Winter Skincare Guide

Winter Skincare Guide

Cold weather and snow have officially arrived. And with it dry, chapped, dehydrated winter skin.

But did you know that mature skin is more susceptible to the effects of harsh weather?

This is because as we lose elastin and collagen, our skin’s ability to retain moisture diminishes. Add to that a decline in our skin's own oil production, and you've got a receipt for a reddened and cracking dermis.

Winter environments, both indoor and out, can contribute to the problem. Indoor heaters and outdoor winds wick away skin moisture and those extra hot showers we take to combat the cold can further dry skin.

You can minimize the negative impact of cold weather on skin by implementing the following tips.

Avoid extra hot baths & showers

We know how appealing a steamy shower or hot bath can be at the end of a cold winter day, but hot water can strip away natural oils and moisture from your skin.
Hot water can also irritate skin, so be sure to limit your showers or baths to 5-10 minutes. 

Get the most from your moisturizer

After showering, gently pat your skin dry (avoid rubbing), then immediately apply a high-grade hyaluronic acid. Our Illuminating Aspen Dew Essence contains a micro-molecular hyaluronic acid that delivers progressive hydration over time.

Hyaluronic acid works to pull surface moisture deep into your skin and increase the hydrating effects of subsequent products.You can use the same trick for getting the most out of your body balms and moisturizers.

Switch to an oil-based cleanser

Mature skin benefits greatly from oil-based cleansers all year round, but this applies especially to winter months. Oil cleansers help restore natural oils in the skin while removing impurities.

Plant and nut seed oils used for cleansing, such as jojoba oil and almond oil help fortify the skin barrier, firm your skin, and reduce the signs of aging.

Double down on moisture boosting ingredients

During winter, mature skin requires special care, so double down on hydration, both in an out. Look for products that contain nourishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, peptides, and ceramides.

Our Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence pulls double duty as a skin conditioner and a serum - it’s formulated with niacinamide, phytoceramides, and hyaluronic acid to ensure powerful hydration and anti-aging effects.

Up your hydration game

Staying hydrated in winter is equally important as we tend to drink less fluids in colder months. 

Adding a nourishing collagen rich broth, like bone broth, to you daily hydration regime is an easy hack.

If you are vegetarian, there are plant-based collagen powders you can add to a vegetable broth to increase overall hydration levels.

Avoid over exfoliating

Exfoliating more than once or twice a week in cold months can cause redness and inflammation. Use gentle exfoliator, like our Snow Rose Recovery Mask to reveal fresh skin.

Be sure to apply a skin serum afterward like our Purist Delicate Skin Serum to restore balance to sensitive skin.

Say yes to sunscreen

Just because it’s chilly or overcast outside doesn’t mean sun exposure won’t have an impact on your skin. Even on cloudy days, harmful UV rays can penetrate the skin, so it’s essential to wear sunscreen SPF 50+ to prevent sunburn and skin damage. 

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The Queen of Face Oils

The Queen of Face Oils

Autumn is harvest season for one of our favorite ingredients, rosehips. After the first light frost, these majestic fruits are hand-picked from the rose canes.

The ruby red fruits are then cold-pressed to yield a rich reddish-colored seed oil that has incredible nourishing properties. 

Sometimes called "the queen of all facial oils," rosehip seed oil has been prized since ancient times for its beauty benefits. Greek poet Sappho called rosehips "queen of flowers" in 600 B.C.

Its unique Omega profile makes it easily absorbed and helps facilitate deeper penetration of other beneficial phytonutrients. These essential Omegas support skin barrier function. A healthy skin barrier means a calm, hydrated complexion. 

This luxurious seed oil contains beta carotene (pro-vitamin A), vitamin C, and E and small amounts of trans-retinoic acid. Acting as powerful antioxidants and free-radical scavengers, these phytonutrients help to  brighten skin and aid in collagen synthesis. 

You can find organic cold-pressed rosehip seed oil, in our Purist Delicate Skin Serum and Alpine Phytonutrient Serum.

Beauty Benefits of Rosehip Seed Oil

Hydration & Plumping

Rosehip oil contains a wealth of essential fatty acids, including linoleic and linolenic acid. Fatty acids help to preserve your acid mantle and prevent trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL). 


Rich in vitamin C, rosehip seed oil supports skin renewal and clarifies skin to boost overall radiance.

Exfoliates & Brightens

Natural exfoliation with rosehip oil can help reduce dullness and leave you with glowing, vibrant skin. High in Vitamin A, a retinoid, rosehip oil encourages skin rejuvenation. 

