It's Halloween which means only one thing: pumpkins! All shapes and sizes, bursting with amber colour waiting to be carved into ghoulish shapes or blended in a soup or savoury muffin. But pumpkins are not just delicious to eat, their seeds are packed with vitamins and minerals.
It's why we use organic pumpkin seed oil as one of the cold pressed ingredients in our Hero Facial Oil. Selected not only for its vitamin rich profile, but also its suitability for dry, mature and oily-prone skin.
We choose organic pumpkin seed oil, because the vitamins and essential elements we note below will only be present if they're available in the soil in the first place. Organic farming practices contribute to soil health and minimize nutrient losses by using natural nutrient sources, not synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.
From the healthiest soils, comes the healthiest ingredients and most nutrient rich organic skincare.
Here are the the 4 key skin benefits of organic pumpkin seed oil that your skin will love this Halloween:
We need vitamins to maintain the health of our skin. Eating foods high in vitamins, like fresh fruit and vegetables, and applying skincare with naturally high vitamin levels are highly beneficial. In addition to maintaining healthy skin, the natural Vitamin A content of organic pumpkin seed oil is particularly effective at managing acne and psoriasis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps to regulate sloughing away of dead skin cells to reduce clogged pores in the skin.
Vitamins B2 & B3
There are eight B vitamins ("B complex vitamins"); riboflavin (B2) and niacin (B3) are naturally found in organic pumpkin seed oil. Their main function is to keep your skin healthy and glowing and are perfect for dry, sensitive and mature skins. Vitamin B3 softens and smooths the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and supports the skin's protective barrier, keeping moisture in and irritants and environmental pollutants out.
Potassium is a mineral which is essential for healthy skin. It's primary function is to regulate the fluid levels in the body and specifically at the cellular level. This has an immediate benefit for the skin: potassium keeps skin moisturised and hydrated. This special mineral (or electrolyte once absorbed by the body) balances the pH levels of the skin, helping to balance oily-prone skin and re-hydrate dry skin.
Zinc has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, making it well suited to treating redness and irritated skin, as well as oily and acne-prone skins, and reducing the appearance of acne scarring. The naturally-occurring zinc in organic pumpkin seed oil can help to remove bacteria from the skin that contribute to acne, while also balancing the amount of oil the skin produces. And zinc has skin-lifting properties as it promotes collagen production, supporting the structure of healthy skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
These 4 skin benefits make organic pumpkin seed oil an excellent plant oil for sensitive, dry, mature and also acne-prone skins.
To experience these benefits in your daily skincare rituals, apply the Hero Facial Oil every morning and night to clean, slightly damp skin instead of a moisturiser. Massage into the skin, patting and pressing to aid absorption into the deeper layers of the skin.
With all the beautiful certified-organic, plant oils feeding your skin with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy, you'll notice how nourished and radiant your skin looks and feels this Halloween and beyond.