Prickly Pear Seed Oil Benefits In Our Cactus Serum

At the heart of our velvety cactus serum is the mighty prickly pear. This ingredient takes center stage, deeply hydrating, firming, and toning your skin for a bright, youthful complexion. It is dense in antioxidants and fatty acids that help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

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Let’s explore the heroine ingredient of our most luxurious, beloved product.

Understanding Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Prickly pear seed oil, also known as Barbary fig seed oil or cactus seed oil, is extracted from the seeds of the prickly pear fruit. Native to arid regions such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Mexico, the prickly pear cactus has long been cherished for its medicinal and culinary uses. However, it's the oil extracted from its seeds that has garnered attention in the beauty world for its exceptional skincare benefits.

As an ingredient in our Intense Hydration Cactus Concentrate, prickly pear seed oil is a rich source of vitamins E and K. It absorbs quickly and hydrates deeply, giving this skin a soft, plump, dewy glow.

It helps combat dark circles by promoting blood circulation to the under-eye area. We call it nature’s hyaluronic acid, working to replenish moisture, improve elasticity, and facilitate the process of skin repair.

What does prickly pear cactus serum do?

Our most luxurious, beloved product is a waterless, pressed serum and fast-absorbing moisturizer in one. It provides a plump, dewy glow with ingredients that bring harmony to problematic, hormonal skin.

It’s more than a cactus serum. Sure, prickly pear seed oil naturally contains potent antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids that work wonders for the skin. It’s a skincare powerhouse on its own.

We take things a step further.

A trio of Murumuru, Shea, and Mango Butters create a soft, satiny, velvety texture. Essential oils offer a unique scent, where the woods meet the ocean. Fresh, exotic and floral spa-like aromatics uplift and bring about feelings of calm and joy.

What ingredients are in cactus serum, beyond prickly pear seed oil?

We focused on a soothing emollient to alleviate dry, flaky, sensitive and mature skin. Our Intense Hydration Cactus Concentrate is also non-comedogenic (won’t block pores) to reduce inflammation and rebalance oily, problematic or blemished skin.

Prickly pear is the star ingredient in this velvety pressed serum that deeply hydrates, firms and tones for a bright, youthful complexion.

Beyond that, we add moisturizing Murumuru, Shea, and Mango butters. A blend of seven oils deliver a delicious aromatic union of sea and land, boasting antioxidant and skin nourishment properties.

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Enjoy a lightweight, waterless cactus serum that absorbs quickly. It’s a moisturizer providing a coveted, soft glow with all-natural, whole ingredients.

How do I use prickly pear seed oil?

Our skin has an inherent ability to retain moisture, thanks to its natural lipid barrier. This protective layer is composed of oils and lipids that keep the skin moisturized and shield it against external aggressors and environmental stressors.

We like to promote a  3-Step Moisturizing Guide:

Step 1: Hydrating Facial Mist

After cleansing, apply 3-5 spritzes of the Intense Hydration Facial Mist. This adds a necessary water layer that preps your skin to be sealed with a moisturizer.

Step 2: Nourishing Serum

Add a few drops of the Repairing Facial Serum. Our oil-based hydrating product replenishes moisture, addresses discoloration, and promotes a clean, glowing complexion.

Step 3: Apply Moisturizer

Finally, apply our Intense Hydration Cactus Concentrate as the ultimate moisturizer, sealing the previous hydration and serum products. This locks in the beneficial moisture without risking excessive dryness or dehydration.

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Is prickly pear seed oil good for the face?

Yes, of course! We designed our cactus serum as a concentrated, all-natural moisturizer for your face. It’s perfect for dry, dehydrated, oily, and mature skin, but it’s versatile enough to be beneficial for all skin types.

For Deep Hydration

One of the standout qualities of prickly pear seed oil is its ability to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin. Rich in linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, prickly pear seed oil helps to maintain the skin's natural moisture barrier, preventing moisture loss and leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.

Powerful Antioxidants

Prickly pear seed oil is loaded with antioxidants, including vitamin E, vitamin K, and betalains. These antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, which can cause premature aging and damage to the skin cells. By protecting the skin from environmental stressors, prickly pear seed oil helps promote a youthful complexion and can diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Brightening & Even-Toning

The vitamin K content in prickly pear seed oil makes it an excellent choice for brightening the skin and reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Regular use of prickly pear seed oil can help even out the skin tone, giving you a radiant and luminous complexion.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Thanks to its high concentration of antioxidants and fatty acids, prickly pear seed oil possesses potent anti-inflammatory properties. It can soothe and calm irritated skin, making it ideal for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Additionally, its lightweight texture allows it to be easily absorbed, without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue.

Enhanced Elasticity

As we age, our skin's natural production of collagen and elastin decreases, leading to loss of firmness and elasticity. Prickly pear seed oil helps stimulate collagen production, promoting firmer, more elastic skin. Regular use can help improve skin texture and minimize the appearance of sagging or drooping skin.

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There’s a big reason we stand behind our flagship product. It’s simply the best, most deeply hydrating and moisturizing serum for the face on the market.

Prickly Pear Seed Oil Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it. Consider Marybeth’s review. After being a customer for 4 months, sent us this glowing review of our most luxurious moisturizer, the Intense Hydration Cactus Concentrate.

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