Saturday, 11 May 2013

Birchbox Review - Weleda Skin Food

I received Weleda Skin Food (£8.95) in my Birchbox last month. From reading the magazine which comes with my beauty box, I found out that Victoria Beckham swears by it. Personally I thought it looked like a suped-up moisturiser but I was still interested to try it. It's more of a body product than a hand cream so I was definitely intrigued about how it would work on my poor little feet.

I definitely don't take care of my trotters as much as I should. They tend to get a bit dry, rough and all that good stuff. I won't bang on about it because let's be honest, it's a bit gross! My heels are in deep need of some serious TLC before I break out the gorgeous summer sandals. This product claims to be perfect for rough and dry skin though so I assumed it was worth a go.

The full size product comes in a big squeeze tube, just like most body lotions. This is a 10ml sample so therefore the packaging different and looks more... medical? Does anyone else get that?! I just think it looks like the type of packaging you'd get from a doctors. Anyways, I actually really like the way it's presented and the green is a nice change to the typical white.

It comes out as a very thick yellow cream. You can tell as soon as you start to massage the Skin Food in that it is going to be extremely rich. It also feels a bit greasy and I did start to wonder if I was actually going to like this product. As I say, I tested it on my feet but I thought my hand would be more appropriate for the pictures. Haha. It has a woodsy sort of smell to me but I generally can't describe smells very well.

You can almost see the sheen from the slightly greasy residue left behind. This does sink in but it can take a couple of minutes. It is far to heavy to use as a hand cream in my eyes. This is probably because my hands never really get too rough or ridiculously dry. My feet on the other hand are a different story.

I tend to apply this once a day at bed time and I have seen a slight improvement as the week has gone on. I was hoping that this would be my wonder product but unfortunately it looks like it is going to be a slow journey to recovery.

I don't think that I would buy this product in full size. I'm not particularly sold on it. However I will keep applying it to my tootsies and see how I go. Ultimately it is no quick fix and it definitely doesn't keep my feet moisturised for very long before they start to feel rough and dry again.

Let me know your thoughts on this product in the comments below. I'd be really interested to hear if you have any great foot cream recommendations, or if you found a great use for this product.. eg. elbows and knees?


  1. I struggle finding a good foot cream - at the moment I'm being a bit predictable and using the Soap and Glory one overnight. I like it and find it does make a difference pretty quickly, but I think I might need to get some serious exfoliation going on to get past the surface.

    I always like seeing what people get in their beauty boxes, they usually lead to some different reviews. Thanks for the update :-)

    Sarah x

    1. Awesome! Thanks so much for letting me know. I might be with you on that exfoliation deal. Pumice stone here I come. Haha. Glad that you like to see what's in beauty boxes as much as I do. Hopefully this month's Birchbox will arrive soon and I will pop a video up about it on my blog and Youtube channel :) xxo

  2. Skin Food is a funny one, I love it but it's definitely something that helps the skin over time than straight away. I used to hate how heavy and greasy it was, but now use it on my feet all the time! Have you tried that pink peppermint foot lotion from LUSH? x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    1. Its super greasy =/ I don't love that part but i've been slathering it on every night and it is making a slow improvement. I haven't tried that but it's definitely on my list now :) xxo


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