Preserved with Leucidal Liquid
with the phrase “cool as a cucumber”? This colloquial adage is not without merit.
This vegetable’s high water content and crunchy texture gives it a very unique
moist, and cooling taste. The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a
widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae.
plant is a creeping vine with thin spiraling tendrils and large leaves that
form a canopy over the fruit. The fruit is
commonly harvested while still green; though generally after the fruits outgrow
their spines. They are eaten as a vegetable, either, raw, cooked, or made into
Although less nutritious than most fruit with at least 95% water content, the
fresh cucumber is still a source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium,also
providing dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B6, thiamin, folate, pantothenic acid,
magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese. It was very popular in the ancient
civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Rome, where people not only consumed the
fruit but also utilized it for its beneficial skin healing properties.
have been used internally for the treatment of blemished skin and heat rash and
applied externally as a poultice
for burns, sores and softening of the skin. Known since antiquity for their
properties, the fruit itself is demulcent, diuretic, emollient, purgative and
flesh of cucumbers is primarily composed of water but also contains ascorbic acid
(vitamin C) and caffeic acid, both of which prevent water retention, help
soothe skin irritations and reduce swelling. Cucumbers’ hard skin is rich in
fiber and contains a variety of beneficial minerals including silica, potassium and
magnesium. The silica in cucumber is an essential component of healthy connective
tissue, which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.
Cucumber juice is often recommended as a source of silica to improve the
complexion and health of the skin, plus cucumber’s high water content makes
it naturally hydrating—a must for glowing skin. Cucumbers are also used
topically for various types of skin problems, including swelling under the eyes,
sunburn and dermatitis.
Cucumber Extract PF is a whole fruit extract that can be incorporated into
a range of cosmetic formulations to provide a moisturizing, soothing
feel on the skin.
Benefits of using Cucumber Extract into your skincare formulation:
ü Reduce the appearance of dark circles & Under Eye Puffiness
ü Helps Reduce Freckles
ü Improve Complexion
ü Tighten Open Pores - Excellent for use in Toner Formula
Water & Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
to Light Yellow Liquid
Storage: Protected from direct light and
humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container. This product should be added to a formulation at the
recommended usage rate