Holiday Beauty Bash! 7 Ways to Nourish Your Body from the Outside In

These beauty products are so healthy and fresh they're good enough to eat!


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Fruits and vegetables do a body good. That's not exactly news. But if you can eat them, why not, well, slather them all over your body? A fresh selection of face and body products made with nourishing ingredients like pumpkins, pomegranates, and mangosteens (!) makes it easy to wonder whether you're standing in the green market or at the cosmetics counter. We've rounded up seven of our favorite products (at every price point) that are made of all-natural ingredients (almost) good enough to eat. Get them for all your BFFs (and a couple for yourself!).

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Vince M. Camiolo, Vince M. Camiolo

Stewart & Claire’s Old-Fashioned Lip Balm

Roll up to your neighborhood pub for an old fashioned or just apply this organic, small-batch lip balm for super-smooth lips. Essential oils of bitter orange, cinnamon and black pepper along with cedar wood deliver that telltale classic-cocktail flavor profile. Close your eyes and you might not even taste the difference. (; $6)

Sircuit Skin’s Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

Squash those pesky facial lines with natural enzymes found in pumpkins — they’ll gently slough off your dead skin cells. This humble, beta carotene-loaded vegetable also delivers vitamins and nutrients to your skin, resulting in a vibrant complexion. (; $75 for 1.3 oz.)

Organic Purist’s Mangosteen Cream Antioxidants + Vitamins

You’ll want to rethink your daily vitamin routine when you slather this nutrient-rich, ultra-restorative cream all over your face. Rest assured you’ll not only get your glow on, you’ll also be absorbing anti-aging, antioxidant-rich mangosteen, pomegranate, green tea and even red wine along with olive oil-based vitamin CoQ10, and vitamins C and E. (; $48 for 1.6 fl. oz.)

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Nicolle Clemetson, Nicolle Clemetson 2013

Mox Botanicals’ Matcha & Clementine Body Soak

No ancient tea ceremonies here — just a nice, long soak in the tub. Matcha, an ancient green tea loaded with antioxidants, is blended with high-nutrient sea salts, honey, clementine and vanilla to make sure you dissolve your stress and walk away refreshed. (; $38 for 4.25 fl. oz.)

Philip B’s White Truffle Ultra-Rich, Moisturizing Shampoo Nourishing Hair Conditioning Crème

You can bet your hair has never been treated this well before. Drench your tresses with moisturizing hops, nettle, lemon and lavender, then smile knowing that your hair is being fed exquisite Italian truffles. (; $54 for 7.4 fl. oz.)

Acure’s Cell Stimulating Body Wash

Pumpkin oil — packed with essential omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin K — isn’t just for drizzling over salad anymore. Next time you’re in the shower, let this 100-percent-biodegradable, organic-pumpkin-oil-rich body wash get to work revitalizing your skin stem cells from the outside in. (; $9.99 for 8 fl. oz.)

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Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads

Turns out an apple a day may also keep the dermatologist away. These eco-friendly bamboo pads are saturated with this organic antioxidant fruit, which helps brighten your skin. Combine apples with licorice root and lemon, and you might think you have the making of the season’s hottest new cocktail. Nope, but you do have a nightly formula for smoothing out your complexion. (; $45 for 60 pads)

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