Product Spotlight: Weleda Skin Food
Product Spotlight: Weleda Skin Food

Product Spotlight: Weleda Skin Food

One tube of Weleda’s cult ‘Skin Food’ sells every ten seconds globally – and anyone who’s used it will know why. With a rich and creamy texture, not only does it hydrate and soften skin, you can also use it to prime and highlight – it’s even good at sheering out heavy foundations and concealers. A favourite among beauty pros, here’s why it continues to be one of the industry’s most popular products…
By Sapna Rao

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What It Is & How To Use It…

Weleda’s ‘Skin Food’ is a multitasking and multi-award-winning beauty hero. First launched in 1926, it remains one of the brand’s most popular products to this day. In fact, it’s said to be one of the top five bestselling moisturisers in the UK. With a formula including soothing wild pansy, calming chamomile and healing calendula, added rosemary encourages better circulation, while sunflower and sweet almond oils deeply nourish skin. It’s designed to instantly hydrate dry skin in need of TLC with these rich, nourishing ingredients, but it can also do so much more.

Why Insiders Rate It…

Skin Food has a loyal following, with A-listers including Kate Winslet, Julia Roberts and Rihanna among its fans. Celebrity facialist and skin expert Michaela Bolder explains what makes it so popular: “It’s very thick and incredibly hydrating – but the best bit is that it nourishes without being overly greasy or irritating. It’s a year-round staple, but especially beneficial in winter when your skin needs more moisture.” 

It's also seriously versatile. Often used backstage to create a dewy, luminous glow, make-up artists swear by it. “It’s one of the best products out there for creating unbeatable radiance,” says make-up artist and author Lisa Potter-Dixon. “Try applying it under make-up for an all-over glow or warm it into your fingers before patting it onto your cheekbones for a soft-focus highlight. It works well mixed with glitter for a wet-look eyelid, too.” 

How To Get The Most Out Of It…

Make-up artist Katie Jane Hughes also recommends using your fingers to apply it. “Work it into the skin with your fingers, then let it settle in before you apply anything else on top. The warmth of your hands will push it in and boost the luminosity.” Applying it this way will also create a great canvas for make-up. To get more out of it, Michaela suggests using it overnight: “As it's quite a rich, balmy consistency, it’s perfect for leaving a generous layer on overnight. This will provide longer-lasting moisture, so that when you wake up, skin will look plump and soft.”

What the Brand Says…

A big part of Skin Food’s success comes down to its NATRUE-certified formulation. Weleda’s Managing Director Jayn Sterland explains: “It’s made using a combination of pure plant oils, protective waxes and therapeutic plant extracts from Weleda’s own medicinal herb gardens. Everything is sourced to the highest standard and the results are incredibly gentle.” Combine that with the brand’s short supply chain and top eco-credentials, and it’s easy to see why this multi-purpose balm continues to top the charts. “Sometimes the coolest, trendsetting products aren’t the latest and newest fad. Instead, it’s about the hardworking, reliable options that get the job done time after time – that’s exactly what Skin Food does with minimal fuss.” 

Shop Weleda Skin Food here.

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