Smoothes skin

Rich in essential fatty acids and powerful antioxidants, rosehip seed oil supports regeneration and reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkles.


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A Fall Guide to Skincare

A Fall Guide to Skincare

​This year’s autumnal equinox is September 22nd, making this Thursday officially the first day of fall. And while autumn brings cooler weather and colorful changing leaves, it can also bring changes to our skin.

With cooler temperatures, outside air gets drier as moisture levels drop. As a result, our skin can start losing moisture, feel itchy or develop seasonal sensitivities.

Here are three simple skin care tweaks that can help to fortify skin against cooler, drier weather.

  1. Add a humidifier: Your skin is always exposed to the environment around you. It’s our immune system’s first line of defense and keeping a healthy skin barrier is vital to our health. So switch on your humidifier to restore moisture to the air in your home. This will help counteract the drying effects on the skin from indoor heaters and furnaces.
  2. Moisturizer lips & under eyes: Add a rich lip balm or moisturizer to the mix. Lips are especially sensitive to changes in temperature and can easily dry out. Try dabbing a small amount of the Purist Delicate Skin Serum to your lips just before applying lipstick for an extra boost of hydration and a little added sheen. You can also dab a little Purist under your eyes as a light eye serum to help combat fine lines caused by dehydration.
  3. Use richer moisturizer at night: Switch to a heavier moisturizer before bed. The Alpine Phytonutrient Serum is a great choice for nighttime repair as it is rich in whole plant actives that deeply nourish the skin while replenishing daily moisture loss.
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Ingredients that reduce skin inflammation


Have you ever wondered why your skin can look great one day, then have issues the next day?

A significant percentage of diseases start with inflammation. Like any other part of your body, your skin can be involved in immune responses, typically as a response to infections, internal disease or condition, or allergic reactions (even from skincare).

Luckily there are skincare ingredients that fight inflammation, and Telluride Glow uses them in abundance so your skin stays balanced daily.

Skin problems like acne, eczema or psoriasis have inflammation at the core. Even less severe issues like redness, puffiness or dryness are exacerbated by inflammation.


The majority of our 50 whole plant ingredients are naturally anti-inflammatory to keep your skin beautiful every day, with no surprises. When our products are combined, the benefits are magical.

Snow Rose Recovery Mask

Snow Rose Recovery Mask contains nine anti-inflammatory whole plants:

  • Mullein

  • Marshmallow Root

  • Willow bark

  • Aspen bark

  • Shavegrass

  • Tremella

  • Vanilla

  • Rose

  • Chamomile

"I have loved and used the Snow Rose mask since it first came out. I like the gentle scent, and I usually do a quick scrub before rinsing it off in the shower.” -Kim Dorn



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Amazing Beauty Benefits of Vanilla

Amazing Beauty Benefits of Vanilla


The health benefits of vanilla can be attributed to its properties as an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-carcinogenic, antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing and relaxing substance.

When we think of vanilla, eating cupcakes may come to mind, but vanilla is also stellar as a skincare ingredient.

Note: the extract we use in skincare is not the same as the traditional vanilla at your market. 


Promotes Healthy Skin:

Vanilla is a good source of  B-vitamins  like niacin, thiamin, Vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid which play an important role in the maintenance of healthy skin. The antioxidant properties of vanilla protect your skin from damage caused by environmental pollutants and toxins.

Anti-aging Benefits:

Vanilla is rich in antioxidants which prevent and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals. It helps to slow down signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

Treatment of Acne:

The antibacterial properties of vanilla make it beneficial for the treatment of acne. Vanillin, through its antibacterial effects, helps cleanse your skin, reducing the occurrence of  breakouts.

Soothes Burns:

Vanilla has been used as a traditional remedy to heal burns, wounds and cuts, so it's a common sense ingredient in recovery skincare.



The Purist Delicate Skin Serum

“The Purist has been wonderful to me. It’s very soothing. I like it so much better than what the dermatologist gave me. Thx so much for developing such a great product.” - Cindy M.

Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence

“I have been a user of Telluride Glow since the beginning! I cannot imagine my skin without it. I use Aspen Dew and The Purist daily and my skin is truly at it’s best because of these incredible products!" - Kimberly M.

Snow Rose Recovery Mask

"Snow Rose “Mask Days” make the whole day better! Love these products!” - Kathy R.

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Babies - the true test of sensitive skin


Everyone's heard of the freezing single digit temperatures in Texas this week and the horrific loss of power and water. For some reason we escaped the worst of it at our Dallas home and were able to open our doors for 3 days to some of our adult children and their friends. Hotel Heape was in full swing with breakfast, lunch and dinner for 10, plus two infants and one awfully cute french bulldog.

