Halloween-Inspired Beauty with Benefits

You don’t have to love Halloween to benefit from all of the fantastic beauty products that come out this time of year. In fact, pumpkins are loaded with Vitamin A, zinc, iron, B vitamins, and amino acids, all of which will help boost your immune system to weather the cold. Further, the squash is chock-full of enzymes and antioxidants to help keep skin moisturized, and pumpkin pulp extract in particular contains an effective enzyme that helps rid skin of its dry skin cells, making it the perfect ingredient for a winter-time exfoliator.

In the same vein, cinnamon (often used in essential oil blends) is known for its brain-boosting, hydrating, and anti-microbial benefits and, better yet, it helps control blood sugar and we all know how important that is around October 31. Apples also help prevent spikes in blood sugar in addition to their antioxidant and anti-cancer benefits. For skin in particular, an antioxidant called quercetin that's found in apples has been shown to increase skin's radiance. Corn also helps regulate blood sugar levels and it's considered a good source of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage.

Here's a look at some beauty products inspired by Halloween so you can start working pumpkins, cinnamon, apples, and corn into your body from both the inside and the outside.

Renee Rouleau Pumpkin Smoothing Peel

A gentle facial exfoliator formulated with pumpkin pulp extract., $52.50

Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone Super Acne Treatment with Green Apple

An acne treatment formulated with quercetin, commonly found in apples, to give skin a healthy glow., $50

Juice Beauty Green Apple Antioxidant Serum

Made with organic apple, lemon, and raw cane sugar to firm and smooth stressed skin., $52

Philosophy Caramel Apple Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

When it comes to Halloween-inspired beauty buys, no one does it like Philosophy and now you can coat yourself from head-to-toe in the homey, holiday-inspired scent of caramel-coated apples., $16

Philosophy I Love Candy Corn Lip Shine

Forget snacking on high-fructose corn syrup laden candy corn (if you can…it’s not easy!) and instead lather your lips in this soothing candy corn-scented lip shine., $10

DuWop Lip Venom

Plump your lips with this gloss that comes formulated with an essential oil blend that includes cinnamon and ginger., $16

Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo

Give dry and brittle hair the moisture it so desperately needs with this shampoo that comes formulated with corn oil., $15

Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Peel & Reveal Dermal Resurfacer

A high-impact anti-aging resurfacing treatment formulated with pumpkin enzyme to exfoliate to rid skin of dry flakes., $58

Dr. Brandt Skincare Anti-Irritant Soothing Moisturizer

Sooth irritated skin with this pumpkin extract and shea butter-enriched hydrator., $65

Carol's Daughter Love Butter

Use this on your knees, elbows, cuticles, or anywhere else you feel dry and the blend of cinnamon, honey, and brown sugar will work to soften and smooth., $18