It’s October— which means pumpkin spice latte season is officially here! If the orange gourd is making its way to your new favorite coffee blend, why not on your fave beauty products too? Your skin needs just as much nourishment, and the fruit of the season (yup, not a vegetable) offers plenty. Pumpkin actually has enormous skin benefits. According to Shape Magazine, “Pumpkin has naturally occurring AHAs—alpha hydroxy acids—which helps to promote increased cellular turnover, along with the antioxidants vitamin A and vitamin C that both help with free radical damage and collagen production.” Additionally, both pumpkin ferment and pumpkin extract help shed dead skin cells while “breaking down proteins into useful amino acids which plumps the complexion for that lit-from-within look.” This means that not only are dead skin cells removed, but they’re also replaced with younger cells!
While you’re out getting your pumpkin spice latte, makes sure check out these pumpkin-based beauty products too:
This thick peel features a combination of pumpkin enzyme and alpha hydroxy acid. Its three-in-one intensive skin treatment will smoothen uneven skin and improve the appearance of a dull complexion. Best part? You’ll instantly feel a smoother skin in just five minutes. Available in SM Makati.
We know, it sounds like a dessert! Its cool jelly formula will leave your skin soft and smooth—and smelling like a mug of pumpkin latte with toasted marshmallow. Yum! You’ll feel like a sweet thang the rest of the day, pretty much. Available on Shopee.
Face masks are all the rage these days. This one from Korean beauty brand too cool for school is one of the cult favorites. It has 24K gold and pumpkin extract that revitalizes stressed-out skin, and it’s also rich in Vitamin A and C which helps the skin’s collagen. Available at Beauty Bar.
Another Korean brand favorite, Skin Rx gives us its own amazing pumpkin-based formula in this 2-in-1 mask and scrub. Its detoxifying clay, exfoliating jojoba beads, and pumpkin-derived enzymes work to reduce the appearance of pore size and deep cleanse the skin for a fresher, smoother complexion. Available at Beauty Bar.
Burt’s Bees is well-known known for their natural products. We love their pumpkin spice lip balm and its super moisturizing blend of sunflower-seed, coconut, and pumpkin-seed oils that’ll make you kiss-ready this Halloween season. Available at Beauty Bar.
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