The winter veggie that’s good for your skin
Discover the virtue of the big pumpkin
Pumpkin is mainly known as a classic ingredient for autumn soups, roasted vegetables or it’s also used in muffins. But overall, pumpkin is the de facto symbol for Halloween! What a lot of people don’t know is that this bright orange fruit has highly effective properties that can also be used in the cosmetics industry. Pumpkins are power bombs: they are rich in amino acid, enzymes, zinc, vitamins A, C and E and numerous antioxidants. Among its benefits, pumpkins can delay skin age, they have healing properties and strengthen the cell structure. No need to say cosmetics that use pumpkin properties are extremely beneficial for your face, hair and body. After doing some research I have been able to identify and test some products that you should definitely consider next time you buy a new beauty product!
The Votary Super seed facial oil has Chia, Green Tea, Pumpkin and Pomegranate seeds. Designed to treat dry, sensitive or hormonal skin and tackle redness, irritation and loss of elasticity and plumpness, this deeply nourishing formula uses 21 different seed oils to hydrate without feeling oily. It’s ideal for prepping the face for makeup or sunscreen! Another of our favorite products is the Kat Burki’s ‘PH+ Enzyme Essence’ treatment, perfect to restore your skin’s health. It is packed with nutrient-rich ingredients to brighten, protect and exfoliate all in one bottle. Vitamin C, Pumpkin Seed Oil and Papaya support collagen growth, while fruit enzymes resurface and smooth the acid mantle – a protective barrier between the skin and contaminants. Incorporate it into your daily routine to prevent break-outs and reduce inflammation. You should try also the Oskia’s gentle non-foaming cleansing gel, which melts into the skin quickly to dissolve away impurities and makeup. It’s enriched with vitamins A, C and E, omega-rich Starflower Oil and Pumpkin Enzymes to leave your face soft, smooth and balanced. When used regularly, over time it will improve elasticity and firmness for a younger-looking complexion.
Text: Margaux Lombard, November 22nd 2017