Every season has a staple theme or ingredient that simply encapsulates the vibe of the surroundings. Right now, October is halfway through, which means that fall definitely is in full swing. I’m sure we’ve traded in our shorts and tank tops for cozy knitwear, and a trip to Starbucks or any other coffee hub would give us a prominent display of their in-season beverages – usually pumpkin spice lattes and the like.
Pumpkin – is a true staple of this season, wherein Halloween is very much the event to look forward to. Generations upon generations of young and old people alike have carved pumpkins around this time every year, cementing its popularity all over the world. With the rising creativity of businesses when it comes to beauty, food, and retail in general, we have seen the incorporation of whatever is in season with their products. And now, most certainly, pumpkin is in.
Aside from the cool aesthetic, it also has numerous health benefits, with its being a good source of vitamins and antioxidants. These include the promotion of weight loss, boosting of immunity, and protection of eyesight. It is quite easy to incorporate into a healthy diet, and it can be added to pies, soups, pastas, among many other dishes.
The familiar tones of orange and tan have bled into almost everything – as Halloween is almost upon us. But pumpkin has been growing popular in the world of beauty and self-care as well. If we now focus on beauty products, the following skincare items have received rave reviews from customers and critics alike –
- Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
- Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
- Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24K Gold Sheet Mask
- Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash
- Osmia Pumpkin Facial Soap
And it isn’t just with skincare that one can experiment with the pumpkin craze – it is also worth looking into bath bombs, makeup products, hair care, hand creams and even organic deodorant!Fall has always been a favourite when it comes to the aesthetic that it allows when it comes to fashion, beauty and the environment. The next time you take a stroll in a killer fall combo of coat and boots, pumpkin beverage in hand, a trip to your local beauty store to try some pumpkin-infused products might be worth considering.
By Sophie Jocson