Pumpkin Seed Oil is a highly nourishing oil that helps prevent excess moisture loss and also combats fine lines. Also known as green gold, pumpkin seed oil is one of the most nutritious oils available. The darker color of this oil comes from the carotenoids that behave as Vitamin A precursors and free radical scavengers. The caffeic acid in the oil acts as a great antioxidant and the phytosterols, ß-sitosterol offer help with reducing redness and inflammation in addition to soothing dry and itching skin.
Oleic acid in pumpkin seed oil offers skin softening and moisturizing properties as well as cell regenerating and anti-inflammatory benefits while the linoleic acid helps with skin's barrier repair and reduction of transepidermal water loss.
Pumpkin seed oil also possesses very high levels of natural antioxidants in the gamma-tocopherol form of Vitamin E. Antioxidants protect cell structure and health by neutralizing free radicals, which are unstable molecules generated from sources like radiation, air pollution, and peroxides. Left unchecked, free radicals can attack the skin's structure, leaving it vulnerable to wrinkling, infection, and other damage. Vitamin E works by stabilizing the free radical. Vitamin E gives up one of its electrons to complete the unstable molecule. This renders the free radical harmless and helps the skin retain its normal structure.
All in all, we think it makes a fantastic addition to Botanic Organic's natural skincare products!