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Organic Cucumber Extract

Organic Cucumber extract

Organic Cucumber Extract – cucumis sativus fruit extract, it’s an skin conditioning agent used in skin care for oily / mixt skin because of it’s astringent and sebum secretion balancing.

Along with water, cucumber has vitamins like Vitamin C , B and K and minerals like Potassium, Calcium Magnesium. It’s also very efficient when used to remove pigmentation and in skin rejuvenation treatments.

Benefits:

  • reduces skin sebum secretion
  • decreases skin melanin meaning skin pigmentation
  • rejuvenates the skin
  • has smoothing effect on the skin
  • helps minimize fine lines through hydration
  • has cooling effect  and together with vitamin K helps with dark circles and puffiness under eyes
  • tightens open pores
  • slows down cellular deterioration

Studies:

  • Cucumber is a vegetable rich in vitamin C and vitamin B (Musmade & Desai, 1998)
  • in 2011, in African Journal of Biotechnology was published the study: Exploring cucumber extract for skin rejuvenation (Akhtar, A Mehmood, BA Khan, T Mahmood, H Muhammad, S Khan, T Saeed). the authors conclude that Cucumber Extract used for 4 weeks reduced pigmentation and sebum secretion.
  •  Howard Murad published his research on JARCP The Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice, named  ” Evaluating the potential benefits of cucumbers for improved health and skin care”. His findings were that Cucumber helps minimize dark circles, pigmentation of the skin and  sebum secretion.

Naturespa Organic Skin Care Products made with Organic Cucumber Extract:

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