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These Brilliant Beauty Balms Do More Than Just Moisturize

Rub on Relief

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Created to ease sore muscles and joints, Dr. Bronner's Arnica-Menthol Organic Magic Balm ($10, drbronner.com) contains avocado and coconut oils that quickly melt into your skin. Keep it in your gym bag for a post-workout mini massage. (Sore, achy muscles? These other pain-relief products are trainer-approved.)

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Lift Your Mood

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It's easier to get through the day when you have the Scentered Escape Therapy Balm ($24, us.scentered.me) on hand. Rub the stick on pulse points, then breathe deeply to get the mind clearing benefits of frankincense and sandalwood. (Here's more on picking the best aromatherapy scent for every situation.)

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Soften and Soothe

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Sub whipped Josie Maran Divine Drip Honey Butter Balm ($42, josiemarancosmetics.com) for your body lotion; the honey and argan oil seal in moisture to make you silky and supple.

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Heal Quickly

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Dab Worker B All Purpose Balm ($14, worker-b.com) on everything from a cracked cuticle to a scratch. The velvety salve contains raw honey to promote healing and beeswax to lock in moisture.

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Glow On

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The ceramide and hyaluronic acid formula in CeraVe Healing Ointment ($4, drugstores) is a multipurpose skin savior. Our favorite uses: smoothing it over our lids to refresh cakey eye shadow and then on our cheekbones for an illuminated effect. (Add it on top of one of these amazing highlighters for serious glow.)

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