This is an essential oil for acne prone skin, its comedogenic level is 2 making it have a slight chance of it clogging pores, but its benefits outweigh its issues. Its rich Linoleic acid content help reduce sebum levels while softening and regenerating the Epidermis layers. Overall it helps to improve skin issues such as Acne.
Contains minerals Zinc and Magnesium, with vitamins A and E. The first three are well documented for balancing sebum levels and tightening, reducing, and preventing acne breakouts. Magnesium and vitamin A also improve collagen synthesis while Vitamin E helps skin cell regeneration and is a rich antioxidant.
We recommend this oil primarily for oily and Acne prone skin, due to the comedogenic level it could cause issues with dry or mature skin types, but its Acne based benefits make it an important option for any Acne based issues!
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Detailed benefits of Pumpkin seed oil see below
A Polyunsaturated fatty acid (better known as Omega 6 or vitamin F). Our bodies can produce Linoleic acid, so we must get it primarily through food consumption. With its light texture and primarily concentrating on the Epidermis, it works to the skin’s Lipid barrier. This helps to lock in moisture while balancing Sebum levels. Linoleic acid is known to be good for most skin types, but its primary benefit is for oily skin due to its ability to balance Sebum levels usually caused by too high a concentration of Oleic acid.
An essential mineral for the skin primarily in skin healing, it has multiple benefits ranching from tightening pores helping to reduce them through to being anti-microbial which helps kill the bacteria that can cause some strains of acne, it also plays a role in hormonal imbalances which means it can help reduce sebum levels.
Magnesium is a naturally occurring alkaline macro mineral, there is a direct link between a deficiency in Magnesium and reduced healthy Sebum and Collagen levels. When this happens, you are likely to have dry and uneven skin tones that eventually lead to an increase in fine lines and wrinkles.
A skin essential vitamin that’s known name is Retinol, usually chemically produced in pure powder forms for maximum concentration to fight bad cases of Acne. It improves the skins production of new skin cells while improving collagen synthesis and helping reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
A common vitamin found in many oils but in varying concentrations. It is primarily an Antioxidant that improves blood circulation while reducing the signs of ageing. It works well at cellular regeneration improving the cellular membranes of skin cells. An essential vitamin for healing scarred and blemished skin.