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Friday, December 21, 2012

Coping with Super Cold Weather...& George's Cream Giveaway!

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When I woke up this morning, the temperature outside was -19 C, with 20 km winds, which makes the temperature feel like -30 C. And we have had full blanket of snow since the middle of October!

As presented in Exhibit 1: Check out the snow below! Yes it's COLD.

 There are several ways we cope with COLD weather here. They include:
 
Flannel sheets and flannel jammies.
Bed socks at night.
Hot drinks and hot soups.
Lots of fresh fruit.
Creams and lotions for dry skin.
Warm hats, gloves and balaclavas.
 
{And just in case you are not familiar with the term balaclava, here is what they look like:}
 
One of the hardest things for me in winter is that the air is so dry that it makes my skin extremely dry that I often suffer from dry, cracked & bleeding knuckles. It is painful, stings and just plain hurts.  I am constantly searching for hand creams to soothe my poor knuckles. And I can't use just any cream or lotion because my skin is extremely sensitive and cannot tolerate a lot of chemicals. The folks at George's Cream contacted me and asked if I would like to try their product and I agreed. I have been using their product for over a month now and look at my hands:
 
Can I just say that I honestly love George's Cream! It is perfect for soothing my dry, cracked hands and it is nice and light. I have the pump of George's Light Moisturizing Cream right beside my bed and I use it every night. It is light enough that I can look at a magazine afterwards and my hands aren't  too greasy for turning pages. I have seen this cream on the shelf at the drugstore and I could kick myself for not trying it sooner!


George's Cream was developed by a pharmacist, George Doherty,  right here in Alberta. He made it in the kitchen using his wife's caker mixer over 15 years ago. He was looking to create a cream that would help those suffering  from the harsh effects of dry winters and other skin conditions such as: eczema, psoriasis, windburn, cradle cap, radiantion therapy, winter itch, swimmer's itch, cracked skin and tough skin areas.

Things you should know about George's Cream:
  • Was created to soothe skin and provide lasting relief.
  • Great for Adults, Kids and Babies
  • Is available without prescription.
  • Contains no urea, lanolin, or parabens.
  • Hypoallergenic. Fragrance Free. NO additives, irritants, or colouring.
  • Is recommended by dermatologists, pharmacists and physicians.
  • Available at grocery stores and drugs store such as Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart & London Drugs.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Is a small private Canadian company.
George's Cream and George's Light Moisturizing Cream are available in several sizes, and range in price from $2.99 to $14.99. I highly recommend picking up some for a stocking stuffer! It is such a good cream and it works!

George's Cream Giveaway!

To Enter:
If you would like to try George's Cream, please leave me a comment telling me how you cope with cold weather. This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only!
What You Could Win:
A prize package of George's Cream products that includes full size & travel size products.
Deadline:
I will leave comments open until January 15, 2013, and if you win, you can look forward to receiving your prize package sometime in the new year!



{I was not compensated for this post, but I was provided with George's Cream in a 90g tube, and George's Light Moisturizing Lotion in a 360ml pump to try and review. All opinions are my own, and my hands truly feel so good!}

22 comments:

Cindy said...

Hi Angie,
I am so happy to hear of this product. I have the same problem that you have, the dry weather leaves me with cracked and bleeding thumbs, mostly. But my hands are scratchy all of the time. It's a continual problem from November to April each year. I really hope I win this, it would be put to very good use.
Hugs, Cindy
Btw, Angie, how do you get your name out there so reputable companies contact you for giveaways? I have been contacted by people that I know nothing about and I mostly ignore their emails. I'm not interested in most of them.

Amy Clennett said...

I would love to win this product. I suffer from very dry skin and I work in a library which has a very dry environment. This would be lovely.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Ali Mac said...

I survive winter by many of the same things. My faves are my flannel sheets, flannel pjs and socks for bed. Not the most romantic, but necessary!

Jackie said...

I suffer from very dry and sensitive skin like you and would definitely put this to good use if I were lucky enough to win! I have to admit I am not a lover of winter and usually stay inside when I can, just go out to go to work and run errands and when inside I live in my flannels and wool slippers. Thanks for the great giveaway. xo

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

I have never heard of George's Dry Skin Cream. It sounds wonderful. I too suffer with dry cracked hands..they crack, open and bleed. Yes oh so sore. I have super sensitive with many allergies, so it is difficult to find something that will work that I also won't react to.. Coping with the Cold here on the Bruce Peninsula? I layer clothes when taking our Aussies in and out all day; keep the wood stove stoked at all times & love making Homemade Soups and Comfort foods. Happy I stopped by.

Leo at Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Angie,
It's not quite that cold here in South Carolina. I'm going to find some George's Creme. Maybe on line.
And the eggnog cranberry cake looks great. Merry Christmas.

Jonnie (JB) said...

I dress in layers, double up my socks and we have a heated mattress pad on our bed that makes the nights incredibly cozy.

Tyna said...

I drink way too much coffee, and live in sweaters!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I've never seen this product - I don't think it has made it to Ontario. I have dry hands as well, but I get cracks on my fingertips which are very painful. I bundle up in sweaters and always wear scarves to stay warm. Drinking lots of tea helps as well.

Devon said...

I like to brew a nice cup of herbal tea of peppermint, ginger and astralagus and put it in a travel mug. I take it with me when we trudge through the snow to walk the kids to school. It makes the cold seem not so bad and the tea is good for my immunity during cold and flu season!

JoKnows said...

Hi Angie, Thankfully we haven't had cold weather like yours yet. When it's cold, I cope by staying home by the fireplace. ;)

Sarah said...

I love George's Cream. And by the way, it was invented in Calgary, which is where I lived for 35 years.

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Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

We have had lots of cold weather but the snow didn't come and stay until yesterday. We got about 15 cm and it is cold enough to be here for awhile with more expected tomorrow. A strange year for us indeed. I know what you mean about the weather weary hands too, and with cold and flus everywhere all the extra hand-washing doesn't help. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best in 2013.

Chardawneh said...

When it's cold I cope by staying indoors. I have never heard of this cream, but I will be checking it out at Shoppers.

Sue2Sueper said...

The cold weather sure dries up our skin, I put cream on my hands and face pretty much daily.

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Jennifer L. said...

I moisturize all the time. I also keep my house pretty cool so that it doesn't dry out.
jentam777 at gmail dot com

Denise Walters said...

I am so excited to read your post. My hands are super thirsty, winter but summer too. I have tried so many lotions, but the best i have used so far is sleeping with Vaseline on my hands and feet covered with cotton gloves and socks. Your method sounds so much better, especially the part about Georges being non greasy. Thanks for your post...searching for Georges cream now.

Kim said...

I have a friend who adores Georges cream and was telling me about it just yesterday. I plan to pick some up this weekend. We cope with winter here by going through a lot of cream...everyone in our family seems to have very sensitive skin that dislikes the cold winter. I live in my smart wool socks and drink oodles of tea. We also get outside every change we get to play in the sun when it is not to cold for the little ones!

Anu Chopra said...

I survive the winter by wearing layers and layers of clothes, warm pj's and drinking lots of hot tea! My skin gets very dry in the winter as well and I have to keep moisturizing my skin. Thanks for the giveaway - would love to win!

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