When it comes to pumpkins, we pick them, we carve them, we roast them, we bake them—the list only stops short at slathering them on our skin. That is, until now, as a wave of beauty labels introduce the powerhouse plant, which is rich in enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins A and E, into their skin-care offerings.
“Pumpkin doesn’t get the attention it should,” says Chanel Jenae, the cofounder and vice president of Arcona, a Los Angeles–based spa that incorporates pumpkin oil and enzymes into its signature facials and best-selling, skin-smoothing body lotion. “It’s really nourishing.”
Below, the best pumpkin skin-care products to shop now to spice up your beauty routine this fall and beyond.
Luxe London-based label Oskia’s tangerine-hued intensive serum—targeting hyper-pigmentation, dark spots, and sun damage—is as effective as it is pretty to look at.
Nourish dry skin with Eminence Organic’s ultra-soothing purée, a delicious blend of pumpkin, avocado oil, and pineapple pulp that will leave complexions soft to the touch.
Give the delicate under-eye area a boost with Vered Organic Botanicals’s roll-on treatment, which helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness, thanks to an innovative blend of pumpkin oils, marshmallow root extract, and vanilla beans.
Infused with pumpkin extracts and glycolic acid, Arcona’s tingly anti-aging natural body lotion regenerates skin for a soft, smooth finish.
Slough away dead skin cells with Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate, an Instagram-worthy green scrub formulated with exfoliating pumpkin enzymes and skin-soothing aloe vera.
Lending a helping hand to congested complexions, Naturopathica’s purifying treatment comes scented with a potent trio of antiseptic herbs: cinnamon bark, oregano, and rosemary extract.
Pregnant skin will find a friend in Pai Skincare’s rich two-step pomegranate-and-pumpkin duo, which was designed to help stretching without any itching and scarring.
Savor Beauty taps the gourd’s brightening benefits to deliver a natural face oil suited to even the most sensitive of skins.
When it comes to the best pumpkin skin-care products, look no further than Peter Thomas Roth’s three-in-one mask, which contains exfoliating enzymes, skin-polishing crystals, and AHAs to reveal bright, glowing skin.