But both babies had dry, bright red cheeks, and it was a little concerning. Our world is filled with sensitizers, not only in skincare but in household products, indoor heat, food, and the air.

So (with permission) I tried the anti-inflammatory Purist Delicate Skin Serum, knowing there was absolutely NOTHING in that could irritate their delicate skin. And it worked. Miraculously so.

Not a drug or cure, this serum provides unsurpassed hydration, vitalization, and balance without causing irritation.

Get it here:


The Purist, delicate skin serum

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We’ve got Allure! (Magazine)


We couldn't be happier about our recent mention in Allure magazine. Allure is known as the 'Beauty Bible' amongst nationally circulated titles, so there is not a more beauty focused magazine out there. And we love that we are sharing some space with the flawless J.LO! 

Take a peek at the March issue and see our signature Alpine Phytonutrient Serum in TipsnTrends


Our products were formulated together with an award winning micro-formulation chemist to build on my research and accreditation in Organic Cosmetic Science.

We transport raw plant energy from 14 alpine survivalist plants and source worldwide to provide the highest ratios and greatest variety of high altitude botanicals on the market. These potent plants are subjected to extremely low temperature and extremely high UV irradiation. Studies show that stressed plants synthesize higher concentrations of protective secondary metabolites (adaptogens) compared with plants growing in greenhouse conditions.

Our GLOWPromise sums up how we hold our company and our products to the highest possible standards to deliver better skin nutrition.

Thank you each and every one for your trust in Telluride Glow. Every step we take is because of you.

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What Can You Do In 60 Seconds?


I've always liked the idea of a stimulating facial massage to lift and revitalize the appearance of of the skin.

But I knew I would not commit to anything that made my skin care routine even minutes longer.


gua sha stoneI've been experimenting with a various tools and discovered the mushroom shaped gua sha stone used in traditional Chinese beauty practices, hand carved specifically for the face. The unique shape allows better control over pressure, so you can cover your entire face in seconds, releasing tension in your jaw and stimulating lymphatic drainage.

I have enjoyed mine so much that I've added it to our Beauty Tools. I've chosen an exceptional quality, hand carved opal crystal for two reasons: I love the unique holographic look and feel of opal, and opal is from highly vibrational blue sodalite.

This effective treatment will smooth away the appearance of wrinkles and help to visibly firm the facial contours while awakening skin’s natural glow. When used around the eyes, it helps reduce the look of dark circles and puffiness.


● Smooth upwards from the center of the face outwards to the hairline to encourage circulation, and around the eyes to diminish the look of dark circles and puffiness.
● Use after cleansing for a stimulating massage, then again with the Purist or the Alpine for deeper penetration of the serum.
● It can be kept in the fridge for a cooling effect.
● Treat yourself to a neck massage!
● You'll feel the stimulation linger after the massage is complete.

Blue Sodalite is a stone that is known to encourage harmony and restore peace and inner tranquility, releasing fears and tensions.



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"This Product Is Everything!" - Fabulesley 2021


A suggested skincare regime after cleansing might be toner, serum, moisturizer, face oil and sunscreen for day...and toner, serum, retinol, moisture and face oil for night.
We think that's a lot of work. So we collaborated with an award-winning micro-formulation chemist for the ideal consolidation to do the work for you, making your routine almost effortless without sacrificing results.

"It’s really the best product out there! And the fragrance...intoxicating!" - Lesley Wolman, Fabulesley

Our Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence IS everything because you achieve pH balanced toning, conditioning, hydration, and a non-sensitizing botanical swap for retinol that may be applied both night and day.


Aspen Dew Illuminating Essence

You told us that hydration is king, daily revitalization is queen, and that you would like a whisper weight humectant for comfort on hot, humid days. So we formulated a luxurious hybrid between a micro-serum and a skin conditioner, delivering quadruple humectants for a youthful glow.

Aspen Dew is a stepped up toner + revitalizer designed to quench thirsty skin, help brighten skin that’s seen some sun, and assist in firming with renewing actives.
When used together with our oil serums, humectant hydration and nourishing moisture create the holy grail of dewy skin.

For daytime, it's the Essence and one of our Serums (plus sunscreen).

For nighttime, skip the sunscreen (obviously!)

Mask once a week.


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I’ve learned a few things from you


I recently asked for feedback and picked up many nuggets from you about what you liked and what you'd like to see changed about Telluride Glow. I was blown away. What YOU say matters much more than what I say! Here's a few.


