October 24th, 2012
A fruit with beauty benefits(and yes it is a fruit, because it contains seed!).
With Halloween a week away, it's only appropriate to mention pumpkin as an incredible skin-enhancing ingredient. Pumpkin has wonderful exfoliating enzymes to brighten the face for a polished, refreshed look. Pumpkin also contains Vitamins A, C, and beta carotene all antioxidants that help protect skin from damage.
Nibbling pumpkin seeds can provide you with zinc, which promotes collagen production. And who doesn't love this sweet smelling scent, which is comforting and reminisced of autumn, fall foliage and kids in costumes.
Here's a line-up of some worthy pumpkin-infused products:
Arcona Pumpkin Body Lotion,$35, is a natural highly active body lotion infused with pumpkin extracts and glycolic acid helps to improve tonal quality and elasticity in the skin. Excellent for regenerating and repairing sun damaged skin.
Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Peel & Reveal, $58, is a powerful pumpkin-scented dermal resurfacer. This triple action exfoliating treatment polishes dull, aging, and congested complexions in three different ways: 1- Physical - Polishes with aluminum oxide; 2- Enzymatic - Exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme; 3 - Chemical - Peels with alpha hydroxy acid.
Meaningful Beauty Glowing Serum,
$52- $62 for a SuperSize on QVC (call 1-877-383-1212), keeps skin glowing throughout the fall with serum formulated with soy protein, marine botanicals and antioxidants including pumpkin extract to encourage cell renewal.
Gianna Rose Pumpkin & Squash Soaps in a Dish,
$30- on sale for $17.99, (available at Caswell & Massey) offer a Harvest in a dish. These classic soaps are infused with exfoliating wheat bran and scented with a Pumpkin, Brown Sugar and Fig fragrance.