Hi, everyone! It's not every day that I rave about a hand cream (have I ever?), but I've found one worth gushing about. Weleda Skin Food absolutely saved my dry, chapped hands over this frigid Winter and continues to keep my mitts happy. So here is a brief, but impassioned ode to this lovely product.
Weleda is known for its potent, natural formulas and Skin Food represents my first foray into the brand. Skin Food comes in a bright, earthy green box with the Weleda logo on top. I opted for the smaller 30mL tube, but there is also a larger version which is much more economical.
The back of the box notes that this cream is suitable for the entire body, wherever the skin gets dry and rough. It lists a myriad of beautiful natural ingredients and Weleda's motto "in harmony with nature and the human being".
Among the ingredients are sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, rosemary, chamomile, calendula, and lavender. All wonderfully soothing, moisturizing, and aromatic!
The back of the tube suggests that you apply Skin Food "several times a day with a gentle massage". I love the idea of treating the use of this cream as a mini ritual, involving breathing in the invigorating scent and reveling in the rich texture. Such a- dare I say, sensual- treat!
The fragrance of this cream is earthy, fresh, and herbal. Far from mild, but never cloying over overpowering. It seems to simultaneously sooth and energize, which is a wonderful combo, especially during a hectic day at work!
The cream itself is thick and rich, resembling custard in tone and texture. A little goes a very long way, as the formula is ultra potent and concentrated. Here's what a dab looks like on the back of my hand. More than enough for a good massage on all of my knuckles and digits!
In addition to the wonderful scent and luxurious texture, what I love about Skin Food is that it deeply hydrates while soothing and calming irritation and inflammation. My knuckles get quite sore and chapped in the cold weather, and this smoothed things out while banishing redness and discomfort. Plus, it never leaves a greasy or heavy feeling on the skin, which means you can actually return to life tasks just moments after applying. A true all-around winner!
While I'm usually quite lazy with hand creams, Skin Food has converted me. I will never be without this little gem!
Have you tried any products from Weleda? What are your favourite hand creams?
Thanks for reading! xo