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For a lighter moisturizer, try Weleda's Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Lotion.

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No matter the season, we all have patches of stubborn dryness — elbows, ankles, hands. This ultra-thick salve quickly hydrates parched skin without any greasy residue and keeps it moisturized and protected all day.

How it Works

Organic sunflower seed has tons of essential fatty acids and vitamin E, which work to restore dry and damaged skin. Organic pansy and rosemary leaf are both natural antiseptics that help to soothe irritation, while calendula adds marathon hydration.

How to Use

Generously apply to hands, elbows, knees, ankles, or any other dry patches. Rub cream in until it’s completely absorbed. Reapply as needed.

Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Beeswax (Cera Flava), Glyceryl Linoleate, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Viola Tricolor (Pansy) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cholesterol, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Coumarin*. * from natural essential oils

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Must Have

I go in and out of love with products, but skin food never leaves my cabinet. I have dry skin, and I am very invested in finding all natural products. This product is versatile because it give the coverage i need in the winter and yet its suitable for summer.

Also, it smells awesome!

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Great for very dry areas, but gets a bit goopy
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right in line with the description, this stuff is great for super dry areas, but when I use it on larger areas, or even all over my hands, it feels a bit too thick. Still the size and light, fresh smell make it great to keep in my desk at work.

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Great for winter hands
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My skin has been extremely dry this winter. This product really moisturizer however your hands are a little greasy afterwards. I like to use it at night. I do crossfit and I get a lot of torn blisters and rough hands and Skin food really helps my hands heal.

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The BEST for dry skin

I have been using this product for almost 10 years. I grew up in the midwest & the cold really took a toll on my skin. This is the only face lotion that really helps with extremely dry skin. The smell is a really strong citrus and I never get sick of it. The texture is very thick and it is definitely greasy, you need to give it a little bit to absorb into skin before hitting the pillow or applying makeup. It is a must for anyone who suffers from dry skin.

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I like it but the smell is an acquired taste
Purchased

This lotion is okay. I do find it to be slightly greasy, though. I've been banned from wearing this near my husband and son, though, due to the very strong scent. I like it, but they loathe it.

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The smell!
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I was impressed with the quality of this creme, it did a fabulous job of revitalizing dry, unhealthy skin on my hands and feet. However the smell is not pleasant, in my opinion. It's a highly earthy and pungent odor, and I couldn't imagine having the scent on my skin all day. So dissatisfied with the scent that I stopped using the otherwise good product. :(

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Love it.
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This product is great. It was suggested to use on the elbows and knees, but I find it works great for the area underneath my eyes as well.

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AMAZING
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I am always fighting very dry heels, knees, and elbows. Who doesn't? Right? But this stuff is my new favorite essential and is almost gone...time to reorder!

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I've always loved Skin Food...
Purchased

I have dry/combination skin and this really does feel like it's actively feeding and hydrating my skin when I smooth it on.

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Favorite hand cream
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I've tried many hand creams, and this is my favorite. It sinks in quickly. I actually prefer greasier formulas to more watery formulas because the watery ones don't seem to work as well and they stay tacky for longer. This cream is a delight. It moisturizes my hands and makes the skin on my hands appear more smooth and less wrinkly (I sort of have a Lady Macbethesque obsession with my hands...). The smell is very nice; a little citrusy, a little mossy, a little floral. My only complaint is that the screw lid has come loose from the bottle. I have to be careful when keeping it in my bag.

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