I was kindly sent a pack from Weleda to try their Skin Food, which is an all purpose cream for dry skin. I’ve known of Weleda products for a while but never had an opportunity to try their products.
Loved amongst celebrities such as Adele, Rihanna, Alexa Chung and Victoria Beckham, I was keen to get on board the Skin Food train to see if it could help with my dry elbows and knees.
What interested me about trying this was the fact the ingredients are all natural, and I am partial to a bit of lavender. I’m also a bit obsessed with hand creams and body creams and my skin changes so often I felt like these would be good points to put the Skin Food to the test to.
Price: 75ml = £9.95
Time Trialled: 3 weeks.
So, ingredients include:
Chamomile Flower Extract
The flowers of this plant possess gentle healing and anti-inflammatory properties. In skin care products it is often paired with Calendula, the combination having a soothing, calming effect.
Wild Pansy Extract
The tiny Viola tricolor is particularly good for rough or cracked skin, and helps keep skin soft and supple. It is gathered from the wild in the Czech republic (by certified collection).
Calendula Flower Extract
For centuries Calendula has been known for its soothing and healing effects on irritated or inflamed skin. It has anti-bacterial properties, protecting the skin from infection.
Rosemary Leaf Extract
Known for its revitalising, stimulating action, Rosemary is traditionally used for its restorative and tonic properties. Great to perk up a pasty complexion.
Other ingredients include orange and lavender and like I said, I am a sucker for lavender. Product claims include being able to be used on the hands, legs, arms, feet and anywhere that feels a bit rough and needs some TLC.
The tube is a generic metal tube which I find better than plastic tubes as you can squeeze out almost all the product without too much fuss, and is easy to close once you apply the product to yourself. All I needed for one area was a pea sized amount and especially because this product is quite thick a little does go a long way.
Talking of the product inside the tube, it is an oil based cream so it is quite dense when first dispensed however it does melt down quite easily. The finish of the cream i found depends on the area of the body. It can be quite sticky for around 5 minutes, but after it has soaked in it gives you a very luxurious feeling.
I found placing it on my hands it did feel quite sticky, but on my knees and elbows the product sunk straight in. I put it on a cut on my knee and I did find it helped it feel less dry and chapped, but this is no surprise as it is a rich cream packed full of skin loving ingredients. The website recommends you apply several times a day. I applied it 3 times a day to my hands elbows and knees and saw a dramatic difference in how my knees and elbows looked and felt, my hands stayed the same however I do apply hand creams religiously to them so they are quite hydrated and maintained. I applied it to my lips to see what it would be like and it did nourish them a little, so this could be a potential for when my lips get super chapped.
The scent is rather pleasant and smells like a mix of clinical and natural. It isn’t too overpowering and the lavender tones stick out more than the orange.
Overall pleasantly surprised! I really liked how it helped with my dry areas, I’d probably still stick to using my usual hand cream and stick to using this when my skin needs it to give it a little treatment. This is definitely a winter and summer product essential and now the colder weather has started I’ll be using it on my eczema and knees often! I can see why this product is a Weleda favourite.
Breakdown: Out of 10
Value for money: 8/10
Does what it says on the tin: 8/10
Consistency and workability: 8/10
Would I repurchase? Yes! I felt like it did dramatically change my dryer areas on my body and helped heal wounds on my knees a little better than usual.
Overall: ♥ 8/10 ♥
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