From cinnamon to pumpkin to peppermint, here are the best holiday treats—in the form of beauty products
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Eating too many sweets can wreak havoc on your skin, but it does wonders in your skincare routine as an exfoliator—so long as it’s applied topically. L’Occitane Aromachologie Revitalizing Body Scrub ($34; loccitane.com) contains teeny-tiny sugar crystals that slough away dead surface cells, so getting touchably soft skin is a cinch.
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Nothing beats sitting by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate, but the cocoa bean also packs a big beauty punch too. Take V76 by Vaughn Lip Balm 76 ($13; v76.com) for instance, which is a moisturizing mix of cocoa, shea, and jojoba butters that work together to save your mouth from flakes or dryness. Also, don't miss these 7 Self-Tanners That'll Give You a Natural Glow.
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What’s sweeter than grandma’s warm apple pie? Not much…except maybe a good anti-ager, of course. Indie Lee Swiss Apple Facial Serum ($130; indielee.com) blends the collagen-boosting ingredient with skin-plumping hyaluronic acid to reduce wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.
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For skin prone to breakouts, Freeman Feeling Beautiful Cinnamon & Moroccan Lava Clay Mask ($2; freemanbeauty.com) is a holiday miracle: it helps draws out dirt and oil in just one use. Who knew a spice in your medicine cabinet could hold so much prettifying potential?
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This fall-favorite ingredient is rich in vitamins A, C, D, and E, so slather on the dual-purpose mask/exfoliator Red Door Spa Pumpkin Enzyme Exfoliator ($56; reddoorspas.com) once a week for a lit-from-within complexion.
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Could Red Wine Give You Gorgeous Skin? Turns out your nightly glass of vino isn’t just good for your heart. A recent study published in the Journal Dermatology and Therapy shows that resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine, can slow down the production of acne-causing bacteria. Try the Vine-Vera Cleansing Kit ($126; vinevera.com), which includes a milky cleanser and gentle toner that are high in the ingredient.