Finally.. something for my incredibly dry, lifeless skin, I use this on my face every 2nd night and on my very flaky calves every day, it has changed my skin DRAMATICALLY it's absolutely incredible, I tried it after hearing someone on youtube say they use it whilst travelling as airplanes suck the life out you! I immediately bought 3 tubes after I saw the difference and I keep them in my office/ living room/ bathroom and practically bathe myself in it, love love love it!!
I love skin food, its natural and feels and works great. Ive read some reviews and it seems that some people are underwhelmed with it, the same way I was when I tried Dr Haushskas Rose cream the first time until I learned how to apply it correctly. (both this and skin food are very similar in texture)
When applying either cream to the face, neck and decolletage, never apply it like a traditional moisturiser. It will feel thick, gloopy and not nice.
After cleansing, toning etc, get a pea size blob between fingers, spread over the palms of hands and press/ pat on the areas you wish it to be applied to. Keep pressing and you will find that within a few minutes, skin will feel moisturised but not oily or shiny.
Applying either skin food or Haushka rose cream in this way will mean that it can be used before make up in the daytime and wont overload the skin when used as a night treatment.
Hope this helps anyone who may have tossed this great product aside, and also note, this is how I use oil blends when applied to the facial skin, it lets the skin absorb the goodness without leaving an oil slick situation.
Wow the Weleda skin food really got the job done of actually softening and healing my roughened damaged skin from washing a lot dish with Ajax Lemon Dishwash liquid soap without gloves!
I don't get what everyone sees in this cream. I have very dry hands and elbows, so I wanted to try this for this purpose, but no luck! Does not sink in, smells horrible, does not moisturise anything. It basically just sits on top of the skin and does nothing. Will not repurchase.
I received a tube of Weleda skin food several years ago. At the time I didn't understand the hype but enjoyed the smell on rough winter hands. Years later my skin has changed to extremely dry. Where once I would never have considered putting this on my acne prone combination skin, times have changed. Since I'm nearly 50 I've noticed my skin drying out. Residual retin a use has left me with severely dry and flaking skin. My skin care routine has changed. I now incorporate several emboli ants in an effort to balance my skin. Lately that has included Cereave Hydrating Cleanser and Moosturizing lotion. I remove the days makeup and grime with coconut oil followed by the cerave products. I then tap a small amount of the skin food over my facial skin. On the residual burned area I apply 40% zinc diaper cream to hear the small burned patches. A final tapping on of the cerave, or coconut oil or skin food keeps my skin hydrated all night. The way it feels when my estitician has given me a moisturizing treatment. A year ago I would never have thought I would be dousing my acne prone skin this way, but it is working. I love the healing feel of the Weleda Skin Food as well as the scent. I also use it on my hands and cuticles as well as rough patches on my body. I love it most out of all my skin care products.
The only thing I do not like about Weleda skin is that is has lanolin as an ingredient. I do not want to put that stuff on my face. However, it feel nice to patch on my elbows, legs and whenever needed now that is winter where I live. I like that it comes in a tube and the smell is fine.
Weleda skinfood would have been a wonderful cream for everyone, had it not have the lanolin as an ingredient. Lanolin is not good for sensitive skin or skin prone to eczema or rashes! I have always had breakouts if i use products with lanolin on my skin.
Badger Balm has similar creams to Weleda, but without lanolin and also priced lot less ( added bonus).
So no, this is not really skin food for all types... :(
I read about this particular product in many beauty blogs. Intrigued, I went off to buy it. At first the sensible toothpaste like container is very practical, higienic and no frills. Clearly labeled and easy to carry around, I was glad to buy it as an all purpose cream.
Well, it has its pros and cons for me. On the pro side, it is very thick which creates a sort of film over my hands literally shielding them from dryness. This effect on my face is very unpleasant, as my face is much more delicate and drier than my hands, and I am not washing it is as often as I do with with the former.
On dry knees, elbows and feet this is truly heavy duty. Once warmed up in my hands I apply this after taking a shower.
There was no way to use this on my face, too thick, pulling on my face to be able to blend it, yet somehow not really plumping or revitalizing my facial skin, or neck for that matter. I even broke out from it.
In few words: good for very dry body parts, and also as an overnight hand treatment. Not my face, neck or decolletage.
This smells like lavender and some sort of citrus oil blend.
Despite wearing lots of sunscreen, I still got a sunburn at band camp, and my dad said my face looked like a monkey's butt. I was upset enough to wear a giant banana leaf hat for two days afterwards, so Mom bought some cosmetics for me on condition that I stop wearing the hat. It encourages Asian stereotyping, she said.
She bought me a new sunscreen, witch hazel toner, Skin Food, and that insanely expensive albatross highlighter by NARS. That was four months ago, and I still haven't used the highlighter because Skin Food brightens the skin so well.
The cream is really thick and oily, but not slick like Vaseline. It's almost like a paste with oil, and it's hard to spread around, so I tend to press it in. I apply the witch hazel twice, tapping it in the first time only. The second time I leave it wet on my face, then press in the Skin Food cream, moving it upwards and tapping at random. It absorbs better this way, so skin looks well-moisturized instead of oily. Also it's nice not having to rub one's face so hard that it turns red. The witch hazel softens the cream, making it easier to absorb or blend or whatever it is that creams and faces do.
The most interesting thing about this cream is that it gives the skin a glow that other brands of cream do not. It's not because the cream is so oily that it makes the skin shiny, either. It's a clean, healthy look. It makes me look well-rested even when I pull three-nighters.
The packaging is nice, doesn't look too posh, none of that expensive-looking nonsense with finger smudges all over. It's not so good for putting in one's pocket (or purse, as I guess most of you beautiful ladies prefer) because it melts and makes the cap really messy. I flattened and rolled the top part of mine, and now there's a tiny hole, so don't do that either; flattening it is fine, but don't fold it.
The packaging and scent are unisex, which is very helpful for men and vain tomboys like me. But as great as the citrus scent is, I believe those oils make the skin more photosensitive, so be sure to wear sunscreen with this. Unfortunately, the cream is thick enough to make any extra layers uncomfortable, but then again, Weleda's Calendula baby cream has a similar texture and gives a similar glow, although the scent is far less pleasant.
I have heard so many great things about this cream, but found it too expensive to try, until I recently found a "travel size" for a reasonable price. Sadly, now that I tried it, I don't understand the hype. Sure, it has a nice consistency and scent, but it didn't do anything for my dry hands that any regular cream doesn't. Perhaps it works better for certain skin conditions, but it didn't do it for me.