Weleda Skin Food is a cult beauty product. It has well-deserved iconic status amongst beauty editors, bloggers, and makeup artists. Around the world, one tube of Skin Food sells every 23 seconds, making it Weleda’s bestselling natural beauty product.
Since 1926, Weleda Skin Food has brought relief and comfort to those with dry skin, and beautified celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Julia Roberts, and Adele.
I’ve been a huge Weleda fan since my early 20s, but it took me a while to try Skin Food.
I’m so glad I did.
Now, I always have a big tube in my bathroom. There’s a travel size tube in my nappy bag, and one in my car – I like to have some pretty much everywhere. I love it.
Weleda Skin Food – skin’s saviour
But what is it, and why is it so good?
Skin Food is a Natrue certified super emollient cream that’s used to treat dry skin. It also protects the skin and actively helps it to repair itself from damage. It’s what you reach for when you know your skin needs help.
It’s a winter hero, but it also has surprisingly many summer uses. You can use it on your face, body, hands, and feet – day and night. You can even use it on your hair.
It’s a great multi-tasking product, so let’s have a look at some of the many uses for Weleda Skin Food.
Weleda Skin Food Uses
Here are some uses for Weleda Skin Food for your skin.
- Treat dry patches of skin, face or body
- Hydrate and heal dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis
- Softening hand and cuticle cream
- A wonderful Skin Food facial
- Overnight treatment for hands and feet using gloves and socks
- A facial highlighter for cheekbones, under eyebrows, and cupid’s bow
- Barrier cream for fake tanning or swimming
And your hair.
- Tame unruly eyebrows
- As a hair mask to hydrate and treat split ends
- Use as a finishing pomade to reduce frizziness
My experience using Weleda Skin Food
Weleda Skin Food comes in a metal tube with a screw cap. It has a lovely herbal citrus aroma. The light yellow cream has a thick, almost gooey consistency.
I really need to work it into my skin to get an even application. What I’ve found is that if my skin is very dry, it drinks up Skin Food right away. If my skin is well hydrated, Skin Food takes a little time to sink in.
My skin is left with a nice sheen – not greasy but well moisturised. The soothing effect is instant. My skin feels like it’s been well fed – both nourished and hydrated. It appears plumper and fine lines softened. It’s so comforting.
Let’s have a look at the beautiful natural ingredients.
Weleda Skin Food ingredients
Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Glycerin, Limonene, Viola Tricolor Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Sobitan Olivate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arginine, Zinc Sulfate, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Coumarin.
How do the ingredients help?
Botanical extracts of soothing chamomile, healing calendula, and moisturising and protective wild pansy work their magic for skin.
A base of lanolin, almond oil, and peanut oil protect the skin by forming a barrier against weather and water exposure. Lanolin, a product made from sheep’s wool, helps protect sheep from the elements and this protective effect really works for our skin, too. The nut oils help the other ingredients to penetrate the skin.
New Weleda Skin Food products
Weleda announced the arrival of new members to the Skin Food family. Let’s take a look at them.
Skin Food Light
I rushed to buy a tube of this when it was released in 2018. It’s a lighter formulation of Skin Food, touted as an intensive instant moisturiser.
Because it sinks in faster, it’s perfect if you don’t have time to wait for a richer cream to sink in. Skin Food Light isn’t as rich as Skin Food, but it does a great job at soothing dry skin.
Weleda Skin Food Light
Skin Food Lip Balm
I’m currently using Weleda Everon Lip Balm, which I love. When it runs out I’ll try new Weleda Skin Food Lip Balm. Especially for dry and chapped lips, like Skin Food, it contains wild pansy, chamomile, and calendula.
Weleda Skin Food Lip Balm
Skin Food Body Butter
There’s always need for a good body butter, especially in the winter months. Weleda Skin Food Body Butter is currently on my winter wish list. It’s not yet available but will cost £18.95 for 150ml when it is.
Weleda Skin Food Body Butter
Final thoughts on Weleda Skin Food
This well-loved moisturiser is a must in your skincare routine. The organic, natural, comforting cream will get you through winter and summer, helping your skin, nails, and hair with natural ingredients.
If you only take one product with you, make it Weleda Skin Food!
Weleda Skin Food
Have you tried Weleda Skin Food? What are your favourite uses for it? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Disclosure: this post contains references to products I’ve chosen with my credits as a LoveLula Accredited Blogger. My views are honest and my own.