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.

Organic Skin Care is starting to be a new hype, but what is Organic Skin Care?

When it comes to food items, the definition of “Organic” is clear, thanks to the USDA’s National Organic Program standards, the Federal regulation that defines just how organic food is grown, raised, processed and sold. When, for instance, you buy organic apples you can be sure that the farmer didn’t used pesticides and antibiotics for your apples. The farmer only uses approved materials by the USDA.

Nowadays the name “Organic” is also being used by many skin care companies, but the meaning of the term is rather vague. Unlike food items, consumers are not protected in the skincare industry when the name organic on an item is being (mis)used.

Skin care manufacturers are free to label their product “Organic” when it only contains 1 organic ingredients! Unbelievable isn’t it? We feel the term is being misused by many skin care manufacturers to distract you from the actual ingredients. Organic benzoyl peroxide for instance is still an unfriendly and harsh ingredient.

At Mudmasky we find that the real challenge is to make a clean product free from possible irritants that actually works.