Rated 4.55 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great For Extremely Dry Skin!
I have had a life long issue with very dry skin. It is a real problem, especially in the harsh winters where I live. The Skin Food Original is a perfect solution for my dry skin issues. I like to apply it as a mask before bed in the winter because it is kind of heavy and greasy. A tiny bit goes a long way!! It is almost like using a lip balm for your face as far as explaining the relief my skin gets from this. It feels very healing to cracked dry skin. I also like to use it on my hands when they get dry and cracked. I love that it has no animal testing, is free of parabens and phthalates, free of synthetic preservatives and fragrances. The only thing negative is how oily it can make your skin if you put too much or if you don't have time to let it absorb before applying makeup. I make sure I have at least 20 minutes to let it absorb if I am applying it before I apply foundations so it is not greasy or heavy. Once it absorbs, my skin feels soft and hydrated, so, the oily feeling is just the initial reaction of your skin because it has so many nutrients for your skin to absorb. Great product, my winter is much better with it! It leaves my skin looking fresh and hydrated and feeling brand new.
Most Helpful Critical Review Bizzare texture, very greasy-oily
I tried it after seeing it recommended by a dermatologist and reading all the positive reviews here. I have very dry skin and am no stranger to thick, heavy moisturizers however this one just doesn't fit the bill. I find the scent overpowering, and the skin feel upon application to both hands and face is all wrong. It simultaneously feels oily, and like it's just sitting on top of my skin and not actually doing anything. I also detect a bit of graininess.
Reviewed by 109 customers Good But Could Be Better
Starfishie from Melbourne, Florida
I really love the way this lotion smells and what it does for my skin, but it's way too expensive. The bottle is tiny. It's also a little greasy. So, best to use at night before bed.
Berry from Flint, MI
I actually use this for my very dry/cracked feet and it's the best stuff I've used for this. Super moisturizering. Soaks in and softens my feet.
Saved my face!
Nicolename from Oregon
My sensitive, acne prone, combination skin had a very hard time adjusting to description antibiotics and acne medication. I almost gave up on it because my face was burning and peeling (but hey, acne free). I couldn't even wear make up. It's so utterly challenging to find facial moisturizers without acids in them, which I am sensitive too with or without the topicals. I had used this product in the past for my hands and decided to try it on my face, knowing how thick it is. The smell is strong but dissipates quickly (limolene). You only need a tiny bit, less than a pea size for your whole face. I warm it between my fingers, dab a bit under my eyes, then pat the rest of it around my face. It spreads more than you'd think. My skin is nicer than it's ever been before. I love this stuff, but I wishing still came in the metal tube.
Morgie B from Dubuque, IA
This really sits on your skin and doesn't absorb at all, no matter how much you massage it in. It would still be sitting on my face hours later, and the next day my face wouldn't feel any drier than usual. I like the smell, though.
Great product for dry skin
Joansie from Seattle, WA
I have very dry skin areas on my face. Particularly challenging in the winter with drier air and spending more time in doors. This is a great option. Use sparingly as a little goes a long way. I use it under sunscreen during the day. Well priced for the good job it does. It does have a bit of a fragrance when applying but quickly vanishes. The fragrance is pleasant; however, I prefer my skin care products to be fragrant free.
B-Lo from Binghamton
Not sure I would spend the money on this again. I have tried other moisturizers that do a better job and half the price. Disappointed!
Firestarter from Austin TX
It was very sticky and had a really strong scent that smelled like chemicals to me. It worked pretty well but not worth those two things to me.
Kagome from Kansas City
I was looking for something to help with severely dry skin on my T-Zone. This product is thick, a little bit goes a long way and you really have to work it into the skin. I apply it before bed typically because it can feel a little tacky on the skin. At first using it by itself I didn't feel it lived up to it's full potential but now that I'm also using a hyaluronic acid serum from The Ordinary with it, my skin has really perked up. The smell is a little bit strange but nothing terribly bad. I'm not in love but it's the best I've found so far for my skin.
perfect for primer too
mobun from washington
i didn't know this product had a scent, but it does. it smells kinda like mosquito repellent but not necessarily in a bad way. don't forget to warm up product in ur hand first, it is so thick!
Gratitude902 from Chicago IL
I just got this today and it is the closest thing I've found to the VERY well protective Utter Butter that one would find in Farm and Fleet...a product that protects cows' nether parts from becoming chapped and weather worn! This product not only is vegan, but the texture on your skin...you have to work it in much like a suntan lotion; but you'll find your skin drinks it up! I had dried finger tips and dried cuticles and rough knuckles but now...they are back to their feminine selves. The scent is also complex but light. I would say though the price point feels high; it is a VERY GOOD vegan product with sustainability AND high quality.
Sarah from Washington
Just not impressed. It's not the best, not the worst. The smell is a bit strong and it doesn't spread super easily. It's o.k..
lives up to the hype
Haley from usa
I was always unsure about trying this. I've bought the body butter each winter for a few years but it sometimes leaves too much of a waxy coating on my skin & takes too long to absorb. I wanted to try something else that also didnt have a lot of bad for you ingredients. Finally decided to give this a shot because Ulta has a great return policy. It works so well & actually absorbs fairly quickly. It does work, spread, & absorb better if you emulsify it between your hands/ fingers prior to application. So far ive used it head to toe. I think it's going to be my new foot & hand staple because it absorbs so quickly. I dont think it'll be good to use regularly on arms, legs, & body because of the container size, but if you have dry patches on those areas then it's worth buying.
BTW the lip tube is Ah-Mazing.
