You might have noticed (or perhaps used) Skin Food well before 2018. The lime green tubes have been a staple in makeup artists’ kits for many years, long before Into the Gloss called it a La Mer dupe or maybe Sweetbitter author Stephanie Danler wrote about hoarding it, and long before it made specifically about every best of beauty list.
I was a little shocked by how Skin Food exploded year that is last, because while it smells sublime, like wildflowers and citrus and perhaps a whiff of palo santo, this’s an incredibly heavy cream. I have used it for many years on skin that is dry, and I could point out that in case you had been using it on the face of yours, as Danler suggests, it definitely will illuminate the cheekbones of yours since it is frankly kind of oily. During the winter season, the skin of mine, particularly on the elbows of mine, welcomes the weight of Skin Food. During the warmer days, although, no can do. So I considered it a small beauty miracle – a strong answer to my unvoiced request – that Weleda, maker of Skin Food, recently introduced a lighter formula.
It started a few years ago, when Weleda’s CEO traveled around to health food stores – Erewhon in California, Pharmaca in Colorado – and also got the directive to “make Skin Food” from pretty much every shop owner he met. Diet Skin Food, as I have taken to calling it in the mind of mine, retains probably the best attributes of the original (the odor, and the virtuous feeling that will come with slathering your skin pores with restorative, pureed plants), but goes on more like a standard lotion than a heavy goo. Both items have chamomile, pansy, and calendula (which get biodynamically harvested, the same as your New Age wine) but, crucially, the gentle cream does not have the oil and beeswax base of the initial. Thus: Skin Food Light is still nourishing enough to quench skin that is dry, still delicious smelling in that lightly therapeutic manner, but free of the gooey residue regular Skin Food is able to leave behind. I have taken to using Light in the morning, when I want a less melty base to last me through the day, and Skin Food Heavy at night, like a botanical version of cool cream. I feel like a newly watered plant, all the time.
Weleda Skin Food Light Nourishing Cream
Other Skin Food products I love
Weleda Skin Food Body Butter
Weleda actually released Skin Food Light as part of a totally new family of Skin Food commodities, which contains this tub of body butter. Due to the weight of typical Skin Food, I approached the butter with a bit of trepidation – body lotion that sticks makes it near impossible to get dressed in a hurry. But this formulation goes on easy and nice, as well as reminds me more of Skin Trip, my lotion mainstay, than real butter.
Weleda Skin Food Lip Balm
Probably The tiniest fellow member of the Skin Food family is actually the lip butter, as well as like its parent item, it smells much better than majority of expensive candles. Also love Skin Food, it is a profoundly moisturizing balm that is jellylike but spreads on thinner compared to Aquaphor. Although today continue this stuff on the nightstand of mine, to cap off my nighttime Skin Food moisturizing routine, I like lip balm with a tint during the day.