Telluride Glow

Fresh, clean, capable skin hydration and restoration

inspired in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado.

Artisan crafted from earth’s finest gifts

for healthy, glowing skin




The Story


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The TellurideGlow story began in 2013 after retiring from a long career as an executive in the New York fashion industry. With a clean slate and a new part time life in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado, I set some goals to practice good physical and spiritual well-being and to give back to the community. I dusted off my degree in Health and began appreciating retirement to the fullest. When it came to skin care, even though I was spending an embarrassing amount of time and money on a complicated skin care regime, my skin issues magnified in the dry mountain climate. Telluride tends to attract souls drawn to beauty and activity. Outdoors is the place to be, despite the high altitude, intense sun and brutally dry climate. The stressed find solace in the majesty of the surroundings, and the aging are simply vibrant people, radiating health from the core but not always reflecting health of the skin. Aging, stress and environment strain. Guilty of all three. I needed a skin treatment with living ingredients for skin that’s done some living. You only have to look out the window in Telluride to realize that there is nothing more powerful than God’s gift of nature. It was an easy decision to turn to ‘natural’ skin care. But the ‘natural’ world is a very confusing place indeed. You must weed through Greenwashing…marketing that creates an illusion of natural skincare. ‘Natural’ products may contain natural ingredients and also contain ineffective, toxic fillers. I also found different versions of the same facts regarding how harmful chemicals, synthetics, and preservatives really are and became concerned about the cumulative effects these chemicals have on our systems. I concluded it’s better to use a product that contains no synthetic chemicals at all – especially when they have no skincare benefits. I wanted pure, source-direct ingredients because of the amazing benefits not found in synthetic alternatives. I searched for products where every ingredient contributed to real anti-aging results and realized it’s pretty hard to find. I had lots of free time, so decided to play with alchemy and make my own formula for mega moisture and skin regeneration using the most active, luxurious botanicals available. And, since it was for my own pure pleasure, it had to smell heavenly. I was ready to put my brain and hands to work and begin the quest for the highest level of raw purity available.

My first formula was a cream, and as happens when I cook, I made too much. I put the extra in little blue jars and added an orange edible flower from my herb planter and shared in Telluride. The response was delightfully positive, word spread and others began contacting me to give it a try. It wasn’t perfect, but was the beginning of the wonder oil called Alpine Pure Oil. The enthusiasm motivated me to get more serious about excellence; I wanted a formula that was equivalent to 5 star gourmet skin cuisine. I wanted it to be elegant but not fragile. As a former president of a women’s fashion company, having worked with tens of thousands who care about appearance, I understand expectations of discerning women. I began researching botanical skincare in earnest knowing that results are everything. Though I loved the creativity, I quickly realized that formulating was much more than using high quality ingredients. As in fashion, the finest materials are not worth much unless the design is exquisite. I consulted with botanical chemists and aromatherapists, started the journey of learning about organic science, toxicology, and the art of formulation, natural preservation, blending fragrance notes, and seriously worked on ingredient benefits, precautions, and certified organic sourcing. I became a mad scientist in goggles and gloves working with my beakers through scores of formulations and testing with hundreds of real users. Ingredients were chosen from around the world and had to be cruelty free, GMO free, 100% vegan, with recyclable packaging, recycled shipping materials and made in the USA. The formula was improved 28 times over two years from product testing and honest feedback. Objections were not road blocks but challenges to solve and cross of the list. Alpine Pure Oil is loaded with rich nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. Seven essential oils amidst 24 lush botanicals produce a scent that is more than fragrance, it’s an aromatherapy cocktail I call Alpenglow. Warm, rosy, luminous, fresh…everything I imagine a mountain alpenglow sunset to be if it had a fragrance. The demand spread through different states. Every time I thought it was time to get back to retirement I had more requests for that ‘magic oil’ and so decided to offer it online and in spas and boutiques in Telluride….and now in several  high-end cosmetic specialty stores. It’s finally launched, laboratory tested, and approved for safety and stability. Alpine Pure Oil continues to be handcrafted in micro-batches with raw, cold-pressed, unrefined, certified organic ingredients.

