Weleda has been one of my favourite brands since I began exploring natural skincare. The quality of everything I’ve tried so far is second to none and it is also affordable and accessible with stockists that include high street stores including Boots and Holland & Barrett. Their Calendula range is also one of the few skincare ranges I entrusted my little girl’s delicate skin to when she was a baby.
One of Weleda’s most iconic products has to be Skin Food, which this year – along with Her Majesty the Queen – celebrates its 90th Birthday. Apparently two packs of this celebrity favourite are sold every minute!
Skin Food (30ml, RRP £6.95)* is the ultimate natural moisturiser for dry, rough skin everywhere and has been performing miracles on parched skins since 1926! A multi-tasking saviour Skin Food targets dry, rough skin on faces, elbows, hands and feet, completely transforming it. With extracts of wild pansy, calendula and chamomile, in a rich, emollient base of organic sunflower oil and beeswax, Skin Food gently nourishes, calms and hydrates stressed skin.
The formula of Skin Food is very rich, consequently it needs only be applied very sparingly, and although the cream may be used all over the body and the face if your complexion is naturally oily I would advise that the greasy consistency is likely to be too heavy to be used as a daily facial moisturiser. If you have very dehydrated skin however this cream would certainly help relieve that taut feeling that dry skins can be prone to and re-add that essential moisture that air conditioning or central heating may have sucked out!
My preferred use for Skin Food is as an intense hand cream. I love to garden and my hands and nails always get very dry after I’ve been working outside. Skin Food is one of the few moisturisers that doesn’t just sink straight into my hands and leave them thirsting for more, and the gentle formula doesn’t irritate any scratches. After use my hands feel soft, supple and are scented with a fresh, herby mix of citrus and lavender. Slathered on and left overnight it also makes a great intense treatment that leaves hands super soft.
Skin Food is suitable for vegetarians and its all-natural formula, which features plants grown in Weleda’s very own bio-dynamic garden, excludes all the usual skincare nasties, so you can be sure that your skin is in safe hands.
If you’ve tried Weleda Skin Food I’d love to hear how you like to use it!