Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pumpkin Is Not Just for Pies Anymore- 5 Pumpkin Inspired Beauty Products

With Thanksgiving only a week away, I can already smell the pumpkin pies in the oven. Ah, the sweet smell of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, it's so comforting. But did you know that pumpkin can comfort and pamper your skin also?  It's high in vitamin A (retinol) and acts as a mild cleanser that also soothes and softens the skin. Thanks in large part to its natural soothing ability and antioxidant properties, pumpkin is also an excellent choice for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Here are a few beauty products that have pumpkin as an ingredient. And they smell delicious too!

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Peel ($44)  A detoxifying peel for the face and neck.

Dessert Essense Hand Repair Cream ($10)  A proprietary blend of Organic Pumpkin Seed and Licorice Leaf extracts helps to even skin tone and fade the appearance of age spots on the hands.

Bath and Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin ($10)  A Signature Classics Collection, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin is available in Body Lotion, Body Splash and Shower Gel. The scent is also available in several different room fragrance choices and candles, so even when you're not baking, your home can smell like you are!

 Philosophy Pumpkin Spice Muffin Flavored Lip Shine ($12)  High gloss, smooth and great tasting!  Mmmmm

 Demeter Pumpkin Pie Fragrance ($20 for 1oz. spray)  Notes of pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, cloves and a touch of ginger.  According to a study at the Monell Institute in Philadelphia, the smell of pumpkin pie increases the arousal level in men by 40%. Hmmmm, interesting.