Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pumpkin for your skin? Sure!

Fall is right around the corner, and the smell of pumpkin pie not far behind!
But you might want to think about using pumpkin on your skin and not just in your food.  It turns out that pumpkin seed oil is great for your skin for at least two different reasons - antioxidants and fatty acids.

Pumpkin seed oil includes the gamma-tocopherol form of Vitamin E, a known antioxidant.  Antioxidants guard your cells from molecules know as "free radicals" which come from various environmental sources and can lead to skin damage.

Pumpkin seed oil is also rich in certain fatty acids - palmitic, stearic, linoleic, and oleic acids.  Among other benefits, these substances aid in moisturizing and lubricating your skin and maintaining your skin's own natural oils.  (If you are interested in more of the chemical details, click here for an interesting article.)

Here at Laura’s Lotions, we have released the first of our new Fall lotions - Sweet Pea Pumpkin which contains natural pumpkin essential oil.  To celebrate, we are offering 30% off on all online orders (all lotions, not just pumpkin!) through 8/27.  Just visit the website and use coupon code pumpkin2012.

All the best!
Laura's Lotions

Sweet Pea Pumpkin

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