It’s officially fall, my favorite season of the year, and I’m so ready for all that this season has to offer. Although this year looks very different from previous ones, I’m still determined to make the best out of it and do most of my favorite activities like drinking fall beverages, baking sweet treats, and lighting festive candles to get that cozy fall vibe. Pumpkin spice is the quintessential flavor of fall and I recently discovered a skincare brand that makes it easier to experience the season all year round.
Pumpkin & Spice Skincare is a vegan and cruelty-free brand that features pumpkin as its star ingredient to give you healthy skin. The brand kindly gifted me four of their best selling products to create a full skincare routine. I’ve been trying them out for the past 3 weeks and today I’m going to be sharing my Pumpkin & Spice Skincare review.
From the brand I receive the Pumpkin & Spice Jelly Cleanser, $47, Pumpkin & Spice Facial Scrub Exfoliator, $37, Pumpkin & Spice Day Moisturizer, $37, and Pumpkin & Spice Night Moisturizer, $37. I was immediately impressed with the packaging. It’s festive but simple at the same time with every product being shades of orange.
The next thing about these products that blew me away was the smell. They literally smell like fall in a bottle. They’re all made with a blend of fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, which give them the most beautiful natural fall scent, making them perfect for someone like me who loves this season so much that I’d want to experience it year round.
Pumpkin & Spice Skincare Review
The first product I tried was the cleanser, naturally, and I really liked the texture. As the name suggests, it’s a gel formula that smells of nutmeg and cinnamon. I lathered a dollop (more on this below) of the product in my hands before massaging all over my face and rinsing. It left my skin feeling refreshed with no tightness. However, it didn’t remove all of my makeup on the first wash like it claimed and I had to double cleanse, which I prefer to do anyway, so this wasn’t an issue for me.
As for the functionality of the packaging, the tube could be better made. When I gently squeezed it, way too much product came out, which is wasteful for a product that costs almost $50. This cleanser also claims to reduce pores, skin inflammation, breakouts, and acne. I’ve recently started to experience some unusual breakouts, which I think are due to me wearing a face mask, so I’m going to be testing this cleanser out to see if it lives up to those claims. There are amazing before and after images on the brand’s website of people who have used the products to clear up acne, and although my case is not as extreme, I’m looking forward to seeing my results. Stay tuned for an update on this.
Next, I tried the scrub exfoliator, which uses Apricot Seed to gently exfoliate your face, extracting pollutants and nasties from your skin. I’m not a big fan of using physical exfoliators that use seeds as I’m cautious about not tearing any skin tissue. This was gentle enough to use 1-2 weeks if you’re experiencing any texture issues. It smells the same as the cleanser and didn’t have any foam or lather. It was very moisturizing, which is why I didn’t mind the use of apricot seeds as an exfoliant. This product is also said to boost collagen production to prevent signs of aging and reduce inflammation, breakouts, and acne.
The Day Moisturizer is made with VItamin A, D, E and antioxidants to fight environmental aggressors that cause signs of aging. This left my skin soft and hydrated without being too greasy, and again, I loved the smell. It seems like a very gentle moisturizer from using it for 3 weeks but I can’t speak to the claims to “firm and brighten, while removing fine lines and wrinkles” as I haven’t noticed those effects yet. It also is meant to help improve skin tone, fight acne and aid in skin renewal, so I’ll be updating this post as I use this more to see if it helps with my recent breakouts.
I was also sent the night moisturizer, which feels similar to the day time version, but slightly richer. This left my skin super soft and hydrated all the way to the next morning. I also loved that I could smell like fall before I fell asleep. As I mentioned with the other products’ anti-aging claims, I will have to do more testing for a longer period of time before I can report on that.
Overall, I think this line is perfect for those looking for moisture and hydration from vegan and cruelty-free products that smell amazing. If you love fall and beauty products as I do, I think these products would be a perfect match. They’re gentle enough for sensitive skin, moisturizing enough for dry skin, and fast-absorbing for oily skin like mine. That is my Pumpkin & Spice Skincare review after using the line for 3 weeks. I will definitely continue to use these and I’m hoping to see improvement in my breakouts. Stay tuned for updates on that!