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Cucumber Seed Oil

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

Cucumber Seed Oil contains about 14-20% oleic acid and about 60-68% omega-3 linoleic acid, making it an excellent choice for use in moisturizing formulations for the skin and hair care. A high content of natural tocopherols and phytosterols further enhance its protective and nutritive benefits for beauty and personal care.


Cucumber Seed Oil Properties:

  • Absorbs Quickly
  • Highly Moisturizing
  • Yellow to Light Green Hue
  • Chcaracteristic Aroma
  • Light to Medium Viscosity
  • Stable Shelf Life
  • Tocopherols: 600-700ppm
  • Phytosterols: 4,000-5,000ppm
  • Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C14:0 Myristic: 0-0.2%
    • C16:0 Palmitic: 9.0 - 13.0%
    • C16:1 Palmitoleic: 0-1.0%
    • C17:0 Margaric: 0-0.1%
    • C18:0 Stearic: 6.0-9.0%
    • C18:1 Oleic: 14.0-20.0%
    • C18:2 Linoleic: 60.0-68.0%
    • C18:3 Linolenic (Omega-3): 0-1.0%
    • C20:1 Eicosanoic: 0-0.1%
    • C22:2 Docosadienoic: 0-0.2%


Uses:

Cucumber Seed Oil possesses a remarkable amount of phytosterols. Studies indicate that phytosterols help support normal skin elasticity and help maintain healthy, hydrated skin. Cucumber Seed Oil contains a significant percentage of oleic acid and linoleic acid and can be effective in formulations intended to soothe and support dry, probelmatic, mature and sunburned skin. It is a good choice for inclusion in formulations intended to revitalize and support maturing skin.


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

  • Skin Care
  • Lip Care
  • Hair Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Aromatherapy


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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