Once Starbucks puts that pumpkin spice latte on the menu — which it has just in fact done — Fall has unofficially arrived. And whether you're ready to say goodbye to Summer or not, you're likely ready to bid flaky, uneven skin adieu. This is where the pumpkin tie-in comes into play, with natural- and organic-based skin care line PureCeuticals. Its Multi-Enzyme Pumpkin Peel ($40) smells just like Autumn . . . and Thanksgiving and just about everything else that conjures up warm and fuzzy feelings. But it's what this spicy-scented exfoliating treatment does to your face that will have you singing its praises. Papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin enzymes enhance radiance, while glycolic acid works to reveal smoother, more even-toned skin. Use it once a week to unveil an instantly revitalized you. No caffeine required.
If you're one who doesn't like to fuss with a lot of products, then you'll love Murad's Intensive — C Radiance Peel ($50), from the brand's new Environmental Shield line. Use it just once or twice a week (at 10 minutes each application), and skin is left with just about every adjective you want it to be: bright, smooth, luminous, and supple.
The reasons? Glycolic acid helps to exfoliate, while vitamin C and Indian fig free help protect the complexion from free radicals. And thanks to the addition of collagen-boosting myrtle extract, skin gets a surge of rejuvenation. The peel smells amazing, too, like an orange and grapefruit stand on a warm, sunny day. Don't be frightened by the tingling sensation that occurs almost immediately after application, though. It's just the ingredients doing what they're supposed to be doing. How's that for a little clarity?