Weleda Skin Food is a cult classic. The ultra-rich, dewy cream has been known to grace the faces of Victoria Beckham, Rosie-Huntington Whitely, and glow queen herself Hailey Bieber (to name a few). It was even described by beauty content creator Hannah as “the skincare equivalent of Pete Davidson”, which er, I think is a good thing? Regardless, it’s a much loved product, used by makeup artists such as Katie Jane Hughes for a super glowy makeup base, and to hydrate dry, struggling complexions.
So when I heard Weleda was launching new additions to the range, I knew we were going to have a Black Friday-esque dash to the checkout among beauty fans.
The three newbies comprise of two new creams, a lightweight oil spray (more on these later), and my personal fave: the Weleda Skin Food Cleansing Balm, £12.95, LookFantastic.
Weleda Skin Food Cleansing Balm: my verdict
- Price: RRP £12.95
- Ingredients: Sunflower seed oil, chamomile extract, pansy extract
- Formula: Oil/balm to milk when water applied
Why should you buy the Weleda Skin Food Cleansing Balm?
I’m always on the lookout for a great affordable cleanser. In my mind, there is zero point in splashing out on a boujee buy in the cleansing category; it literally gets washed away down the sink… make it make sense. I’ve come across a few in my time, and Weleda’s latest will definitely be added to this category.
Designed to be used as a primary cleanser, this is ideal for removing makeup before your secondary wash-off cleanse. By this I mean, it works as a balm cleanser (it says it’s an oil but initially it’s thick enough to be a balm), so you can apply it onto dry skin before removing with a damp flannel.
Formula-wise, as I say, it feels like a balm/oil, then when water is applied, it transforms into a soothing oil to wash away makeup. It’s non-sticky and feels rich and nourishing on skin, which is my favourite kind of cleanser. I *hate* makeup removers that feel harsh or stripping, and you won’t find this here. It’s safe enough to use on eye makeup too, and hydrates as it gets to work with a similar ingredients list as its elder sister (Skin Food), using sunflower seed oil, chamomile extract and pansy extract.
It removes makeup with ease, and what’s more, can even be used as a leave-on mask for ten minutes if you’d like to let your skin reap its benefits more.
This is a brilliant under-£15 cleanser I’d recommend using alone or alongside Weleda’s other Skin Food range.
Where can you buy Weleda’s new cleansing balm?
You can pick up this cleanser for £12.95 from a number of retailers, including ASOS, LookFantastic and Holland & Barrett.
What else is new in the Weleda Skin Food range?
I am currently in the process of testing these, but the Cleansing Balm is definitely my favourite of the bunch.
And if you’re thinking of topping up on the OG Skin Food, remember that the brand also offers it in a ‘Light’ version, which is my personal favourite.
The product has the same benefits and ingredients, but feels less heavy on skin, making it a good option for anyone with oily or combination skin.