Our Cucumber Seed Oil is cold pressed from the cleaned and dried seeds of premium quality cucumbers. It is then carefully filtered to obtain a brilliant, clear yellow oil with a mild, fresh cucumber aroma.
Cucumber Seed Oil contains about 14-20% oleic acid and about 60-68% linoleic acid, making it an excellent choice for use in moisturizing formulations for the skin and hair care. A high content of natural tocopherols and phytosterols further enhance its protective and nutritive benefits for beauty and personal care.
Cucumber Seed Oil Properties:
Yellow to Light Green Hue
Light to Medium Viscosity
Stable Shelf Life
Fatty Acid Composition:
C14:0 Myristic: 0-0.2%
C16:0 Palmitic: 9.0 - 13.0%
C16:1 Palmitoleic: 0-1.0%
C17:0 Margaric: 0-0.1%
C18:0 Stearic: 6.0-9.0%
C18:1 Oleic (Omega-9): 14.0-20.0%
C18:2 Linoleic (Omega-6): 60.0-68.0%
C18:3 Linolenic (Omega-3): 0-1.0%
C20:1 Eicosanoic: 0-0.1%
C22:2 Docosadienoic: 0-0.2%
Cucumber Seed Oil possesses a remarkable amount of phytosterols. Studies indicate that phytosterols help support normal skin elasticity and help maintain healthy, hydrated skin. Cucumber Seed Oil contains a significant percentage of oleic acid and linoleic acid and can be effective in formulations intended to soothe and support dry, problematic, mature and sunburned skin. It is a good choice for inclusion in formulations intended to revitalize and support maturing skin.
Cucumber Seed Oil is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
Usage Rate: 1-100%
Origin: Chile INCI: Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil Extraction Method:Cold Pressed Shelf Life: 1-2 Years Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 180 - 190 SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.132 SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.185
We recommend pairing this ingredient with the following colors: