Prickly Pear Seed Oil is the cactus oil product that is revolutionising the beauty industry and in addition to its amazing benefits, it’s fully natural and sustainable!
Originally native to Mexico and South America, the prickly pear is an edible and nutritious cactus that is now grown throughout the world, particularly in South Africa and Australia. The fruit and stems are eaten in many cultures as a nutritious, seasonal treat. For beauty products, cold pressed oil from the seeds of this cactus is used.
This brilliant new beauty secret from the desert that Moroccan Natural introduced to me has changed my beauty routine for the best!
First up, Prickly Pear Seed Oil benefits the skin with its exceptional hydrating and anti-aging properties. It’s perfect for countering dry airplane air!
The cactus seed oil contains larger doses of the very same vitamins and antioxidants that make argan and coconut oils so great. It holds the most Vitamin E of any beauty oil on the market (150 % more than argan oil), which provides protection and helps skin retain moisture. This also includes over 70% of linoleic acid (a fatty acid that is essential in stimulating healthy cell production and turnover), flavonoids (anti-inflammatory) and the highest percentage of unsaturated fatty acids (88 %), making it an incredibly powerful oil for skin health.
It is light and absorbs well, while providing a huge burst of moisture to skin cells. It soothes, hydrates, and reduces the inflammation that damages collagen, explaining why it’s used to prevent skin aging. By using it as a moisturizer; a natural barrier for the skin is created, which intercepts free radicals and UV damage, slowing the aging process down and protecting skin from pollution in cities and free radicals in planes.
10 Great Prickly Pear Seed Oil Benefits
- It is quickly absorbed by the skin
The essential fatty acids in Prickly Pear Seed Oil – namely its high (over 70 %) linoleic acid content – make it absorb wonderfully into our skin. It penetrates deeply without leaving behind a greasy residue.
- It restores elasticity and brightens the complexion
Its high antioxidant activity stimulates cell renewal, leaving you with fresh, new skin. This oil seriously reduces redness and hyperpigmentation – a serious problem for a lot of blondes with fair skin like me!
- It nourishes, moisturizes and softens the skin
This oil intensely hydrates the skin. It’s suitable for all skin types but works particularly well on dry, mature skin. A high linoleic acid content soothes even the driest skin. It’s deeply penetrating – you won’t find another oil that leaves your skin softer!
- It tightens pores
Essential fatty acids in Prickly Pear Seed Oil keep the collagen layer of your skin moist and healthy, which keeps your pores tight.
- It brightens dark spots
This oil is unparalleled in its ability to brighten the skin and get rid of dark spots. Vitamin K helps lighten dark under-eye circles and minimize spider veins.
- It slows skin aging
Contains the highest levels of betelains of any known plant (more than acai, pomegranate, blueberries, gogi and beets). Betelains are super antioxidants with powerful anti-aging effects.
- It prevents wrinkles
Prickly Pear Seed Oil has an immense Vitamin E content – 895mg/kg (150% more than argan oil). Vitamin E is a free radical scavenger and increases cell renewal. The high fatty acid content plumps the skin, reducing wrinkles and adding firmness, as well as intercepting free radical damage.
- It will not clog your pores
Having a high (over 70%) linoleic acid content and a low (20%) oleic acid content makes this oil absolutely non-comedogenic meaning it will not clog your pores and lead to breakouts.
- It is great for sensitive skin
This oil is non-irritating, deeply nourishing and soothing. It calms inflammation and hydrates the skin.
- It is a natural nail strengthener
Oils are great for restoring damaged nails and cuticles. Prickly Pear Seed Oil penetrates deep enough to be effective and keep nails moisturized and strong. You can also apply it on polished nails, it won’t damage your manicure.
Source: The Best Organic Skin Care
The cactus oil is great for all skin types and is ideal for mature or dry skin; moisturizing and softening while restoring the skin’s elasticity. Making it a perfect Summer or Winter beauty care and remedy!
- Skin Care
- Lip Care
- Hair Care
It is an excellent addition to your skincare routine, and Moroccan Natural Prickly Pear Seed Oil is perfect for travels. Its little size and roll-on style let you put it safely in your hand bag and take it out whenever needed.
As I travel a lot and often have irregular working hours – which can be very early in the morning or very late at night – I can easily get a little spot due to dirty, polluted air and fatigue, and sometimes dark under-eye circles. With this cactus oil, I have my beauty rescue remedy always at the ready! I also apply it every day on my damaged toenails because I have noticed its healing effect after having applied it just one day!
I can’t recommend this oil enough. Get yours here!