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Cucumber extract

Cucumber extract

 

  • Has an extremely soothing effect on the skin and antioxidant properties that help soothe, calm skin irritation, and relieve puffy skin.
  • Some of the minerals found are magnesium, potassium and silica; silica helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines by tightening of collagen.
  • Its extract has anti-inflammatory qualities as well as anti-itch which are good for cuts, burns and bug bites; the moisture-regulating is perfect for revitalizing and hydrating

 

LATIN NAME: Cucumis sativus L. (Cucurbitaceae)

 

 

Origin of cucumber

  • A wild cucumber growing at the bottom of Himalaya Mountains was probably the ancestor of this well-known vegetable, which farming was already flourishing in India and in Egypt 4000 years ago.
  • The pulp of cucumber has an old justified reputation in dermatology and in cosmetics:facial care, wrinkles, freckles ; slices of cucumber have always been applied on the face as a soothing mask.

 

Composition

  • From pulp of the fruit
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino acids: Ala,Arg, Glu, Gly, His, Leu, Phe, Ser,Trp,Tyr,Val.
  • Vitamins C and B1
  • Sulphureted amino acids: cysteine, methionine
  • Purines: adenine

 

Benefits

  • The glucose, amino acids and mineral salts keep water inside the skin and will complement the Natural Moisturizing Factor newly formed at the surface of the skin.
  • Soothing, anti-pruriginous properties, due to presence of polysaccharides.
  • Maintains the skin's elasticity, thanks to assailable sulfur present in cysteine and methionine.
  • Astringent, moisturizing.