Review: Rhonda Allison Pumpkin Rinse
I discovered this product at my local spa, when I was getting a pumpkin facial. The facialist sprayed this on cotton pads to prep my skin and the smell was so heavenly, I demanded she tell me what it was and where I could buy it. It smells like pumpkin and spice but not the fake candle version - like real sweet, roasting pumpkin mixed with fall spices. Turns out, it's pretty good for your skin, too. I was unfamiliar with the Rhonda Allison line before this but I like what I see - a heavy emphasis on natural, active ingredients. Here are the ingredients in this toner: water, pumpkin, denatured alcohol, glycerin, honey, phospholipids, sphingolipids, sodium hyaluronate, ascorbic acid, beta carotene, hemlock oil, cinnamon, clove, and ginger oils. Pumpkin is packed full of antioxidants and enzymes, so I was pleased to see it at #2 on the ingredient list. I use this in the morning, saturating a cotton pad with it and pressing onto my face before I apply moisturizer. I don't notice any dramatic differences in my skin, but I feel good - and smell good! - using it. Only thing is, it can be a bit difficult to track down. I purchased mine at my spa, but as of the time of writing this, I don't see the rinse available online. You can, however, go to the Rhonda Allison website and search for a retail location near you. The large bottle I have cost around $30 but they also make a smaller version for $14.