You spend long enough immersed in the world of beauty and you quickly come to understand that price does not equal efficacy. The beauty purchases from a drug store are just as loved as the luxury cream that sits upon your shelf. Sometimes it is as simple as a dive in salt water or an ice cube from the freezer that can be skin’s natural cures. And sometimes it is the unassuming product that becomes the hero of your skincare routine.
So when I finished a tube of Weleda’s Skin Food moisturising cream it is safe to say it sits in the hero category.
Is the formula right for you?
The cream is thick. Which if your skin tends towards dry, as mine does, then this is great. I am used to using oils and thick creams on my skin so the formula feels standard to me. Though if your skin leans more towards being oily than I suggest using this as a night cream or opting to use the newer light version.
When it comes to absorption it can take a while. Though as with all creams and oils the longer you spend massaging the product into the skin the less likely it will be to sit on top of the skin and leave a greasy finish. Weleda Skin Food is great for the drier winter months, those particularly harsh windy days or as an intense moisturiser for dry patches.
It’s personal trial and error to know if this suits your skin type as a daily moisturiser. It also requires you getting to know your skin and what it needs. For me? I alternate between my favourite face oil and Skin Food. Both depending on the weather for the day and how in need of a hydration boost my skin is. Think of it like a barrier cream - locking in the skin’s moisture and protecting it from the elements. As the formula is made for the face as well as the body it can be used to treat areas of the body more prone to rough and dry skin. Such as the knees, elbows, hands and feet.
What ingredients are in Weleda Skin Food?
The formula for Weleda Skin Food first hit the market all the way back in 1926 and has remained unchanged since. A blend of sunflower oil, wool wax, beeswax and sweet almond oil all lend intense hydration to the skin. Rosemary leaf extract, chamomile flower extract and calendula flower extract all have a combination of healing, calming and anti-inflammatory properties.
The smell? Pleasant and subtle. With it’s herbaceous scent (from natural essential oils) it will remind you of a spa or a health food store.