Six of Philly’s top spas and salons are dishing out treatments with fall’s freshest, best ingredients: pumpkin, cranberry, cinnamon and autumnal spices. Post-treatment glowing skin is really just a bonus.
1. The Smashing Pumpkin Facial at Moko
Kick off your luxe facial at Old City's holistic haven, Moko, with a detoxifying cinnamon steam that opens pores and stimulates blood flow. The fragrant steam is followed by a house-made mask of fresh organic pumpkin enzymes which exfoliate and remove impurities. A healthy dose of vitamin C is then added to reduce discoloration and age-spots. Available through October. $75 for new clients, 55 North 3rd Street, Old City.
2. Autumn Microdermabrasion Treatment at JuJu
This all-organic treatment preps your skin for the upcoming blustery winter: walnut grains naturally slough off dead skin, then LED light therapy treats signs of aging. After that, your skin is then treated to a gentle, corrective glycolic peel masque with cranberry antioxidants and pumpkin enzymes. $200, 728 South 4th Street, Queen Village.
3. Rosehip Apple Créme Float at Joseph Anthony
High in vitamins and rich in antioxidants, the rosehip apple creme float is both decadent and rejuvenating. Rosehip aids in cell renewal (think: a glowy complexion and barely-there pores) and regeneration of the skin’s metabolism which helps the immune system. Bonus: apples have copper, vitamin A, and vitamin C, all of which keep skin radiant. $130, 243 West Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills.
4. Autumn Spiced Herbal Wrap at Pierre and Carlo
What's better than guzzling seasonal spices in your favorite fall beverage? Being, literally, wrapped in a cocoon of them. Go to Pierre and Carlo for a wrap of aromatic infusions including allspice, ginger root, clove and cinnamon. The combo helps to rid impurities, leaving skin silky soft in the process. $80, 8460 Limekiln Pike, Wyncote.
5. Pumpkin Body Polish with Pumpkin Butter Cream at Toppers
For those of you loyal to your skin regiment, we've found a solution. Toppers allows spa-goers to sub in pumpkin oil, scrubs and lotions in any of their spa services. Our pick: seasonal body polish followed by butter cream. Slough off dry flaky skin with a pumpkin scrub, unveiling an energized complexion. The treatment is followed by fragrant essential oils and luxe body butter cream to keep skin hydrated during chilly temps. Price varies by service and location, 117 South 19th Street Philadelphia, and 745 West Lancaster Avenue Wayne.
6. DIY Pumpkin Facial from Michael Todd True Organics
No time for the day spa? Try this equally indulgent DIY counterpart. This tingly mask (c'mon, we all know they're better that way) combines pumpkin enzymes and glycolic acid to dissolve dirt and grime in clogged pores. The mask also boasts super high levels of vitamin A and vitamin C to soften skin and boost collagen production, improving fine lines and wrinkles. $34.