There were a few things that I found I didn't know about Cucumber, and thought I would share a few of them, including what the Cucumber can do for skin :) Firstly, Cucumbers have a water content of about 98% with the juice containing the highest amount of water. It has a significant amount of potassium, Vitamin A, and sterol and it also contains one of the necessary hormones for the pancreas in order to create insulin. For many years, the vegetable has been commonly been described as a diuretic as well.
WHAT DOES CUCUMBER DO FOR YOUR SKIN?!?
I had always heard about the awesome soothing and calming properties of Cucumber, which is very true. I didn't know however, that it can be used as a rejuvenator for skin and can actually improve the complexion of your skin too! The plant is a good treatment that's highly effective for reducing symptoms from poison oak & ivy, burns, sunburns! There has been promising research as well to indicate that Cucumber can aid in the removal of blackheads, freckles, and birthmarks since it contains powerful proteolytic enzymes! Lastly, it's excellent in providing a reduction in eye irritation and can be found in many skin care and cosmetics for this reason.
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I haven't had the opportunity to try a product from Azure Naturals thus far and I jumped at the chance to try this one! I LOVE eye gels- especially if they're effective :) For many years I've had issues with dark circles, discoloration, and puffiness underneath my eye area so I'm constantly on the lookout for products that will help with those issues, is affordable, and preferably an organic formula. This is sometimes difficult to do, as many of the products out on the market today contain a lot of chemicals that I can't even pronounce-let alone would I want to put them on my skin!
Something I noticed immediately about this eye gel that sets is apart from others is the smell or scent of the formula, in addition to its texture. Let me explain: firstly the smell is wonderful- it's light with a hint of Cucumber that isn't overpowering and doesn't linger forever after you put on the product. Sometimes products can have way too much of this scent when it contains Cucumber, but Azure Naturals got this eye gel scent right on the mark!
Secondly, the texture of the formula is perfect- it has just the right consistency to dispense from the pump bottle well, which means it didn't require pumping out too much product and creating waste! It also means that it spreads well and easily so you can cover both under eye areas with less than a full pump if you prefer, as I do! The product is also good to use on your entire face and I chose to apply the eye gel to my neck area as well. It left both areas feeling very smooth! My eyes look so well-rested after I put on this product and the discoloration is just gone :)
This is a great choice for anyone looking for a great eye treatment gel or wanting to add a product like this to their routine- it's great for starting out too! At under $20 the price is tough to beat - plus you're going to get a natural eye gel without all of the harmful chemicals that many others contain on the market today.
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