A natural hydrator, cucumber keeps skin fresh and soft during steamy summer months.
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Cucumbers contain 95% water, making them excellent natural hydrators. Slices applied to eyes help reduce puffiness and the appearance of dark circles. The fruit is also a natural skin lightener and brightener. Here are five of our favorite cucumber-infused products. 

Le Mieux O2 Calming Gel ($20) Apply this cool gel to irritated, burned, or post-shave skin for an instant calming effect. It contains aloe leaf juice, green tea extract, and cucumber for naturally soothing relief.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream ($26) The long-loved lotion is now available in a richer cream form for parched skin. Cucumber extract helps strengthen skin's moisture barrier.

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield ($65) This skin-blurring primer contains SPF 30 and cucumber extract to help skin retain moisture and protect against environmental harms.

Yes To Cucumbers Cooling Hydrating Mist ($11) Spritz this refreshing spray over parched summer faces for a quick hit of soothing, softening comfort. Great in the beach or gym bag.

Rimmel Wonder'lash Lift Me Up Mascara ($9) Boosts lashes up and out with a clump-free, volumizing formula. Contains refreshing cucumber (an ingredient that infuses its scent, as well).