I am a lazy person when it comes to beauty and my motto is the less work, the better. Unlike most of my friends I don’t have drawers of makeup and skin care products. Hair stuff on the other hand is a different story, but I’m working on that. For skin care the goal is to always have things that work, travel easily (i.e. no glass bottles, jars and must fit in carry on) and is reasonably priced. I’m willing to spend, but the product has to be amazing. I’ve been lucky in the sense that when I travel I always find a few brands I really like, and am even more fortunate that I can find them online when in Canada. Or have wonderful friends that will bring them back for me.
As we all know, winters in Edmonton are brutal. They’re dark, cold and extremely dry which means your skin always takes a beating. I had searched high and low for something heavy enough to form a protective barrier on my skin but would still be breathable. Avocado oil worked for a bit, but wasn’t moisturizing enough, and vaseline proved to be too greasy (and extremely gross). Enter Weleda Baby Calendula Weather Protection Cream. This stuff is amazing and saved my skin this winter. Even with using a 1% retinol cream at night, my skin has done none of the cracking and peeling I’m so used to during the cold season. Runnier than vaseline, but heavier than an oil, it protects against dryness like nothing else and since it’s made for babies it has minimal ingredients. You can use a little for that healthy glow, or you can gob it on like me and have a beautifully well-conditioned face. It also works as a lip balm and an eye cream. If you have oily skin or are acne prone though, I would avoid this simply due to the heaviness of it. For me though, this cream is now a staple and will be always in my bag from now on when I’m on the road.
You can find it at your local health food store, on Well.ca or on Amazon.
The cost is around $15 a tube which usually lasts me about 2.5 months. It’s much cheaper than what I was paying before with other products and much more effective.
Ingredients: Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Lanolin, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*.