Ingredient of the Week – Cucumber Fruit

Cucumber Fruit

What is cucumber fruit?  Cucumber is technically a cylindrical fruit that belongs to the same family as pumpkins, zucchinis and other squashes. It is usually more than 90% water and it includes vitamin K in 16% of daily value as nutrition.

What are benefits for your skin when using cucumber?  Cucumber are known for soothing and hydrating properties when applied to the skin.  Cucumbers can help improve complexion and aid in rejuvenating the skin. The high water content has a cleansing action within the body and cucumbers are high in vitamins, minerals and polyphenols.  Cucumbers are sometimes used in spa treatments on the eyes to help reduce puffiness and sooth skin.

Why did we select it to be used in Apothederm Skin Care products? Cucumber is a very important ingredient for products to help hydrate and sooth skin.  It can be used in sensitive skin care formulations as well as dry skin products as well.  Cucumber has polysaccharides that help serve as a barrier on skin to attract moisture and therefore hydrates.

Apothederm Skin Care uses cucumber fruit in the following products:

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