To celebrate Skin Food’s 90th anniversary this year, Weleda designed the Skin Food Facial- a half hour pampering facial treatment created by their team of experienced beauty therapists. The facial was specially created for The Model Zone during London Fashion Week, which Weleda sponsor, offering it to models to help them relax before and after taking to the catwalk.
So admittedly, it’s been kept pretty top secret and only revealed to those inside the industry. But luckily, Weleda were more than happy to send me all the products so I could recreate the facial at home – and share with all of you!
The facial treatment uses six of Weleda’s products- including their top seller that the facial is named after:
• Rosemary Invigorating Bath Milk
• Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion
• Almond Soothing Facial Oil
• Skin Food
• Lavender Relaxing Bath Milk
• Almond Soothing Facial Lotion
Skin Food contains plant actives calendula, chamomile, rosemary and lavender, as well as natural waxes and pure plant oils including almond. So this facial skincare routine uses products that complement the action and fragrance of Skin Food:
Step One: Compress
Soak a face flannel in hot water with a little Rosemary Bath Milk and apply to the face to open up the pores and wake up the circulation. If you’re applying the facial before bed or want a more calming/soothing experience, Weleda advise using the Lavender Bath Milk instead.
Step Two: Cleanse
Using the Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion on two damp cotton wool pads, removes dirt and make-up. Use both hands simultaneously, mirror image, for a lovely balanced feeling. Around the eyes, gently cleanse with Almond Soothing Facial Oil to remove eye make-up.
Step Three: Massage
Using the fragrance-free Almond Soothing Facial Oil, gently massage the face to stimulate the circulation and relax the soft tissues.
Step Four: Mask
Apply a generous layer of Skin Food, melting it between your hands to make it easier to work with, and leave on the face as an intensive treatment for five minutes. If you have combination skin with oily T-zone, just use Skin Food on the cheeks and drier areas, to avoid overloading the skin.
Step Five: Compress
Soak a face flannel in hot water with a little Lavender Bath Milk and apply to the face to release and melt the mask. Gently lift away excess Skin Food with the flannel. Tidy any remaining thick areas of cream using a damp cotton pad, if required.
Step Six: Moisturise
Finish with a light application of Almond Soothing Facial Lotion to moisturise.
The experience really is a 30 minute miracle worker, once I’ve finished my skin feels super smooth and ultra soft. The facial is ultra hydrating and my skin is instantly glowing! I wake up the next morning with a clear and radiant complexion, and make a promise to myself to make this facial part of my weekly routine.
I love the fact that it’s a real pamper session- it feels self-indulgent and I loved treating myself to some much-needed ‘me time’. Each product feels and smells luxurious and completely complement one another.
I particularly enjoyed the Almond Soothing Facial Oil, Skin Food and Lavender Bath Milk. The oil instantly made my skin feel revived and moisturised, and I’m already a huge fan of Skin Food. I love its distinct aroma and thick consistency. I had been wanting to try Weleda’s Lavender Bath Milk for a long time as I love the scent of lavender, and I was amazed that this exceeded my expectations. I found it addictive and could not stop smelling it!
Next time I plan to make it an even more indulgent affair by having a relaxing bath first, in the Lavender Bath Milk. A perfect way to relax after a stressful working week!
What’s your favourite Weleda product?