Cucumber Seed Oil is a Carrier Oil obtained by cold pressing the cleaned and dried seeds that produces a clear yellow oil with a mild fresh cucumber aroma. This careful processing of the seeds ensures its purity and high mineral content - no chemical processes are applied.Botanical Name: Cucumis sativus
Common Uses: Cucumber Seed Carrier Oil is very light with a fatty acid composition that helps to keep the skin fresh, soft and moisturized. It has between 14-20% of oleic acid, high amounts of omega 3, linoleic fatty acid (60-68 %), and the essential fatty acids needed for a healthy skin. It also contains a high level of tocopherols that provide antioxidants. Its high phytosterol content is an important contributor of nutrients for the skin. Cucumber Seed oil can be used in various cosmetic applications for its cooling, nutritive, and soothing properties, and it can be added in various formulations of skin care, hair care and nail care products.
Consistency: Characteristic of Carrier Oils.
Iodine Value: 110-140 avoid heating this oil
Absorption: It is absorbed by the skin at an average speed, leaving a slightly oily feeling on the skin.
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of 1 year with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.