoba oil protect the face from dryness.
Why Weleda make a separate skincare range for men
It’s not just women and children that are increasingly finding they have skin sensitivities and allergies – male interest in natural alternatives is also growing – so gentle, all natural shaving products are great for delicate skin or anyone prone to allergies or dermatitis. The Weleda Men’s range is made from 100% natural ingredients including organic plant extracts, and is free from potentially irritating synthetic additives and fragrances.
Men’s skin is somewhat thicker than women’s, which also gives it more resistance to the elements. Men’s skin contains more collagen, which means that it does not age as quickly as women’s, but when it starts to show signs of ageing, it happens more quickly. Men’s skin is generally somewhat more oily than women’s and more prone to problems with spots, blackheads, shininess and large pores. Most men shave more or less every day, which gives extra wear on the skin and can make the skin irritated or result in rashes.
If I could have made this a top 6 Weleda Men’s favourites prize I would have included Sage deodorant too. It’s phenomenal for keeping you fresh during the day or for 3 hours on the badminton court. Add in the After Shave balm and a tube of healing cuts and grazes salve for shaving nicks and you would have had a gorgeously love filled bundle for the man in your life worth £60.91. What’s more you would also receive a free revitalising foot balm worth £11.95 (to pass on or keep depending on how generous you are feeling!). Sadly my budget couldn’t stretch to that but if yours can (see shopping basket screenshot here) I love putting special bundles like this together – please don’t hesitate to message me with details of your loved one if you’d like to order anything. If you let me know your budget and I will always help you to find something special.
Would you like to win this Weleda bundle?
💙 All you have to do to enter is go to this Gleam giveaway page.
💙 You can enter up to 4 times by checking out my Weleda Gloucester social media pages
💙 The giveaway is only open to UK residents. Weleda UK* staff or other Weleda Wellbeing Advisors are not able to enter (sorry folks but feel free to share for your friends and clients)
💙 A winner will be drawn at random on Saturday 13th June at 8am and I will post the bundle to a UK address of your choice.