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Organic Cucumber Glycerol Extract

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Cucumber Glycerol Extract has a nice, subtle cucumber smell, it is sterilised by filtration and is not as sticky as glycerin on its own.

Inci: Glycerin, Aqua, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Citric Acid

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A clear, mobile liquid with a hint of yellow and a slight odour.
 
There is no preservative added so be sure to keep the bottle tightly closed as much as possible to keep fungal spores out.
 
The extract also contains amino acids, proteins and lipids.
 
As this is a natural product, there may be some changes in colouration, cloudiness or sediment.
 
The individual materials that make up Cucumber Glycerol Extract are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng) here.
Cucumber extract naturally contains a host of constituents that are beneficial for skin.
 
 
 

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
The glycerin part of the Cucumber Glycerol Extract is a very good humectant that keeps the skin moisturised.
 
With the addition of the Cucumber Extract, you have a product that improves the complexion.
 
Add to toners and facial spritzes. Works very well when combined with floral waters.
 
Add to gels, lotions and creams. Ideal to put into eye creams and serums.
 
Use in anti acne facial washes, cleansers and toners.
 
Can help the skin to look fresh and revitalised.
It is also an emollient and is soothing to the skin.
 
Hair Care
As an astringent, it will help to tone an oily scalp.
 
Other
Use at 3% to 6%. It is safe to use at higher amounts but there is a possibility that the end product may feel a little sticky.
 
Water soluble so cannot be used in oil only blends.
 
Once opened do not leave the cap off the bottle whilst you are working and after use, squeeze some of the air out of the bottle to reduce potential oxidation and seal tightly.
 
Store in a cool, dry place.
 
Protect from freezing and direct sunlight.

RECIPES & BLENDS

Blend with floral waters to make toners for sensitive skin.

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