The 5 must-have beauty products for the changing season

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Colder weather is finally here, which means you’re making changes in how you dress (hello again, leather jacket!), how you take your coffee or matcha (hot), and which veggies you’re picking up from your local farmer’s market (so many gourds).

And the transitions are also important for your beauty routine. Just as your body needs cozy threads and warmer foods, your skin calls for heavier serums, creams, and other essentials to ensure it’s protected (and ultra-hydrated) during the increasingly dropping temperatures.

To help your skin cope, we’ve rounded up the best products—packed with soothing and powerful ingredients (like oatmeal!)—to keep you glowing through fall and winter.

Keep reading for the five superstar products you need in your beauty arsenal ASAP.

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1. Carmex Comfort Care™ Lip Balm

You’re probably whipping up oatmeal on the reg in the colder months—and putting it on your lips is just as delicious. Carmex Comfort Care is made from colloidal oatmeal and cold-pressed, antioxidant-rich fruit seed oil that restore moisture to your (inevitably dry) lips for a healthier, smoother pout.

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2. Trilogy Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream

While oil cleansers (or even raw, organic honey) work wonders in the summer months, cream-based cleansers are ideal for your winter-parched skin. Case in point: this velvety cream formula, which boasts brightening fruit enzymes, nourishing jojoba oil, and vitamin E.

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3. Acure Organics Pore Minimizing Scrub

When flakey skin is on the table, it’s important to exfoliate at least once a week. This solution uses Moroccan red clay to draw all the cold-weather gunk out of your skin (hey, that wind can get relentless), while tiny black jojoba beads delicately exfoliate to reveal a more radiant complexion.

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4. French Girl Creme Fraiche Facial Moisturizer

Buttery yet light, this moisturizer packs powerfully hydrating ingredients—think shea and cocoa butters plus rose hip oil—in a creamy base that still lets your skin breathe. Plus, it has rooibos tea extract which fights inflammation.

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5. Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Revitalise & Glow Serum

To keep your skin glowing, slather on this serum that’s loaded with probiotics (which help your skin regenerate itself), revitalizing omegas from baobab extract, and flower essences that work together to beat dullness for an extra luminous, selfie-friendly effect.

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