Thanks to the food infused treatments, the beauty scene looks very tasty
In this spicy pumpkin season, it’s time to take stock. Not just what’s in our pantry, but also in our bathroom cabinets.
In case you haven’t noticed, many of our favorite foods from the grocery store have increasingly migrated down the beauty aisle. Here are 10 fantastic and succulent culinary-inspired beauty products for this season. And yes, there is even a very effective pumpkin product in the mix.
Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Essence ($ 72 on fresh.com). In the same way that drinking this sparkling fermented tea took foodies by storm, it now focuses on our faces. Boston-based beauty company Fresh has created their best-selling anti-pollution treatment, and it’s a must-have whenever you want to hydrate well and minimize fine lines.
Frank Body Cocoa Coffee Scrub ($ 18.99 at target.com). Smelling terribly like super rich chocolate devil’s cake, this scrub is a sweet blend of roasted coffee beans, organic cocoa extract, and cold pressed macadamia oils and almond oil. Count on its antioxidants to soothe and hydrate.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic skin resurfacer ($ 60 on sephora.com). A boon for almost all skin types, it relies on the naturally acidic pumpkin to narrow pores, heal dull complexion and even out skin texture.
Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream ($ 50 on kiehls.com). Let’s be honest: there are mornings when all of us might need a helping hand in the eye department. And those of us who love the nutritious and creamy qualities of avocado in our salads and sandwiches won’t be at all surprised to find out what they do to nourish and deflate the skin under and around our eyes as well.
Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Daily Cleanser ($ 10 on yesto.com). Tomatoes have a lot of antioxidants, which makes them a natural warrior in the fight against oily skin and acne. Here it is balanced with charcoal, to remove even more impurities. The result after a few weeks of use: a straight and luminous complexion.
Apple Rose Fruit & Passion Hand Cream ($ 5.50 on fruits-passion.com). Sure, it’s incredibly creamy – it’s enriched with coconut oil, after all – but the irresistible quick fix here is the scent. It is not scented with apples, but with apple blossoms, followed by a little sweet kiwi, jasmine and sandalwood. A perfect balance between spicy and sweet.
Superfood Face Oil by Elemis ($ 55 at us.elemis.com). Bring in your green vegetables, even if you forgot to eat them all day. There are no less than nine infused superfoods in the mix – from broccoli and flax seeds to daikon radish and rose hips. No wonder it plumps and smooths like nobody’s business.
Litchi Lip Balm ($ 18 on fresh.com). There are so many fabulous fruit flavored lip balms out there, including so many lychee versions. But Fresh is OG when it comes to capturing the magic of lychee, and it’s still the best. Witness the balance here between hydrating and light, hit with a beautifully light flavor.
Milk + Honey Body Scrub No. 05 ($ 34 at bergdorfgoodman.com). Lemon and vanilla take center stage in a sugar and sea salt polish that will make you leave the shower exfoliated, glowing and smelling like a hot summer day in the South of France.
Philosophy’s Candy Cane shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath ($ 20 on Philosophie.com). Yes Yes. I know it’s a bit early to go straight from pumpkin flavors to Christmas flavors. But we all know it’s around the corner and it will come faster than you can say “time flies”. And frankly, this triple threat mint concoction is great for your whole body, pretty much all year round – and luckily, it’s sweet enough to use every day.