And with age comes wisdom. Simplicity rules. Multi-use means freedom. Easy care, easy travel and great results. Dab on anytime, anywhere you need a healthy moisture boost or a little mood lift. If you are in the camp of enjoying multiple products, this is a healthy and pleasurable addition to your routine. If there is one simple, healthy change we can make, let’s do it.
I love my new skin and how it stands up to the rugged mountain climate. And it’s equally as fabulous in all climates…it just takes a little less. This is the best time of my life. I’ll happily embrace where I am to be a positive example for younger women as well as anyone chasing dreams. I hope you’ll grow with me on this journey.
As for the giving back? I’m thrilled to say it’s happening, but that’s another story. Please check out the Giving section and my exciting partnership with the nonprofit in their dedication to providing top quality therapeutic recreation to individuals with disabilities in order to promote independence and personal growth.  That makes me smile. As long as TellurideGlow makes us both smile, I’ll be in business.
~ Mary Alice

This journey has been made possible by so many wonderful people, and I couldn’t have done it without them.


To name a few: Private Edition, The Cosmetic Market, Absolution, McBride Communications, Melissa Plantz Photography, Brenda Colwell Photography, Contract Labs, Labofine, Gail Houston, Vim + Vigor, Freeport Spice Co., and Chad Sexton. Please visit our Giving Back page to read more about contributions to the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program.


And to the amazing Telluride Community: Chair 8 Design, Dr. Kay Hamrick MD, Melissa Plantz Photography, Photography by Brenda Colwell, Lustre Gallery, Studio G,  The Spa at the Peaks Hotel, the Spa at the Fairmont Franz Klammer Lodge, Auberge Residences at Element 52, Pure Luxe Day Spa, the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program.


And to my family and friends who encouraged me through the challenges of starting a later-life business.

About Alpine Pure Oil

Non-comedogenic formula of 24 pure botanicals

infused with geranium, lavender and ylang ylang

alpenglow aromatherapy

and a touch of translucent minerals

daily treat for face, body and soul


What is Telluride Glow®?

  • Nourishing blend of 24 nourishing plant extracts, essential oils, vitamins and minerals from around the world
  • Helps rejuvenate the skin and give a healthy glow due to high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids.
  • 100% natural with certified organic ingredients
  • Cold-pressed and unrefined to retain the healthy benefits of the ingredients
  • Free of chemicals, preservatives and synthetics or anything questionable
  • non-GMO, vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, recyclable and made in the USA


So what does Telluride Glow® do?

  • Absorbs quickly and penetrates deeply
  • Provides lasting hydration
  • Repairs, nourishes and moisturizes with no greasy feel
  • Calms with soothing ‘alpenglow’ essential oil blend of Geranium, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Frankincense, Sweet Orange and Chamomile
  • Creates a protective barrier to keep the treats in and the bad things out
  • Non-comedogenic; it won’t clog pores
  • Supports local nonprofit Telluride Adaptive Sports Program.
  • Packing and shipping materials are recycled and ready to recycle again


Too many reasons to count, but here are a few:

  • Smells divine!
  • Multipurpose makes it great for travel
  • Fragrance totally dissipates once absorbed so it won’t compete with other fragrance
  • Great for gift-giving
  • Unisex and for most skin types
  • Independent laboratory tested for safety and stability
  • Concentrated and long-lasting; apply by the drop
  • May be pressed over make-up to refresh later in the day
  • It’s a drop of therapy for the soul!


