Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Make 2023 be the Year You Take Better Care of Your Aging Skin, with the Help of Sunshine Botanicals (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Last month I went to see my dermatologist after having my previous two years' annual appointments cancelled due to COVID.  After she looked over my moles and birthmarks, she sat and talked to me about my 40+ year old skin. She gave me suggestions on products to use to keep my skin looking healthy, while also cutting down on aging spots and wrinkles.  Once I reached 40 I found myself wanting to take better care of my skin, as I started to notice it loosing it luster. There were some areas that weren't as tight as they were in my 30's. And, I had some age spots start to pop up, along with wrinkles around my eyes and mouth area.  I was afraid that if I didn't take better care of my skin now, by the time I hit 50 I would be dealing with "old looking" skin and wishing I took care of my skin better.

As I talked with my dermatologist about things I could do to help improve the look and feel of my aging skin, she brought up some essentials: a gentle cleanser as even aging skin is prone to acne, and acne can scar more with my skin; moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated and not drying out, especially during the cold winter months; sunscreen is a must year round, and needs to be applied prior to applying makeup or when I am going makeup free; serums were also recommended to help tighten and keep my skin looking younger including a skin-brightening serum and a hyaluronic acid serum.  I asked my dermatologist about a chemical skin peel, as some friends of mine in their 40's have had them done to try and sloth off aging skin, tighten up their skin, and just get an overall fresh look to their skin. I was hesitant to have one done as I have sensitive skin, and usually have a reaction to strong skincare products and ingredients.  My dermatologist said to shy away from chemical peels as they can cause more harm than good, but said there are other skin peel treatments available that are more natural and perfect for sensitive skin like mine.  When I returned home from the appointment, I was surprised to find a sample Pumpkin Power Peel System from Sunshine Botanicals waiting for me in my mailbox.  I hadn't requested a sample to review, but had checked it out when a PR rep reached out to share the clients she was repping for the holidays.  This is what made me ask the dermatologist about skin peels and the difference between chemical and natural skin peels, and which would see the most benefit to my aging skin.  This sample from Sunshine Botanicals couldn't have come at a better time, as I was given the green light from my dermatologist to look for a natural skin peel, and add this to my weekly skin care regimen, along with the daily product suggestions she had made and discussed with me.

After reading over the one-page product insert that was included with the sample, I couldn't wait for the evening to come, as I planned to take a nice long, hot shower and then try out the pumpkin power peel system, as the house would be quiet with my husband and girls sleeping. I would have "me time" to not just unwind and refresh after a long day, but would get to pamper my skin, which I rarely do, as I am always on the go, and my skin always took a back seat. But, after talking with my dermatologist about making a point to take care of my skin now as I can't go back in time and don't want to undergo expensive cosmetic surgery later on, I knew that going forward I would make the time to take better care of my skin starting now.

So, what is the pumpkin power peel system and how is it different than a chemical peel that needs to be done by a professional?:

"The Pumpkin Power Peel System from Sunshine Botanicals is a natural Vitamin A skin peel treatment that provides a healthy alternative to chemical skin peels to effectively treat the signs of aging, sun damage, and congested skin.  Pumpkin benefits the skin as it contains vitamins A, C, and E, and antioxidants, which help fight sun damage and wrinkles. The fruit has enzymes that naturally exfoliate dead skin cells. Finally, it contains zinc and potassium to combat redness."

Top 5 Benefits of the Pumpkin Power Peel System:

*Minimize Fine Lines & Wrinkles *Smooth Coarse Skin Texture *Correct Sun Damage *Minimize Large Pores *Eliminate Dull, Dry Skin The Pumpkin Power Peel System Includes:

1 oz Pumpkin Power Prep 1 oz Pumpkin Power Peel 1 oz Post Peel Serum Fan Brush Applicator (This system contains enough product for at least five applications.) What is it Formulated to Do? This powerful yet gently exfoliating treatment works in several ways: organic pumpkin enzymes exfoliate dull, damaged skin to reveal fresher, healthier skin layers. Natural Vitamin A (extracted from pumpkin enzymes - beta-carotene) helps minimize hyperpigmentation, dissolve excess melanin, and correct sun damage. The overall composition of this ultra-pure pumpkin enzyme peel paste refines the overall skin texture and rejuvenates the skin. Pumpkin Power Peel is also an excellent treatment for acne-prone skin. We recommend using this treatment in the evening. Instead of using your regular nightly skincare regimen in the evening, you use this treatment, ONLY USE, the three steps in the Pumpkin Power Peel System. Once you finish with step 3, do nothing else to your skin for the rest of the evening. Resume your regular skincare routine the next morning. DIRECTIONS:

