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Don’t satisfy your pumpkin cravings just by sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Applied topically pumpkin dissolves dead skin cells, making it a gentle chemical exfoliant, skin brightener and allowing the rest of your skincare products to be absorbed more efficiently. Pumpkin contains powerhouse ingredients like vitamins A, C, E and K plus potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium so it’s an ideal skin slougher, soother, nourisher, healer and protector. And, it’s worth a mention…pumpkin smells amazing!
Here are 9 new favorites for the season:
Burts Bees Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm ($3.29 )
Burts Bees Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm ($3.29 ) couldn’t be yummier! It smells and tastes just like fresh baked pumpkin pie, plus it’s formulated with cold-pressed organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax and Vitamin E for sweet, moist, supple lips.
Bioelements Flash Foam Cleanser ($34) instantly dissolves dirt, makeup and dead surface cells leaving skin smooth, soft and refreshed – and contains natural exfoliating enzymes in the form of pumpkin, papaya and pineapple extracts.
Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition ($60) contains 18 essential nutrients including pumpkin seed oil to boost strength, build length, restore balance and hydrate the scalp and hair follicles for super-shiny, healthy, lustrous strands.
G.M. Collin Bio Organique Normalizing Gel-Cream ($49) is formulated with organic ingredients. Pumpkin, orange, ginger and green tea are included in this matifier that perfectly hydrates and refines dull, tired-looking, normal to oily skin.
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum ($80) gently dissolves unwanted surface skin cells and provides intense hydration so you’re left with radiant, luminous, glowing skin. This super strong anti-ager firms, brightens, protects and helps correct photo aging with pumpkin ferment extract plus 15% L-ascorbic acid.
Red Door Spa Professional Pumpkin Enzyme Exfoliator ($56) allows you to get spa results in the privacy of your own home. It smells decadent and easily sloughs away dead, dulling surface cells to reveal brighter , softer, smoother skin.
Meaningful Beauty Glowing Serum by Cindy Crawford ($52 /call 1-877-383-1212 to purchase) will encourage cell renewal when applied under your daily moisturizer. It’s formulated with soy protein, marine botanicals and antioxidants (including pumpkin extract) for a brighter complexion.
June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque ($78) combines powerful ingredients like pumpkin enzyme to digest dead surface cells, a blend of tea extracts plus goji berry for powerful anti-oxidant protection and a mix of vitamins and minerals for skin brightening and healing help.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment ($85) contains pumpkin enzymes, pineapple, papaya, cinnamon extract, honey and more yummy stuff for a perfectly polished, clean and hydrated complexion in 2 minutes or less.