The staple of the season isn’t just limited to treats and coffees.
Pumpkin spice as a scent is divine but pumpkin itself holds tons of benefits for skin to make it smoother, brighter and plumper. There’s also plenty of shades of the gourd to flatter skin tones on eyes, face, lips and nails. And these beauty picks are anything but basic.
Check out these five products inspired by pumpkin spice.
Summer Fridays Over Time Mask
Overtime is packed with vitamins A and C, which are powerful antioxidants and work to combat environmental stressors such as sun and bluelight damage and pollution. Vitamin K helps to reduce inflammation and calm redness. Gentle exfoliation comes in two forms, super fine apricot seed powder which manually slough away dead skin cells and pumpkin fruit enzymes that chemically exfoliate. Both are more gentle than abrasives found in typical scrubs. Pumpkin is also packed with essential fatty acids to protect and hydrate. This is seriously a spa treatment in a tube.
Essie Say It Ain’t Soho Nail Polish
I love a fall-inspired mani and while browns and burgundies have their moments, nothing inspires me like a warm orange. A metallic copper, this polish also holds touches of amber for a dimensional, duo-chrome look. To put an autumn spin on Tyra Banks’s iconic quote: “Pumpkin spice, but make it fashion.
Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Freckled Fiesta
Orange lipstick can seem difficult to pull off but it all depends on your skin tone. This spiced terracotta hue makes for the perfect mid-toned burnt orange with a hint of red. The formula is creamy with petal-soft and velvet-like finish but will still stay put wear it full pigment or blot it with a tissue for a sexy stained look.
Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Ultra Shea Body Cream
From its consistency to its scent, this is a decadent fall treat, free of guilt. It’s fragrance is a blend of nutty pumpkin latte with sweet toasted marshmallow. Creamy sandalwood and praline musk give it a lived-in, cozy by the Fire kind of warmth. Packed with nourishing Shea and cocoa butters and soothing aloe, your skin will feel hydrated and bouncy for hours after application. It’s non-greasy, fluffy formula absorbs immediately so all you’re left with is soft skin and a heavenly fragrance.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
The true OG of pumpkin in skin care this mask is a favorite of everyone from your favorite influencers to big-time beauty editors. It works to quell dull and congested skin with pumpkin enzymes and natural forms of alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate and aluminum oxide to polish skin. This resurfacing helps even skin tone, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and clarify clogged pores to make you look radiant and revitalized.
Gia Mazur is an award-winning staff writer and beauty obsessive who joined The Times-Tribune’s Lifestyles department in 2015. She’s a product enthusiast who can’t live without an eyelash curler. A proud Virgo, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is her go-to. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9127; @gmazurTT