Okayyy, so pumpkin-themed items don’t always get the best rap. Pumpkin spice lattes are a notoriously basic girly drink—but also delicious, TBH—and pumpkin-colored beauty products might sound questionable (bright orange nail polish probably has an appropriate time and place, we’re just not sure when and where).
Still, it’s worth noting that pumpkin extract is packed with antioxidants vitamins A and C. Those powerhouse compounds can help smooth skin, boost collagen and healthy cell production, and generally give your complexion a soft, even radiance—and that is anything but basic.
Ahead, click through six pumpkin beauty necessities to stock up on as we head into October.
Lush Sparkly Pumpkin Bath Bomb
Bath time just got a lot more fun. Packed with nourishing oils and, of course, sparkles, Lush’s limited-edition pumpkin bath bomb will leave skin super soft with a dreamy, slightly sparkly, glow.
Lush Sparkly Pumpkin Bath Bomb, $7.95; at Lush
The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Hand Cream
The mix of pumpkin extract with hints of tonka bean, hazelnut, and maple syrup create a Goldilocks scent—not too sweet, not too savory, but just right. The non-greasy formulation absorbs quickly so hands will be soft (not sticky) and protected against the winter chill.
The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Hand Cream, $8; at The Body Shop
Too Cool for School Pumpkin 24K Gold Sheet Mask
This edgy Korean brand has quickly garnered a strong Stateside following for good reason—massively effective products at a sweet price point—and this sheet mask is no different. Dripping in pumpkin fruit extract and specks of 24K gold for radiance, this mask is the solution to all of your dull skin problems.
Too Cool for School Pumpkin 24K Gold Sheet Mask, $8; at Sephora
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer
Part exfoliant, part alpha-hydroxyl acid, this gel formula is packed with pumpkin enzymes to reveal a smoother, softer complexion after just one use.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer, $58; at Sephora
Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Scented Candle
If you could package a fresh, just-out-of-the-oven pumpkin pie just like Grandma used to make, this would be it. The blend of pumpkin, masala chai, cardamon, ginger and cinnamon is truly intoxicating and perfectly festive.
Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Scented Candle, $40; at Sephora
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm in Pumpkin Spice
Is it even fall if you don’t have Burt’s Bees Pumpkin Spice lip balm? Formulated with coconut oil, beeswax and cold-pressed organic pumpkin seed oil, this cult favorite is limited edition, so stock up now.
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm in Pumpkin Spice, $3.29; at Target