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Ingredient Spotlight: Pumpkin

Ingredient Spotlight: Pumpkin

Pumpkin-spice lovers, rejoice! Fall is the official season for pumpkins to steal the spotlight, and as most of us know, it’s hard to avoid pumpkin-flavored anything during these months. 


While the fruit is a fall-aesthetic favorite, it is simultaneously loaded with a number of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for your overall health and provide a number of beauty benefits, too. Read on below to discover what pumpkin can do for your own skin health:




Pumpkin is chock-full of both Vitamin C and beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, rough skin texture, and brown spots caused by sun damage. When combined, the skin is smoothed and collagen production is boosted. Both of these vitamins are also essential to fend off free radicals, which is essential for slowing the skin’s aging process!




Pumpkin is probably best known in skincare for its effectiveness at brightening the skin. Pumpkin is enriched with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) as well as fruit enzymes, which help to remove dead skin cells and therefore leave the skin looking brighter and younger.




Feeling festive, or simply interested in trying something fresh and new? We carry a specially-curated selection of professional-grade, pumpkin-infused products that can do wonders for your skin. 


One of our favorites is the Eminence Organics duo, which includes the Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% and the Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque. Not only do both products smell like a dream, but the peel leaves the skin feeling firm and radiant, as it accelerates the exfoliation process and reduces the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines, and sun damage. Vitamin E and Omega 9 nutrients combine in the dreamy, moisturizing puree of fresh pumpkin to fight the appearance of aging and environmental stress on your skin––all while protecting the skin barrier. 


Here are a few of our other current pumpkin favorites:




This nourishing mask from ilike organic skin care contains organic pumpkin, orange, rich herbal oils and honey and is beneficial for pale, aging, oil, and water deficient face and neckline. It can also be applied to the body after too much sun exposure. Skin feels nourished, vitalized, hydrated, rejuvenated, and firmed.




Especially good for thirsty skin, this velvety-smooth, multifunctional serum is formulated with non-comedogenic, nutrient-dense superfood oils and extracts. Together, they help reinforce the skin’s natural barrier while providing a healthy glow.


Just like your body benefits from vitamin supplementation, so does your skin. Infused with 7 vitamins, this revolutionary serum will nourish, support, and bring out the best in your skin.





This lightweight tinted moisturizing skin primer is a true multi-tasker. It delivers brightening and highlighting effects for an overall dewy, healthy-looking radiant complexion. The perfect “no-makeup” makeup look? Check!


Until next time, take care of the skin you are in;


The BSE Team


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