Commonly Known As
Cucurbita Pepo Seed Extract
What It Does
Pumpkin enzymes slough away dead skin cells and increase cell turnover, revealing a brighter & smoother complexion. Pumpkin extract also stimulates collagen production, promotes cell growth and hydrates skin.
Why It Works
Pumpkin contains fruit enzymes and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) that speed up cell turnover and deeply exfoliate by sloughing away dead skin cells to resurface the skin. Pumpkin extract exfoliates the skin through enzymatic exfoliation, which is a type of chemical exfoliation that breaks down the “glue” that holds dead, dulling skin cells together. Enzyme exfoliation works more gently than AHA chemical exfoliants to shed skin cells and speed up the skin’s natural exfoliation process. Pumpkin is also packed with many vitamins including vitamins A & C stimulate collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while vitamins E & T fight bacteria.