It’s that time of year when bakeries and moms create different desserts, breads and muffins with the perennial fall pumpkin. According to Wikipedia,” Pumpkin refers to certain cultivars of squash, most commonly those of Cucurbita pepo, that are round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin and deep yellow to orange coloration. Some exceptionally large cultivars of squash with similar appearance have also been derived from Cucurbita maxima. Specific cultivars of winter squashderived from other species, including C. argyrosperma, and C. moschata, are also sometimes called "pumpkin". In Australian English, the term 'pumpkin' generally refers to the broader category called winter squash elsewhere.”
So while you might look forward to eating pumpkin pies and assorted variations, did you know it’s also a magic ingredient used in cosmetics that’s good for your skin? Los Angeles, California-based ARCONA is well aware of the powers and pumpkin and have create a special hydrating, moisturizing, skin softening body lotion from it that sells for $35 and is available in 10% and 30% strengths at www.arcona.com, www.nordstrom.com, days spas and specialty retailers across the country.
ARCONA Pumpkin Body Lotion Ingredients include: Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Glycol Distearate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract (Enzymes), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Fructoologisaccharides (D-beta), Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acacia Gum, Benzyl Alcohol.
To get the most from your body lotion apply a thin layer evenly to your whole body once a day. Use sparingly. Benefits are cumulative with regular use.