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The €10 moisturiser that will save your skin this winter is hiding out in health food shops

Badly needed for the cold ahead.

DESPITE THE FROSTY nip in the air, we’re still only in the throes of autumn, and as a dark icy winter looms I can almost feel my skin curling up in the foetal position dreading the weather that’s going to drain it of its (on a good day now) juicy youthful moisture.

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RHW @rosiehw Beauty breakdown! SKIN: a pea sized amount @weleda_usa skin food on the high points. Followed by @glossier stretch concealer all over the face with @cledepeaubeauteus concealer to add more coverage where needed. CHEEKS: @jilliandempsey cheek tint shade Sunny with @welovecoco bronzer. EYES: @maccosmetics Quite Natural to shape the wing first and @makeupforeverofficial black cream shadow to define. That pop of silver @toofaced chocolate gold palette pressed on with finger and blended edges. LIPS: @fentybeauty Up to no good lipstick pressed on for a tonal change on the lip not a full color. BROW: @maccosmetics shape and shade in lingering HAIR: @jennifer_yepez Shot on my: @sonyalpha Rx100mk4

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For those similar skinned comrades who may be reading this, that dread can go take a break and have a Kit-Kat as the moisturiser raved about by beauty mavens such an Instagram makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes, Victoria Beckham and Adele is here to save us all.

Hughes has praised the product to such an extent that she has an Instagram highlight dedicated to it and even carries it around in her professional kit.

With no further drumroll needed, Weleda Skin Food is the facial cream to solve all your skin woes, providing thick moisture, a soother for scars and a great base for makeup all for €10.37.

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As someone who watches Hughes’ Instagram stories religiously, the British makeup artist applies Skin Food almost daily and given my fascination with this multi-tasking cream I decided to see if it was possible to get my hands on this little magic wonder.

Given Hughes lives in New York, I figured the moisturiser was a high-end expensive product, but no. I could get Skin Food in my local Holland and Barrett for just over a tenner.

Upon purchase, the cream’s texture is a little like that rotten factor 50 your mam would coat you in at the beach, but the benefits of this moisturiser far outweigh the glossy stickiness at first use.

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ORGANIC skin food cream from @weleda_ag ! You might have heard a lot about this product from other beauty bloggers and all I can do is agree: it is fantastic! The perfume, the texture, the quality and performance is absolutely outstanding! Ingredients like sunflower oil and sweet almond oil make it a super rich product, but even though I have mixed to oily skin it regenerates my skin completely. Rosemary and chamomille extract are soothing and calming ingredients. I use this product as a body moisturizer and also as a face mask. I add a few drops of jojoba oil and leave it on during the night. The result is awesome, my skin looks fresh and healthy! Have you tried this cream? #organic #organicskincare #greenskincare #gogreen #clean #cleanskincare #everythingorganic #crueltyfree #crueltyfreecosmetics #crueltyfreeskincare #greencosmetics #cleancosmetics #ecofriendly #organiccosmetics #green #organicmakeup #sustainable #organicmakeupartist #greenskincarelover #certified #certifiedorganic #weleda #weledaskinfood #skincare #weledaskincare #natrue

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To make the deal even sweeter, Skin Food is 100% certified natural, and says it’s suitable for “dry and rough skin”.

Having used for two weeks now, it really can go anywhere on the body from your scabby elbows to that one bastard cold sore you’ve been trying to get rid of while also moisturising your chapped lips. If applying it to your face, it’s recommended to start at the high points and work your way in towards the face.

While it doesn’t have SPF, it’s perfect for the end of the day where your noggin has been out braving all the elements and the nourishment your face and neck feels is almost like your skin thanking you. 

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