Fall Fruits

By Myron Mariano / September 7, 2011

If pumpkins and cranberries conjure up images of autumn, then you’re not alone. These two fall fruits become popular around this season—they show up in abundance at the supermarket and become star ingredients in many a dessert… and cosmetics?

Yes, that’s right—pumpkin and cranberry do a host of good things when applied to your skin. “Pumpkin has long been used to remove freckles,” says Adrian Bryce Dior of Bryce Organics. It’s also loaded with beta-carotene (the same antioxidant found in carrots), “which has been shown to help correct skin damage,” he adds. Cranberry on the other hand is a great source of moisture and a fantastic anti-inflammatory.

This holiday season, when indulgence is the name of the game, why not extend the same to your skin with these all-natural (and a number of them organic) products? You’ll greet the New Year with a glow!

Some of our Favorite Cranberry Picks…

Arcona Triad Pads

The small size makes these cranberry-enriched pads the ideal accompaniment to your travel or gym bag. Swipe one whenever you need on-the-go cleansing. $30

Bella Luccè Cranberry Fig Sugar Scrub

You’ll be more than ready to finish your holiday lists after you’ve recharged in the shower with the invigorating scent of cranberry. $25.50 


Eminence Organics’ Cranberry Pomegranate Sugar Scrub

The combination of vitamin C, grape seed oil, pomegranate, and cranberry all work to soften, nourish, and-of course-firm up your skin. $48

Derma E Fruit Smoothee Facial Cleanser

Treat your face to a stimulating burst of açai berry, g pomegranate, and cranberry-three antioxidant-rich superfruits.  $15.50

Sunfeather Cranberry Spice Aroma Spritzer

Create a more welcoming ambience chez vous by spraying this on your couch, bedding, and on potpourri. $11 46


Some of our Favorite Pumpkin Picks…

Lamas Beauty Pumpkin Spice Polish

Cleanse, scrub, and exfoliate all in one bottle—and it won’t irritate sensitive skin.  $24 

 Ec-ooo-chic Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

The soothing lavender, rose, and vitamin E in this mask assist in renewing your skin while you sleep. $34.50

ilike Pumpkin and Orange Mask

Use this mask once or twice a week to reveal younger looking skin, thanks to its nourishing cocktail of vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, and beta-carotene. $44

Yum for Men Q10 Pumpkin Seed Serum

This men’s wrinkle fighter is charged with omegas 3 and 6 from pumpkin seed oil, CoEnzyme Q10, nutripeptides, and pomegranate seed extract. Translation: It’ll keep you looking your best for years. $48

Bryce Organics Pumpkin Enzyme Exfoliating Scrub

This handy scrub sloughs off dead skin cells and doubles as a facial mask. Simply smooth it on cleansed skin, allow to dry, then rinse off. Did we mention that it’s edible, too? $26


SHOPPING DIRECTORY >> Arcona, www.arcona.com, 877-272-6620; Bella Luccè, www.bellalucce.com, 800-485-3079; Bryce Organics, www.bryceorganics.com, 401-272-1061; Derma E, www.dermae.net, 805-582-2710; Ec-Oooh-Chic, www.ooohlalabath.com, Eminence Organics, www.eminenceorganics.com, 604-602-4787; ilike, www.szepelet.com, 888-290-6238; Lamas Beauty, www.lamasbeauty.com, 888-738-7621; Sunfeather, www.sunfeather.com, 315-265-3648; Yum for Men, www.yumskincare.com, 604-279-5525

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