Cucumber glycerite extract

NZ $11.00

02328

Extracts/Actives

Description

Cucumber glycerite extract

INCI

 Cucumus sativus (Cucumber) extract

Ingredients

Glycerin, Water, Cucumus sativus

Certification

Conventional

Appearance

Viscous liquid

Extraction method

Infusion

Origin

New Zealand

Solubility

Water

Temperature

<40°C

Usage rate

Up to 5%. Typically between 2-5%

Vegan

Yes

Palm oil

No

Animal tested

No

GMO free

Cucumber extract is said to be a superfood for the skin. With high concentrations of antioxidants, vitamin C and lactic acid, it also contains glycosides, steroids, flavonoids, carbohydrates, terpenoids and tannins and its lutein content may help with pigmentation problems. Cucumber extract possesses natural moisturising and emollient properties, plus a rich water content is said to be incredibly effective in boosting skin hydration. All these properties can help with skin rejuvenation, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth and supple.

It is also extremely gentle and suitable for all skin types, including oily and combination skin, skin prone to dryness or redness, as well as sensitive skin, or for use on fragile areas of the skin such as around the eyes.

Thanks to its refreshing, cooling and soothing properties, it is commonly used to help reduce puffiness and relieve itching, as well as in after-sun treatments to help calm redness and speed up the healing process of sunburn.

Enriched with vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin C, cucumber extract serves as a great antioxidant to your skin as it protects your skin against free radicals, which damage the skin and speed up the ageing process by breaking down collagen production.

Cucumber extract has natural desquamation properties, aiding in the skin’s natural shedding of its outer layer during cell turnover, keeping your skin looking and feeling fresh. It also has astringent properties which can help firm and revitalise skin, helping to reduce the appearance signs of premature ageing such as fine lines.

Cucumber extract can be incorporated into a wide variety of nourishing, water based, skin and hair care products such as:
Face creams
Eye creams
Gels
Toners
Facial mists
Cleansers
Lotions
Shower gels
Face masks
Shampoos
Conditioners
Hair masks
Styling gels


Contains extractives from cucumber equivalent to not less than 2% w/w plant, the spent plant material being removed during the production process.

All our products are for external use only.

 

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