Not just for decorating your porch on Halloween or sipping in your Starbucks latte, the humble pumpkin actually has a huge amount of beauty benefits.
Filled to bursting with skin-perfecting vitamin A, antioxidant-rich vitamin C, and dead cell-busting enzymes that promise a smoother and more radiant complexion, all manner of make-up and skincare brands are infusing products like masks, primers, cleansing balms and facial oils with the stuff.
So, seeing as it's almost squash season, we thought it was only apt that we rounded up the best pumpkin-inspired beauty buys - and they're just as indulgent as a hefty slice of pumpkin pie.More
This natural facial oil boasts an ingredient for every skin concern (pomegranate to fight inflammation and green tea to guard against free radicals) but the star is pumpkin thanks to its ability to refine, smooth and speed up the skin's healing process. The apothecary-style bottle makes it bathroom cabinet gold.
Look past the playful packaging, because these sheet masks - straight from skincare mecca Korea and infused with 24k gold, no less - will make deflated skin feel perky and elastic. Pumpkin extract encourages cell growth so skin looks plump and illuminated and the added gold draws a veil over redness.