It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spice lattes are popping up on menus (still waiting on a vegan PSL, Starbucks) and snack aisles are becoming populated by all things pumpkin-y. And while we are absolutely living for the PSL onslaught, the transition from summer’s heat and humidity to drier, colder fall weather is also a good time to check in on your skincare routine.
Pumpkin Seed Oil & Your Skin
Pumpkin and its seeds are more than just delicious (and arguably our favorite part of fall) and packed with healthy vitamins and minerals. It’s also good for your skin.
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamin C and vitamin E, two beloved skincare ingredients that are rich in antioxidants, which help protect the skin against environmental stressors. They also sink deep into the skin, helping it stay moisturized as the weather gets colder without leaving a greasy residue. Pumpkin seed oil also helps manage your skin’s oil production, quenching dry skin where moisture is needed and keeping oily parts under control (like your T-zone). That’s not all: pumpkin seed oil also contains zinc, which along with vitamin C, aids in collagen production which helps skin stay plump and firm.
Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING—for Your Body
These 11 pumpkin spice products are cruelty-free, vegan, and will have you smelling like everyone’s favorite fall drink.
1. Native Pumpkin Spice Latte Body Wash
Inspired by fall-favorite drink, this Pumpkin Spice Latte body wash by Native will gently cleanse your skin and leave it smelling like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Not only does it have a sweet and cozy fragrance, but it is also formulated with gentle, nourishing plant-based cleansers like coconut. Plus, it’s sulfate-free so it won’t leave your skin feeling dry when chilly weather sets in.
2. PlantLife Pumpkin Spice Soap
Made from rich plant oils like olive and coconut, fresh spices, and essential oils, this PSL-scented bar soap from PlantLife has a warming aroma that smells so good, you’ll be tempted to eat it (please resist). It’ll also make your entire bathroom smell like pumpkin spice; what’s not to love about that?
3. Pumpkin Spice Bath Bomb
Need a home spa day? Who doesn’t! This hand-pressed Pumpkin Spice bath bomb from Primal Essentials is made with shea butter, coconut oil, argan oil, and vitamin E to nourish and soften your skin. It smells like fresh-picked pumpkin, buttery crust, and a hint of spice to really put you in a fall mood.
4. Hempz Pumpkin Vanilla Chai Body Butter
This seasonal body mask from Hempz is enriched with hydrating hemp seed oil and pumpkin spice extract. With a texture like pumpkin puree and the scent of pumpkin spice and vanilla chai, it’s guaranteed to put you in the mood for fall. Smooth this body mask over your skin, let it skin in for 10 minutes, then rinse for ultra-soft skin.
5. SpaFusion Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion
This spa-worthy body moisturizer smells like pumpkin spice and soothes dry skin thanks to a blend of cocoa butter, aloe vera gel, and pure hemp seed oil. It also includes pumpkin extract, a natural exfoliant that helps remove dry skin.
6. Bliss Pumpkin Powerhouse Mask
Goodbye, dull skin. This whipped pumpkin face mask is formulated with a skin-softening blend of pumpkin enzymes and natural alpha hydroxy acids—aka AHAs—to stimulate the skin’s renewal process. According to the brand, prebiotics help strengthen your skin’s protective barrier while also locking in moisture.
7. SUMMER FRIDAYS Overtime Mask
Need a mask with a little more oomph? This clarifying mask by SUMMER FRIDAYS is made with vitamin-packed pumpkin seed extract and exfoliating apricot kernels to reveal luminous skin. It also features soothing oat kernels and is made without fragrance (but it does smell like a PSL, thanks to cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger oils), so it’s great for showing sensitive skin a little bit of love.
8. Pumpkin Spice Kit
This pumpkin spice skincare set from the aptly named Pumpkin & Spice comes with a jelly cleanser, facial scrub, nighttime moisturizer, and a face mask. Each product is formulated with pumpkin seed oil, which provides hydration without greasiness. It also comes with a face brush for applying your mask (love for anything that doesn’t require dipping your fingers into the jar) plus a silky-soft face towel for gently patting your skin dry.
9. Pumpkin Seed Serum
This lightweight serum by Savor Beauty is made with nourishing oils that calm breakouts, improve skin tone, and promote cellular turnover for brightening dark spots. Oh, not to mention it locks in moisture to help nutrients sink deep into your skin.
10. Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
Inspired by baristas, this pumpkin spiced lip balm is formulated with a whole lineup of moisturizing oils and butters, including macadamia seed, shea, and jojoba. It tastes like pumpkin kissed with a touch of cinnamon and cardamom.
11. Melodie Perfumes Pumpkin Lavender Perfume
This enchanting eau de parfum is a mysterious blend of pumpkin and enchanting lavender. And with a 15 ml bottle, it’s perfect for keeping in your medicine cabinet or stashing it in your bag when you’re on the go.
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