Best pumpkin beauty products to try now

01/11/2015

Best pumpkin beauty products / organic & natural skin care / Georgia May Jagger in Marie Claire US September 2013 (photography: Alex Cayley, styling: Laura Ferrera) via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk
Pumpkin. Again. As somebody who doesn't really celebrate Halloween apart from feeding kids with copious amounts of Haribo sweets I seem to spend quite a bit of time talking about pumpkin. I've covered the nutrition benefits and recipes. Created an orange inspiration board to deal with fashion and style dilemmas. And now it's time to chat about the skin and best pumpkin-based beauty products that can gives us the glow...

The wonderful thing about pumpkin is that it is packed with some truly fabulous ingredients: the fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids also known as AHAs that remove dead cells, vitamins A, C and E essential for youthful appearance and even skin tone and, of course, zinc that will keep any spots and irritation at bay. And don't forget the pumpkin seed oil! Full of essential fatty acids, vitamin E and zinc, the oil is so potent and delivers such results that it was considered one of the "beauty secrets". Personally I use it all year round, but it is especially beneficial during autumn and winter to really hydrate and protect the skin - a few drops on their own, in a blend or added to your regular day cream will do the job.

And now - lets play with jars and bottles containing precious potions and beauty elixirs. I couldn't help adding a scented candle, perfume and lipstick - something orange, something fragrant... Because I believe that beauty rituals don't end with a jar of cream (and everything is so very pretty!).

Best pumpkin beauty products / organic & natural skin care / Georgia May Jagger in Marie Claire US September 2013 (photography: Alex Cayley, styling: Laura Ferrera) via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk

1. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (£40) is a sort of treatment that will leave the skin super soft and glowing thanks to pumpkin enzymes that removes dead skin cells, AHA that restores natural radiance and aluminium oxide crystals that polish the skin in a manner of a gentle microdermabrasion. And lets not forget about added probiotics to ensure spotless appearance and hyaluronic acid for extra moisture and your skin will look amazing!

2. Nest Pumpkin Chai Candle (£22) makes a house feel like home... Imagine a delicious blend of cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and pumpkin melting into the air giving that wonderful cozy feeling we crave comes autumn. {also available at Sephora & Nordstrom}

3. RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Curious Orange (£28) has the pumpkin orange hue that would look amazing against dark and tanned skin. Organic and raw this little multi-tasker works both as a lip stain and blusher and, just like all other RMS Beauty stains, is very pigmented and buildable.

4. Aqua di Parma Revitalising Eye Treatment (£31) is a little luxury feather-light gel for your other half that takes care of the delicate skin around the eyes. Packed with organic pumpkin, rosemary extract and hyaluronic acid it reduces puffiness, dark circles and first signs of ageing.

5. Madara Radiant Energy Superseed Organic Facial Oil (£40) is natural and organic "glow in a bottle" formula created with nine oils including pumpkin seed, blueberry, cranberry, cumin, parsley, borage and jojoba to address pretty much all skin-related concerns, especially dullness, firmness and first signs of ageing. Your skin will feel very loved.

6. Like This by Etat Libre d'Orange (£55) is for the lovers of Rumi's poetry and unique fragrances. The warm, delicate and dreamy perfume was created as a collaboration between Etat Libre d'Orange and Tilda Swinton as a blend of ginger, pumpkin, tangerine, neroli and vetiver notes for a scent that feels like a comforting embrace on a windy day.

7. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum (£50) will take care of tired and thirsty skin, protect it from free-radical damage and help restore brightness and firmness by restoring collagen levels, feeding the cells with vitamins C and D while gently dissolving the old ones with pumpkin and pomegranate enzymes. 

8. Farmhouse Fresh Splendid Dirt Pumpkin Mask (£20) is a freshly made concoction containing clays, pupkin puree and yoghurt cultures to cleanse and shrink pores, purify and calm the skin and make it look radiant and even. If you love fresh masks, but cannot be asked to make your own, this is the answer. For added benefits and even more fun, apply on a Halloween night and scare your neighbours and trick-or-treaters.

