Kabocha squash is a winter vegetable cherished by Japanese farmers for its storability. It is a hardy, rich, and sweet squash that was used to create rich, delicious dishes that fill the body with warmth and nutrients to prevent illness to people who are trapped indoors during the cold winter months. In Japan, kabocha is known as the "food of the heart" and is especially prized during the winter season because it represents the spirit of endurance and unending love that Japanese people have for their country.
Pumpkin seed extract contains tocopherols and phenolics which give it its antioxidant properties. It also contains zinc which helps in regulating hormone levels and oils and its vitamin content helps to boost collagen production. Enzymens, alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin A and beta-carotene found in pumpkin makes it a great natural exfoliator, providing smoother skin.
Bardaa, Sana, et al. "Oil from pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) seeds: evaluation of its functional properties on wound healing in rats." Lipids in health and disease 15.1 (2016): 1-12.
de Oliveira, Maria Liduína Maia, et al. "Topical anti-inflammatory potential of pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.) seed oil on acute and chronic skin inflammation in mice."Acta Scientiae Veterinariae41.1 (2013): 1-9.