Cucumber (cucumis sativus)

This humble culinary item has other uses too!

Some of the adjectives used to describe cucumbers are ‘cooling’, ‘refreshing’ and ‘watery’ – but never oily! However, cucumber seed oil, an amazing addition to the carrier oil world is produced by cold pressing cucumber seeds, which contain a fair amount of oil – about 45%. It has a lovely fresh scent and a bevy of beauty benefits.

Cucumber seed oil has a light consistency. It rapidly absorbs into the skin, leaving no greasy look and feel. It can be beneficial for anti-aging and fine line reduction, acne, psoriasis, eczema, sunburn and stretch marks.

Cucumber seed oil contains large amounts of phytosterols making it a noteworthy ingredient in personal care formulations. Studies indicate that phytosterols assist the skin to 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. The high tocopherol and tocotrienol content indicate that cucumber seed oil would be effective in defending skin cells from free-radical damage.

Sativa Skin Solutions for your face and body:

The ‘signature feature’ of Sativa Skin Solutions range is cucumber, due to the distinctive smell of freshly chopped cucumber emanating from the cucumber seed oil. We love the freshness and summery feeling of this entire range, designed to offer complete nourishment and loving care for your skin. Your skin will be absolutely delicious!