How To Update Your Skincare Routine For Fall


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Your skincare routine should be as changeable as the seasons. You need protection and hydration in the hotter months and nourishment and care for the colder months.

Funnily enough, there is one very seasonal ingredient you should apparently be including in your fall beauty routine, and it’s pumpkin!


Pumpkin is an underrated beauty product, it’s nourishing and restorative. Pumpkins have their own set of protease, the enzymes that break down the peptide bonds of proteins, including those that hold those dead, dull skin cells onto the surface of your skin. Here are the top beauty products using pumpkin and how to use them…

Restore your skin

If you’re looking for a day cream that will correct the UV damage that happened this summer, while locking in moisture and soothing your fall skin, you need to get C-Firma Day Serum by Drunk Elephant. It uses pumpkin ferment extract to renew dead skin and digest dirt from pores. Sounds gross, but really works.


Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum $80

Cleanse and tone

A cleanser that uses pumpkin to renew the skin while fighting free radicals and being nourishing and soft is hard to come by. OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel does all that and more. It’ll cleanse your face but also leave your skin balanced and nourished.

Georgie Cleeve, the founder of OSKIA, explains why they use pumpkin in their products, “We ferment pumpkin fruit with lactobacillus lactis (a strain of good bacteria) to break down many of the complex bio-molecules found in the fruit. This ensures our pumpkin enzymes become bio-available (the ability for the active ingredient to perform to optimal effect) and take on excellent exfoliating capabilities.”


OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel $38

The ultimate treatment

As well as being great for exfoliation and renewing the skin, pumpkin is also really healing and firming, so it’s great for this time of year.

Most girls in our office love a product that really feels like it’s working, that’s why Peter Thomas Roth’s Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is the one. It’s exfoliating, brightening and renewing and works as a triple treatment, peeling, polishing and exfoliating the skin.


Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask $44

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  • Cecil Vedemil

    I’m all about pumpkin! I didn’t know it was such a good product for your skin. Somehow my skin has gone from normal to very oily and I need to find new products, so thanks for sharing, the post was really helpful :)

    xx Cecil //

  • Susan

    Pumpkin in skincare? How intriguing!

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