Weleda Has Expanded the Skin Food Family
I have been a fan, and devoted user, of Weleda Skin Food since I was in middle school. I’ve mentioned this multiple times. Because of my long-term love affair with Skin Food, I was VERY intrigued when Weleda announced that they would be expanding the Skin Food line (they call it “The Skin Food Experience”) to include a body butter, a lip balm, and Skin Food Light, which is exactly what it sounds like.
I picked up a small tube of Skin Food Light and a Skin Food Lip Balm to see how they compared to the beloved OG Skin Food. These are not entirely new products, but I’d say more like variations on a theme. I would never tell you to use Skin Food on your face unless you want to look like a greaseball (sometimes you do!), but I think, if used sparingly, Skin Food Light could be a daytime, under makeup moisturizer. I haven’t done this, but you certainly could. I like to use Skin Food Light as a nighttime moisturizer on my whole face - my skin never loved Skin Food ALL over, but the light version is fine. It’s particularly nice on nights when I’m super tired, but I know I will regret it if I don’t slather on moisturizer before bed. I’ll forgo my multi-step moisture routine and just slap some Skin Food Light all over my face, then crash.
I don’t know if a normal person (i.e. not me) would need both Skin Food Original Recipe and Skin Food Light. They are different, but they’re certainly more similar than anything else. I think, ideally, Skin Food Light is for the person who tried OG Skin Food, and thought, “Good gravy this is greasy as hell. Why do people like this??” Don’t worry, naysayer, Weleda will lure you in with the light version.
Here’s a comparison of all three products. Skin Food is on top, then Skin Food Light. Just on visuals alone, you can tell that it’s truly a lighter version of the original. The bottom one is the lip gloss, just because. The lip balm is, like the rest of its family, pretty oily. This is great if your lips are super chapped or sensitive. It’s like coating them in a protective, moisturizing oil. I’d say this is similar to Aquaphor Healing Ointment, but somehow feels more medicinal and herbal, in a hard-to-place kind of way. Just like all Skin Food products, there’s this feeling of a magical, witchy tincture about them. I’m into that, but that’s me. I like to think I’ve harnessed a beauty secret from from a witch deep in the Black Forest when really I just went to Target.