As popular as cucumbers are in the kitchen, they serve a number of purposes when transferred over to our bathroom shelves. It may look silly, but it turns out that there’s a not-so-ridiculous reason as to why people balance slices of raw cucumber on their eyes. Cucumbers’ high water content hydrates the skin, reduces irritation and leaves a refreshed feeling, making it a popular ingredient in beauty products. Keep your skin feeling cool (as a cucumber) in the summertime heat with these eight fantastic products. Freshen, boost, tighten and cleanse all different areas of skin with products that are specially formulated, with cucumber of course, to revive your skin.
1. This mild, natural and soothing toner refreshes skin to leave it feeling soft and clean. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner available at Kiehls for $27.00.
2. Cleanse your face, and even remove make-up, with this creamy and cooling cucumber soap. Mario Badescu Cucumber Cream Soap available at Mario Badescu 6oz for $10.00 and 16oz for $20.00.
3. Looking to simplify your hair care? This sulfate-free conditioner is meant to improve hair health, reduce frizz and maintain color all at once. Wen by Chaz Dean Cucumber Aloe Cleansing Conditioner available at Sephora for $32.00. L
4. Cool and calm your irritated or puffy skin with this cucumber-based gel after exposure to the sun, waxing, and facials.Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask available at Sephora for $45.00.
5. This light and creamy doesn’t just feel refreshing, but the cucumber brightens the skin and boosts complexion.Sisley Paris Moisturizer with Cucumber available at Net-A-Porter for $170.00.
6. Keep your hands looking young and feeling soft with this tightening and hydrating cream. Philip B Cucumber & Blue Orchid Hand & Body Crème available at Neiman Marcus for $47.00.
7. Leave the actual cucumbers in the kitchen and use this gel to brighten the skin around your eyes. Yes to Cucumbers Eye Love Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel available at Ulta for $14.99.
8. More convenient than carrying cucumber slices in your purse or keeping them in your bathroom vanity, these cucumber-towelettes do it all too from removing makeup to refreshing the skin. Giovanni Facial Cleansing Towelettes, Refreshing Citrus Cucumber available at Drugstore.com for $6.99.