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How Prickly Pear Seed Oil Hydrates, Soothes, & Rejuvenates the Skin

We are proud to be pioneers in introducing this rare, unique ingredient to you. Prickly pear seed oil has extraordinary anti-aging qualities and helped inspired us to create "Seeds of Life" Serum in our Lux Collection.  Ideal for both morning and night and is gentle enough for all skin types.

Prickly pear seed oil is a moisturizing, soothing oil derived from the prickly pear cactus!  There are reasons why it is quickly gaining momentum in the skincare world.  This oil has been used for centuries to treat everything from burns to illnesses.  Rich in vitamin E and brimming with antioxidants, prickly pear seed oil is one of the most potent and luxurious skincare ingredients in the world.
Prickly pear is gentle and can be used on all skin types.  It's ideal for acne-prone, dry, sensitive, or inflamed skin because of its soothing properties.  
What is prickly pear seed oil?  Also referred to as barbary fig oil or Indian fig oil, prickly pear seed oil comes from the beautiful Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus, in Latin), a member of the cactus family.  The plant is comprised of pods, seeds, colorful flowers, fruit and prickles!

While the prickly pear is native to Mexico and South America and flourished in Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean, the best prickly pear seed oil for skincare comes from Morocco.  We get ours from a women-run cooperative that also provides us with our Moroccan Argan oil.

How has a prickly pear been used historically?

The Aztecs used it to treat burns, the Chinese used it to dress abscesses, and Native Americans ate the fruit and made syrup out of it to treat whooping cough and asthma.  In traditional Mexican medicine, it was also used to treat diabetes and high cholesterol.  More recently, prickly pear seed oil has become popular for use in skincare.

What can I expect from using prickly pear seed oil on my skin?
  • Restored elasticity
  • Brightened and more even-toned complexion
  • Softer and more moisturized skin
  • Tightened pores
  • A reduction in the appearance of dark under-eye circles
  • A reduction in the appearance of fine lines
  • Prevention of premature wrinkle formation