Cucumber is a wonderful, edible plant. It is actually a fruit and as such has seeds contained within it.
There is a fair amount of data about cucumber fruit extract and there is good reason to believe that cucumber fruit extract is non-toxic at reasonable concentration levels. Cucumber is cooling, soothing, and moisturizing to the skin and so we trust that a well extracted cucumber fruit extract formula is going to help our formulas protect and benefit the skin
This is from the EWG’s website:
“It's our mission at Environmental Working Group to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. EWG's Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals. We launched Skin Deep in 2004 to create online profiles for cosmetics and personal care products and their potential hazards and health concerns. Our aim is to fill in where industry and government leave off. Companies are allowed to use almost any ingredient they wish. The U.S. government doesn't review the safety of products before they're sold. Our staff scientists compare the ingredients on personal care product labels and websites to information in nearly 60 toxicity and regulatory databases.”
The EWG is a great resource. At ZAK Body Care we use their expertise, on top of the chemists who develop and perfect our formulas, to help keep our formulas natural, healthy, and positively beneficial to your skin!
Cucumber fruit extract benefits:
Anti-inflammatory and hydrating.
Cucumber fruit extract contains gelatinous polysaccharides similar to those in aloe vera which are known to provide health benefits to the skin.
On top of that they can create a layer on top the skin that holds in moisture.
For these reasons cucumber fruit extract is highly regarded for dry skin types.
Cucumber fruit extract is cooling on the skin and can tighten tired, loose skin and reduce the appearance of pores.
Next time you’re applying a ZAK Premium Natural Deodorant to your delicate underarms remember the cooling properties of cucumber fruit extract and praise the goodness of natural skin care! Fruits and veggies are our friends! They are here to protect and nourish us. So just as a cucumber nourishes us from the inside when we eat it we also like to believe that it works its magic on the skin just the same.