Windy City Windy City – Protect Skin From Cold Winter Winds- Protect Skin From Cold Winter Winds

Imagine being a baby in a buggy, down at street curb level, with diesel fumes and traffic swishing through filthy puddles, and add in a fine drizzle of rain from our polluted skies – and we’re sure you’ll agree it’s never been more important to weather proof our children’s skin.


Weleda’s newly reformulated Calendula Weather Protection Cream(rrp £7.95 30ml) protects little cheeks on cold rainy days, and from drying winds on blustery walks or sledging in the snow. This soothing cream is suitable for all the family, and can be used on hands, chapped lips, on sore noses when your children have the snuffles, or for protecting the skin around the mouth and chin when babies are teething. The neat 30ml tube is easily stowed in a handbag, knapsack or changing bag when you’re out and about. This weather balm has the lightness of a gel, and absorbs fast leaving a fine protective film on the skin but still allowing the skin to breath healthily.


It’s also a secret beauty weapon with many mums, who use it to protect their own skin from the elements, and an indispensable ‘tool of the trade’ of many beauty professionals who mix with cream with eye shadows and lip stains to achieve a long-lasting dewy look for parties. Hannah Maxwell is make-up artist for stars of film, television and music videos, and relies on this great little multi-tasker:


“It’s my favourite Weleda product. It cuts down on buying lots of products, it’s so versatile. I use it instead of a typical eight-hour cream. I use it for actors’ lips instead of a balm, eyelids to give sheen, and to soften cuticles. I mix it with lipsticks to create glossy sheer lip colours without stickiness, and with lip stains they give a better consistency without drying. I mix it with pale eye shadows and blushers to highlight brow bones and cheekbones – try this mix on cheeks, blending into a lovely soft translucent blusher. And don’t forget to use it to slick those brows into place! I can’t live without it”.


Midwife Sharon Trotter, founder of the TIPS midwife-tested awards, also has high praise for the product:

“During the winter months it is easy for your baby’s skin to become dry. This product is obviously great for chapped hands and lips, but our testers found many other uses for it, including sore noses and weather damaged cheeks. Parents suggested this would be great for winter trips and outdoor activities. In fact so handy was this product that testers voted it a TIPS Must-have.”


It’s made with the finest organic sweet almond oil to nourish and protect skin, together with the purest unbleached beeswax, for extra weather proofing. The new formulation gel now contains even more biodynamic calendula, famed for its skin-healing and soothing properties, to help calm any irritation or patches of chapped or stressed skin. A barely-there fragrance of pure essential oils preserves this product naturally, so avoiding the need for artificial preservatives, parabens, or additives of any kind.


Weleda have been making natural health products since 1921. All Weleda Baby products are free from synthetic ingredients, colours or perfume, and suitable for vegetarians. Available from most Boots and Waitrose stores, independent pharmacies and health stores, or from Weleda on 0115 944 8222 (mail order and stockist information) or shop online