Cuckoo for Cucumber

Cuckoo for Cucumber

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This time of year, we get more and more requests for our Cool as a Cucumber gourmet facial. With Parsley, Lemon, and Probiotic Yogurt, it's a delicious treat for your face... but it doesn’t just smell and feel delightful. Cucumber is highlighted because it offers several skincare benefits both immediately in the hotter months and over time.

We also see an uptick in sales of our Cucumber Aloe MoistureScreen SPF 45+ (a perennial favorite that people especially love to share with others in summer). So what is it about this skin saver? Let’s take a look at some of the skincare benefits of Cucumber: 

Hydration: Cucumber is composed of about 95% water, making it highly hydrating when applied topically. This helps keep skin moisturized and maintain its natural moisture balance.

Cooling and Soothing: The high water content plus caffeic acid and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) provide a cooling effect. This soothes irritated or inflamed skin, making cucumber especially beneficial for sensitivity and sunburn.

Anti-inflammatory: Flavonoids and some of the antioxidants in cucumber (such as quercetin, kaempferol, and tocopherols) have anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce swelling, redness, and irritation.

Age-Less Protection: Antioxidants including vitamin C and beta-carotene fuel the body’s ability to combat free radicals that contribute to skin damage and aging. Antioxidants contribute to a more youthful appearance by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Skin Brightening: The silica content in cucumber is known to brighten and even the complexion. Regular use may minimize the appearance of undereye circles and dark spots.

Pore Refining: Cucumber has gentle astringent properties, which can help tighten the pores and give skin a smoother appearance.

Gentle Exfoliation: The enzymes and mild acids of cucumber aid in the removal of dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, revealing fresher-looking skin.

If you’re due for a facial, be sure to ask about Cool as a Cucumber... we’d love to show you the difference between a “basic facial” elsewhere and the all-inclusive experience at our spa on Canon Drive.

If you can’t make it in or just want a taste of VERABELLA in your neck of the woods, you can’t go wrong with our award-winning Cucumber Aloe sunscreen!

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