Note: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
I don’t think there’s a single person out there who doesn’t believe that natural is better.
(Unless you work for the petroleum industry, of course, in which case – rock on with those chemicals, dude – just keep them away from me… and my skin.)
This post is rather timely: although Toronto has been spared from much of Old Man Winter’s wrath, the weather network is calling for about 10cm of the white stuff tomorrow (insert sad face). And while snow really looks pretty from a window when you’re snuggled by the fireplace, outside, the elements can wreak havoc on your skin.
Dry, cracked skin. Brittle nails. Chapped lips. Flaky, red patches. Oh my!
Of course, if our skin is vulnerable to frigid weather, imagine what it can do to the soft, sensitive skin of a baby! Thank goodness we have access to high quality products which nourish and protect, including Weleda’s Calendula Baby Care. I’ve had a chance to dabble in a few of the products, which include all-natural ingredients that are compatible with the skin’s natural lipid layer, helping to maintain the skin’s protective barrier and prevent skin from reacting. In short, let’s just say that I. Am. Impressed.
But fist, why Calendula?
“Calendula is known for aiding the healing process of small wounds, red, inflamed skin and skin infections. As a natural antiseptic, calendula is renowned for soothing irritated skin. The flowers blossom under warm sunlight. This vitality is captured in our formulas, wrapping your little one in a layer of warmth and protection.”
(Trust me, this isn’t just any old calendula. The medicinal plant is grown biodynamically in the Weleda’s own gardens in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany! So let’s just say they have a handle on the quality of the ingredients.)
I’ve been using Weleda’s NEW Calendula Weather Protection Cream for the last few days, and I’m quite loving everything about the formula. The 100% natural product shields skin from the damage caused by exposure to outdoor elements such as wind, cold and rain, and since it contains pure beeswax, it protects skin while allowing it to breathe, unlike products which contain petroleum-based ingredients like mineral oils.
As you can see below, the consistency of the cream is unlike thick, goopy products – it’s more like honey (without the stickiness) and applies very easily to the skin. However, once you start to rub it in, you’ll notice that it firms up almost immediately, providing a strong layer of protection on your skin with almost no greasy after-feel. It’s this barrier that keeps the elements out – and the moisture in.
Before our last outing, I tried the product on my husband’s cheeks and nose, Ryder’s hands and my lips - that’s where we tend to get the driest in cold, winter air. I’m happy to say that we noticed a perceptible difference in the look and feel of our skin upon returning indoors – and as a bonus, the redness around my husband’s cheeks seemed to clear up almost instantly! I would not hesitate to add this product to our roster of go-to remedies this season.
Calendula Weather Protection Cream is completely water-free, long-lasting and dermatologically tested for use on sensitive skin. It is free of synthetic fragrances, colours, preservatives and raw materials derived from mineral oil.
For more information, please visit Weleda online.
One lucky Listen to Lena reader will win the ENTIRE line of Calendula Baby Care, valued at $130! Includes Calendula Weather Protection Cream, Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash, Calendula Oil, Calendula Lotion, Calendula Diaper Care, Calendula Cream Bath, Calendula Face Cream and Calendula Soap!
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling us why you’d like to win this gift set. (FYI: it makes a wonderful baby shower gift, and is simply a must-have to pamper and protect the skin of your own little ones!)
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I’ll draw for a winner on March 23, 2012. Good luck everybody!