We recently caught up with Dr. Marnie Nussbaum to get the scoop on Fall’s “It” Beauty Ingredient: Pumpkin, and all of it’s amazing beauty benefits. “The flesh can be pureed and used in a variety of different ways, especially in any type of DIY hair or facial mask recipe. It is full of fruit enzymes and vitamins A, C, and E, which all contribute to positive hair and skin health,” she told us. But just incase you don’t feel like whipping out your blender, here are a few of our favorite pumpkin beauty products that may help resolve some of your beauty issues.
Best For Thinning Hair: Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition, $59.99.
“Adding a nutritional supplement to your beauty routine that contains pumpkin seed oil, like Aviva Advanced Hair Nutrition, can inhibit the enzyme known as 5-alpha reductase enzyme, which has been shown to slow and stop hair growth by producing DHT from testosterone. It has also been shown to protect hair follicles and increase shine,” explains Dr. Nussbaum.
Best For Clogged Pores: Dr. Murad Transforming Powder, $30.
This new water-activated exfoliating cleanser contains pumpkin seed extract and salicylic acid, which keep pores clear while managing oil production.
Best For Dull Skin: Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, $42.
This multi-tasking mask exfoliates with pumpkin enzyme, peels with alpha hydroxy acid, and polishes with aluminum oxide, which all help to even out skin tone, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and brighten your skin.
Best For Dry Skin: Eminence Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque, $52.
“This mask is rich in zinc, which supports collagen synthesis, and packed with Vitamins A and C, which are excellent nourishing ingredients that help to protect and renew cells when applied topically,” says Dr. Nussbaum. The pumpkin purée base has natural exfoliating enzymes, beta-carotene and other amino acids to help deeply hydrate and nourish the skin.