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The Great Pumpkin

October 31st, 2007


Beauty’s latest fruit-obsessed harvest.

imagePumpkins are newsworthy this time of year, and it's the latest beauty buzz. This antioxidant rich fruit (yes, it is a fruit) is the next big thing in skin care.

Before we talk beauty did you know these fun facts?
-Pumpkins are 90 percent water.
-The name pumpkin originated from "pepon" - the Greek word for "large melon."
-The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
-Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.

image"Pumpkin is packed with beta-carotene, vitamin A derivatives, and minerals", says Renee Rouleau, owner of the Renee Rouleau skin care spa and founder of her exclusive skin care collection. She continues, "Pumpkin is extremely nutrient-dense. It is full of fruit enzymes to dissolve dead cells and gently exfoliate the skin. It's great for those who can't handle AHA's like glycolic acid, pumpkin tends to be tolerated better." Ms. Rouleau knows first hand, since her Pumpkin Smoothing Peel promotes a healthy fresh glow.

Ms. Rouleau isn't the only specialist to discover a great find in the pumpkin patch. These days, pumpkin is the latest ingredient to be offered on a 'spa menu' and beauty companies have formulated products that offer enzyme peels or just sweet smelling pumpkin products for the body.

Harvest Healthier Skin
Detoxifying and clearing, these enzyme peels gently get your face glowing.
Credit: sumbody Pumpkin Lift Face Mask, PeterThomasRoth Pumpkin Enzyme Peel, June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzymes Masque

Pumpkin Beauty
Tone, cleanse and condition... sweetness from head to toe!
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Credit: Molton Brown skinbalancing toning lotion, Philosophy Pumpkin Pie 3-in-1 product

Pumpkin Pie A La Mode
A dessert favorite right on your lips.
Credit: Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Pie Paradise 2-in-1 Lip Gloss--- NOW only $4.00!

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
Don't wait to bake a pie to smell your house pumpkin-fresh!
Credit: The Body Shop Home Pumpkin Nectarine Fragrance Oil--- a SALE going on now!

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Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.

—Gwyneth Paltrow