When you think of a product that is one hundred percent natural, has achieved cult status in the beauty world and has been around for the last ninety years there is only one possible answer, the beloved and iconic Weleda Skinfood. Introduced in 1926 this classic product is celebrating it’s ninetieth birthday, quite the accomplishment when you think of the sheer number of products and brands and that come and go on a monthly, let alone yearly basis. A fun fact for you, a tube of Skinfood is purchased every 30 seconds.
Skinfood is one of my most loved and repurchased beauty products. I have always had a tube in my stash of products for the last eight years and often I have a back up or two as well so that I don’t run out. Part of the reason I love Skinfood is for it’s versatility, this thick, nourishing cream tackles even the driest of skin anywhere on the body, it’s the perfect overnight foot treatment, hand cream and will soften elbows and knees. It does this better than most other products on the market which is why it is something I come back to again and again.
If you have particularly dry skin on your face Skinfood is also brilliant when used as a mask and make up primer, I use a very small amount to tackle any dryness before applying my mineral foundation for a smooth canvas. I adore the familiar and comforting scent coming from the botanicals inside, the ingredients remain unchanged from the original recipe and it contains:
Organic rosemary leaf extract – Well known for it’s revitalising nature, this herb is key to the Skinfood blend.
Organic pansy extract – Which has a traditional use for rough, dry skin.
Organic Calendula – Calendula is such an iconic herb in skincare, whenever I think of Weleda I think of the gorgeous rows of golden calendula growing in their gardens.
Organic chamomile extract – A perfect addition thanks to it’s soothing abilities on the skin and mind.
The product itself comes housed in a recyclable squeeze tube that ensures all the product can be used, minimising waste. One of it’s best selling points is it’s affordability too, Weleda prove once again that going green doesn’t have to cost the earth! As with all Weleda products Skinfood is certified natural by NATRUE, a stamp that assures quality and green credentials.
Most creams are oils suspended through an emulsion in water, Weleda Skinfood has a higher percentage of plant oils such as almond oil and sunflower oil, as well as nourishing beeswax and lanolin which gives it the richness and almost balm like texture. Skinfood comes in three handy sizes, the large 75 ml tube costs £9.95, 30 ml is £6.95 and 10 ml travel size is £2.25.
Until the 31st of March you will receive a free 10 ml travel tube of Skinfood for every large 75 ml tube purchased (when purchasing from the Weleda UK site linked below), perfect treat to pack in your handbag, also great for the change bag if you are a Mum.
Weleda is widely available around the world, you can shop the range on their website in the UK at www.weleda.co.uk. Are you a Skinfood fan?