I like Weleda products very much, but do find that Skin Food is a bit greasy going on and that it needs to be reapplied frequently to keep my hands looking moisturized and soft.
I purchased this online by iherb dot com, $14.21 (they ship worldwide). I have a coupon code if you want order the first time: VIK284 and you have 5$ off.
This product is awful! I bought it because my skin gets very dry over winter and it doesn't help that I live in Scotland where it gets quite cold and windy making everything even worse. After having tried out lots and lots of different moisturisers but still not having been able to find the right one for my skin I decided to buy the Weleda Skin Food since it had amazing reviews.
The product comes in a tin tube, which is ok (the only problem with tin tubes in my experience after a while it starts cracking and it ends up leaking everywhere). The consistency of the cream is terrible. It's very heavy and sticky and it also feels oily in my opinion. When I apply it my skin isn't able to absorb it properly and it leaves my skin sticky and shiny, which makes it impossible to wear make up on top of it.
So I used it as a night cream but it has not made any difference to my skin whatsoever. On top of that this cream has a very weird and unpleasant smell. It kinda smells like herbs and smoked bacon I think.
I'm very disappointed and it was a complete waste of my money. You're better off using Vaseline.
I've managed to improve my skin by using Leaders Insolution Aloe Soothing Skin Renewal Masks. It definitely helped to rescue my skin.
Great product. Leaves skin soft and moisturized but a tad bit greasy, which is okay in rough weather imo. The fragrance is citrusy/orangey/medicinal but not bad and it doesn't linger. A definite repurchase.
I love Skin Food. Use it every now and then as a super-moisturizing overnight treatment.
I love Weleda Skin Food! I apply this in the evening after I wash my face with the OCM and applying pure Rose Hip Seed Oil to my face. I use it around my eyes, forehead, and above my upper lip area as I don't feel like I really need it on my cheeks or chin. Also, I use it on my neck/check areas and hands. It's a bit pricey, but sometimes I can get it on sale for $12 and change at Target. Since I use such a small amount in those areas it does last me awhile. Besides my makeup, I use only pure, natural ingredients on my face. The combo of the OCM, Rose Hip Seed Oil, and Weleda Skin Food as my pm skin routine has really made a difference.
I have to start by saying that I have very seasonal skin. It's incredibly dry during the winter and combination in the summer. For the brutal winters (even in the desert here) this is the only thing that will keep my skin from looking like cracked clay. Its ultra thick and rich. Maybe a little too thick for some to wear as a daytime moisturizer but it worked fine for me under my makeup for the winter. During the summer I like to use it as my night time moisturizer. I wake up with the softest skin and usually dont need an added moisturizer under my makeup. Added bonus is that this can be used anywhere!
I first read about this from Victoria Beckham in some magazine that it was one of her HGs for dry skin and thought I'd give it a try. Definitely worth it. I get mine at TARGET but I know Whole Foods also carries it. Cost about $19 for the larger tube at TARGET. If you're in need of an intense moisturizer...the search stops here. Definitely worth trying.
I bought this for a fiver which I thought was ok and at the time I had patches of very dry skin so I decided to buy it. I wasn't sure if you should put it on your face but I did. Firstly the smell, it was very flowery and was too strong for me. The texture was also thick but not like conditioner. It completely messed up my face-it is too strong for faces. However I gave it to my mum and it completely restored her cracked feet along with the foot balm she also got of the same brand. I personally wouldn't buy it again but I know my mum would.
I experienced extremely dry, itchy skin on my arms and legs this past winter. I normally have no issues whatsoever with my body being dry/itchy, so I had nothing in my house to soothe my skin. I saw several YT reviews on this product and was happy to see it on sale at my local grocery store.
Since it was so thick, I applied my normal moisturizer and then layered a small amount of this on the areas I itched the most (knees, thighs,upper arms, etc.) Relief! It took a while to blend it in because it was so thick, but it didn't feel greasy at all.
I also enjoy using this on my hands when they're so raw/cracked/chapped from the cold winter months. The tiniest bit soaks right in and doesn't leave that greasy feeling.
Excellent product on severely dry, cracked, bleeding hands! It absorbs instantly and leaves no greasy film but my hands are ridiculously dry. Also started to apply to baby face, which shows signs of red, dry patches. Will update on this.
Skin food is a thick moisturiser that I find hard to spread on its own. I use it on my hands, and I can definitely feel that it imparts moisture. The smell is not unpleasant, especially for a natural product, is quite fresh and dissipates quickly.
It is really expensive for what it is, so although I chose 'yes' to repurchase for now, I wouldn't be surprised if I could achieve the same effect from a cheaper product.