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  • 7 Colorado-Made Lotions to Keep Your Skin Happy

    All that hand-washing means a good moisturizer is a must. We help you find the perfect one for you.


    Fastidious hand-washing is an essential part of staving off the novel coronavirus—but it’s not doing much for your skin. Raw cuticles and dry patches don’t have to be your destiny, though, as long as you follow our prompts to find the best Colorado-made lotions and balms to soothe your specific epidermis woe.

    If your skin is looking a little dull…
    Try: Vitamin C Body Lotion

    Vitamin C Body Lotion
    Vitamin C Body Lotion. Photo courtesy of Sanitas

    Louisville-based Sanitas’ body lotion can help reignite your glow, thanks to its use of vitamin C, an ingredient some dermatologists recommend for restoring skin’s luminosity. $25 for eight ounces

    If your skin is raw, with cracks and scrapes…
    Try: Chilean Rosehip, Tamanu, & Red Clover Hand Cream

    Hand Cream
    Chilean Rosehip, Tamanu& Red Clover Hand Cream. Photo courtesy of Pangea

    Panic-induced hand-washing can cause splitting on your knuckles and cuticles. Boulder-based Pangea’s blend—which includes calendula and lavender—was created to heal ravaged skin. $18 for three ounces

    If sunburn is contributing to your flakiness…
    Try: Alpenglow All Over Butter Creme

    Alpenglow All Over Butter Creme. Photo courtesy of Nathan Bilow Photography

    Luckily for you, Colorado Real Soap Co. in Crested Butte uses healing aloe juice in its small-batch concoctions. $12 for 2.3 ounces

    If your hair is as dry as your hands…
    Try: Butter Melt

    Butter Melt
    Butter Melt. Photo courtesy of Butter & Me

    Made in Longmont with nourishing ingredients (kokum butter, candelilla wax, and avocado and sunflower oils), these cloud-shaped bars from Butter & Me melt in your hands and can be massaged into skin or dry hair cleaved by split ends. $20 for a 1.25-ounce bar

    If you’re dry, stressed, and want to try something with CBD…
    Try: Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Body Lotion

    Hemp Oil Body Lotion
    Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Body Lotion. Photo courtesy of Bryan Rowe

    Boulder’s Synchronicity hand-presses whole hemp plants to produce CBD oil then mixes it with rich jojoba for an ultra-soothing lotion you can apply to every inch. $60 for eight ounces

    If you want something hydrating and sustainable…
    Try: Suhstayn Lotion Bars

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    Suhstayn Lotion Bar. Photo courtesy of Suhstayn

    Suhstayn’s handcrafted-in-Denver moisturizer is of the earth—it’s a mix of beeswax, shea butter, and plant-based oils—and, because it comes in a recyclable tube, will one day return to it (after restoring your skin’s dewiness, that is). $9 for 2.15 ounces

    If you long for the soothing scents of springtime…
    Try: Anjou Lotion

    Anjou Lotion
    Anjou Lotion. Photo courtesy of Zents

    Hyaluronic acid in this offering from Denver’s Zents traps water for continuous hydration that protects your skin from the arid Colorado air. Bonus: The pear and geranium scent will transport you to spring. $41 for six ounces

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