Weleda Skin Food Review
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This is my unbiased Weleda Skin Food review. I bought this product from my own pocket and was not asked to review it by the brand or anyone else. I hope you find it useful!
Weleda Skin Food first captured my eye when I saw it on a particular ITV daytime show and it’s now a staple in my middle-aged skin bag of tricks.
The cream is marketed as a ‘deep-penetrating replenishing skin repair cream for dry patches of skin and for added protection’ and the consistency reminds me a little of Elizabeth Arden 8-hour Cream. I bought the latter when I was in my 20s and ended up giving it away as it was way too heavy for my skin at the time. Now I’m well into my 40s I’m finding that the skin on my face is fussy about when it needs heavy or light moisturiser so I have a mix of creams and lotions to choose from depending on what kind of day my skin is having.
What the brand says
“Skin Food is a universal saviour of dry, rough skin on faces, elbows, hands and feet – wherever you take a lot out of your skin, let Skin Food put it back in. With extracts of gentle viola tricolour, calendula and chamomile, in a rich, thick base of oils and beeswax, Skin Food loves your skin back to its best.”
Cost & Packaging
The cream comes in a green tube with minimal branding and has a flip-top lid which I found very easy to open. The product did not come with an outer box for me, but the lighter version of this cream always comes with a cardboard box.
When you squeeze the tube to get the product out, it doesn’t cause any dents in the bottle, and the product comes out easily.
You get 75ml of the product and it costs around £10 (check price on Amazon).
I will warn you that the cream is very thick! I find it best to squeeze a small amount out then dot it around where I was to apply it. That way, I can let it sink in a bit before trying to rub it in. You only need to give the bottle a gentle squeeze, or you could end up squirting out too much of the product and its not very easy to get it back into the container due to the consistency.
When my face is dehydrated, I apply small dots to my forehead, brow furrow, crow’s feet, bottom sides of my nose, chin, and just a little above my top lip. I then leave it for around a minute – this helps to ‘warm-up’ the cream and prep for soaking into your skin. If you don’t do this, the cream will drag on your skin and be difficult for it to absorb.
Once it’s ready to rub in, I gently pat it around each area of my face and rub in gently with my middle finger.
Following application, the cream will sit on your face until fully absorbed. This can take up to 30 minutes, so I use a beauty headband to stop my hair from flapping around in it and getting greasy (my headband is from a Body Shop advent calendar, it’s velour with bunny ears, don’t ask).
After a while, I gently massage the areas where the cream hasn’t absorbed fully to give it a helping hand, but some people may like the ‘non-absorbed’ look as it gives you a dewy glow.
A photo of the Weleda Skin Food after application.
The cream gave fantastic plumping results for my skin and my face feels really moisturised after applying the cream. I tend to apply it either first thing in the morning after washing my face, or about an hour before I go to bed. When applying at night, I wake up with a bit of a glow and don’t really need to use anything else on my face until later in the day.
Longer-term results are that I’ve noticed my crow’s feet are not so noticeable, neither are the lines on my forehead. I can really recommend this cream. I use it around 2-3 times per week depending on the weather, when it’s hot I use it at least once a day but only on target areas.
How did Weleda Skin Food do?
- Price 90% 90%
- Ease of use 70% 70%
- Fragrance 50% 50%
- Skin plumping 85% 85%
- Moisturising properties 95% 95%
I really rate this cream for middle-age skin. The price is great and the results are very good. The fragrance scored neutral as some may not like the smell. It’s definitely worth buying to see if it works for you too.
Video review of Weleda Skin Food
I’m working on a YouTube video review for this product. When it’s ready, you’ll find it here. In the meantime, scroll down the page to read the ingredients list.
Weleda Skin Food ingredients list
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*.
* from natural essential oils.
Manufacturer: Weleda, D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Manufacturer directions: A little goes a long way, so apply sparingly. This very rich cream is best applied to the face by gently patting on, so as to avoid dragging the skin. Elsewhere on the body, gently smooth into the skin until the cream is absorbed. To deeply nourish hard working, dry hands: apply liberally, cover with gloves and leave overnight.