I still remember reading an article in Cosmo in my twenties and laughing at the thought of eye wrinkles. I’m not laughing anymore. When I resolved to be better to my skin in the new year, I spent an hour at the health food store, reading packages and selecting my arsenal. As it turns out, the Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Capsules from one of my favorite natural beauty brands, Weleda, have become my favorite weapon.
I’ve been reading for years about how aging skin loves oil, but until now, I’ve been unsure of how much to use on my face to avoid a greasy mess. These capsules make it easy: just twist off the top, squeeze the 100% natural oil into your palm, and massage it into your face, neck, and décolletage.
They say you can use one capsule every night for an intensive treatment, but I find one a week is plenty to help revitalize my dry skin during the rough rigors of winter’s alternating cold and indoor heat. Plus it doesn’t clog my skin so I haven’t seen the cystic acne I’ve always gotten with facial oils.
Each capsule is 90% organic, with tons of vitamins and fatty acids, ingredients like jojoba oil, evening primrose oil, and peach kernel oil — all served up with the lovely scent of Turkish roses. It feels utterly smoothing and rich going on, and when I wake up, I can see an obvious difference and vitality in my skin.
And if you’re wondering, yes they make my eye wrinkles seem smoother. Until I can order extra sleep from Weleda, I’ll keep using these capsules.