9. Ambre Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Cream (£23). A tiny jar of hand-crafted raw goodness that goes a very-very-very long way and makes the skin super-soft and calm thanks to cupuacu butter and pumpkin and seabuckthorn oils that will also work as powerful wrinkle-reducing agents, especially in combination with borage oil, also a part of this little pot. I tend to keep my refrigerated.

10. Oskia Illuminating Vitamin Melting Cleanser (£28) is another brilliant product from one of my most beloved brands. It's a non-foaming cleansing gel-to-oil that melts into the skin, removes dirt and make-up while nourishing the cells with vitamins A, B, C and E, fatty acids, pumpkin enzymes and chamomile and rose oils. And being an Oskia baby, it contains anti-inflammatory and collagen-building MSM, too.

11. Arcona Pumpkin Body Lotion (£25) is a delicious all-natural pumpkin-infused body lotion that looks after your entire body by exfoliating dead skin and softening rough patches. It is not a moisturiser to play with on a daily basis, but rather a treatment to use once every 2-3 days depending on your skin type and best - in the evening.

12. Pai Pomegranate & Pumpkin Seed Stretch Mark Treatment (£45) is a two-step programme to keep the skin hydrated, conditioned and firm. According to Pai, it can even be used during pregnancy.

13. Dessert Essence Organics Pumpkin Spice Hand Cream (£5). What I love about this cream, apart from being affordable and organic, is the fact that it's a water-free formula and a blend of delicious oils including jojoba, pumpkin seed and liquorice plus enzymes and vitamins for pretty and soft hands. 

14. Burt's Bees Ultimate Care Body Lotion (£12) may take a little rubbing (or just call it "a massage"), but this simple and straight-forward lotion based on baobab tree, pumpkin seed and coconut oils, shea butter and natural plant extract will be perfect to revive dry skin or remove rough patches. And I love the light fragrance of herbs and green tea, too.

15. MyChelle Pumpkin Renew Cream (£21) comes as scented and unscented versions. Use it to hydrate and heal the skin while reducing effects of free-radical damage and keeping spots and irritation at bay. I was curious to discover that the cream contains astaxanthin  - an antioxidant and carotenoid known as one of the ultimate anti-ageing ingredients, which, considering the price, is fantastic.

16. MyChelle Incredible Pumpkin Peel (£21) is currently on my wish list. It works fast as a post-cleansing 3-5-minute mask that leaves the skin super soft thanks to pumpkin and pineapple enzymes while working its rejuvenating, healing and protective magic thanks to ginger, clove, cinnamon, honey and witch hazel.

P.S. If you want to DIY, try one of my favourite home-made masks by first making raw pumpkin puree in a blender, then adding a little natural yoghurt, a pinch of cinnamon, raw honey and a few drops of pumpkin seed, rosehip or argan oil (if you don't have any, EV olive oil will do). Apply after cleansing, leave for 10-20 minutes, rinse and follow with your regular moisturiser or, even better, a facial oil.

Best pumpkin beauty products / organic & natural skin care / Georgia May Jagger in Marie Claire US September 2013 (photography: Alex Cayley, styling: Laura Ferrera) via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk
Photo source: Georgia May Jagger in Marie Claire US September 2013 (photography: Alex Cayley, styling: Laura Ferrera)

4 comments:

  1. I had no idea that so many beauty products were related to pumpkin! Would be interested in trying at least one or two.

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  2. We are so inundated with pumpkin products this time of year, I tend to rebel a bit and try to stay as far from all things pumpkin as possible. But pumpkin skincare couldn't possibly be a bad thing! I'mm adding a few of these products to my never-ending "to try" list...
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  3. I enjoy a good pumpkin pie once in a while, but I must admit that overall, I am not a pumpkin person!

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  4. I've got to try some of these, but I don't know how they will react with my dry/sensitive skin.
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