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High-sugar food and drinks such as alcohol and sweets—aka what you spent weeks indulging in over the holidays—can have a visibly negative impact on your skin, especially if you’re not keeping up with a daily skincare regimen. Add in Colorado’s cold, dry winter air (both indoors and outdoors), and you’ve got an equation for a dull hide. Regain the upper hand with these products.
Model and lifestyle guru Miranda Kerr started Kora Organics in 2009 to promote the use of healthy, easier-on-the-skin products. The lightly scented Cream Cleanser contains Noni extract (a tropical evergreen tree believed to reduce wrinkles and heal skin), rosehip and avocado oils, and aloe to gently clean skin without stripping it of its natural moisture.
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Find It: $52, koraorganics.com
Skincare made affordable. Lumene’s Time Freeze Firming Night Cream is a rich, high-performing moisturizer. The star ingredient is Arctic lingonberry, an extract packed with antioxidant powerhouse quercetin, which helps strengthen skin and prevent future damage.
Lip balm is lip balm, right? Not quite. Noya Lip Balm is produced from high-quality ingredients—organic extra-virgin olive oil, beeswax, and coconut oil—and earned a kosher label. Why I like it: It goes on super smooth, doesn’t leave a waxy residue on lips, and is available in vanilla, cherry, spearmint, and classic.
Find It: $3.99, noyabeauty.com
For lips that require a little extra TLC, try Hourglass Cosmetics‘ No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil. Infused with 28 essential oils and vitamins, this anti-aging product relieves dryness while boosting moisture levels and reducing fine lines around the lips. It truly does keep your pucker conditioned for hours. Bonus: The 24-karat gold-plated applicator adds the touch of luxury every girl deserves.
Sensitive skin can feel especially dry in cold weather, but slathering on a thick layer of moisturizer isn’t necessarily the answer. Try colorless and odorless CapriClear Spray-On Moisturizer, made from 100 percent fractionated coconut oil (an all-natural fraction of the whole oil that more easily absorbs into the skin). Created by a dermatologist, CapriClear is lightweight, doesn’t clog pores, and can even ease symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis.
Another body moisturizer option comes from Dr. Hauschka. The fresh-scented Quince Body Moisturizer (pictured, main image) replenishes dehydrated skin with extracts from quince seed, blackthorn, and sage blended with jojoba and olive oils.
Find It: $39.95, drhauschka.com
After a long day outside, nothing warms up a chilled body better than a soak in the bath (if you can’t find a hot tub, that is). Prep the tub with Kneipp’s all-natural Warmth & Energy Herbal Bath. The highly concentrated spruce and pine oils help combat tiredness and muscle aches while also renewing energy (though I was happy to head straight off to bed after using it). Tip: These oils are also available in mineral bath salts.