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Weleda Skin Food

June 3, 2008

Weleda’s Skin Food is a deep nourishing emollient cream for dry skin and is packed full of plant extracts and essential oils.

Having tried and loved the Weleda Almond Moisturiser, I decided to buy some Skin Food because I wanted a more intensive cream. I originally bought it to use on my flip-flopped out feet and it worked so well I use it on the rest of my body too.

Skin Food is quite a stiff, thick cream but was much easier to apply if I warmed it up in my hands a bit first. It has quite a high natural oil content, and therefore left a slight sheen on my skin which went away once it had had time to soak in. This product has a very refreshing citrus smell with a slight herbal undertone – I don’t usually like products that smell strongly herbal but I like this one because it’s so subtle.

I have used this in the on my face in the mornings but was a bit heavy so I think it’s better used as a night cream or an intensive treatment. It was brilliant to use after I had been body boarding in Cornwall and my face was sore from the salt and the sun. The benefit to Skin Food’s oilyness is that it would be good to use in wintery weather for protection against the cold or wind.

Overall, I think this is a great product for dry skin or to protect skin from the weather. It smells fantastic and is a good price for such a rich emollient cream. I keep using this product thinking it is going to run out and it just keeps on coming out of the tube!


  • Pros: Smells great, very rich
  • Cons: Can leave a greasy sheen for a little while


Water (Aqua), Lanolin, Peanut (Arachis Hypogaea) Oil, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Beeswax (Cera Flava), Glyceryl Linoleate, Fragrance (Parfum: natural essential oils of Lavender, Rosemary, Sweet Orange) with Gum benzoin (Siam), Hydrolised Beeswax, Pansy (Viola Tricolor) Extract, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Matricaria (Chamomilla Recutita) Flower Extract, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Cholesterol. * from natural essential oils (i.e. naturally present in the essential oils.

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