All About Extracts: Cucumber, Rosemary & Chamomile

Let's talk about extracts and what exactly they do in skincare. Extracts are made typically from plants through cold-pressing or soaking a plant (typically in water, oil, or alcohol) to create a tincture-type liquid. You'll find extracts at the bottom of your ingredient list because you only need a tiny bit of them to reap all the benefits. Let's look at the three extracts you will find in your Hudson Valley Skin Care products and the benefits of each one.

Cucumber Extract Benefits 

You're probably family with the use of cucumber to reduce eye puffiness by placing slices of cucumbers over your eyes and leaning back and relaxing. Cucumber can provide more than just the benefits of reducing eye puffiness. It's packed with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and more, and it's one of the healthiest things you can use on your skin. Cucumber is gentle enough for all skin types.

Cucumber Extract can provide many benefits for your skin. It hydrates and soothes your skin while astringent properties help clear your pores and firm and tighten your skin. It can balance sebum (oil) production and help to reduce the signs of aging. It promotes the shedding of dry, damaged skin and is a natural moisturizer. 

Rosemary Extract Benefits 

 Rosemary is a popular herb used in cooking, but did you know it has a ton of benefits for your skin as well? Rosemary is rich in nutrients such as iron, calcium, antioxidants, and iron, and you can find this extract in many cleansers, soaps, face masks, and creams. 

The antioxidants of Rosemary make it a powerful fighter aging the effects of aging. It helps tighten loose skin and promote cell growth to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help treat acne thanks to its disinfectant and antibiotic properties. It can also aid in reducing dark spots and blemishes. Lastly, Rosemary has anti-inflammatory properties that help speed up healing and reduce skin swelling and puffiness, which is excellent for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. 

Chamomile Extract Benefits 

A nice cup of chamomile tea is perfect for winding down the day. Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks used chamomile tea to help treat wounds and promote healing. Chamomile is a potent anti-inflammatory and has a wide range of benefits.  

In skincare, Chamomile Extract can help reduce redness and irritation. Chamomile can help soothe your skin and treat the underlying condition that may have caused the inflammation in the first place. It can help treat acne breakouts by reducing the bacteria by thoroughly cleansing the skin. Chamomile can also help reduce pain and soothe sunburns. The antibacterial properties help clear the skin and prevent future breakouts. It helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and skin discoloration by improving blood flow under the skin and making it appear brighter and refreshed.

At Hudson Valley Skin Care, we choose to formulate with Cucumber, Rosemary, and Chamomile Extract for their skin-soothing benefits. Concentrated natural ingredients are an efficient way to deliver maximum nutrients to your skin without irritating it.