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.
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.
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!).
Book a Weleda Skin Food Facial!
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