What’s there to say about Weleda Skin Food ($19) that hasn’t already been said? The ultra-rich cream has amassed a cult following for a reason. It’s been the industry’s best-kept secret, landing on the favorites lists of celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Victoria Beckham and in makeup artist kits everywhere for its thick, buttery consistency. With naturally sourced ingredients, the skin-quenching formula has made fans out of many beauty enthusiasts. And, now the Skin Food range has expanded with a new body lotion for all over moisturizing.
The new Skin Food Body Lotion ($19) has the same nourishing ingredients and intense moisturizing power as the original Skin Food, but it's built for all-over application. While there are plenty of reasons to love the original formula, this multi-tasking product is a quick fix for all your skincare woes: smooth it onto dry heels, hands, and cuticles, dab it onto your face as a highlighter or moisturizing mask.
Skin Food Body Lotion
Use for: skin that craves intensive moisture.
Product Claims: Vegan, cruelty-free, no parabens and phthalates, and formulated without synthetic preservatives and fragrances.
Ingredients: Contains a proprietary blend of all-natural ingredients known for their soothing and nourishing properties including Viola Tricolor Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, and Calendula Flower Extract.
Other Products You’ll Love: Weleda Skin Food
Unlike the ultra-rich cream, the new body lotion applies easily and absorbs quickly. Formulated with the same nourishing ingredients, like essential fatty acids and plant extracts, this spreadable formula provides intense moisture for the driest skin. While the original Skin Food is ideal for dull patches and spots that need extra hydration, the body lotion is the perfect post-shower product for all-over dryness. Plus, it absorbs easily and boasts the same amazing price point as the original cult-favorite Skin Food cream.
The body lotion is, of course, best for dry skin types because it leaves skin glowing and feeling silky, not greasy. The Skin Food formula we know and love is also free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic preservatives, and fragrances, so it's likely to land on the counters of many people with all skin types—the brand claims that its key ingredients are all safe for sensitive skin. Containing the same high-quality plant extracts as the original, you'll recognize the brand's familiar (and addictive) scent. If you've been trying to place the smell, it's a blend of pansy, rosemary, chamomile, and calendula.
One very cold day in February, I caved and bought the original Skin Food, hoping to quickly deal with the patches of eczema on my hands. While it was perfect for the affected area, I found it hard to use on the rest of my hands because "ultra-rich cream" isn't an exaggeration. So this lotion is exactly what I was expecting (and needing) from the new launch.
The formula spreads easily, and while it takes a moment to absorb it's not greasy. I even used it on my hands. I also applied it post-shower and it moisturized my very dry, flaky skin. But, the real test comes the next day. Usually, when a lotion doesn't cut it, I'll wake up with tight and dry skin but that wasn't the case this time. My skin was still smooth and moisturized. While I think the original Skin Food is great for targeted hydration, I'm going to need a travel-sized version of this one to keep with me at all times instead.
You can shop the new Skin Food Body Lotion at Weleda.com.