Cucumber is a green lush vegetable, actually fruit that grows on vines of cucumber plant (Cucumis sativus) of the gourd family. Cucumbers originate in India and have been cultivated for at least 3000 years. Introduced in Europe by the Greeks or Romans. The Roman emperor Tiberius was especially greedy for cucumbers; he demanded to have them on his table every day, summer and winter.
Today cucumber is one of the most widely cultivated vegetable in the world. Its refreshing pleasant taste suits many dishes, besides it offers many health benefits to the body. Cucumber consists mainly of water (95%), and is a good source of vitamin C and vitamin K, rich in potassium and magnesium. Cucumber hydrates and detoxifies the body, balances blood pressure, reduces bad cholesterol level, fights inflammations and protects brain health. Cucumber also is high in sulphur and silicon that helps clear the skin, strengthens nails and promotes hair growth, making us beautiful from inside out.
Cucumber fruit extract is extensively used in the skin care industry. It hydrates and softens skin, refreshes and revitalizes, diminishes pores, clarifies and improves complexion, cools and soothes sunburns.
We love cucumber for its astringent, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Cucumber fruit extract is included in Atlantis Skincare Glowing Skin Toner.