Ingredient Spotlight: Pumpkin

by Darlene DeVries

Ingredient Spotlight: Pumpkin

PSA: Pumpkin season is in, and we want to talk about its benefits for your skin!

Yes! We know you are excited about pies and lattes, but a good ol’ pumpkin facial is what excites us! Pumpkin face masks offer an array of benefits. Increased moisture levels and brightening your skin tone are just two of the many reasons adding pumpkin to your skincare regimen can be beneficial to your skin. Pumpkin pulp and pumpkin seeds both contain rewarding ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs). AHAs are the secret to healthy, glowing skin because of their ability to retain moisture and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. The cherry on top is the Vitamin A and C in pumpkin, which is known to defend against oxidative damage and reduce dark spots.

Pumpkin Skin Benefits

Pumpkin, apart from their incredible health benefits, contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that will leave your skin glowing. Pumpkin also has the added benefit of containing beta-carotene, a vitamin A-derivative that reduces wrinkles, helps slough dark spots, and can help reverse UV damage. A few other benefits pumpkin offers the skin are;

  • Combatting free-radicals
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Protects against oxidative damage
  • Full of minerals; Minerals fight inflammation
  • Vitamin A strengthens cells and hydrates skin
  • Vitamin C fights inflammation, keeping problem skin at bay

Upgrade your skincare routine with these pumpkin-infused Eminence products to ensure soft and supple skin all year long!


Accelerate the exfoliation process with the Eminence Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel (5%) that eliminates dead skin cells, minimizes the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines, and sun damage. This delightful purée of yam and pumpkin leaves skin looking firm and radiant.


Apply a thin layer of the Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% over clean and dry face and neck with a fan applicator brush. Avoid the eye area or active acne lesions. Allow it to sit on the skin for 10–15 minutes. Gently massage with fingertips to loosen dead skin cells. Remove the product using a towel soaked in cold water or tea.

$46.00 — available on subscription


Restore your skin’s natural moisture balance with our limited edition Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque. Vitamin E and Omega 9 nutrients combine in this dreamy puree of fresh pumpkin to fight the effects of environmental stress on your skin.


Emulsify a small amount of masque in your hand with a few drops of water. Apply evenly over the entire face as well as the neck and décolleté areas if desired. Allow masque to dry 5–10 minutes then gently scrub off in a circular motion with a lukewarm face cloth. Rinse thoroughly with clear water.

$52.00 — available on subscription

Is your skin craving a dose of pumpkin? Are you excited to give pumpkin skincare a try this year? Let’s chat! Comment below or join the conversation on social media.

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