* Pumpkin is not only for eating this season
* Pumpkin has skin-enhancing benefits too
* Skin exfoliators, masks, facial oils and more
Fall is upon us and nothing screams autumn more than pumpkins. Whether or not you’re sick of the pumpkin spice craze already, one thing you won’t get tired of is the power of pumpkin in your skin care products. Pumpkins are chock full of good-for-your-skin ingredients such as fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids which increase cell turnover to brighten and smooth skin. It also contains Vitamins A and C to help soften and soothe the skin and boost collagen production to prevent the signs of aging.
Below are some of our favorite pumpkin-spiked products that range from masks and peels to moisturizers and a yummy face wash that are guaranteed to make your skin glow.
1. Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
The Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin using ingredients inspired by nature. Antioxidant-rich Vitamin C helps promote a brighter, lighter and tighter complexion while helping to improve any sun damaged areas. Beta-carotene-rich pumpkin resurfaces the skin for even tone and smooth texture while Aloe Vera hydrates and protects the skin’s moisture barrier. With regular use, you can expect a more youthful, revitalized and glowing complexion.
2. US Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil
If you haven’t added oils into your skin care regimen yet, it is time to start. The 100% Pure and Natural Pumpkin Seed Oil is a great oil as it is beneficial for all skin types and isn’t too greasy. It’s rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins A and C, zinc and other trace minerals that help to revitalize and rejuvenate the skin and repair cells. This oil is also excellent for use on acne, irritated and damaged skin, dry skin and can promote hair growth through hair follicle hydration.
3. Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24K Gold Mask
Another great pumpkin-based skin care product is the Too Cool For School 24K Gold Sheet Mask. Made of 99.9% 24K pure gold, this mask also utilizes pumpkin’s healing nutrients and hydrating properties to treat the skin. This sheet mask is drenched in pumpkin extract to help relieve dry and flaky skin while adding a natural dewiness. The gold works to brighten the overall appearance of the complexion, adding radiance while helping other active ingredients to achieve maximum efficacy.
4. Credentials Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask
Purify, exfoliate and brighten your complexion through the Credentials Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask. Pumpkin enzymes, jojoba and vitamin E work to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture while a unique warming effect helps to open the pores and allow dirt, debris and excess oil to be removed from the skin’s surface.
5. MyChelle Pumpkin Renew Cream
The MyChelle Pumpkin Renew Cream is a lightweight hydrating cream that works for all skin types to nourish and balance skin. Pumpkin Seed Oil and Cloudberry Extract work together to protect the skin while an epidermal growth factor assists with healing and cellular repair. MyChelle Dermaceuticals specializes in advanced, bioactive, natural skin care and its formulas are packed with peptides, plant stem cells and ingredients that naturally enhance the appearance of your skin.
6. GreatFull Skin Pumpkin Enzyme Peel
Along with your moisturizers and masks, a great peel should be in order. The GreatFull Skin Enzyme Peel uses natural Pumpkin and Pineapple enzymes to exfoliate and remove dead skin allowing you to gently even out your complexion without the use of harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubs.
7. Alana Mitchell Pumpkin Cleanser
The Alana Mitchell Foaming Pumpkin Cleanser is a great way to start your day. This is a gentle, pore-refining wash that works for all skin types, provides a deep clean with just one wash and leaves your skin healthy and glowing. All natural ingredients such as aloe, carrot seed oil and ginger soothe and cleanse the skin while and the invigorating pumpkin scent will help wake you up in the morning.
8. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is one of his most popular and highly rated products of this kind on the market. This is a powerful triple-action (manual, chemical and enzymatic) exfoliating treatment designed to address dull, aging and congested skin. This mask starts by exfoliating with pumpkin enzyme, peels with alpha hydroxy acids and polishes with aluminum oxide crystals to reveal smoother, younger and more revitalized skin. Your skin tone will appear more even and fine lines and wrinkles will be smoothed.