Ingredients Spotlight: Prickly Pear Oil
Prickly Pear Oil: The Do-It-All Oil
What is Prickly Pear Oil
Prickly pear oil is derived from the prickly pear cactus, dubbed the Miracle Plant. The prickly cactus is native to arid conditions and is known for its ability to survive with very little water and still harvest healthy fruit. The oil is extracted from the small black seeds of the cactus fruit.
Fun Fact: one serving of prickly pear fruit contains 1/4 of the daily recommended vitamin C dosage, along with high concentrations of minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
How Has Prickly Pear Been Used Traditionally?
The Aztecs used it to treat burns, the Chinese used it to cover abscesses, the Native Americans made syrups from it to treat whooping cough and asthma, and the Mexicans used it to treat diabetes and high cholesterol.
Prickly Pear Oil & Its Skin Benefits
A natural desert fruit is packed with nutrients, whether consumed as a fruit or oils extracted with applied topically. Prickly pear oil contains antioxidants known as betalains, and red and yellow pigments that are also found in super fruits such as goji berries and acai. It also contains vitamins E and K, amino acids, and highly sought-after fatty acids. Together, the oil from the desert fruit is a prized ingredient to use in skincare and even hair care.
- Protects from Skin Damage
- Increased Collagen Production
- Reduces Breakouts & Balance Oil Production
- Fades Under-Eye Bags & Dark Circles
- Aids the Absorption of Other Vitamins
- Boosts Skin Hydration
Derived from a fruit known for its ability to survive in desert conditions, prickly pear oil is excellent at boosting skin hydration levels and retaining water.
Composed of a notable amount of fatty acids:
~60% linoleic acid, aka vitamin F, is a powerful essential fatty acid that is equally nourishing as it is repairing. It strengthens the skin barrier to retain moisture, softens skin, fights inflammation and facilitates healing, and heals cold sores and minor burns.
~20% oleic acid, a fatty acid also found in avocados, almonds, and olive oil. It seals in moisture and works to let other beneficial skin-loving ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin for maximum absorption.
All of our divine products harness the power of natural plant extracts and oils, so of course, we have included prickly pear oil in our formulations. Our Rejuvenating Eye Serum is formulated with 24 botanical oils extracted from fruits and flowers.
We are proud to present you with this precious blend of highly effective yet all-natural ingredients to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and soothe and deeply hydrate the delicate eye area while fortifying the skin barrier against daily aggressors.