cucumber glycerine extract
Ideal for use in facial and eye care products, this Cucumber Extract will refresh the weariest of skin.
This extract is also excellent for adding to cleansers, as cucumber is a natural cleanser, and added to our floral waters for tailored skincare for sensitive skin. It also has moisturisation properties due to the glycerine content.
Fresh, whole cucumbers have been extracted using a process which is qualified by the Soil Association to produce a sparkling, clear extract (the texture of water).
It has a lovely subtle cucumber smell.
Traditionally cucumber slices have been used in home made Eye Compresses and Face Masks as cucumber naturally contains ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and caffeic acid. These nutrients help to soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling.
It soothes, cools and reduces under-eye bags and helps to reduce dark circles around the eyes. Cucumber also helps to bleach the skin so it is helpful in skin lightening products.
It is water-soluble so will separate in oil-based products but you can mix it into water-based products such as creams, cleansers, shower gels etc.
2 years if stored in a cool, dark place
2-4% in all water-based products during the water stage or when the product is below 40c. Or you can mix in directly to ready-made water-based products such as creams, gels, washes, soaps etc.