weleda skin food review

Weleda Skin Food Review

weleda skin food review

In winter my poor skin takes a battering.  Between cold temperatures, strong winds and central heating, I quite often get wind burn on my face.  This winter was no exception, so I did some research on the internet for an effective natural and chemical free moisturiser and came up with Weleda Skin Food.  Weleda Skin Food is a favourite of celebrities such as Helena Christensen, Adele and Victoria Beckham – but without the celebrity price tag – coming in at around £9 for a large tube that lasts and lasts.

Weleda Skin Food is a very rich and heavy all-over body moisturiser, specially formulated for dry skin hot spots, such as hands, feet and elbows.  Containing all-natural ingredients, such as organic sunflower oil, calendula, chamomile, wild pansy and rosemary, and no petro-chemicals in sight, I was impressed at its provenance as well as it’s quality – being of a nice thick consistency.

My dry skin is concentrated on my face so I didn’t try it anywhere else, but after only a few weeks I’m pleased to report that it has really sorted out my dry skin, leaving my face soft and supple and looking well moisturised.  It does leave my face looking quite shiny and oily after applying  it though, so I’d recommend using it very sparingly and only as a night cream.

This will definitely be my go-to product when my skin is looking red or rough, or looking a bit winter beaten.

A few words though – due to the oily nature of the cream I’d avoid it if you have oily skin.  Weleda Skin Food is also strongly scented – a heady herbal mix of orange/citrus and lavender – which really lingers.  I personally quite like the smell, it smells really fresh, but I know others might it a bit overpowering.  If you’re not using it on your face though it might be less pungent.

I purchased it from my local health-food store, but it’s widely available online, and comes with the Moral Fibres seal of approval :)

NB: I purchased Skin Food out of my own pocket

ethical high street shops

Ethical High Street Shops

ethical high street shops

Ever wondered how ethical and environmentally friendly our high-street shops are?  Ethical Consumer have put together an interactive table of ethical high street shops, rated on their environmental, ethical and political performance, that’s really useful when making decisions about where to shop.  I strongly believe that as consumers it’s our job to be as informed as we can, so I’ve found this table on ethical high street shops quite enlightening and surprising.

As far as ethical high street shops go, I certainly wouldn’t have guessed that Sainsbury’s fairtrade clothing would be rated lower than Primark, or John Lewis would be rated only 0.5 points above Primark, or that New Look would be one of the most ethical performers on the High Street:

ethical high street shops

Were there any surprises here for you?

PS: Found this useful?  I’ve put together a lot of information about shopping ethically that you might find helpful too.  Here’s a guide on how to shop ethically, a guide to men’s ethical clothing companies, and a guide on how to shop ethically on a budget.  I’ve also got information on where to buy ethical sleepwear, ethical tights and socks and even men’s underwear and women’s underwear!