Season focus: Pumpkin

Written by Yasmine Mubarak

Pumpkin for skincare? Yes, pumpkin – the orange vegetable that is very popular this time of year is not only popular in latte’s and as decor by our windows.

This antioxidant rich ingredient features powerful properties to exfoliate with its AHA’s, boost your skin and prevent damage by free radicals. Not to mention, filled with nutrients such as Vitamin C and A. For the celebration of October and since it’s always fun to learn about new great products, here is a round-up of pumpkin skincare products to try:

Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter

This cleansing butter from Elemis is a multipurpose balm, made with cherry, rice water and the star of this article – pumpkin. It removes make up, cleanses your skin and nourishes at the same time.

It’s great to try cleansing butter or milk, if you have dry skin. But also if you have combination to oily skin, you can easily use it as a part of your double cleansing- to truly cleanse your skin. 

I'm Real Pumpkin Sheet Mask

If you want to spice up your life, a sheet mask is always the way to go. Since our focus is pumpkin. Tony Moly, a Korean brand knows how to create a great pumpkin sheet mask. The brand also have a Pumpkin Juice Half Cream, a relaxing cream that helps reduce swelling your face and revitalize tired skin.

Burt's Bees Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm  

For our lips, this small tube doesn’t only include the famous Burt’s ingredient of honey and wax but also a flirt with pumpkin in their season launch. It's a limited edition lip balm only available this time of year.

Pumpkin Instant Radiance In-Shower Mask

An In-Shower mask just sounds amazing doesn’t it? This in-shower mask from The Body Shop, made with 96% ingredients of natural origin. Includes natural pumpkin enzymes and cranberry fruit powder, with a lovely orange shade that just makes it more fun! Not to mention, it said to leave the skin feeling smoother and exfoliated in just 5 minutes. While you take - as the name – a shower.

Pumpkin Sleeping Pack Peel-Off Mask

Another mask (since masks are a great self-care product), is this sleeping mask from Too Cool for School with pumpkin extract that provides moisture, nourishment and exfoliation during sleep. The mask is also availble in 24k gold with pumpkin.

Photo credit: The Body Shop