It's official. Pumpkin Spice Latte season has officially come and gone, and though you may be in mourning while you're combing grocery stores for any leftover traces of anything pumpkin flavored or scented, I'm here to tell you that not all is lost. There are still ways to get your pumpkin-fix on the rest of the year (and without the extra calories to boot).
These 3 pumpkin enzyme masks will keep your skin glowing and clear all while satiating your longing for that spicy aroma of pumpkin-y goodness we so desperately crave after November.
1. BANISH PUMPKIN ENZYME MASQUE
Get you glow on and fade the appearance of acne scars with Banish's organic made-to-order Pumpkin Enzyme Masque (USD$39). This little indie gem is packed with antioxidant-rich Vitamin C and Beta Carotene, as well as alpha hydroxy acids that exfoliate and resurface the skin without abrasive ingredients
best for acne category!
Warning: Banish Pumpkin Enzyme Masque smells so much like a warm freshly-baked pumpkin pie that it may have you craving for more and inspire a serious baking sesh!
Simply spread this baby on, let dry and wash off. Skin is left looking brighter, smoother, and hydrated and smelling absolutely de-lish to boot! It's moisturizing formula applies and dries like a dream; it won't leave your skin hard and tight as the slight tingle of the pumpkin enzymes get to work.
The Banish Pumpkin Enzyme Masque will also help exfoliate your skin and keep your pores from getting clogged and this will help to avoid formation of new breakouts and will dry out any active pimple fast!
With consistent use, this little pumpkin magic-worker restores and revitalizes the complexion, repairs and protects from free-radicals and brightens and lightens uneven textures.
Because Banish's Pumpkin Enzyme Masque contains Cinnamon Bark Powder, Ginger Root Powder and Nutmeg Powder, it should likely not be used by anyone with sensitivities or allergies to these ingredients and a patch test is recommended before use.
Banish's Pumpkin Enzyme Masque comes in a 50 ml jar with a shelf life of 6 months due to having few preservatives. Its delectable scent and its effective natural and organic ingredients will have you coming back for seconds!
2. FARMHOUSE FRESH SPLENDID DIRT NUTRIENT MUD MASK
This little slice of heaven not only smells like a delectable pumpkin pie, it de-gunkifies and detoxes even the most congested skin while boosting radiance and reducing the appearance of redness from broken capillaries and uneven skin tones, leaving your skin bright, smoothed and soothed.
Farmhouse Fresh Splendid Dirt Mud Mask ($25) contains Illite and Bentonite clays (two beneficial powerhouses for acne), fresh organic pumpkin puree chocked full of enzymes, and active yogurt cultures that instantly shrink the appearance of pores and kicks your skin's natural radiance into high gear.
This thick and creamy orange mask applies smoothly and evenly, and though you may look like you've just gotten a part as Oompa Loompa #3 in your local playhouse's rendition of “Willy Wonka”, you won't care one bit as the delicious scent wafts through the air and into your nostrils.
Splendid Dirt does have a slight tingling sensation upon application that promotes circulation, however it is temporary and dissipates as it dries. For this reason this mask is unfortunately not recommended for sensitive skin by the company. However, in my experience the tingling is so slight that it is almost unnoticeable and it has never irritated my skin.
Splendid Dirt is recommended for use twice a week and comes in a beautiful 3.25 oz glass jar that lasts a whopping 14-18 full face applications.
3. PETER THOMAS ROTH
The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask ($60) is the mega multi-tasker of a pumpkin-lover's dream. Not only does this mask smell DIVINE (seriously, you'll want to eat it and bathe in it), but it just so happens to be a mask and face polish in one!
This gel-like intensive mask is packed to the brim with exfoliating aluminum oxide crystals that polish away debris and pore-clogging dead skin cells, while alpha hydroxy and pumpkin enzymes peel and resurface your skin to reveal a glow unlike any jack-o-lantern has ever seen.
Simply massage a nickel size amount of the mask into the skin in circular motions and let the sweet and spicy spirit of pumpkin holidays past engulf the senses. Leave on for 3-7 minutes before rinsing. Voila! Perfectly smooth, soft, radiant pumpkin-scented skin!
Which pumpkin enzyme mask is your favorite?