The extract of the Cucumis Sativus Fruit has anti-inflammatory qualities, including (sun)burns. Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract can repair dry and damaged skin, and giving it a softer and smoother appearance. An other benefit is that the pH-value is identical with the human skin.

What is Cucumis Sativus?

Cucumis Sativus is the botanical name of a plant species from the cucumber family.

The most well known and eaten vegatable of the cucumber family is the cucumber. Botanically speaking, cucumbers are actually fruits, because they are the part of flowering plants that contain the seeds and are the means by which such plants disseminate those seeds.

What are the benefits of cucumbers in skincare?

Many studies have shown that Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract contain many potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients. The most important benefits of cucumbers in skincare are:

– Cucumbers contain Vitamin K which improves skin elasticity (Researchers from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands have recently proved this)

– Repairs dry and damaged skin

– pH-value is identical with the human skin

– Lubricate the skin, gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance


Why did we use a simple cucumber in a skincare product like a Facial Mask?

Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract is the perfect ingredient to give the last touch to a pH-Balanced skincare product. It’s a big challenge to make a Facial Mask pH-Balanced. Especially without using harsh chemicals. We mainly used this Fruit Extract to get the perfect pH-Value for our Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask.

It’s the combination with other ingredients that make Cucumis Sativus important to our facial mask. Compare it with ice-cubes in fresh made lemonade. It’s the last touch to get the lemonade right.

Moroccan Lava Clay – also known as Rhassoul Clay or Ghassoul Clay – is mined from the Atlas Mountains in Eastern Morocco. It is an extraordinary mineral-rich clay which helps in the treatment of dehydrated, sensitive skin and enlarged pores. It also helps build and strengthen elasticity of the skin.

History of Moroccan Lava Clay

Moroccan Lava Clay has a long history of use in beauty care. It has been used for over 1,500 years as a soap, (face) cleanser, shampoo and skin conditioner. It was mainly used in Morocco as a traditional hammam ritual. But also in ancient Rome and Egypt.

How does Moroccan Lava Clay work?

In contrast to the conventional soaps and shampoos, there are no artificial emulsifiers, fragrances or preservatives in Moroccan Lava Clay. The benefits of this Clay comparing with synthetic products are that it only removes the dirt. Synthetic soaps however, not only remove the dirt but also most of the natural moist from the skin. Synthetic soaps leave the skin unprotected and the skin is stimulated to produce even more oil. Your skin will become out of balance. In the US 82% off the population suffers from out of balanced skin due synthetic soaps.

Moroccan Lava Clay cleans completely different. Due to its unique composition this clay has a high cleaning power and electrostatic force. It binds the excess skin oil and dirt particles. These are then easily washed away with water, leaving the natural protective layer intact.

Benefits of Moroccan Lava Clay

– It cleanses gently and thoroughly and not irritate.

– Improves circulation

– Suitable for all skin and hair type.

– It is completely environmentally friendly, without chemical additives, emulsifiers, fragrance or preservatives.

– 100% natural

– Unlimited shelf life

– Great alternative for people who want to get rid of the soap or have a skin allergy

– Great for small wounds

Mudmasky uses Premium Light Brown Moroccan Lava Clay, which is the mildest of all the clays, making it ideal for people with sensitive and dry and/or dehydrated skin because it keeps the natural moist inside the skin. The amazing properties of the Premium Light Brown Moroccan Lava Clay help to rebuild, moisturize and nourish the skin.