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Cucumber Seed Oil

Cucumber Seed Oil is cold pressed from the cleaned and dried seeds of cucumbers. It is then carefully filtered to obtain a brilliant, clear yellow oil with a mild, fresh cucumber aroma.

Cucumber Seed Oil possesses a remarkable amount of phytosterols. Studies indicate that phytosterols help the skin strengthen its lipid barrier, restoring proper moisture balance, smoothing the skinís surface and improving skin elasticity. Phytosterols are also known for their ability to nourish and stimulate the skin cells to encourage regeneration of healthy skin cells.

Cucumber Seed Oil can be effective in treating dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, acne and sunburned skin. It is a good choice for inclusion in formulations for revitalizing maturing skin. Furthermore, the high tocopherol and tocotrienol content indicates that Cucumber Seed Oil would be effective in defending skin cells from free-radical damage.


Cucumber Seed Oil Properties:

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Rich in Tocopherols & Tocotrienols:
    • Alpha Tocopherol: 40-70 ppm
    • Gamma Tocopherol: 600-700 ppm
    • Gamma Tocotrienol: 25-45 ppm
  • Rich in Phytosterols:
    • Campesterol: 40-60 ppm
    • Stigmasterol: 30-50 ppm
    • Beta sitosterol: 3400-3500 ppm
    • Delta Stigmasterol: 200-250 ppm
    • Delta Avenasterol: 1100-1200 ppm
  • Fatty Acid Profile:
    • Palmitic Acid: 9-13%
    • Stearic Acid: 6-9%
    • Oleic Acid: 9-16%
    • Linoleic Acid: 60-68%
    • Linolenic: <1%
  • May Help Protect Skin from Free Radicals
  • Stable Shelf Life


Cucumber Seed Oil is a Highly Recommended Ingredient in Personal Care Products Intended for the Following:

  • Anti-Aging and Wrinkle Reduction
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Acne and Other Skin Conditions
  • Sunburn
  • Stretch Marks
  • Damaged Hair
  • Dry Scalp
  • Brittle Nails


Cucumber Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Moisturizers
  • Sunscreens and After-Sun Care
  • Anti-Aging Preparations
  • Hair Care
  • Lip Care
  • Nail Care
  • Massage


Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

 

INCI Nomenclature:

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil

Shelf Life:

1-2 Years

Origin:

Chile

Extraction Method:

Cold Pressed

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