Cucumber Extract - HERBAL EXTRACTS - SPECIAL INGREDIENTS FOR SKINCARE

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Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) fruit extract


OVERVIEW

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) fruit extract is a fresh, whole organic cucumber extract with a unique extraction process that results in a sparkling, clear extract, with a nice, subtle cucumber smell. It is sterilised by filtration, so no preservative is necessary to preserve the extract.

Cucumber, rich in vitamins, trace elements and minerals, is known for its beneficial action on dull skin, being very hydrating with purifying properties. This concentrated extract is the ideal ingredient for all skin types, especially in the care of combination and oily skin.


Active constituents:

Vitamin B9: stimulates the growth and multiplication of skin cells.

Vitamin C: excellent antioxidant, it fights against free radicals.

Enzymes: inhibit the mechanism of melanin production, with whitening effect on pigment spots.

Part of the plant extracted: Fruit

Botanical name: Cucumis sativus

Quality: 100% plant-based

INCI name: Cucumis sativus fruit extract.


BENEFITS:

Cucumber fruit extract has emollient, skin-softening, moisturising, purifying properties and is a soothing cosmetic active ingredient for healthy glow. It also softens and nourishes hair. It has a high content in minerals, potassium and sulphur helping to soften and hydrate the skin.

As a cosmetic ingredient, Organic Cucumber Extract is recognised for these properties:

Excellent moisturiser (of the upper layers of the epidermis), it is an active ingredient of choice for everyday care.

With its Brightening properties, thanks to its enzymes that are known to inhibit the melanin production mechanism that causes skin discoloration, Cucumber is a very interesting plant to ensure a nice healthy complexion to the skin.

Regenerating properties: Cucumber contains vitamins. which are known to contribute to cell renewal, while providing protection against time.

Purifying and astringent properties: Cucumber is known to unclog dilated pores and regulate excess sebum.

Softening properties: Cucumber donates suppleness and comfort to sensitive and fragile skin.

Refreshing properties: Cucumber treats sunburn and soothes itchy skin.


INDICATIONS

Oily and combination skin

Tired skin, dull complexion

Mature skin, age spots

Sensitive skins

Sunburn and Dehydrated skin


PRESENTATION AND PACKAGING:

Cucumber fruit extract is a pale-yellow liquid with the characteristic smell of fresh cucumber, hand-filled in blue glass bottles of 10ml and 30ml with child resistant cap (CRC).


INGREDIENTS AND MANUFACTURE:

Obtaining process: This hydro-glycerine extract is obtained by maceration of organic cucumber in a natural structured water-glycerine blend, which will dissolve the active ingredients very easily, obtaining after filtration, a pale-yellow liquid with the characteristic smell of fresh cucumber, loaded with the active ingredients of the plant. Extraction ratio: 1:1.

Cucumber fruit extract is prepared by Antique Apothecary Herbalists in-house in the UK


APPLICATIONS:

Cucumber fruit extract is a natural skin emollient and softener with cooling and tonic properties, ideal in creams and lotions, skin cleansers but also soothing body lotions and skin creams, hair care products, after-sun products, hair moisturising sprits, hair conditioners and body lotions.


HOW TO USE:

Organic Cucumber extract is easily integrated at 3%-5% as an active ingredient in the Organic All-Purpose Base Cream or other formulations containing water, such as creams lotions, masks. Add Cucumber cold extract to your skin care to phase 3 (under 30oC) or at the end of the formulation. Shake for a long time to homogenize well.

Organic Cucumber extract can be used very easily up to 50% for the production of concentrated gels. Transfer the necessary volume of the Cucumber extract into a bowl, containing your aqueous preparation, then mix using a mini-whisk. Transfer the gelling agent to your preparation, while stirring with the mini-whisk. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes (the gel forms). Mix vigorously again to obtain a very smooth and homogeneous gel. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.


CONSERVATION:

It is strongly recommended to store it in the refrigerator. Stable when stored at a dry and cool place. Approximate shelf life 2 years. After opening use the extract within 6 months, carefully protected from air, humidity and light. Close the container tightly after each use.


PRECAUTIONS

Keep out of reach of children.

For external use only. Do not swallow.

Do not apply pure on the skin. Respect the recommended dosages.


REED MORE:

Cucumber fruit extract. Not animal tested. GMO-free. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly.


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