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12 Must-have skin care products

Tiernan McKay is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Alive!, Occupational Health and Safety, Restaurants and Institutions, Tampa Bay and Arizona Woman. Right now, she is either ridi...

The quest for perfect skin

As the seasons change, it seems that our skin goes through a bit of an identity crisis; it's dry one day and breaking out the next. In an effort to find some sort of balance, many women go through beauty products like crazy, wasting time and money along the way. Here are 12 must-have skin products that are essential for happy, healthy skin.

5The quest for perfect skinLip smoother

You can feel good about protecting and soothing dry winter lips with this soft and shimmery lip treatment. The shea and cocoa butters in Thistle Farms Lip Smoothies ($4) feel like silk, and a hint of pomegranate oil gives the formula a subtle fruity flavor. Each tube is made by hand by the women of Thistle Farms, a non-profit business run by the women of Magdalene, a two-year residential program for women with histories of abuse, addiction, and prostitution.

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