• Derived from: cantaloupe
  • Pronunciation: \ˈkyük(y)əmə̇s \ˈme(ˌ)lō\
  • Type: Naturally-derived
  • Other names: Muskmelon Extract

What Is Cucumis Melo Extract?

Cucumis melo extract comes from the cantaloupe or muskmelon, which is a member of the gourd family and is native to Africa but grown around the world. Cantaloupes grown in the United States are typically harvested between May and November; some are imported from Latin America.[1]

What Does Cucumis Melo Extract Do in Our products?

Cucumis melo extract is a skin-conditioning agent.[2] We use the ingredient in our bubble bath. Cucumis melo extract can also be found in sunscreen, shampoo, moisturizer, soap, makeup and many other products.[3]

Why Puracy Uses Cucumis Melo Extract

Studies find that muskmelon extract has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as other potential medical uses.[5,6] Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care and cleaning product quality standards.[7,8]

How Cucumis Melo Extract Is Made

Melon extracts generally are made by pressing the fruit and the separating the juice. The extraction process eliminates larger solid particles.[4]


[1] University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
[2] Environmental Working Group
[3] Environmental Working Group
[4] Google Patents
[5] Vouldoukis I., Lacan D., Kamate C., Coste P., Calenda A., Mazier D., Conti M., Dugas B., “Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of a Cucumis melo LC. extract rich in superoxide dismutase activity” Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2004, Volume 94, Pages 67-75.
[6] Glisodinskin
[7] Whole Foods Market
[8] Whole Foods Market

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