Cucumber Seed Oil

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Inci:Cucumis Sativus Seed Oil

A dry, smooth, soft and delicate oil that can be added to any products for sensitive skin areas. Deeply hydrating for dry skin and especially effective on sensitive skin.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A clear yellow, thin oil with very little aroma that is pressed from the cleaned and dried seeds of cucumbers. The seeds yield up to 50% oil. It is then filtered to give a very clear oil with a light cucumber aroma.
  • Use 1% to 100%.
  • Oil soluble so cannot be used in water only products. It can be used in small amounts in water based gels that will hold it in suspension.
  • Heat stable so can be used in Stage 1 (fat stage) when making creams and lotions.
Cucumber Seed Oil can be blended with Shea Butter or Shea Butter Oil, it combines well to lighten the greasiness of the shea butter. Both are rich in phytosterols which are excellent for protecting the skin.
 
It also works very well with Prickly Pear Seed Oil and Pomegranate Seed Oil for mature and crepey skin.
A high content of natural tocopherols and phytosterols further enhance its protective and nutritive benefits. It spreads easily and is absorbed relatively quickly by the skin.
 
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
C16:0 Palmitic Acid 5% to 14%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 3% to 15%
C18:1 Oleic Acid (Omega 9) 5% to 30%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 50% to 75%
 
Saponification Value mgKOH / g 180-190
 
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Cucumber Seed Oil are:
Emollient, Skin Conditioning.
To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here.

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
  • As Cucumber Seed Oil is very rich in Omega 6, it will be excellent for holding moisture in the skin. It helps to keep the skin looking younger and better able to stay hydrated and moisturised.
  • Ideal to use on acne prone skin as it is very thin and will not feel heavy or greasy when applied. It sinks in very readily without blocking the pores. It can feel soothing on the skin.
  • This very light texture also makes it perfect for around the eye products like eye creams and eye serums.
  • Cucumber Seed OIl is excellent to soothe and improve dry and mature skin especially but it is also a beneficial oil for all skin types. Use it in age defying serums and intensive gels.
  • Suitable for both eczema prone skin and psoriasis prone skin. It is rich in tocopherols and phytosterols.
  • Phytosterols are also known for their ability to nourish the skin and maintain healthy skin. 
  • Adding Cucumber Seed Oil to creams and lotions will make them feel lighter and drier. This is very useful when combining with heavier or greasier oils.
  • It has desirable attributes to use in a massage oil, but it will need to be blended with other heavier and more fatty oils like Avocado Oil and Moringa Oil that will give a greater slip to the blend. On its own, it will sink in too quickly.
Hair Care
  • Cucumber Seed Oil is excellent for moisturising the hair, it also softens the hair and conditions the scalp.
  • It is very light and will not weigh the hair down - excellent for scrunching into dry hair to improve flexibility without feeling sticky or greasy.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Blend with shea butter and shea butter oil for massaging into the skin.
 
The light texture of the oil combines well to lighten the greasiness of the shea butter.
 
Works very well with Prickly Pear Seed Oil and Pomegranate Seed Oil for mature and crepey skin.

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring Cucumber Seed Oil:

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    SN
    02 March 2021
    Shelgunova N.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Great product!

    Great quality

    FB
    26 February 2021
    Fernanda B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I recommend this product

    Cucumber oil

    I liked it , it was something different

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