It’s the official time of year to guzzle PSLs and ogle the colorful crunch of changing leaves. From the kitchen to the supermarket, pumpkin spice aromas waft nearly everywhere—including your home if you’ve already shopped our Pumpkin Candle Guide! But pumpkin also pops up in unexpected places like your beauty bag. From sugar scrubs to specialty soaps, you can turn pumpkin into the centerpiece of your skincare routine!
Our Indie members are seasoned experts when it comes to welcoming new ingredients and scents. See how they work pumpkin into every corner of your daily beauty practice!
A Pumpkin Spice Lover's Guide to Fall Skincare
Bathhouse Soap (AR)
Pumpkin Butter Foaming Body Scrub
Maker: Charlene Simon
In this fluffy scrub from Bathhouse Soap, pumpkin simmers with citrus and spices for a fragrance that will jump to the top of your list of fall favorites. Spread the frosting-like whip all over for a buttery-soft polish that cleanses and exfoliates.
“The scent is heavenly!” raves one pumpkin lover. “It leaves my skin super soft and smelling delicious.”
Terra and Self (CA)
Basic Season Lip Scrub
Maker: Kenne Johnson
Cold, blustery air and rabid sips of pumpkin spice lattes do a number on your lips, so pucker up to this Basic Season Lip Scrub. A few sweeps of pumpkin, sugar, and spice will treat your smackers to everything nice—simply swipe on a pea-sized amount and lick off the excess.
Colorado Aromatics (CO)
Maker: Cindy Jones
Lather up with this seasonal hit, Pumpkin Harvest Soap, and you’ll feel fired up for a full day of lattes and leaf-gazing. The pumpkin spice scent combines with vitamins A, C, and E to not only celebrate the season, but keep your skin soft and smooth during the colder months.
Perfectly Natural Skin (VA)
Gentle Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
Maker: Shaen Goetsch
Drier autumn air thrashes your skin, so bring this exfoliating sugar scrub into the skincare fold. Sugars and conditioning oils work hand in hand to wash away troublesome textures while brightening your natural radiance. Opt for Giving Thanks, a seasonal special that introduces a spiced kiss of toasted cinnamon and pumpkin into your skincare routine.
“You know when the weather changes and you get those dry, scratchy elbows?” reads one review. “Just use a little bit of this and your elbows will no longer get caught on your sweater!”
Wild Air Skincare (CT)
Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion
Maker: Lisa Kennally
Take a break from the lightweight moisturizers of summer—fall calls for thicker formulations to combat cooling temps. Wild Air Skincare infuses their body lotion with velvety-soft shea butter and pumpkin seed oil to protect your skin against the breeze and bluster of pumpkin season.
Silky smooth skin, no greasy residue, a hint of PSL all day long—what more could you ask for?
Waxing Kara (MD)
Harvest Pumpkin Body Butter
Maker: Kara Brown
If you’re anything like us, you’re unfluffing your favorite blankets at the first hint of fall. This pillowy thick Harvest Pumpkin Body Butter layers onto skin to lock in long-lasting moisture. Sweet pumpkin, crushed walnut, and zestful cues of clove wrap you up in the cozy scents you love most about autumn!
It's five stars all around for this body butter: “This butter absorbs well and leaves skin smooth and with a healthy glow. I love this ‘flavor' for fall and winter!”
True North Beauty (ME)
Fall Skincare Box
Maker: Heather Lux
Clear out your bathroom vanity: this skincare set from True North Beauty introduces a new quintet of autumn-inspired classics. Cozy scents like plump pumpkins, crisp apples, sweet vanilla, and spicy nutmeg swirl into skin-clearing and hydrating favorites like a cleanser and mask.
Perfectly Pink (WV)
Pumpkin Pecan Waffle Body Polish
Maker: Lyndsey Pinkerton
For pumpkin season, Perfectly Pink expands their classic line of nearly 30 body polishes to include, you guessed it, pumpkin! Pumpkin Pecan Waffle brings together rich and nutty fall fragrances for a silky-smooth body frosting that’ll whip dry skin in shape all season long.
The reviews speak for themselves: “My skin feels so soft and my knees and elbows are smooth! I’m hooked!”
Scrubz Body (NY)
Pumpkin Pie Specialty Scent Sugar Scrub
Maker: Roberta Perry
Starting in October, Scrubz Body welcomes a new scent into their celebrated sugar scrub line-up. This exfoliation expert whips up a blend of fresh-baked fall aromas. Add a few fingerfuls of this dessert-inspired scrub to your shower to start every morning with the warm embrace of fall!
Pumpkin Pie is only available for a limited time—so grab it while you can!
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