Free shipping on all orders over $39
My Cart 0 $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Problems Adding to Cart? Click here for assistance.

Arcona Pumpkin Lotion 10%

by Arcona

A Five Best with AHAs and BHAs 2016

Arcona Pumpkin Lotion 10%
You could receive 50 Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.
$ 35.00

Free Domestic Shipping Over $39

+ Add to Compare   + Add to Wishlist

Size: 4.0 oz (120 ml)

Arcona Pumpkin Lotion is a regenerating and reparative body lotion designed to help improve elasticity, while simultaneously exfoliating and brightening skin. This rejuvenating item is infused with pumpkin extracts and glycolic acid to help take care of sun-damaged skin, along with evening out uneven skin tone, giving you a nicely balanced and smooth complexion. Just like all of Truth In Aging’s products, our trusted community members have made sure to adequately test and review Arcona Pumpkin Lotion, so that you can be completely confident that this item will brighten and revitalize your skin. Shop Truth In Aging today the best anti-agers to improve your skin’s elasticity and tone.

Arcona Pumpkin Lotion, unlike the majority of lotions, is highly active and works vigorously to reduce the visible signs of aging on your skin. The unique pumpkin extract ingredient meticulously recontructs the texture and tone. You can say good-bye to any sun-related deterioration because this multi-faceted lotion helps to rid you of that, as well. Your complexion will be left healthy, glowing and incredibly smooth.

TIA Review by Ann:
Arcona Pumpkin Lotion 10% is a strong and effective treatment for exfoliating and rejuvenating areas of your body other than your face. This is not a body lotion, nor is it particularly moisturizing. The 10% refers to glycolic acid, which can be very irritating and harsh if not used carefully. I personally don’t have particularly sensitive skin and the 10% concentration was definitely strong enough to see marked results.

This is not a wimpy formulation; it contains very few ingredients and each is determined to do a thorough job. Glycolic acid is the second ingredient, followed closely by pumpkin ferment, another AHA. These two strong exfoliators and lighteners are balanced with oils for calming, healing and antioxidant protection. Fructooligosaccharides provide collagen building and moisture retention. Clove oil, an anti-bacterial ingredient recommended for helping with acne, can also be found among the list of ingredients.


The directions say to use this lotion daily, and I started out following them but had to reduce my use as it was too strong for everyday use. If I’d shaved my legs - whoo! It would sting upon application. My decollete would be left irritated and rashy. While my skin was feeling softer and firmer, it was also dry. Every third day worked best for me.


I found that if I added a few drops of argan oil to the treatment, it had great results. The next day my skin was glowing. I would recommend trying this the night before you have to wear a swimsuit.


Pumpkin Lotion gets right to work on shrinking pores, diminishing age spots and even lessening body creases and wrinkles. My forearms got quite a bit of sun this summer, and I was less than diligent about applying sunscreen. As a result, I had quite a bit of freckling, dryness and hyperpigmentation. This treatment felt like I was taking an eraser to my arms. My knees look plumper and my chest is smoother.


I have only one gripe - the fragrance. It smells like a scented candle. And not like when you walk past one of those candle stores - it’s like you have your nose in the jar. It lasts for a while too. It helped to add the argan oil. Although that doesn’t have a fragrance, it lessened the pumpkin lotion’s aroma.


I am familiar with the Arcona product line and have used its products for a few years now. The brand doesn’t seem to cut corners and uses only what is necessary in each product. I recommend the pumpkin lotion 10% with two thumbs up. Just remember that a little goes a long way.


Got Questions? Contact Us

… More
  • Benefits:
    boosts elastin production, boosts radiance, evens skin tone, fades dark spots, fades sun spots, firms skin, Five Best, freshens dull skin, hydrates skin, moisturizing, multi-purpose, paraben-free, reduces fine lines, reduces wrinkles, smoothes skin, suitable for sensitive skin types, tightens skin

Our Take...

Arcona Pumpkin Lotion 10% ($35 in the shop) is a strong and effective treatment for exfoliating and rejuvenating areas of your body other than your face. This is not a body lotion, nor is it particularly moisturizing. The 10% refers to glycolic acid, which can be very irritating and harsh if not used... Read Full Article

Your Take...

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    I love the smell of pumpkin candles, so the scent did not bother me at all, but I can understand why it would if you really didn't! They should formulate a non-scented version...they would sell double the volume. The lotion is fast absorbing and gentle. I originally bought it to see how it would work on my KP on my arms and legs, and as it did do some smoothing out, I didn't get the results I expected. I think I need a stronger percentage for the KP, but the 10% worked great at smoothing the other parts of my body. This is a great daily lotion to use..no irritation.

  • 5 stars 3 out of 5

    There's much to like here: this lotion is great for smoothing out parts of your body that, like me, may get some bumps/acne (I get these around my upper arms and legs). A little goes a long way. Plus, there are minimal nasties in the formulation. With that said, I find the smell overpowering and not that pleasant (like Ann, it reminds me of a full on artificial scented candle smell). The smell lingers for HOURS too (I can still smell it the next morning)! Sadly, as effective as this is, I don't think I will repurchase until the lotion is reformulated with either a gentler scent or a better scent.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I started using this on my hands to get rid of age spots, and it worked beautifully. Until, of course, I forget to use sunscreen, and then the age spots return. But that's my own fault. I really wish this came in a bigger bottle because I need this for my arms, legs, chest, and shoulders too, and 4 ounces won't last long if you're using it on your whole body. I don't mind the scent at all, and I am definitely not a pumpkin lover. This product is a keeper!