Does anything else really matter more than results? Well, maybe compliments.

"Love the fragrance, and the Alpine oil is the only thing I’ve found that helps in the dry of winter. Even with other $$$$ creams, my face still looked drawn. The oil has helped tremendously! - Sherri McCann

"I didn't want to like your product as much as I do, but darn it, I do. I became a customer when you created the Alpine Pure Oil. As your business has expanded, I too have expanded my likes. I now enjoy your Aspen Dew along with The Alpine. I try to be mindful and use them sparingly, but this aged, outdoor-exposed skin of mine happily drinks them in. So far, I can't resist. I appreciate the clean and excellent ingredients with which Telluride Glow products are made. Thank you for your dedication to quality!" - Joan Olderog

"I was diagnosed with Rosacea last year (Coronavirus stress?) and The Purist helps to keep my skin's moisture barrier in check. The Purist is essential to my preventative therapy." - Teena Vanvick

"Your products have saved my skin! I moved from Austin to El Paso 18 months ago. My wonderful friend Martha gave me some Alpine Phytonutrient serum as a going away gift. I was using it every night. Once I ran out, I purchased the Aspen Dew essence and Alpine- together they have kept my skin from drying up in the desert environment." - Denise “Suzie” Greer

"My favorite is the Purist Serum. I religiously use it morning and night. It keeps my skin supple and glowing. I’ve just recently started using Aspen Dew, too. I like the results, as my face seems brighter and tighter." - Sheila George

"Thank you for such a fabulous skin care line. Your products walk the talk." - Brenda S

"When I run out of the alpine phytonutrient serum, I notice a huge difference in my skin. Without the serum in my routine, my skin is more dull -- but with it, it's vibrant, glowing and so healthy looking!"- Marina Mayer


"Strangers stop and ask me “What are you doing for your skin?”!! WOW! That’s never happened EVER!" - Peggy Pepper

“I can really see and feel a difference in my 53 year old skin. Even my aesthetician has noticed a difference.“ -- Catherine Hook

"I have been using telluride glow for years. I currently use The Alpine Phytonutrient Serum and love it. I am 50 years old and my Botox injector who has been in the business for 15 years just told me that my skin glows from within." -- David Leib

"I LOVE Telluride Glow Alpine Phyto serum! I use it twice a day, and it’s the only thing I use. I’ve always had dry skin and it’s the only thing that has ever worked on my skin. No one thinks I’m as old as I am (68 don’t tell)." - Judy Nordseth

"I have to say thank you for creating such wonderful products! I am such a fan of Telluride Glow and tell all my friends about it. I had searched high and low for high quality skincare. I travel a lot for work, and my face was very dry and broken out. My mother ended up giving me several of your products — two of the oils and the mask. I was amazed at how great my skin looked and felt after using them! My boss even told me my face looked a lot better. (I’m going to assume that was a compliment, haha.)" - Sarah Mitschke

"I love the Purist! Since using it, I have been receiving compliments on my skin. Thank you Telluride Glow." - Donna Painter


Many of you have been using our products for YEARS.

"I have been a user of Telluride glow since the beginning! I cannot imagine my skin without it. I use Aspen Dew and The Purist daily and my skin is truly at it’s best because of these incredible products!" - Kimberly Marney

"I’m in this for the long term and am dedicated to the goodness and high level of self care of Telluride Glow. Thank you for being ahead of the curve and understanding what women really want with their skincare."- Mary Cozad Yuma, Az The world’s Sunniest place on a Earth! ( and one of the least humid )

"I first learned about you and your wonderful product a few years ago and bought the original Alpine Telluride Glow oil - and fell in love - that lovely scent, the fabulous oils............I actually looked forward to putting it on my face. My favorite is the Alpine Phytonutrient serum which has made my incredibly dry skin look so hydrated and glow-y that I hardly need to wear much makeup!" - Brenda S

"I have loved and used the Snow Rose recovery mask since it first came out.I like the gentle scent, and I usually do a quick scrub before rinsing it off in the shower." - Kim Dorn

"I have been a fan of Telluride Glow practically from the beginning and I love the product development and the new oils." - Dorsey Gordon

"I am 63 years old and I’ve been using Telluride Glow products for at least 2 years and they are the only skincare products I use." - Mary Farley

"Since I’ve been a customer now for four years, I guess you can assume by my ordering all of your products that my praise is for everything you sell. " - Christine Char


"I love The Alpine serum. I use it in the morning and at bed time. My only comment is that there has not been a significant Sale (buy 1 get 1) for what seems like years. Thank you for the great product. "-- David Leib

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