Ingredient Spotlight: The Skin Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil
“Pumpkin season” has become increasingly more popular, resulting in near hysteria at the first PSL sighting–but for those of us passionate about clean skincare, pumpkin seed is a must-have ingredient all year round.
Get to know the skin benefits of pumpkin seed, and get ready to discover why we use it in our best-selling CBD skincare.
The skin benefits of pumpkin seed oil
Plant based skincare pulls many powerfully effective ingredients from Mother Nature, and pumpkin seed oil is no exception.
We may not think of these toastable, edible seeds as powerhouses for our skin, but as it turns out, the oil extracted from pumpkin seeds is exactly that: a powerful tool that benefits skin in myriad ways.
To begin with, pumpkin seed is rich in essential fatty acids known as omega-3s (Alpha-linoleic acid) and omega-6s (Linoleic Acid).
When applied topically in plant based skincare, pumpkin seed oil delivers these fatty acids to skin and they go to work to plump skin up and deeply moisturize it, resulting in a more youthful and healthy appearance. Because skin is moisturized and plumped, fine lines and wrinkles appear less noticeable.
In addition, these fatty acids help to repair the skin barrier–a critical part of skin health that helps retain moisture and keeps germs and bacteria from entering the body. Omegas also promote the retention of skin elasticity, something that declines naturally as the body ages.
The rich vitamin content in pumpkin seed also makes it ideal to use in clean skincare. Vitamins C and E, loaded with powerful antioxidants, help skin combat free radicals that can prematurely age skin.
Vitamin C is also one of nature’s best skin brighteners, helping to fade scars or age spots and revealing a more even looking complexion. Vitamin E, renowned for its ability to encourage cell turnover, helps reveal brighter, healthier looking skin and helps skin retain moisture–crucial for creating that dewy glow we all covet these days.
What’s more, pumpkin seed oil is generally very well tolerated and received by all skin types.
When paired with full spectrum CBD, as in MASK CBD Skincare, pumpkin seed oil helps to soothe and deeply moisturize skin, brighten it for a more even, radiant appearance, and protect skin so it can function at its best.
You can find pumpkin seeds in MASK CBD Skincare Ageless Anti-Aging Serum and Ageless CBD Sheet Mask. Get ready to fall in love with pumpkin seed for what it can do for your skin long after “pumpkin season” ends!