Pumpkin has become a perennial favorite of the fall season and for good reason. It is a powerhouse ingredient for the skin. Referred to as nature’s collagen therapy, this super fruit provides the richest source of vitamin A and beta carotene, infusing the skin with potent antioxidants, while brightening and smoothing imperfections.
While pumpkin’s benefits extend year-round, it’s no coincidence it has become a treatment-room favorite as the season transitions. In fact, because it is a natural form of vitamin A, C and E, it’s an excellent ingredient to incorporate into fall skin care as it helps repair the damaging effects of summer, rejuvenates, increases collagen production and gives the skin a fresh, healthy glow heading into the holiday season.
Pumpkin’s Skin-boosting Benefits
Pumpkin delivers antioxidants, vitamins, naturally occurring enzymes and AHAs to the skin, making it a highly efficacious ingredient in skin rejuvenation and overall skin health. Beyond its ultra-potent dose of naturally occurring vitamin A and beta carotene, it also contains high levels of vitamins C, B1, B2, B5 and E, which combined with additional antioxidants, helps detoxify the skin and neutralize free radicals.
When pumpkin is combined with other skin-rejuvenating or skin-building ingredients, it helps boost the efficacy of those ingredients. For example, when combined with peptides, the natural vitamin A enhances the response of the skin cells to stimulate collagen activity and increase other skin-building functions.
Pumpkin can also be used in combination with brightening treatments as it helps reduce surface build-up and allows for corrective ingredients to penetrate and go to work. It’s also an excellent addition to AHAs for boosted rejuvenation and peeling. As an enzyme by itself, it can be used in home-care formulas for maintenance between facials and peels particularly for photo-damaged and smokers skin.
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