EXCLUSIVE: Love Island’s Uma Jammeh finally reveals her hack for ridiculously glowy skin – and it’s £8

"I always use it as a base for my make-up"


by Aimee Jakes |
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From Y2K-inspired flower clips worn by Jess White to Nicole Samuel forever topping up her base with a cult Maybelline product, we are unashamedly living for the tricks, trends and general inspo from this year's Love Island.

Since Uma Jammeh arrived at the villa on day three, we've had plenty of burning beauty questions for the 23-year-old. Namely, what is responsible for the bombshell's gorgeously glowy skin?

We caught up with the star alongside dumped co-star and boyfriend, Wil Anderson to find out her must-have beauty products for filming. It turns out that her all-time favourite hack for gleamy skin is an affordable Amazon best-seller. We're listening.

Speaking exclusively to heat, Uma shared, "My secret to glowy skin is honestly Weleda Skin Food, £8,74. I just love it. I always use it as a base for my make-up. All the girls in the villa used Skin Food as a moisturiser."

We already had a feeling that Uma was a Skin Food girlie after we spotted the viral green tube sitting pride of place on the dressing table as she and Grace Jackson were getting ready at the Casa Amor sleepover.

If you're new here, Weleda's Skin Food is CULT in Love Island Land. Dozens of Islanders from previous seasons swore by the affordable green tube for delivering a lit-within glow to the skin, especially when used as a primer before makeup.

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Mary Bedford learned the Weleda Skin Food hack during her days modelling for Boohoo and influenced the entire season 7 of its glow-inducing powers. Co-star, Chloe Burrows said in a video, "Well, Mary actually got me into this on Love Island. It's the Weleda Skin Food and it's bloody brilliant."

Love Island All Star winner, Molly Smith uses Weleda Skin Food as a balmy base before going in with her trusty Too Faced Born This Way Foundation.

Molly-Mae Hague is also a fan who said in a YouTube video, "My make-up artist Holly always uses this on me."

Other Islanders who have spoken about their love for Weleda Skin Food include Olivia Attwood, Ella Thomas, Kaz Kamwi, Sophie Piper, Faye Winter and Liberty Poole.

Basically, if we had a pound for every Love Island star who has sworn by Weleda Skin Food, we'd easily have enough dosh for a very nice dinner and a glass of fizz.

As well as working as an excellent primer, Weleda Skin Food can also be used as a thick nighttime moisturiser, as well as a multi-use balm for everything from lips to dry knees. Consider us sold.

In other beauty news, Uma also shared a TikTok detailing the exact lip product responsible for glossy lips during her time on the show - and it's a best-seller.

The original Maybelline Lifter Gloss is a firm favourite in Love Island's Chloe Burrows' beauty routine for her statement, super glossy lips, so it's no surprise Uma reaches for the Plump version in the villa to create her statement lip.

What's more, the Maybelline Lifter Plumping Lip Gloss is currently discounted in the Amazon Prime Sale, meaning you can bag one for just £7.59.

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We've been watching each episode like a true detective to try and decipher Uma's beauty routine and it also turns out the star is a big fan of Weleda Skin Food.

The viral green tube was spotted next to Uma and Grace Jackson as they were getting ready at the Casa Amor sleepover and we were not surprised one teeny bit.

Aimee Jakes is heat’s trending content editor. As well as writing about skincare launches, high-street fashion and gym bag essentials, she’s forever chatting to celebs about their fancy beauty routines. Follow her on Instagram here.

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