It isn’t just pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin muffins that take over during fall. Even the beauty world has become obsessed with pumpkin. Pumpkin skincare is all the rage. The good news? It isn’t just a theme or marketing scheme; pumpkin in skincare has real benefits.
Pumpkin contains antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E—ingredients you’ll find in cult-favorite oils and serums. Pumpkin is a fruit, so, like watermelon and citrus, it helps to exfoliate the skin and fights sun damage and signs of aging. Using skincare products that contain pumpkin will help you achieve glowing, smooth skin.
So, what products will help you get your ideal skin and get into the autumn spirit? There are quite a few at all different price ranges. Let’s get festive!
Tula is a growing skincare brand that focuses on natural products. This scrub features pumpkin to help exfoliate the skin, (it’s enzymes dissolves protein – aka dead skin), along with sugar as a physical exfoliant. This scrub is super gentle and melts away excess oil, buildup and debris.
If you have sensitive skin, there are many pumpkin exfoliants that contain a lot of physical exfoliants, which can do more harm than good to delicate or sensitive complexions. Whenever you’re exfoliating, especially physically, the process can leave your skin raw and irritated.
This 3-in-1 mask will give you fresh, glowing skin in less than 10 minutes. It smooths, resurfaces, revitalizes, and leaves you with brighter and younger-looking skin. It comes in a large tub, so it will last you all season until you want a Christmas-themed mask. It even sort of looks like pumpkin.
TONYMOLY has some of the cutest and most innovative skincare products around. If you’re looking for a pamper night essential, their pumpkin sheet mask is a must-have for fall. The pumpkin mask is meant to aid in anti-aging by making the skin more soft and supple in as little as 20 minutes.
Sheet masks are ideal for those that don’t like odd textures or the gooey feeling of a traditional mask. You can lay back, watch Hocus Pocus, and give your skin an autumn treat all at the same time.
Okay, so this is definitely more on the luxurious side, but it is also the most effective on the list. Pumpkin seeds are one of the most nutrient-packed parts of the pumpkin, so this serum is pretty potent. Pumpkin seed oil scores a 2 on the comedogenic list, so there’s a slight chance it might clog pores if you are prone to acne.
Serums absorb into the skin better than most products, giving you the most bang for your buck in the skincare world. Plus, you don’t rinse serums off, unlike the other products on this list, so you are getting long-term effects. With the all-star mixture of ingredients in this powerful serum, your skin will thank you.
For those on a budget, you can’t go wrong with this lip balm that sells for under a dollar. This is the classic Burt’s Bees lip balm, with the indulgent scent of pumpkin spice. You can moisturize those cold-weather lips with a little bit of fall.
Which of these pumpkin skincare products is making your mouth water?