This green-tubed miracle worker has earned its stellar reputation. Weleda’s beloved Skin Food has an extremely thick texture, pleasant smell, and a wide range of applications.
It‘s perfect for dry hands, elbows, cuticles, flyaways, chapped heels…. and some even use it as a treatment for damaged or painfully dry facial skin. Whatever part of your body craves healing moisture, Skin Food’s got you covered.
If you’re tempted to try Skin Food on your face, be sure to think of it as a moisturizing treatment, not as a daily moisturizer. A dime-sized amount should be rubbed between two clean palms, then the product is gently patted onto the face. Haphazardly smearing this stuff on your face would require too much effort and friction to properly get the job done.
Because Skin Food is packaged in a hardy metal tube that doesn’t leak at high elevations, it travels well and is a choice weapon against post-flight withering.
Inside the Ingredients
Ingredients: water, sunflower seed oil, lanolin, sweet almond oil, alcohol, beeswax, glyceryl linoleate, hydrolyzed beeswax, fragrance from natural essential oils, pansy extract, rosemary leaf extract, chamomile flower extract, calendula flower extract, cholesterol, limonene, linalool, geraniol, citral, coumarin.
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Sunflower seed oil restores dry and damaged skin. Largely composed of a polyunsaturated Omega-6 fatty acid called linoleic acid, sunflower seed oil is widely used in all sorts of beauty products, ranging from hair care to makeup. It also contains oleic acid, palmitic acid, and vitamins A, D and E. This is my favorite kind of ingredient: one that you’d find in a pantry.
Skin Food contains both regular beeswax and hydrolyzed beeswax. When something is hydrolyzed, water is used to create a change, resolving it into a simpler compound. From the Greek hydro (“water”) and lysis (“a setting free” or “to unbind”)–it’s turning something into water. This allows the skin-benefiting properties of beeswax to be maximized without sacrificing consistency or texture.
Where to Purchase
Weleda Skin Food is $16 for a 2.5 fl oz tube. Not suitable for those allergic to lanolin.
This product is part of my popular guide to natural skin care, 97 Remarkable Natural Skincare Products.*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. **Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.