Exfoliation is a vital part of your skincare routine, but those of us with sensitive skin may be stuck when selecting the right product that will renew, rather than ruin our skin. A natural alternative to harsh exfoliating beads or strong acids are enzyme exfoliators.

Enzyme exfoliators often contain extracts from fruit like papaya, pineapple, and citrus, which work effectively yet gently, especially for those with sensitive skin. These ingredients brighten and clarify the complexion, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that will soothe the skin. Out of the lot, skincare containing pumpkin extract is the up-and-coming favourite. It’s rich in alpha-hydroxy acids as well as antioxidants which will leave your skin renewed.

Here are some of the best pumpkin skincare products you should try out.

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum

If you’re a skincare junkie, you’ve already already heard of Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma serum. Despite being known as a potent Vitamin C serum, it has more to offer. It contains fermented pumpkin extract and pomegranate enzymes to slough off dead skin cells, revealing healthy skin that glows. 

S$114. Available at Sephora.

Kate Somerville Exfolikate Glow Moisturiser

One of the latest innovations in skincare is exfoliating moisturisers that will renew your skin without drying it out. If you’re not too bothered with having a lengthy skincare routine, this category is an option for you. We recommend the Exfolikate Glow Moisturiser, with its potent blend of pineapple, pumpkin and papaya enzymes that promise softer and smoother skin just after one use. 

S$99. Available at Sephora.

Summer Fridays Overtime Mask

This Instagrammable burnt orange-hued mask isn’t just pretty to look at. It is packed with vitamins A, K, C, as well as pumpkin extract to unearth hydrated and brightened skin. 

USD$44 (S$60). Available at Sephora.



Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer

For some serious exfoliation action, this powerful wash-off mask gives life to dull and congested skin. Its highly raved-about Triple Action Technology consists of manual, chemical and enzymatic exfoliants — aluminium oxide crystals, alpha hydroxy acids, and pumpkin enzymes.

S$115. Available at Sephora.

Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack Overnight Mask

After a long day, most of us we just can’t wait to hit the bed, but don’t let laziness get in the way of good skincare habits. This Korean sleeping pack is a cult favourite. Perfect for dry skin, its ultra-rich texture locks in moisture with aloe vera and squalane while softening the skin with pumpkin extract. Nothing beats treating your skin while catching up on your beauty sleep.

USD$20 (S$28). Available at Sephora.