Designed for intense hydration and rejuvenation

with living ingredients for skin that’s done some living

High level of protective antioxidants

Fuels the skin against harsh conditions we face each day


Cold-pressed, raw and unrefined organic plant and flower oils

free of preservatives, chemicals, synthetics or anything questionable




  • Virgin Coconut Oil: A powerful base as one of the best sources of monolaurin, also found in breast milk, making it supremely clean and nourishing
  • Golden Jojoba Oil: Superb absorption properties that are similar to our skin’s own sebum
  • Rosehip Seed Oil: Nature’s Retin-A; uniquely targets damage and discoloration caused by UV exposure
  • Argan Nut Oil: Promotes anti-oxidative benefits and helps to freshen, soften and revitalize skin cells
  • Evening Primrose Oil: A powerful healing and anti-inflammatory oil that also acts as a skin balancer
  • Baobab Oil: Superior emollient rich in vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus to hydrate and brighten the skin
  • Geranium Essential Oil: A vigorous balancing oil used for promoting beautiful and radiant skin and to alleviate anxiety
  • Lavender Oil: A deeply healing and highly anti-inflammatory ancient botanical
  • Non-GMO Vitamin E: Helps maintain healthy skin by protecting it from the effects of free radicals which can cause skin damage and premature aging
  • Pomegranate Seed Oil: An oil coveted for anti-oxidant protection and skin hydration, penetrating easily and deeply to create lasting, non-greasy moisture.
  • Watermelon Seed Oil: A robust moisturizer with a rich composition of essential fatty acids that help to dissolve sebum buildup
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil: Zinc, Vitamin C, selenium and Vitamin E promote healthy collagen
  • Cranberry Seed Oil: An excellent lubricant and conditioner for the skin and well as a contributor to moisture retention
  • Plum Seed Oil: Helps reinforce skin’s natural defenses and restore suppleness
  • Maracuja Oil: Radiance-boosting essential fatty acids restore luminosity
  • Moringa Seed Oil:  A brilliant moisturizer due to very high amount of omega- 9 fatty acid and superb skin smoothing from abundant behenic acid
  • Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil: A sweet, exotic, floral scent that is one of the world’s most sought after aromas
  • Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil: Considered a super-critical oil that contains the entire family of Omegas 3,6,9 and the rare Omega 7
  • Tamanu Nut Oil: A deeply nourishing oil prized for its rich fatty acid content readily available for skin absorption
  • Neroli Essential Oil: A rare balancing oil known for its ability to regenerate the skin cells and improve the elasticity of skin
  • Frankincense Oil: A sought after ancient oil that increases blood circulation allowing penetration of skin’s layers
  • Roman Chamomile Essential Oil:  A chemical profile full of esters and other calming constituents to soothe the skin
  • Sweet Orange Essential Oil: Citrus oils provide high levels of Vitamin C that help protect and rejuvenate the skin


Age. Stress. Environment.

Press and massage by the drop into the skin

to hydrate and repair

while decompressing with aromatherapy


Face: Morning and night after cleansing: pump a small amount into palm of hand, rub palms together, and breathe deeply. Massage upward over warm damp skin, working outward until the oil is absorbed and skin begins to glow. Enhance by applying an aloe-based serum or mist prior to application. For an instant glow, press a few drops over your makeup. Blend with your moisturizer or foundation for visible radiance. Smooth and condition brows.
Cleanse: Massage oil into face and neck. Place a warm steamy cloth over face to release aromatherapy and melt off makeup and grime. Wipe face and neck with same warm damp cloth until clean.
Eyes: May be used under eyes in the tiniest amount to help fight dry lines and signs of aging. Do not use on eyelids.
Exfoliate: Mix with organic coconut sugar and gently massage for super soft smooth skin and lips.
Shave: (Men) use under shave cream or alone for a smooth shave, then condition your face after to help prevent razor burn.
Lips: Restore dry lips.


Legs and Arms: A few drops on damp skin will give your limbs a healthy glow.

Bath: Put a few drops into tub for a luxurious bath…take care getting out of tub.

Exfoliate: Mix with coconut sugar for an invigorating sugar body scrub in the bath.

Heels: Apply to heels and calluses before putting on socks.

Hair: Apply to damaged ends before shampooing. Calm frizzies with just a drop or two before or after blow-drying.

Body: Mix with your favorite lotion or use directly, especially elbows and heels.

Shave: Use alone or with shave cream.


Work over hands, fingers, and cuticles.
Tip: Keep a bottle in the kitchen to replenish hands after washing.


The strategically formulated scent inspires feelings of soothing relaxation. Keep it in your tote, dab your palms, and take five deep breaths wherever, whenever, and as often as you’d like.
Warning: addictive (in a good way)


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