Pumpkin seed oil (Cucurbito pepo) is extracted from a plant that originates in North America, more specifically in Mexico and Texas.
This oil is primarily composed of oleic acid and linoleic acid (omega-6). Oleic acid is an excellent emollient. This oil makes the skin soft, supple, and more radiant.
Linoleic acid is essential because the body cannot synthesize it. It is known for the important role it plays in the structure of cell membranes. Pumpkin seed oil reduces transepidermal water loss by restoring the hydrolipidic film.
This oil has regenerative properties, acting as an excellent skin moisturizer.