This week, billions of people across the world will celebrate the winter solstice on December 22. But if any of those joyous pagans aren’t merry about the imminent unsightliness of cold-weather-caused scaly visages as they decorate their homes with pine trees and the traditional Yule colors of red, green, white, and gold, there is salvation: Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Facial Cream saves face quite impressively. This delicately orange-scented skin soother is made without parabens or animal testing and with all vegetarian ingredients, so you can be sure it’s kind to both critters and your face. Find it at health-food and drug stores and at www.avalonorganics.com. Merry solstice, everyone!