Protective Nourishment was founded in 1991 by Yong Lee, along with celebrity makeup artist Ilona Herman.
The line was created for damaged and aging skin, combining natural fruit extracts that are high in antioxidants and vitamins, including pumpkin, cranberries, blueberries and pomegranate, with naturally derived acids such as Glycolic, Lactic, peptic leader EGF, and tightening agent Matrixyl 1000-3000.
Their Pumpkin Peel is one of my go to products. I always recommend it for breakouts. It’s a great enzymatic spot treatment because of its pure pumpkin extract and 5% glycolic acid, which pull out impurities without drying out your skin. Do not over apply -- a little goes a long way.
Many spot treatments contain benozyl peroxide, which can cause dehydration not only on the spot, but around it, as well. In turn, this dehydration can lead to discoloration. The natural enzymes in pumpkin help dissolve the breakout without dehydrating the spot or the skin around it, avoiding discoloration and keeping it hydrated.
When used as a mask, this multi-tasking product, that is made with a few natural and highly effective ingredients, also helps brighten, lift and firm the skin; a must have in one’s beauty arsenal.