Using Cucumber Extract in Natural Products
There are many different types of skin care products out there, and in some ways cucumber extract is one of the best of them. When you look at skin care and cosmetic products, you often have a choice – to go with products that have all natural ingredients, or to go with products that are not natural, and otherwise synthetic.
Sure, you get mixtures of natural and synthetic ingredients because science is just not clever enough to emulate nature. However, it is the synthetic ingredients that can exacerbate allergy problems, and generally cause problems with your hair and skin unless you are very sure that you are compatible with them.
Not all natural products are good for you, of course, but you are less liable to come to harm using them than many of the synthetic chemicals used in today's proprietary cosmetic and body care products. One problem is the synthetic stuff can look better and smell better, because dyestuffs and synthetic perfumes are used to enhance their apparent appeal to the consumer.
However, even these can play havoc with your immune system and make your skin come out in unsightly blotches or dry your hair into a frizzle. The thing that makes the most sense when it comes to beauty is being able to keep on being as natural as possible with your skin care and your cosmetic needs. Therefore, something on which you might want to focus is using as many natural products as possible, and cucumber extract is one of the ingredients that can be very helpful to you.
So why is this? What does cucumber contain to make it so special?
Cucumber extract is a superfood for skin.The juice is composed largely of proteins, lipids, Vitamin C, and a variety of minerals, and possesses moisturizing and emollient properties. It also has an astringent effect, and can soothe and relieve puffy skin. Cucumber extract has natural desquamation properties (meaning it aids in your skin's natural shedding of its outer layer during cell turnover) keeping your skin looking fresh and young. It is also an astringent (meaning it tightens and firms your skin) to revitalize it and help reduce the appearance of the physical signs of aging. Last but not least, the proteins and lipids it contains give your skin a lovely smooth feel.
It is also extremely gentle, and great to use on sensitive skin or on fragile areas of the skin such as around the eyes. It is for this reason that many aestheticians place cucumbers over the eyes of their clients during facials so that the cucumber extract will moisturize the under-eye area. This is also one of the main reasons we include cucumber extract as one of the ingredients in our Avocado Eyes Eye Cream.
Everybody knows, or should know, the beneficial effects of aloe vera on your skin. Cucumber is similar in properties, but also feels great, looks great and smells great. And it is good for minor cuts and abrasions.
Another not insignificant advantage is its availability, which can be reflected in its price. The reason we say, "can be" is because many will overcharge due to its marvelous range of properties, but there will never be a shortage.