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If after a long day of drinking pumpkin spice lattes and eating a heavenly slice of pumpkin pie, your pumpkin obsession still isn’t satisfied, perhaps a pumpkin-based skincare routine will do the trick! Pumpkin is known for more than just its tasty flavor; it also offers a variety of beauty benefits. Pumpkin benefits include being anti-aging, brightening, hydrating, and acne-fighting. With the help of these skincare products, your skin will be glowing and wonderfully scented for bedtime!

Pumpkin Enzyme Mask by Peter Thomas Roth
Photo by Peter Thomas Roth

1. Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer by Peter Thomas Roth ($58) – A cult-favorite mask, this pumpkin product packs quite the punch. This three in one exfoliator uses aluminum oxide crystals, pumpkin enzymes, and an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) to smooth, brighten, and polish your skin. This clarifying mask is perfect for those fighting dullness, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles due to the brightening and anti-aging effects of pumpkin enzymes. To use this mask, apply a thin layer after cleansing and gently massage it in to work the crystals. Allow the mask to sit for approximately seven minutes, shorter if you have sensitive skin, then gently rinse. This mask is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, but with plenty of pumpkin goodness.

Pumpkin sleeping pack by TooCoolForSchool
Photo by TooCoolForSchool

2. Pumpkin Sleeping Pack by Too Cool for School ($20) – Dream of pumpkin all night long with this ultra-hydrating sleeping mask. Intended to be used as the final step in your skincare routine, this mask uses pumpkin and natural papaya enzymes to deliver brightening, smoothing, and hydrating results. The consistency is a gel-type formula, so you don’t have to worry about this transferring to your pillow, as it will set in with ease. If this isn’t decadent enough, they also offer a 24K Gold peel-off variation. Also formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, this K-beauty product will leave your pumpkin-loving self radiant for days.

Overtime Mask by Summer Fridays
Photo by Summer Fridays

3. Overtime Mask by Summer Fridays ($44) – Instagram-favorite brand, Summer Fridays, was founded by beauty influencers Lauren Gores and Marianna Hewitt, so they know what a good beauty product should look like. For this reason, Overtime has certainly earned a cult following! Made with pumpkin, apricot seed powder, oat kernel protein, and vitamin E, this mask is powerfully exfoliating and hydrating. Pumpkin balances and brightens the skin, apricot seed powder gently polishes, oat kernel protein soothes and moisturizes, and vitamin E protects the skin against free radicals. Apply a thick layer of this mask and gently massage for one minute. After 10 minutes, rinse off the mask and enjoy velvety, smooth skin.

C-Firma Day Serum by Drunk Elephant
Photo by Drunk Elephant

4. C-Firma™ Vitamin C Day Serum by Drunk Elephant ($80) – If you just can’t wait until nighttime to add a little pumpkin to your routine, opt for this vitamin C serum in the mornings. Drunk Elephant uses pumpkin ferment along with pomegranate extract to enzymatically dissolve dead surface skin cells and diminish visible pores. This serum also uses chronocyclin to promote youthful-looking skin and sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer to hydrate and firm the skin. This super-potent serum is the perfect way to brighten your day with the help of pumpkin. Bonus: If you’re looking for one more pumpkin boost, Drunk Elephant also included pumpkin in their iconic Babyfacial.

Pumpkin skincare is a fun way to enjoy the seasonal favorite year-round, and with these products, you’ll be glowing year-round, too.

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