There are two types of people in the world: those who refer to the period of time between September and December as “fall,” and those who (correctly) refer to it as “Pumpkin Spice Latte season.” I fall into the latter camp, as do the brands bringing you these 14 glorious pumpkin spice beauty products — from pumpkin seed oil skincare, to pumpkin-inspired polish, to pumpkin ingestibles that are actually good for your skin (no shade, PSL).
As a self-professed Pumpkin Spice Latte expert — I’ve been sippin’ PSLs since Starbucks debuted the OG version 16 years ago — I have to say, the standout of the season is Medlie’s Pumpkin Spice with Collagen Veggie Drink. The bottled smoothie might not be as sweet as a latte, but it does come with some pretty sweet beauty benefits. “Pumpkin is highly nutritious in general, and has particularly notable levels of vitamin A, which is essential in preventing and repairing damage to your skin,” Jen Berliner, the brand’s CEO, tells The Zoe Report. She notes the ingredient is also rich in antioxidants like alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which help fight free radicals, as well as vitamin C, a substance that stimulates collagen production. “We’ve doubled the impact in Medlie’s Pumpkin Spice with Collagen by not only making it rich in vitamin C from organic veggies to promote your body’s natural production of collagen, but also adding grass-fed collagen peptides into the mix,” Berliner says. Trade in your morning PSL for a PSC, and you could notice smoother, more supple skin by winter.
Drinking pumpkin spice isn’t the only way to get your fix — pumpkin seeds are just as beneficial when applied topically. “Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and sterols that can help protect the skin’s lipid barrier,” Noella Gabriel, the co-founder of ELEMIS, tells TZR. Since the lipid barrier helps lock in moisture, I’d say a dose of pumpkin seed oil is just what your post-summer skin needs to combat the dry air of autumn.
Ahead, 14 pumpkin-inspired picks to transition your beauty routine into fall — I mean, Pumpkin Spice Latte season.
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"We recommend drinking Pumpkin Spice with Collagen whenever you feel like your body and skin need a boost," Berliner says. "And with Medlie, you’re always getting whole, organic veggies and superfoods alongside the collagen, too — which we can all always use more of."
Pumpkin puree, pumpkin seed extract, and exfoliating lactic acid star in Savor Beauty's brand-new pumpkin peel. It'll make your skin super-soft, but here's what's better: It smells *just* like a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Grab multiples — Native's seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte deodorant is a limited release that won't last long.
Blend the shades Pumpkin Patch, Hayride, and Corn Maze for the ultimate PSL-inspired smokey eye.
Thanks to pumpkin seed oil *and* pumpkin enzymes, Bliss' new mask sloughs away dead skin cells and boosts the skin barrier in one easy step.
Make your own version of a PSL at home with Ancient Nutrition's new pumpkin spiced protein powder, which also includes collagen-boosting bone broth.
Besides exfoliating pumpkin enzymes, Skin Actives' just-released face mask features soothing oats and brightening turmeric.
Some call it copper, some call it pumpkin spice — however *you* interpret the shade, one thing's for sure: It's a must-have for fall.
Arcona describes its seasonal staple as an "enzymatic body lotion infused with pumpkin ferment lactobacillus, enzymes, and glycolic acid." In layman's terms: It gently exfoliates from neck to toe.
Remove stubborn makeup with a serving of pressed pumpkin seeds, found in Mad Hippie's Cleansing Oil.
Sugar buffs away flakes while PSO — that's Pumpkin Seed Oil, obviously — replenishes moisture.
Ditch summer's floral body lotion for this thick, whipped, vanilla-and-pumpkin scented body butter from The Body Shop.
Pumpkin and papaya enzymes come together to speed up cellular turnover and leave your face feeling soft, not stripped.