It's Fall... also known as Pumpkin Spice Latte Season ;) We thought we had to join in on all the fun by celebrating the elements of the Pumpkin Spice Latte (Pumpkin, Milk and Caffeine), all of which are skin-loving to the max!
Our Pumpkin Spice Latte Serum contains FOUR types of pumpkin extract: pumpkin stem cells (potent antioxidant, high in ferulic acid), hydrolyzed pumpkin protein (helps appearance of firmness, may help to stimulate collagen production), pumpkin enzyme (exfoliates, helps other actives to better absorb), smooths and softens appearance of fine lines) and a hyper concentrated pumpkin extract that makes it smell just like a pumpkin spice latte!!The product also contains caffeine (helps appearance of firmness), two types of milk (milk powder, and milk proteins to help maintain moisture barrier) and essential fatty acids (linoleic acid, linolenic acid and tocopherol), which help increase moisturization and inhibits oxidation.
Travel Size: 7ml $35 | Full Size: 1oz $108
Decreases appearance of fine lines
Instructions: Apply on a cleansed face. Follow with facial oil and moisturizers.
Ingredients: (Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract & Cell Culture Extract), Hyrdrolyzed Pumpkin Seedcake, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, (Water & Phospholipids & Caffeine), (Water & Phospholipids & Linoleic Acid & Tocopheryl Acetate), Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Milk Powder, Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Water & Caprylyl Glycol & Hexylene Glycol & Wasabia japonica (Wasabi) Root Extract & Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Root Extract & Allium sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract), Polysorbate 80, Pumpkin Extract, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol., Citric Acid.
I cannot rave enough about Pumpkin Spice Latte. The effect is immediate with my skin tone evened out, smooth, and moist. I sometimes skip the other serums because this effect is so perfect, just what I wanted. It’s lightweight enough for me to use as first serum after the Botanical Acid. This formula is right and subtly delicious. I had one travel size which I kept in the fridge for months and it seems to smell artificial. I dislike that one - but not sure if it’s because I have kept it for so long. Can the SB team consider putting this in the staple line? It’s torturous to see it out of stock so soon and have to wait long for the next stock, it being a seasonal item.
I got this serum in the Fall Box and re-purchased. I do not love the scent - it is reminiscent of the faux cinnamon smell of craft stores - but it has grown on me. If you are sensitive to scents that might be a consideration. However, it feels wonderful on my skin and is a great foundation for other thicker moisturizers. It is not sticky and absorbs well.
I'm not a fan of pumpkin spice anything so I intended to pass on this serum. But I ended up with a sample size PSL in my subscription box and let it hang out on the shelf until another SB-er shared a "recipe" for incredibly smooth skin (Like Buttah!) that included this serum. After Beauty (or Peppermint) Water and Maple Essence Toner (another surprise), apply PSL serum and then follow with your favorite serums and moisturizers (I like Lift and Camel Milk Cream). My skin felt so incredibly creamy and smooth, I will absolutely stock up on this serum the next time it comes around. (Though, since I'm publicly anti-pumpkin spice, I may have to hide my purchase or change the label.)
As a bonus, if there is any PSL lingering on my face or palms after I've applied it, I blot the backs of my hands with it to smooth those out as well.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Serum, or PSL, smooths my skin and seals in moisture for the day, all while preserving a matte feel. This little wonder worker also smells heavenly —lots of cinnamon with a creamy edge. It’s one of my favorites for a change of season.