Cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract functions as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agent, and skin-conditioning agent. Profuse number of antioxidants naturally found in cucumber fruit extract such as ascorbic acid, beta carotene and caffeic acid. Cucumbers also include antioxidant flavonoids,
such as quercetin, apigenin, luteolin, and kaempferol, which provide additional benefits.
Cucumber fruit extract warrants consideration for its potential used as an anti-wrinkle ingredient in cosmetic formulations. Inhibiting the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes (including cyclooxygenase 2, or COX-2). These ingredients decrease inflammation will calm any skin redness and irritation, and could help to combat signs of aging.
It is effectively hydrating and conditions the skin due to its rich composition of polysaccharides and the high content of vitamin K help to minimize the appearance of dark circles.