5 Reasons Why Cucumber is a Great Post-Sun Skin Ingredient

From battling inflammation, to dry or acne prone skin — these are five reasons why cucumber oil is part of our Spring and Summer skincare routine and a hero ingredient in Universal Oil

It’s hydrating

Hydration is key, and cucumber excels at it. Composed of 95% water, it efficiently transfers and retains moisture, making it a perfect choice for dry skin. With added vitamins and caffeic acid, cucumbers protect the skin from moisture loss and oxidative stress. 

It’s great for oily or acne prone skin

Perfect for oily skin, cucumbers regulate oil levels with vitamin C and amino acids. The high water content and silica ensure balanced sebum production, keeping your skin clear and fresh. Cucumber's anti-inflammatory properties, along with its hydration benefits, contribute to clearer skin. It's a natural solution to combat scars and redness.

It protects against sun damage and soothes sunburns

Shield yourself from UV rays with cucumber's vitamins A, B1, and C. Not only do they soothe sunburns with natural cooling properties, but they also provide antioxidants that protect against further damage.

Evens skin tone

Cucumbers naturally lighten the complexion, thanks to Vitamin C, folic acid, caffeic acid, and astringents. By reducing inflammation, cucumber contributes to an even skin tone and a natural glow.

Combats Aging Signs

A timeless secret to glowing skin, cucumber reduces the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. Packed with vitamins A, B, and K that protect against sun damage, it moisturises and increases collagen production for smooth and youthful skin.