INCI:Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water & Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Use Levels: 1.0% - 10.0%
Solubility: Water Soluble
Appearance: Clear to Slightly Hazy, Colorless to Pale Yellow Liquid pH (direct): 3.5 - 5.5
The cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. This 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.
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.
Cucumbers 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.
The 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.
Benefits of using FSS Cucumber Water PF into your skincare formulation:
- Reduce the appearance of dark circles & Under Eye Puffiness
- Helps Reduce Freckles
- Improve Complexion
- Tighten Open Pores - Excellent for use in Toner Formula
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.