CaribChica_DC from Washington, DC metro
I use this generally after washing my face at night time. It's amazingly intense moisture action leaves my skin supple, especially under the eyes when I don't get as much sleep - you can't tell. Unfortunately, the moisture leaves shine so it's not something I would wear out in the daytime. It gives the look after you've had a facial and your face feels awesome but you definitely look a tad greasy.
I buy this product over and over! Love it!
MsJaave from CA
The first time I tried this product, I was very put off by it; it felt very thick and greasy, and I thought, "another lotion I hate." But within minutes, it seemed to sink into my skin withOUT the greasy, thick feeling! I was shocked to discover that I loved this product! It left my hands soft and smooth. I will say that a little goes a long way. I figured if a little did a great job, I'd lather on more, but I think it is possible to overdo it. I use it every night on my feet after I shower. My feet used to be dry and cracked, but no more! They are very soft and look healthy and hydrated. I'm on my third tube since the quarantine started. I've ordered it repeatedly and have given it as gifts, and will do so for Christmas, too!
Oily but hydrating, makes skin super soft.
Glow baby from Los Angeles
I'm so happy ULTA started carrying Weleda. There is a learning curve with this particular product. Warming up the product with hands before application is key! This is way too thick to simply just spread all over the face without warming up.
In my opinion it's way too greasy for under the makeup, I prefer to use this as a night cream. I guess it could be used during the day if going for a super dewy natural minimal makeup application moment otherwise I could see this smudging around makeup or just dissolving makeup. A little goes a long way.
Not a fan of the scent but thankfully it doesn't linger. The body cream is a bit too thick and the light cream is nice but doesn't melt as easily as this ultra rich cream.
Wishing weleda still made these in the aluminum tube, they are now in plastic tubes.
Sticky but effective
Flipperrrr from Chicago
This product is more sticky than greasy and because of the thickness it was a bit hard to spread. I was quite turned off when I first applied because of that. However, once it's on, my skin felt so covered and relaxed. It used to be so dry and tight no matter how many layers of serums, moisturizers and facial oils I put on. But this gave me the feeling that moisture is locked in and all that tightness was completely gone. Wow. It would be heavy for summer but if your skin is so dry in the winter it stings when putting on moisturizer, try this.
So Rich and Moisturizing!
MnNice from MN
I used a free sample and was blown away with how luxurious this felt. In MN winter this will be great!!!
sea from New York, New York
The texture of this feels pretty greasy on the skin and it did not sink into my skin well at all. I have dry skin and use very thick moisturizers, and while this is definitely thick, it did not sink into my skin. The real dealbreaker for me is the smell though. I'm not sure if I got an expired product or something because mine smells very strongly like paint. I stopped using it because it isn't very effective and I'm not sure how good it is to put something on my face that smells like this.
I use this as an under eye cream!
Jennifer from Virginia Beach, VA
When nothing else worked for the crepey skin under my eyes, I gave this a try. I've been using it for 3 months now & it worked miracles on the wrinkles and dryness. Hasn't caused any breakouts, either. Great (natural) scent & very rich and buttery. Love this!
There are pros and cons.
!!! from !!!
It's very thick. It kind of feels like spreading peanut butter all over my face. After you get passed that, It feels nice and moisturizing; I recommend using a facial roller to help it absorb. It smells like a citrus-y paint. I'm not too bothered by it though. Something I enjoy is that you don't have to reapply for a very long time. Also, a little goes a very long way. While I'm not a big fan of the texture, it really is very moisturizing and I would recommend.
Magical moisturizer worth the hype
Sarah Clean Beauty Stan from Richmond, Virginia
I'm obsessed with skin food. I have at least 4 bottles in my purse, car, nightstand at all times. I read about it on Goop and I use it daily as a moisturizer. It's amazing for a sunburn, can be used as a lip balm even and is a skin cure all. My 4 y/o loves it and asks for it after her bath.
THICK & CREAMY
sukki from USA
Love this cream, a little GOES A LONG WAY! Great application, makes my skin look dewy and hydrated. Does have a medium/strong scent (read the ingredients), but it's not too overpowering! I have combination skin and it's not greasy at all.
lena from mi
filled with fragrance, pills like crazy, and made my skin greasy and gross
don't get this. no ones skin can handle this much fragrance.
Skin Care Queen from Charlotte, NC
I bought this because of two articles, I read. Both of them were celebrities that use this specially during winter times. When skin get dehydrated and dries down. Now, I gotta tell you I didn't know the difference between dehydrated and dry skin. I thought this was only for the face. When it arrived. The ingredients list is amazingly natural. At that precise moment I was dealing with hormonal breakouts. Once I put it on. It was super thick so a lil bit goes a long way. I had shiny face. But, I was going to bed. Next day, when I looked in the mirror. I was shocked! The "hormonal acne" I had. The inflammation, the redness. Was gone. You could see the acne. It was in my jaw. Like over night the switch of inflammation was turned off. It began to finally heal. I actually use retinol a whole lot. Sometimes even during day and night. Like a 24 hr thing. The acne hadn't heal yet. Till I put this on. I actually bought it for winter dryness. Not for my acne. I was amazed. I speak highly of this product to everyone. I highly recommend it.
Abby from Chicago
Bought the trial size at first just try as a facial moisturizer after seeing multiple IG makeup artists recommend it. I love it as a primer! BUT the game changer for me was after I used it on a BAD sunburn. I really laid the product on my poor sunburnt arms that were blustery and peaking, and I swear my skin looked ten times better after letting Skin Food go to work overnight. I swear by this product for ANY dry spots anywhere on your body! Fan for life!