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Why Pumpkin is Essential in the Treatment Room this Season

Shannon Esau, CEO and Director of Education, Rhonda Allison Cosmeceuticals

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Pumpkin has become a perennial favorite of the fall season and for good reason. It is a powerhouse ingredient for the skin. Referred to as nature’s collagen therapy, this super fruit provides the richest source of vitamin A and beta carotene, infusing the skin with potent antioxidants, while brightening and smoothing imperfections.

While pumpkin’s benefits extend year-round, it’s no coincidence it has become a treatment-room favorite as the season transitions. In fact, because it is a natural form of vitamin A, C and E, it’s an excellent ingredient to incorporate into fall skin care as it helps repair the damaging effects of summer, rejuvenates, increases collagen production and gives the skin a fresh, healthy glow heading into the holiday season.

Pumpkin’s Skin-boosting Benefits

Pumpkin delivers antioxidants, vitamins, naturally occurring enzymes and AHAs to the skin, making it a highly efficacious ingredient in skin rejuvenation and overall skin health. Beyond its ultra-potent dose of naturally occurring vitamin A and beta carotene, it also contains high levels of vitamins C, B1, B2, B5 and E, which combined with additional antioxidants, helps detoxify the skin and neutralize free radicals. 

When pumpkin is combined with other skin-rejuvenating or skin-building ingredients, it helps boost the efficacy of those ingredients. For example, when combined with peptides, the natural vitamin A enhances the response of the skin cells to stimulate collagen activity and increase  other skin-building functions.   

Pumpkin can also be used in combination with brightening treatments as it helps reduce surface build-up and allows for corrective ingredients to penetrate and go to work. It’s also an excellent addition to AHAs for boosted rejuvenation and peeling. As an enzyme by itself, it can be used in home-care formulas for maintenance between facials and peels particularly for photo-damaged and smokers skin.

Pumpkin Treatments for the Fall

To repair summer damage and help clients achieve youthful radiance this fall, Rhonda Allison (RA) has introduced the Pumpkin Vitality Series. This series includes three treatments designed to rejuvenate and repair. Here’s how each works and the results they create:

Pumpkin Peptide Polish –– this corrective facial uses sake, pyruvic and phytic acid along with pumpkin enzymes to dissolve surface cells and reduce oxidative and free-radical stress. Omega essential fatty acids and growth factors further help rebuild, firm, tone and nourish for an amazing glow. It is an ideal treatment to prepare the skin for a progressive peel like the Pumpkin Apple Peel.

Pumpkin Apple Fall Facial –– using mandelic acid, arginine, pumpkin enzymes and apple wine extract, this treatment revives dry, summer skin. The treatment was created to awaken, tighten, firm and infuse the skin with potent antioxidant support, while brightening the skin tone for a beautiful, glowing appearance.

Pumpkin Apple Fall Peel –– this progressive peel, ideal for aging skin, aims to tone, firm, nourish and awaken dull, sluggish skin. It uses pumpkin, apple wine extract and powerful peptides to rejuvenate and rebuild the skin. Skin will be revived and renewed!

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