With summer over, there's nothing better than anticipating sweater weather, boots, and of course, all things pumpkin, especially pumpkin beauty products. Thanks to Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes, there's more and more items, including beauty products, that use pumpkin as an ingredient for taste or for its superfood properties. While pumpkin coffee drinks might be overloaded with sugar, using pumpkin in recipes or in product formulas can actually benefit your skin.
Pumpkin is packed with vitamins — including Vitamin A, C, and E — and essential fatty acids which help with anti-aging and moisturizing. Pumpkin is also filled with "fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin," according to the International Dermal Institute. Because of the Vitamin C found in pumpkin, it can also be used as a spot treatment or as a brightener, which can be helpful during colder months when sun exposure is minimal, and your skin tone can seem a little dull.
Not only can pumpkin be used in overpriced drinks and Thanksgiving recipes, there are many skin enhancing benefits when it comes to pumpkin beauty products, whether it's a face mask, exfoliator, or cleanser. To fulfill your pumpkin fix this fall, I've rounded up some of the best pumpkin beauty products on the market. Unlike PSLs, you and your skin won't get tired of these.
Nothing is better than a face cleanser that also removes your makeup. The pumpkin oil and Vitamin E in this cleansing oil will restore your skin's moisture and pH balance.
Use this Vitamin E and shea butter-filled renewal cream two times daily after washing your face.
This mask will exfoliate, peel, and polish to get your face looking radiant and younger.
Clear and detox pores with this peel that is packed with antioxidants.
Throwback to your childhood with Bath and Body Works' collection of cinnamon pumpkin products that probably smell exactly like a PSL.
Rejuvenate your skin with this face mask that's filled with sugar cane and maple syrup extract.
After using this cleanser, make sure to use the MyChelle skin renewal cream and skin peel.
The Wen Cleansing Conditioner is infamous in the beauty world for being able to wash hair without a shampoo.
Try the sheet mask trend with an anti-aging pumpkin mask.
Lather up with this pumpkin body lotion that includes glycolic acid to maintain elasticity.
This serum will correct past sun damage thanks to its Vitamin C and ferulic acid combination.
This is now your go-to hand soap for the fall.
Try a new fall fragrance with this cologne spray that comes in several different sizes.
14. Bath + Body Oil
Use this multi-use oil filled with floral essences on dry hair or cuticles.
15. Mud Mask
Lather on this mud mask that guarantees to boost your skin and minimize your pores.
Smell like pumpkin spice all day with this hand cream.
Lather your face at night with this pumpkin purée and honey mask.
For a limited time, Ulta Beauty is offering pumpkin spice lotion and shower gel.
Exfoliate once a week with a facial scrub that will use the natural pumpkin properties to keep your face smooth.
Lock in moisture with this conditioner hair mask that is pumped with aloe and pumpkin.
The 100% natural lip balm brand now has a pumpkin spice flavor just in time for fall.
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