From Krispy Kreme doughnuts to cold brew, pumpkin spice has slowly but surely infiltrated everything that we eat and sip from September through November. However, the seasonal gourd also possesses skin-care benefits that go far beyond sensorial. (Although, smelling like fresh pumpkin pie batter is definitely a welcome bonus.)
When used as a topical ingredient, pumpkin's naturally present AHAs and beta-carotene help increase cell turnover, brighten, and smooth skin. The gentle exfoliating power of pumpkin enzymes make them ideal for addressing things like fine lines and acne scarring. Unsurprisingly, brands have hopped on the pumpkin bandwagon, launching cleansers, masks, and peels galore made with the orange fruit (yes, we said fruit).
While we'll always have a soft spot for PSLs, these seven products are giving Starbucks a run for its money when it comes to the best use of pumpkin. Ahead, all the products we're using this fall.
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This hydrating cleanser gently sloughs off dead skin cells with exfoliating enzymes, while honey and pumpkin help keep skin balanced and soothed.