Prickly pear is a fruit that grows on the leaves of the Nopales cacti, belong to the genus Opuntia, it’s scientific name is Opuntia ficus-indica. Prickly Pear Oil benefits the skin with it’s exceptional hydrating, and anti-aging properties.
A Moroccan oil, like Argan Oil, Prickly Pear contains the most natural Vitamin E of any oil (150 % more than Argan Oil), and the highest percentage of unsaturated fatty acids (88 %) – making it an incredibly powerful oil to keep your skin looking healthy and bright.
The Skin Quickly Absorbs It
The essential fatty acids in Prickly Pear oil – namely it’s high (60 %) Linoleic Acid content makes it absorb wonderfully into our skin. It penetrates deeply without leaving behind a greasy residue.
It Restores Elasticity and Brightens the Complexion
High antioxidant activity stimulates cell renewal, leaving you with fresh, new skin. Prickly pear also reduces redness and hyper-pigmentation.
Nourishes, Moisturizes and Softens the Skin
This oil intensely hydrates the skin, it is excellent for all skin types but works very well on dry, mature skin. Thanks to its high Linoleic acid content prickly pear oil can soothe even the most dehydrated skin.
Essential fatty acids in Prickly Pear Oil keep the collagen layer of your skin moist and healthy, this keeps your pores tight.
Brightens Dark Spots
This oil is unparalleled in its ability to brighten the skin and get rid of dark spots thanks in part to its rich levels of vitamin K.
Slows Skin Aging
Prickly Pear contains the highest levels of Betalains of any known plant (more than Acai, Pomegranate, and Blueberries). Betalains are super antioxidants with powerful anti-aging effects.
Having 150% more Vitamin E than Argan oil is a huge benefit to using prickly pear oil. Vitamin E is a free radical scavenger and promotes new cell growth.
The high fatty acid content strengthens the skin, thereby reducing wrinkles and adding firmness, as well as fighting the damage caused by free radicals.
It Will Not Clog Your Pores
This oil is a known non-comedogenic meaning it will not clog your pores and lead to breakouts.
Soothes Irritated Skin
Prickly pear has anti-inflammatory properties that are similar to aloe vera. Prickly pear’s betalains and phenolic compounds, along with its high levels of antioxidants. This allows for relief from irritation and redness.