Winter Proof Your Skin – True Goods
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  • Elizabeth Wasserman
Winter Proof Your Skin

Everything’s a little drier here in Colorado (even after a massive 100-year flood!), especiallyour skin. Living 5,280 miles above sea level means less oxygen and less moisture. The low humidity, low air pressure, and higher altitudes causes moisture to evaporate at a much faster pace, leaving our skin extra depleted, itchy, and flaky – particularly during our cold winter months. Dry skin is not only unsightly, it can also hurt!

When a Colorado woman tells you she’s found a skin moisturizer that actually works, you know it’s good. And when a Colorado woman who works at True Goods tells you she’s found a great moisturizer…you know it’s not only good, it’s good for you too.

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As always, we search high and low, near and far to bring you the purest, safest, most top-quality products available. Our criteria aren’t solely based on what’s not in the products we choose, but what is in them as well. We believe in subbing out toxins for truly natural goodness.

Here’s what we’re stocking up on to keep our skin moisturized, soft and supple year round:

Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc 30 SPF Sunscreen and Sport Stick SPF 30 Sunscreen: Everyone loves bunnies, not just kids, and these sunscreens are just that – for everyone! From children, to sunbathers, to rock climbers and 14’er hikers alike, they’re light, highly protective against UVB/UVA rays, and completely all natural. With no white residue and a hypoallergenic, non-greasy formula, these sunscreens penetrate deep into the skin to moisturize as well as protect from both wind and sun. Most tout-able, the only active ingredient is clear zinc oxide. Nano-particle, vitamin A derivative, and titanium dioxide free = pure protection for all.

Organic Orange Body Scrub 

House Blend Organic Smooth Orange Sugar Scrub: Who would disagree that mothers know best? In the case of House Blend Organics, one mom created this remarkable product to soothe her own infant’s battle with food allergies and eczema. The cane sugar gently exfoliates skin, removing dead skin cells, residue and dirt, while the sunflower oil, cocoa butter, almond oil, orange essential oils and vitamin E oil leave skin completely moisturized, soft, and revitalized. How could it not with all of those rock star oils and butters? And the icing on the cake, if you use after shaving – no need to moisturize!

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Miracle Stick: Convenient rub-on stick packaging makes this one super easy to apply, which is only the beginning of this product’s awesomeness. Sea buckthorn oils are loaded with omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9, which combine with shea and cocoa butters to soothe inflammatory skin conditions. No funny stuff added, just oils and butters. It helps skin recover, heal and produce a natural lipid barrier for extra protection. Not only that, it’s dually effective at soothing stretch mark visibility, sunburns, breakouts and other minor wounds or burns. Use it anywhere on your skin, even as lip balm. Also good/safe for kids’ booboos and diaper rash.

House Blend Organics Organic Fresh Mint and Sweet Orange Lip Balm: Oil-rich and buttery, these zippy mixes flavored with either mint or soft orange pack in the moisture and then lock it in with organic beeswax for long lasting relief that won’t have you reapplying a half hour later.

House Blend Organics Organic Coconut BalmCoconut oil is all the rage and there’s a good reason for it! This balm can moisturize and soothe the most irritated and dry skin. The shea butter, vitamin E, plantain leaf and chickweed infused with virgin cold pressed coconut oil formula is reinforced by beeswax to help lock moisture in and penetrate deep into your skin. Plantain leaves? They help relieve itchiness from eczema, skin allergy reactions and even poison ivy. What’s chickweed? It’s an herb that heals by reducing inflammation and repairing damaged tissue. This stuff is truly amazing.

Acure Organics Seriously Hydrating Organic Toner: Ever had a burning reaction after applying toner? That’s the alcohol additive stripping away your skin’s natural acid mantle, which something this toner does not use to work it’s magic. Rather than aggravating, this toner soothes dry, irritated skin with chamomile and calendula. Alas, deep moisture and even skin tone all at once…


Acure Organics Organic Line Eraser Balm: Another powerhouse oil, butter and beeswax concoction to boost skin cell vitality and suppleness, and erase harsh facial lines, even around the mouth. This balm fades scars with highly effective borage and argan oils, and can be used to ease pesky skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema. Moisturize, get rid of scars and lines, and soothe skin irritation all with one balm? Doesn’t get much better than that!

  • Elizabeth Wasserman