Pumpkin seed oil is made by pressing dried pumpkin seeds (pepitas).The viscous oil is light to very dark green to dark red in colour depending on the thickness of the observed sample. Cold pressed pumpkin seed oil is rich in oleic and linoleic acids, has a characteristic smell and a nutty taste. This oil is never refined and is offered for sale in the cold-pressed form.
Pumpkin seed oil is a powerful antioxidant. It helps soothe, hydrate, protect, regenerate, and renew skin, making it a great ingredient for anti-aging formulas. The natural nutrients in pumpkin seeds, particularly zinc and vitamin C, helps maintain collagen levels. A rich source of vitamin E, cold pressed pumpkin seed oil protects skin from the free radical damage. On the other hand it deeply moisturizes and soothes skin thanks to the essential fatty acids.