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Weleda Skin Food Review

weleda skin food review
weleda skin food review

Need a Weleda Skin Food review?  Great, you’ve come to the right place!

In winter my poor skin takes a battering.  Between cold temperatures, strong winds, and central heating, I quite often get windburn on my face.  This winter was no exception, so I did some research on the internet for an effective natural moisturiser and came up with Weleda Skin Food.

Weleda Skin Food is a favourite of celebrities such as Helena Christensen, Adele, Julia Roberts, and Victoria Beckham – but without the celebrity price tag.  It comes in at around budget-friendly £10 for a large tube that keeps you going for months.

Weleda Skin Food Review

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, there are no petro-chemicals in sight.

As well as being impressed by its provenance, I was also impressed at it’s quality – it’s a lovely thick consistency.

My dry skin is concentrated on my face so I didn’t try Skin Food 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.

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

Loses Points on The Smell

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 :)

2021 edit: I thought I would add that I have used Skin Food extensively since this initial review.  Dry hands?  check.  Dry elbows and knees?  Check.  Weather-beaten kids cheeks?  Check.  To help heal minor skin irritations or injuries?  Check.  Heck, I haven’t found a situation Skin Food hasn’t been able to help.  And the best part – one tube lasts for months and months on end.

Enjoyed this Weleda Skin Food review?  Do check out my health and beauty category for more green beauty inspiration!

Fashion, Life & Style

Ethical High Street Shops

ethical high street

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.  I’ve personally found that it is really useful when making decisions about where to shop.

Ethical High Street Shops?

ethical high street shops

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.

Here’s the full rundown:

ethical high street shops

I do have an updated version of this ethical guide to the high street here.

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.  That is a huge surprise. 

I also wouldn’t have guessed that John Lewis would be rated only 0.5 points above Primark.  Again, John Lewis is one of those shops that I would have expected more from.

And most surprising of all – that New Look would be one of the most ethical performers on the High Street.  And Bon Marche?  I don’t think I’ve ever stepped foot in a Bon Marche shop.

Where Is The Best Place to Shop?

Of course, this isn’t to say that New Look is ethical.  Ethical Consumer say any score below 10 is considered poor.  This suggests that the high street is still has a very long way to go on ethics. I personally would try to stick to shopping for secondhand clothes, or for ethical brands, where possible. Although I do realise ethical clothing isn’t always the most accessible – both in terms of inclusivity and in terms of price. If you do need to shop on the high street then it’s certainly not something to feel guilty about.

Were there any surprises here for you?

PS: Found this post useful?  Since I initially put this post together back in 2013 I’ve written extensively about shopping ethically.  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 socksethical shoes, and even men’s underwear and women’s underwear!