Recently I finally embraced the fact that my skin is dry. Very dry, in fact. To add to that, it’s quite sensitive too. I started this year thinking I had combo skin, a mixture of oily and dry, but it dawned on me after routinely testing a plethora of new skincare products for this blog that perhaps I was wrong. I noticed that if I tested too many products too soon my skin would revolt. Products that worked for everyone I knew didn’t work on me. Angry bumps, redness, stinging skin, acne and increased dryness was what I was left with after a skincare experiment gone wrong. To resolve my skin issues I turned to an intensive cream that’s highly regarded in the skincare community: the Weleda Skin Food. This thick, sticky balmy cream is supposed to be one of the best moisturizers on the market for dry skin. After testing this for nearly 3 weeks I’m on the fence. I think it’s amazing at hydrating but I’m not sure it’s right for my sensitive skin.
The Weleda Skin Food is marketed as a multi-purpose intensive cream that can be used anywhere on the body to heal dry, rough skin. The ingredients are all-natural and the brand is cruelty-free. I don’t know much about skincare ingredients but it has vitamin E and fatty acids for moisturizing and pansy to soothe. Just a heads up it does have added fragrance from essential oils. It’s affordable too at only $19 for a large tube and can be found in your local Whole Foods and other major drugstores.
The thickest cream yet! This is a tad tricky to blend in because it’s so thicc and pasty. What I do is warm up a dollop of this in my hands before applying. It’s extra sticky! I find it near impossible to wear this during the day because it such an intense rich cream so I prefer to use it at night as a sort of overnight moisturizing mask. Smells herbal, almost medicinal like many European skincare products. Not a huge fan of the scent but that’s just me! I’m sure others would love it.
At first I was in love with my green tube of Skin Food but the more I used it the more I realized that it might not be the best for my skin. Since it’s loaded with essential oils for fragrance I noticed my skin gets slightly irritated. Not the worst but it tingles a bit after application. I also think that this clogs my pores. It’s difficult to tell right now since my skin is acting up like crazy ever since I went off my acne medication but since this is such a thick cream it might be contributing to my acne woes. That being said, this worked wonders for my dryness troubles. I can’t stress enough just how miraculous this is for reversing my dry skin issues. No more dry patches! Not one! When using this my skin never feels dry the next morning. I don’t feel the need to add an oil or hydrating serum to boost hydration like I do with some moisturizers. Overall, my skin is looking a whole lot more nourished than it has in a long time! ! I’m just worried this is a touch too irritating. What are my final thoughts? Well, I think that the Weleda Skin Food is a fab affordable intensely rich cream that delivers great results but it might not be the best if you’re sensitive to essential oils.
Any recommendations for other rich creams designed to heal dry skin? I’m on the hunt for another one to test! In the meantime, I’m perfectly happy with continuing to use my Weleda option.