6 Fall Beauty Products for Pumpkin Lovers
The arrival of fall means the arrival of the pumpkin: Pumpkin pie, pumpkin drinks, repeat viewings of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and more recently, pumpkin-infused skincare products.
Think of everything you dislike about washing your face: It’s messy, it takes a couple tries to get everything off, and it leaves your skin feeling tight. This product does none of the above, and cleans better than most. To use, smooth one to two pumps onto a fully made up face, gently massage into your skin, and rinse. The sunflower and pumpkin seed oil blend gently dissolves all traces of makeup without any tugging or stinging involved.
To buy: $42, dermstore.com.
Between the sudden drop in temperature and the extra hand-washing that happens during during cold and flu season, there is no better time (or need) for a hand cream than now. This one is particularly nice because it doesn’t feel heavy on skin, or overwhelm you with a sickly-sweet scent.
To buy: $5, bathandbodyworks.com.
This no-nonsense lip balm delivers on its promise: After a couple days of use, my lips felt softer and were no longer chapped. Plus, the waxy formula can be layered under or over lipstick without feeling too slick or looking too shiny—a must for the matte berry lips everyone will be wearing this fall.
To buy: $6, brit.co.
Pumpkin extracts are thought to help exfoliate. Couple that with glycolic acid, another skin sloughing superstar, and you’ve got your softest skin—ever. The lightweight formula sinks right in and doesn’t feel sticky. I’ve been using it daily on my upper arms, elbows, and knees to get rid of any dry, bumpy areas. Get more tips for smoothing rough elbows and knees.
To buy: $35, nordstrom.com.
If you're like me, your skin acts up when the seasons change from summer to fall—usually resulting in a few new zits or some combination of flaky patches and excessive shine. Enter this magical mask. With a blend of both exfoliating ingredients like (you guessed it) pumpkin, and a generous helping of moisturizing ones like hyaluronic acid, this balancing blend is helping me to, er, weather this rough patch.
To buy: $78, beauty.com.
Curly or chemically-treated hair types take note: A cleansing conditioner just might be the one thing missing from your haircare regimen. This moisturizing cleanser gets rid of any greasiness at the scalp, while conditioning the drier mid-lengths and ends. If you’re skeptical, try rotating it in every other wash. Your hair will thank you.
To buy: $40, chazdean.com.