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It didn’t take long for Australian-born designer Zoe Twitt to gain international recognition: Her environmentally friendly, namesake clothing line garnered accolades from GenArt and Women’s Wear Daily in just its first year (2010). Bolstered by the support, Twitt decided, after moving to Denver with her husband in 2012, to transform her business into an entire eco-chic lifestyle brand: Zoe Life. Now, in addition to her line of luxe basics (the clothing will be reintroduced on her website in November), she sells all-natural and chemical-free boutique beauty brands from around the world—and every product on the site has been personally researched and tested by Twitt.
With winter just around the corner, we asked the fashion and beauty guru to share her best skincare advice. (It doesn’t hurt that Twitt also has an envious peaches-and-cream complexion.) Her number-one tip: Now is the time to change up your routine, but the key to is to keep it simple. Instead of a complete overhaul, swap out some of your lighter summer skincare items in favor of moisture-rich products that promote anti-aging. Here, her easy, breezy guide to winter face essentials, in her own words:
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One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleanser by Elizabeth Dehn. Packed with pharmaceutical-grade vitamin B, this cleanser uses fruit enzymes to detoxify and tone while keeping skin hydrated and supple. $38, shopzoelife.com and oneloveorganics.com
Il? Face Scrub for Glowing Radiance. I like to think of this sensory scrub as a 2-in-1 mask and scrub. The intensely nourishing honey base fights inflammation, along with Damascena rose (also known as Damask rose), sandalwood, and Omega-6-rich blackberry, which is hand-harvested in the Cotswalds of England. $75, shopzoelife.com
Créme de la Mer moisturizing cream. A trusted favorite—and a true splurge—this cream is worth every cent. Its intense moisturizing properties make it the perfect foil for Colorado dryness. $160, nordstrom.com
May Lindstrom Problem Solver. This firecracker is my absolute must-have item for the chillier months. A weekly treatment for acne-prone skin, it comes in a concentrated powder form and foams when water is added. Cayenne pepper and cinnamon stimulate blood flow to the face, while two clays work to draw impurities to the surface. Organic marshmallow root, Angelica, and turmeric reduce inflammation and purify the skin for an all-around stimulating experience. $90, shopzoelife.com
One Love Organics Vitamin D Active Time Release Moisture Mist by Elizabeth Dehn. This is the perfect toner for cool weather. It releases high-powered vitamin D into the skin for a radiant, dewy look. Plus, thanks to time-release technology, the product continues to hydrate for up to four hours. $39, shopzoelife.com or oneloveorganics.com
Foreo Luna. It’s easy to see why everyone is obsessing over this adorable silicone face-cleansing unit. Excellent for anti-aging, it gently channels T-sonic pulsations (basically, it vibrates) for a deep yet gentle cleanse, as well as lower-frequency pulsations to reduce wrinkles. $199, sephora.com
Morihata Binchotan Charcoal Facial Puff. An all-natural sponge made from pure vegetable fibers and ultra-fine Binchotan charcoal powder, this gentle daily exfoliator is naturally antibacteria,l and helps skin balance out its natural pH level. $15.50, shopzoelife.com
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Eye Cream. This tiny pump goes a long way in delivering a velvety soft under-eye. When applying eye cream, remember to use your ring finger (it’s more delicate) and work your way from outside the eye inward, gently tapping along the upper cheekbone. $65, shopzoelife.com or dralkaitis.com