Archive: Skin Food – Weleda

I feel that I am overloading you with winter skin solutions at the moment but its that time of year and to be honest, hydrating my clients skin pre-make-up (not to mention my own parched face) is at the forefront of my mind.

If you haven’t heard of Weleda’s iconic Skin Food (£7.95/£12.50) then where have you been?!

One of Weleda’s oldest products, this stuff has been around since 1926!  With a massive celebrity following (Victoria Beckham, Adele, Erin O’Connor and Brooke Shields are all confirmed fans), Skin Food is a staple in the kits of many a Make-up Artist.

The rich, dense formulation is perfect for tackling those pesky dry, flaky areas such as heels, elbows, hands and feet. Super hydrating and nourishing thanks in part to the Sweet Almond and Sunflower Seed oils, it is fantastic stuff and so, so versatile…

If your hands or feet are really suffering then slather them in a bit of this before bed and pop on a pair of cotton gloves or socks and Hey Presto! beautifully soft, hydrated skin come morning.

Alternatively if your face is feeling a little tight or looking parched then apply liberal quantities and allow it to sink in – it is a great way to add a little hydration and help reduce fine lines. I love using it to prep the skin prior to applying make-up to clients (and myself); allow it to sink in well though – it needs time to bed in.

The off-white cream has a clean, fresh and slightly citrus/herbal based scent that is not off-putting (at least it isn’t too me) and it does dissipate if given a few minutes on the skin.

Sadly due to the beeswax content Skin Food isn’t one for the vegans amongst you, however if you have skin that is crying out for a little added hydration then do give this a go.

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It will probably come as no surprise that Skin Food is a favourite of mine both professionally and personally. I have tubes of the stuff all over the place (there are three in my bedside table drawer as I write!)

following the ongoing success of the original Skin Food, in 2018 Weleda launched two more products to the family; Skin Food Light (£7.95/£12.95) and Skin Food Lip Balm (£6.95). I have tried both products and they are lovely (I may feature them on here in time). Also in the pipeline is the Skin Food Body Butter – I’m looking forward to trying this too!

Have you tried Weleda Skin Food – the original or the newer additions? If so, tell me what you think.


(* from natural essential oils)
Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Beeswax (Cera Flava), Glyceryl Linoleate, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Viola Tricolor Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cholesterol, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Coumarin*



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