BlogsMAY 17, 2022
Prickly Pear Oil - Meet Prickly Pear Oil – Nature's answer to Botox
Prickly Pear Oil is native to Morocco and has long been revered in the Moroccan culture for its skincare benefits. So, let’s deep dive into Prickly Pear Oil!
What is it?
Prickly Pear Oil, also known as Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Barbary Fig Oil, or Indian Fig Oil, is an oil extracted from the prickly pear cactus. The plant is native to Morocco and comes with pads, seeds, and flowers that can grow to up to 6 feet in height!
What does it contain?
Prickly Pear Oil is a superfood ingredient containing a number of incredibly powerful properties.
Amino Acids found in prickly pear oil have been proven to stimulate skin cells and boost collagen production, promoting a faster skin cell turnover rate. This means it boosts your skin’s elasticity while helping it recover and rebuild faster.
Linoleic Acid, an Omega-6 essential fatty acid, can be found in prickly pear oil. It is proven to increase moisture, reduce the amount of skin dehydration, protect the skin barrier as well as reduce hyperpigmentation caused by the sun.
Oleic acid is an essential fatty acid that seals in moisture and helps other ingredients penetrate the skin surface to deeply target affected areas.
Palmitic acid is naturally found in skin, but can reduce as we age. It is a natural antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties that can help the skin heal.
Prickly pear contains the highest amount of Vitamin E on the market today, almost 3x the amount in argan oil. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals, like pollutants or UV rays by acting as a barrier to shield your skin.
Vitamin K helps to brighten the skin by reducing broken capillaries and evens out your skin tone
Zinc helps to reduce redness and inflammation in the skin, as well as reduces the production of excess sebum and lowers the impact of DHT hormone that produces sebum as a response to stress and inflammation.
What can it do for you?
Overall, Prickly Pear Oil has several skincare benefits. It restores skin elasticity, increases collagen production, fights free radicals, and protects the skin from UV rays. It increases brightness in the skin, tightens pores, and reduces under eye circles. It targets and reduces fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevents the signs of premature ageing like wrinkle formation. And finally, it helps to nourish the skin - leaving you with a tighter, brighter, softer, and younger-looking complexion. Our Prickly Pear Oil is 100% pure and cold-pressed from Morocco, native to the most potent prickly pear in the world. Try it now individually or combined with a powerhouse of ingredients like Green Tea, White Clay, and Salicylic Acid in our Green Tea Brightening Set.