Happy birthday Weleda Skin Food + Your chance to WIN!

weleda skin food 90 birthday blog

weleda skin food 90 birthday

The iconic beauty product Weleda Skin Food is celebrating its 90th birthday! Happy birthday!

Before I go into the million and one ways you can use Skin Food I just want to share what a skin-saver it is for any kind of ghastly dermatitis. I developed an allergic reaction to a plastic material in a pair of shoes recently which caused intense itching, burning and inflammation that went on for days even after I stopped wearing them. The only thing that would calm this awful reaction and let the skin heal was Weleda Skin Food. I can’t recommend it enough!

Back to the celebrations….

Weleda Skin Food is the number one selling skincare product for Weleda in the UK and loved by a host of celebrities: Victoria Beckham, Adele, Julia Roberts, Erin O’Connor, Alexa Chung, Helena Christensen, and many more are true fans.

“I put it on my hands after I wash dishes and wind up putting it on my elbows and feet. Before you know it, I’ve squeezed this poor little green tube into a twist”. Julia Roberts

It’s a staple backstage at London Fashion Week and other shows as models and makeup artists love using it too to keep skin soft, hydrated, nourished and glowing. It’s also a favourite at The Model Zone which is where models can unwind, relax, get pampered and prepped ready for their next show.

weleda skin food 90 birthday facial

Skin Food was one of the original Weleda products developed in the 1920s

Weleda was born in 1921 in Switzerland and the British arm launched in London in 1925. Weleda was inspired by Rudolf Steiner, a scientist and philosopher who founded the organic agriculture movement with biodynamic farming. He also founded Steiner education and anthroposophic medicine (a holistic approach to healthcare of mind, body, spirit) so was a true visionary and his ideas still shape and drive the brand today. Manufacturing products “in harmony with nature and the human being” was a founding principle and still a cornerstone of the brands today – an inspiring concept to live by and one of the reasons I really rate Weleda.

weleda skin food 90 birthday blog

My favourite way to use Weleda Skin Food…..

Come winter, my ultimate beauty tip is to pop a mini 15ml tube of Weleda Skin Food in my handbag and use it as a cold-weather lip salve. The rich oils from organic sweet almond, sunflower seed, beeswax and lanolin as well as organic plant actives from calendula, chamomile, rosemary and wild pansy, gently soothe, nourish, heal and protect. It does the same for any patch of dry or irritated skin. In fact I remember it cleared up a another little bout of dermatitis I had a few years ago after using too much cheap hand soap in an office I was working at. (I’m a sensitive one!).

weleda skin food mini 90 birthday


Book a Weleda Skin Food Facial!

Yes, Skin Food facials are now available all around the UK via Weleda Wellbeing Advisors. Some of them are giving them away for free with Weleda product purchases. Others are selling the facials, particularly  if they are facialists, but you get a free Skin Food thrown in so it’s definitely worth it! Find your nearest Weleda Wellbeing Advisor here.


Fancy winning a Weleda Skin Food facial collection worth around £80? Of course you do! The collection includes:

  • 30ml Skin Food
  • 200ml Rosemary Invigorating Bath Milk
  • 75ml Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion
  • 50ml Almond Soothing Facial Oil
  • 30ml Almond Soothing Facial Lotion
  • 200ml Lavender Relaxing Bath Milk
  • Two organic cotton muslins, and organic cotton pads, plus a chamomile tea bag for the infusion!
  • PLUS a booklet detailing the Skin Food 30 minute miracle worker facial routine so you can try it at home – on yourself or a friend/loved on/anyone willing.

TO ENTER: Simply follow @YanarBeauty and @WeledaUK on Twitter and share this blog post on any of your social media channels with the hashtags #celebrateskinfood.

Competition small print:
Entries close Friday 29th July 2016 at 5pm
Open to UK residents only
One entry per person
No cash alternative
Winner announced Monday 1st August 2016

Erin and I

Erin and I

Erin and I

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted so I thought I’d come back with a bang – me and Erin O’Connor! Oh yes… Here we are hanging out (aka interviewing her) just before the start of London Fashion Week at her Model Sanctuary in central London, for a piece I’m writing for Spa Secrets magazine.

Erin’s Model Sanctuary, as it’s formerly known, is a special place Erin created four years ago to allow models to recuperate and recharge from their frenetic schedules during Fashion Week. Beauty, health, wellbeing and creative collaborations collide under one roof amidst a heady aroma of Jo Malone candles.

I can’t talk too much about her (except that she had the most fabulous eyebrows!) ahead of the printed interview but I got a fabulous press goodie bag packed with natural products from Weleda (you can’t ever go wrong with Weleda Skin Food), Sarah Chapman (I’m now addicted to Overnight Facial Oil for its aromotherapeutic sensory hit), Pukka Herbs (look out for the new skincare line launching soon), Welliscious (gorgeous, organic cotton yoga and loungewear) and more.

Thanks to the Model Sanctuary team, and see you next season! x

Dr.Hauschka at London Fashion Week

Dr.Hauschka by Lucia Pica at Louise Amstrup at London Fashion Week Dr.Hauschka by Lucia Pica at Louise Amstrup at London Fashion Week

It was great to see Dr.Hauschka make-up used for the Louise Amstrup Spring/Summer 11 show last week at London Fashion Week. And it was a strong, edgy look too. Make-up artist Lucia Pica got creative with the products and produced the looks you can see above.

For the slick smoky eye, she mixed Eyeliner Pencils (different shades) with the Stone Colour Eye Palette. Then to get the high gloss effect she mixed and applied the Lip Care Stick, Lip Balm and Body Oils. Amazing!

For the lips it was a simple cleanse, concealer and translucent powder. And for a soft wash of colour on the cheeks she dabbed a couple of the lipsticks (03 ad 09) and blended them in. Apparently she loved the consistency of the products which were versatile to use in these different ways.

I’m really impressed Lucia experimented with the Dr.Hauschka make-up proving natural make-up can be used creatively and to striking effect. Let me know what you think?