The Secret Ingredient That Will Change Your Skin

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"Pumpkin Power"

As many of you know, I am obsessed with skincare. It is one of my favorite things to learn and talk about. As the seasons are changing I am always on the hunt for new products that will make my skin sing! I love heading into one of my favorite clean beauty boutiques in Denver called AILLEA where I find most of my favorite facial goodies. My last visit I was introduced to "the power of the pumpkin” basically the secret ingredient that so many of my favorite brands are using. Since it’s pumpkin season I wanted to put together the most rockstar group of products that are filled with this anti-aging ingredient. 

Here are three of my favorite ways pumpkin benefits the skin!

It Increases firmness: Pumpkin is full of fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids that boost cell turnover which smooths your skin. 
It's Antioxidant Rich:  Pumpkin seeds contain fatty acids and Vitamin E which is great for an oily complexion.
It Soothes: It contains Vitamin A and Vitamin C which helps promote collagen production which helps to soothe the skin and prevent signs of aging. 

Here is my step-by-step “power of the pumpkin” facial routine that I created just for you:

The Cleanser:


Osmia Pumpkin Facial Soap
Organic pumpkin and tomato are incorporated into this well-loved facial soap for a gentle yet effective enzymatic exfoliation. 

Shop: Osmia Pumpkin Facial Soap


The Face Mask: May Lindstrom The Problem Solver

May Lindstrom The Problem Solver
This intense treatment masque effectively purifies & tightens pores, extinguishes inflammations, fights & heals blemishes, jump-starts circulation in the epidermis & detoxifies skin with delightful ease and power.

I recommend only using this mask once a week. 

Shop: May Lindstrom The Problem Solver


The Hydrator

Moonlight Catalyst
Some things are best done under the moon and stars. Moonlight Catalyst gently revitalizes skin while you slumber. This herbal alternative to retinoid formulas employs a cocktail of renewing fermented pumpkin enzymes, biomimetic EGF, and hydrating botanical extracts to refine and renew your complexion without irritation or peeling.

Shop: Moonlight Catalyst


The Nourisher

Beauty Elixir III - Prismatic Array
Prismatic Array is a 100% active formula replete with free radical-quenching CoQ10, collagen-inspiring Vitamin C ester, and a rainbow of phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, and natural actives without the inclusion of essential oils to accommodate especially sensitive complexions. This sweet, earthy blend of potent nourishment repairs signs of environmental stressors and leaves skin soft and luminous.

Fun tip! To create micro-emulsions mix the prismatic array and moonlight catalyst in your palm and then apply. 

Shop: Beauty Elixir III - Prismatic Array