If you are like us, when you hear Prickly Pear, you might start singing Bear Necessities from the Jungle Book... but in all seriousness you will be amazed at what this oil can do and does do for your skin and hair.
Prickly pear seed oil—a moisturising, soothing oil derived from the prickly pear cactus—is quickly gaining momentum in the skin care world, and for good reason. Gentle, healing, and protecting, this oil has been used for centuries to treat everything from burns to illnesses.
The lightweight oil is great for your skin. It includes antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids, that moisturise and nourish. So, Mother Nature’s moisturiser has got it all. A ton of Vitamin E & K, zinc, and essential fatty & amino acids, as well as amazingly powerful antioxidants.
Above all, the precious and rare Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil is rapidly absorbed without leaving a greasy feeling plus it’s terrific for all skin types.
Even more it’s especially effective at combating acne, irritation, and redness because it is naturally anti-inflammatory, making this one of the most powerful, luxurious skin care ingredients on the market.
Here is a little list of what this oil can do:
reduces the appearance of fine lines,
helps prevent premature wrinkle formation,
brightens dark under-eye circles,
calms redness, acne & irritation,
helps relieve sunburn,
brightens and evens complexion,
great for dull, lack-lustre hair.
The vitamin E found in prickly pear seed oil is the highest of any plant oil on the market (3 times higher than argan oil). Prickly pear seed oil is also very high in linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), which is proven to lighten sun-induced hyper-pigmentation, protect the skin barrier, lower water loss, and increase moisture.
So, we have another brand with only 3 products that we are bringing to you from a fab little company called Stoked About and their Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil is directly from Morocco...the home of the cactus in question.
Psst... by the way.. we were really fascinated to discover that this is Nigella Lawson's skin secret...so quite literally, the proof is in the pudding!!
As well as using on her face, she uses on her hands and has reduced that "wrinkled-chiffon look", plus on the ends of her hair, dry elbows and cuticles.
The process of extracting the fruit from the seeds is a lengthy operation. Each seed only contains 5% oil. It takes a whopping amount of prickly pear fruits to produce just 1 litre of Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil. To procure the precious oil, the seeds are extracted by hand and then run through complex machinery specifically designed for this purpose...but this is an incredibly sustainable crop.
Furthermore, the high concentration of Linoleic Acid in Pure Prickly Pear Seeds Oil makes it the most powerful anti-ageing oil formed by nature. Linoleic Acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid and is part of the Omega 6 fatty acids. The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, demonstrated that Linoleic Acid has large benefits on improving senile dryness (skin ageing).
Pure Prickly Pear Seed Oil contains the most Vitamin E of any beauty oil on the market, and the highest percentage of unsaturated fatty acids (88 %) – making it an incredibly powerful oil for skin health.
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