Linus was on to more than he knew. The wait is over. The Great Pumpkin is alive and well and living in your skin care products!  These powerful pumpkin products can do wonders for aging skin, and here are just a few reasons why…

  • Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin.  The enzymes present in pumpkin make it a safe and effective exfoliator– a gentle alternative to harsh chemical peels.
  • Pumpkin contains 2 antioxidants, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which soften and smoothe   the skin and boost collagen production to prevent the signs of aging.
  • If you suffer from acne, blemishes or frequent breakouts, your skin will benefit from pumpkin anti-acne products. Pumpkin contains the acne fighting vitamins E and T, more commonly known as torulitine. Pumpkin skin toners, peels and anti-acne masks promote healthier skin by fighting inflammation, reducing pore size, controlling excess oil and preventing the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blemishes.
  • The oil from pumpkin seeds is uniquely beneficial for skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids that regulate proper skin sebum (oil) production, which makes it useful for both oily/acne-prone skin and dry skin.
  • The molecular structure of pumpkin is small and therefore can penetrate deeper into the skin when used topically. This is amazing for treating a dull complexion, aging skin and pigmentation.

Due to the many benefits pumpkin has, it is easy to find in advanced, professional skin care today. There are exfoliants containing pumpkin ferment that help to brighten skin and remove pigmented cells. Pumpkin is used in formulations as a spot treatment or all over to brighten and even skin tone. A good night time treatment moisturizer with pumpkin will also help to hydrate, smooth and reinforce the skin’s barrier while you sleep.

With all these benefits it’s no wonder pumpkin is beneficial for so many different skin types: People with aging, mature, or dry skin will see change due to its ability to promote healthy cell structure and cellular renewal. People with acne will benefit from its balancing and healing properties.And people with normal skin will enjoy its gentle, nourishing qualities.

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