pumpkin-infused skincare
If you really want to get on theme with the autumn season, add some pumpkin-infused skincare products into your routine. (Instagram @elemis)

Pumpkins not only serve to beautify our doorsteps during the autumn months but they enhance and perfect our skin. Pumpkin is chock-full of anti-aging ingredients that not only prevent skin from looking dull and tired but also work to improve past damage inflicted upon skin (late nights, we’re looking at you). Potent antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E brighten skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles while chemical exfoliator alpha hydroxy acid does the most to smooth skin’s surface. Pumpkin also contains fatty acids that soften and nourish skin and zinc to regulate oil production. Looking to add this nutrient rich ingredient into your skincare routine? Here are some pumpkin-infused skincare products that give skin a gorgeous, candle-lit glow:

Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter

pumpkin-infused skincare
Pumpkin contains anti-aging and nourishing ingredients for this skin. This Elemis pumpkin-infused cleanser helps to gently exfoliate skin as it removes impurities. (Instagram @elemis)

The Elemis Pumpkin Glow Facial Cleanser (Dhs169, ae.elemis.com) is a buttery formula that removes makeup, skincare, and other impurities from your skin (like pollution and dust). This pumpkin-infused skincare product is fortified with fermented pumpkin enzymes to brighten and smooth skin, as well as hydrating mango butter and chia seed oil. The cleanser can be used both morning and night and as a deeply cleansing facial mask.

Kate Somerville Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment

pumpkin-infused skincare
Kate Somerville’s Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment improves skin’s texture. (Instagram @katesomervilleskincare)

The Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment by Kate Somerville (Dhs290, Cult Beauty) is lightweight and quick-to-absorb facial oil that enhances the appearance of skin in a plethora of modalities. This pumpkin-infused complexion oil strengthens skin’s barrier, hydrates, and restores firmness. It also conditions skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment can be used both morning and night. Apply this oil after your serum but before you moisturise.

Malin + Goetz Brightening Enzyme Mask
pumpkin-infused skincare
Malin+ Goetz Brightening Enzyme Mask uses pumpkin enzymes to brighten and tone skin in five minutes. (Instagram @malinandgeotz)

For a quick skin brightening sesh, the Malin + Goetz Brightening Enzyme Mask (Dhs178, Namshi) harnesses the power of pumpkin to combat dullness and improve skin’s radiance in under five minutes. This gel mask cleanses and exfoliates the skin utilising the alpha hydroxy acid benefits of pumpkin. Suitable for all skin types, especially combination skin, this mask can be used one to three times per week on freshly cleansed skin.