This skin system may be used once a week for 6 – 12 weeks to achieve corrective treatment goals, and then use once or twice a month to maintain optimal results. Application instructions for each step are on the backside insert card. CAUTION:

DO NOT USE THIS SKIN PEEL IF YOU ARE USING RETIN-A, BENZOYL PEROXIDE, OR ANY OTHER TOPICAL SKIN MEDICATION. Burns or other skin damage could result if used within two weeks of those products. PUMPKIN POWER PEEL SYSTEM INGREDIENTS: PUMPKIN POWER PREP INGREDIENTS: Potassium Cocoate, Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid (L), Malic Acid (L), Tartaric Acid (L), Chlorophyll, Menthol (L), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Glycol Distearate PUMPKIN POWER PEEL INGREDIENTS: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Wine, Lactic Acid (L), Aqua (Water), Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Albumen, Gluconic Acid (D), Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol

POST PEEL SERUM INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, algae extract, glycerin, Lactobacillus/Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) fruit ferment extract, Vigna aconitifolia seed extract, sodium citrate, Salix nigra (willow bark) wood extract, Prunus persica (peach) extract, Hydrolyzed Fucus Vesiculosus protein, yeast extract, leuconostoc (radish) root ferment filtrate, Prunus salicina (plum) extract, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, xylitol, Saccharomyces lysate extract, Rhodiola Rosea (roseroot) extract, Rosa canina (rosehip) seed extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (seabuckthorn) fruit extract, sclerotium gum, p-anisic acid Our products are entirely free of parabens, petrochemicals, fragrances, phthalates, and chemical preservatives. No animal testing.


As suggested in the packaging, I used the Pumpkin Power Peel System at night time after my shower.  I used the three products included in the Sunshine Botanicals kit and nothing else.  The next morning I woke to check my skin the mirror.  While it didn't make my wrinkles, fine lines and age spots on my face disappear, I did notice my skin was tighter and firmer and had more life to it. It wasn't dull and dry like most mornings when I wake and then put on makeup. Over the course of the next few weeks I continued to use this natural skin peel treatment once a week, and as the week's went by, I started to see my more and more results.  My large pores were starting to shrink; my skin was no longer dull or dry; when I felt my skin it was smooth and not coarse; and, best of all, I started to see the fine lines and wrinkles around my eyes, forehead and mouth minimize.  I have enough product for one more application, and already have an order in for another pumpkin power peel system, to continue to this natural Vitamin A skin peel treatment going forward.  Once I hit the 8 week mark, I plan to switch from weekly to twice a month to maintain optimal results. I can't get over how my skin is looking and feeling after just a few treatments.  Even my husband and girls have noticed my skin and complimented how it looks longer and with more life, and not dull and drab. I have even skipped makeup most days as I used to use it to cover up under eye circles, age spots, and dry skin. Now my skin is looking and feeling great with a brighter skin tone, no noticeable large pores, and all the age spots and blemish scars I used to try and cover up are slowly fading away.  I am so glad I had the opportunity to try out the pumpkin power peel from Sunshine Botanicals firsthand, and am amazed at the results in a month's time.  Like my dermatologist told me at my last appointment, "It is never to late to start taking better care of your skin."  I am taking the steps now to make sure that as I age, my skin continues to look more youthful without the need of harsh chemical peels or unnecessary and expensive cosmetic surgeries.  All I need are the daily skin care products mentioned above, along with the Pumpkin Power Peel System from Sunshine Botanicals.

Why not join me in taking better care of your skin this year and going forward, and picking up the Pumpkin Power Peel System today?  It is so easy to use and can even be used on sensitive skin like mine. This is one product you will see results with, and love how it makes your skin feel and look.  Make 2023 the year you make more time for you and that includes making time to take better care of your skin. To learn more about the natural Vitamin A skin peel treatment from Sunshine Botanicals and to order your kit, head on over to https://www.sunshinebotanicals.com/.  You and your skin will be glad you did!

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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