The cheap natural skin care cream celebs can’t get enough of
Plus, all their hacks for using it in more ways than one
It’s one thing to get a celebrity’s tick of approval, but when an entire troop of stars sings the praises of a single beauty product, we definitely take notice (and add to cart immediately).
And it seems the Weleda Skin Food cream is a go-to in plenty of celebrities’ beauty kits. And interestingly, they each have their own unique use for the multipurpose body cream.
First up, allow us to fill you in one the benefits of this beauty. Inside a tube of Weleda Skin Food you’ll find a plethora of certified natural ingredients, including extracts of organic chamomile, calendula and wild pansy, whose job it is to soothe rough skin. Then it’s up to sunflower, lanolin and sweet almond oils and waxes to coat skin in a fine barrier to protect against wind and weather. What you won’t find in it is any parabens, artificial preservatives, colours and fragrances (hint: this is a good thing!).
The cream is ultra thick, almost like an ointment, and can look greasy upon first application. But once it sinks in, the finish is all kinds of dewy perfection. While targeted towards very dry, rough skin – especially in areas like elbows, knees and heels – it’s also great as a lip balm, eye cream, face mask, hair serum and beyond. It’s that versatile.
Ok, now to the A-list of users.
There’s Rihanna, who supposedly treats her hands to its nourishing ingredients during manicures. To follow suit, smooth a small amount over dry cuticles and all over hands post-pampering.
If you’ve ever wondered the secret to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s model glow, Weleda Skin Food deserves some credit. Celebrity makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes has been known to use the product on Rosie’s skin on numerous occasions. For the look below, she shared on Instagram that she used Weleda Skin Food on the high points of Rosie’s face. Enter gorgeous glow! At the Oscars, Hughes mixed it with Glossier’s Body Hero to give Rosie’s décolletage, arms and legs extra sheen. Hughes also revealed in an interview with Into The Gloss that Skin Food is her travel essential. “I always travel with a multipurpose cream like Weleda Skin Food – you can use it on your face, your body, as a highlighter or mixed with your actual highlighter. I'll mix it with concealer and use that as foundation. It's like an all-in-one."
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Busy mum and fashion designer Whitney Port loves the formula because it makes her complexion super radiant. When asked by Well+Good to dish on the products she turns to during festival season (good timing – Splendour In The Grass is only days away!), Whitney said, “When you’re out in the sun all day or drinking, your skin loses moisture and no matter what you do throughout the day, the night is really when you should try and repair it. I love Weleda Skin Food, I just use it on my face at nighttime and wake up glowing.”
Victoria Beckham reaches for Skin Food when she wants to keep her tan flawless for longer. She revealed this beauty hack in an interview with Into The Gloss: “When I have a tan, I’ll mix it with coconut oil—the same you use to cook with—and cover my entire body with it. I suppose some people may not like the greasiness, but it helps me hold on to the colour. And by the time I leave the house, I feel as if it’s really sunk in. Like my skin’s had a good drink.”
Umm, consider us converts for ALL the reasons. And this reason, too: It only costs $14.95.
Want to load up on more multitasking beauty products? Here’s how to get radiant skin with just one product.
Have you tried Weleda Skin Food? How do you use it in your beauty routine? Do you recommend any other similar multitaskers?
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Inset image credit: @katiejanehughes
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.