Skin Food. It’s multi-purpose wonder stuff.
I know a lot of you are interested in ‘no nasties’ in your skin products and Weleda are marvellous for that. Skin Food is something of a cult wonder product, rated highly by celebs and my model favourite Erin O’Connor I’ve been in love with it for years and thought I’d add a post here for anyone still unfamiliar with it. Skin Food contains organic plant extracts, plant oils and waxes, essential oils orange and lavandulae and almond oil, sunflower oil,organic beeswax and hypoallergenic lanolin. No artificial preservatives or parabens. Nobody likes a paraben.
The key active plant ingredients in Skin Food read like my dream garden: Chamomile Flower Extract. The flowers of this plant possess gentle healing and anti-inflammatory properties. In skin care it is often paired with Calendula, the combination having a soothing, calming effect. Wild Pansy Extract: the tiny viola tricolour is particularly good for rough or cracked skin, and helps keep skin supple. Calendula Flower Extract is known for it’s soothing and healing effects on irritated or inflamed skin and has antibacterial properties, protecting from infection. Rosemary Leaf Extract which is revitalising and stimulating to the complexion.
So with all that in mind, here are my 5 favourite applications of Skin Food…
5. Elbows and knees – target dry skin patches.
4. Hand cream – especially in the winter, apply with abandon. It’s great for nail and cuticle conditioning. It’s a good day when even your nails look moisturised.
3. Baby safe – I happily use on my baby’s skin, you only need a teeny amount.
2. Overnight foot treatment for cracked heels and dry toes.
1. If you have dry lips from the assault of the winter winds but want to wear a statement lipstick, Skin Food makes for quite the awesome matt lip primer, as used on this photoshoot. (Apply sparingly, pat in and allow to dry)
I have lots of samples of Skin Food in my kit for any clients with skin in need of feeding (I am a feeder).