  • 5 stars 4 out of 5

    At first, I wasn't sure about buying a lotion that had a pumpkin smell but since it is fall right now I thought I would try it. It does smell like pumpkin but I don't think it is that over powering. I do think that my arms and legs seem brighter and my skin more even and not as bumpy. If you are looking for something for dry skin, I would say this is not the product for you. This lotion is not very moisturing.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    This lotion has entered my arsenal as one of the "things that work for a specific area"; I am not using it as an all-over body treatment as a general rule. Call me crazy, but I use this on my elbows and knees, which places its price point into a very reasonable range. I apply this at night (sometimes in the morning as well) and then apply sunscreen or moisturizer on top of it. I have no problems with absorption -- I think it absorbs beautifully, and a little seems to go a long way. And while the fragrance is very strong, I do not find it off-putting enough not to consider that I will be using this on more areas of my body during the colder months to see how larger areas fare. I'm a fan of what glycolic acid does for my skin, and I'm happy to have found a product that's meant for areas other than the face.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    This lotion is absolutely brilliant. I have some rough patches on my forearms that I've been trying for ages to get rid of, but nothing has worked. Until I got this lotion. I've been using it nightly for a month and I'm astounded at the difference in my skin. I honestly feel like a magic eraser has removed all of the tough patches and replaced it with smooth, soft, amazingly even-toned skin. I'm a real skeptic sometimes when it comes to skincare products, but this is the best purchase I've made in years. Really would recommend for anyone with some targeted areas that could benefit from gentle exfoliation that leads to some radical change.

  • Hi Cheryl, it is best to use any glycolic product at night since it increases sun sensitivity. Experiment with what works for you, especially regarding how often you use it - a couple of times a week, rather than daily may be enough. If you feel the need to add a moisturizer it should be after the Arcona Pumpkin 10%.

  • I just purchased Arcona Pumpkin 10%. Question: Do I use it only at night? Do I put a moisturizer on after or before? Not sure how best to accomplish skin improvement with this. I have dry skin and am in the sun quite a lot.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I've been using Arcona Pumpkin Lotion for the past two months or so on my lower legs and upper arms, but not every single day. The scent is very strong - yankee candle pumpkin pie strength - which some may not like, but I'm personally quite fond of.

    My lower legs are noticeably less dry but it's my upper arms where I've really seen the difference - the little white bumps and ingrowing hairs are massively improved and I think if I used it more religiously and for longer, they might be altogether gone, so I'll definitely be purchasing a second bottle. .

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    I absolutely love this product.

  • 5 stars 5 out of 5

    What a find this is! I've become a bit obsessed about finding a body lotion with glycolic (I've even been improvising with Lather's glycolic mask) and now I have found it. This tingles on application, but only lasts a few moments and my skin is not irritated by it at all. It is great for clarifying dry skin, smoothing wrinkles and I'll be interested to see if it can help with sun damage over time. I do agree with Ann about the fragrance but it isn't enough to put me off. This body lotion gives results and is my new go-to.

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Arcona Pumpkin Lotion 10%

  • Perfect Good OK Didn't like it Hated it Rate Me
5 + 6 =

* Required Fields

  • July 15, 2014

    by Terri Batchelor

    Hi,
    I made the mistake of using this daily for a little over a week. I used it on my sagging neck and dry lined décolleté, and oh my did I suffer for it! I tried everything I could find to soothe the redness and irritation. It was itching and burning and nothing seemed to give any relief. I should add that I thought it was going along fairly well to start out for those several days as it didn't seem to have any adverse reaction, until I woke up one morning to what felt and looked worse than a sunburn.
    So I obviously had overdone it, and would highly suggest not using this product more than for times a week. I should also add I do not have sensitive skin in the least and had never had this type of reaction from any products including professional deep peels. Just a word of caution, start out slow and don't get over zealous like I did. I think I'll save it for elbows and knees.

  • September 8, 2013

    5 stars 5 out of 5

    by Marta

    Hi Barbara
    This is a fairly strong formulation. It tingles notably when first applied to the skin - and that's the body, not my sensitive face. I know that I couldn't put this anywhere near my face, but if you are used to strong glycolics you could give it a try. The other thing worth mentioning is that the texture is dense and takes a bit of rubbing in - again a good thing for the decollete or arms, but might be unpleasant on the face.

  • September 7, 2013

    by Barbara

    Why can't this be used on the face?

  • April 6, 2013

    by Marta

    What a find this is! I've become a bit obsessed about finding a body lotion with glycolic (I've even been improvising with Lather's glycolic mask) and now I have found it. This tingles on application, but only lasts a few moments and my skin is not irritated by it at all. It is great for clarifying dry skin, smoothing wrinkles and I'll be interested to see if it can help with sun damage over time. I do agree with Ann about the fragrance but it isn't enough to put me off. This body lotion gives results and is my new go-to.

    I haven't tried Ann's tip yet of using it with Private Reserve - sounds like a brilliant idea that I will definitely follow up.

Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Glycol Distearate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract (Enzymes), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Fructoologisaccharides (D-beta), Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acacia Gum, Benzyl Alcohol
Apply a thin layer evenly to body once a day. Use sparingly. Benefits are cumulative with regular use. Suitable for all skin types.
truth in aging's five best

Truth In Aging's Five Best

The very best to choose from for your skin concerns.

Read More

truth in aging videos

Truth In Aging Videos

Helpful how-tos and reviews from Marta and friends.

Watch Now

meet our contributors

Meet Our Contributors

The TIA community consists of our trusted reviewers.

Meet Them

be inspired

Be Inspired

Inspiring thoughts and women who are aging gracefully.

Read More

  Loading...