Stuff yourself with natural skin care…
While we certainly post our fair share of recipes on Green Mondays, today we’ve got a review about stuffing your face and body with good for you nutrients. Weleda Skin Food will have any and all skin starving for moisture ‘full’ after just one meal – uh, application.
Named after the Celtic goddess of wisdom and healing, Weleda has been a pioneer in green bath and body since 1921 following a philosophy that believes “using natural ingredients …can holistically work with and support our own body’s healing tendencies.” All Weleda products, including Skin Food, contain absolutely no synthetic preservatives, fragrances or chemicals. Even better, all of the ingredients that make it into Weleda products are 100% Certified Natural. Finally, Weleda promises that they “do not test our skin care products or their ingredients on animals and neither do (Weleda) suppliers”
The wht review team received a beloved and popular favorite from these natural bath & beauty icons to put to the test. Skin Food ($13.99) contains a meadow full of natural botanicals including organic pansy extract (for calming and healing of skin with issues from eczema to acne), rosemary leaf extract (a natural antiseptic), organic calendula flower extract (to tone and nourish skin) plus a mix of essential oils with lavender, rosemary and sweet orange.
Skin Food is packaged in a simple, metal tube (great for squeezing out every last drop) and I can say this super thick, semi sticky and extra effective moisturizer is one multi-tasker! It’s heavy enough to tackle your (and your man’s) driest, flakiest, itchiest spots, yet still gentle enough to use over the entire face.
One warning: this heavy cream takes a bit of work to apply (it’s not a rub it in and go type of lotion) and leaves a faint sheen behind. On the plus side; a little dab goes a looong way, it sinks into skin surprisingly fast and it smells divine, like a fresh, herbally bouquet of wild flowers and citrus with a hint of calendula. The scent is fresh and subtle enough to be used by all – men, women and kids.
Because getting back to that multi-tasker remark, this lotion will be used by everybody in your home! It calms and helps cure stubborn areas from hands and elbows to feet and knees. Plus this salve-like creme works wonders on ragged cuticles, chapped lips, even minor scrapes, burns and irritations.
I’ve been applying Skin Food to my Sahara-like elbows and feet and have been noticing an marked improvement in the moisture level and flakiness of these areas. And I was impressed with it from my first use. I immediately loved the bright scent, and adored the long lasting dewy glow (that lasted for hours) this lotion left behind.
As far as using this on my face, my oily skin has had quite enough moisture (and shine) so far this summer. But I imagine Skin Food will be a life saver when my face is suffering from wind burn and irritated during the dry winter season.
If you have dry facial skin that needs some extra healing and moisturizing qualities in a lotion, I would highly recommend Skin Food. Just make sure to use sparingly. And since this creme takes a bit of work, dab it into your palm first and rub to emulsify it a bit for a smoother application.
Testers and Readers – have you stuffed your face or body with Skin Food? Please, share your favorite Weleda products in the comments.[ratings]
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