Oxford, CT (8/27/2012) - Natural Sourcing is pleased to announce the inclusion of Cold Pressed Cucumber Seed Oil [INCI: Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil] within its growing line of specialty oils for use in personal care product development.
Cucumber Seed Oil is cold pressed from the cleaned and dried seeds of cucumbers. It is then carefully filtered to obtain a clear yellow oil with a mild cucumber aroma.
INCI: Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil
Method of Extraction: Cold Pressed
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
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 skin’s 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 contains a significant percentage of oleic acid and linoleic acid and 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
- Stigmasterol: 200-250 ppm
- Avenasterol: 1100-1200 ppm
- Skin-Nourishing Fatty Acid Profile:
- Palmitic Acid: 9-13%
- Stearic Acid: 6-9%
- Oleic Acid: 14-20%
- Linoleic Acid: 60-68%
- Linolenic: <1%
- May Help Protect Skin from Free Radicals
- Stable Shelf Life
Cucumber Seed Oil is Suitable for the Following Personal Care Applications:
- Stretch Marks
- Damaged Hair
- Dry Scalp
- Brittle Nails
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About Natural Sourcing, LLC
Natural Sourcing specializes in the procurement and supply of over 500 natural ingredients for cosmeceutical, spa, massage and aromatherapy applications. Ingredients are carefully selected for their quality and functionality in skin care, hair care and beauty treatments. Natural Sourcing's ingredient lines consist of nutritive specialty ingredients including berry oils, organic beeswax, organic shea butter, pomegranate oil and watermelon seed oil. Additionally, Natural Sourcing offers over 25 categories of natural ingredients.
Natural Sourcing is a member of the Organic Trade Association and has its organic certification through CCOF. Natural Sourcing is dedicated towards becoming an increasingly strong presence in the growing awareness of the importance and benefits of organic skin care.
Natural Sourcing operates a 30,000 square foot facility in Oxford, Connecticut.
Customers and interested parties can learn more about Natural Sourcing or request a brochure and product samples by visiting its Web site at www.naturalsourcing.com or by calling its Customer Care department at (800) 340-0080 or (203) 702-2500.