Cucumber Seed Oil
Updated: Aug 28, 2020
We’ve all been there. You wake up for that all important interview / first date / night out and your eyes look like you’ve been in the ring with Mike Tyson. Fail. Cucumber is the simplest and most widely used remedy for puffy eyes and dark circles and it works a treat due to it’s antioxidant, moisturising properties. Faith in nature, restored.
In fact, the first product I - Imogen (Founder) - ever made in Bali was a cooling cucumber and aloe vera mask, just what I needed in the hot weather. The moment it touched my skin I felt refreshed and cool. But that’s not all Cucumber has to offer. Cucumber seed oil has a rich fatty acid profile, helping the skin to maintain elasticity and stay plump.
Where does Cucumber seed oil come from?
In its purest form (the kind we use in our formulations), cucumber seeds are extracted from the fruit and cold pressed to produce oil. The oil is then filtered before it is used in beauty products.
Cucumber seed oil skin benefits*
Soothing & moisturising
Rich in Tocopherols (Vitamin E) and fatty acids, Cucumber seed oil has been used to treat inflamed and irritated skin. It can also treat sun burnt skin, or conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Oleic fatty acid seals in much needed moisture throughout the day so that our skin retains its natural glow.
Rich in fatty acids, Cucumber seed oil aids cell regeneration and repair, boosting collagen production and making our skin look firm and elastic. Linleic acid fortifies the skin and helps to protect the skin against damage caused by UV rays and pollution. Along with its antioxidant profile, Cucumber seed oil has therefore been said to slow the ageing process by keeping out the bad stuff, and sealing in the good.
Applying cucumber seed oil to your skin leaves a thin, non greasy layer that protects your skin from the elements, pollution and harmful bacteria.
*Please be aware that these are our opinions, based upon our experience and other people's research. We are not promising a magic cure for acne, scars and wrinkles.