Prickly outside, magical inside

Living in modern day society, we have no shortage of wonderful skincare solutions. Whether it be a quick fix or a long-term result, it exists. Botox, filler, HIFU, plasma fibroblast, vampire facials, thread lifts…the list goes on! Of course, all of these procedures produce instant & reasonably effective results. But the downside? It comes with a high price tag and if you’re afraid of needles, then you can forget about it.

However, far from the fantasy; fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage & dullness are all real pain points we want to erase. And now more than ever, we’re spending more on prolonging and enhancing our beauty. But these issues shouldn’t be painful, nor should the procedure to erase them. 

On our ever-growing quest for a more natural & safer alternative, comes quite a spiky, prickly solution. No, we’re not suggesting to puncture, jab or pierce your face. Nor are we advocating to inflict any form of pain or potential bruising.

Yet, could you believe that a cactus may be the painless remedy? Paradoxical yes. That a spiny plant many would even avoid touching, could be the next stop towards the fountain of youth.

But we’re not talking about the outside. It’s the inside that counts. (Literally!)

Much like aloe vera & the prickly pear cactus; desert plants often hold much goodness on the inside. Whether it’s used for beauty products or eaten, it’s been a long time essential in many Mexican & Southwestern households. Traditionally, the Prickly Pear cactus has been used for its amazing healing properties for centuries. Aztecs used it to soothe burns, traditional Mexican medicine used it to treat high cholesterol & diabetes, and Native Americans ate the fruit to treat whooping cough & asthma. 

Not only are the inside flesh of the fruit and cactus resourceful, but more specifically, the luxurious oil extracted & cold-pressed from the seeds within the fruit; is the true botanical hero. It takes more than 1 million seeds and over 36 hours of manual labour to produce just 1 litre of this golden elixir and it’s no secret why this “miracle plant” has been utilised for over 300 years.

With versatile use historically, the Prickly Pear cactus has been popularised into skincare more recently. With celebrities like Nigella Lawson, bringing attraction to Prickly Pear Seed Oil, it’s no wonder the demand has skyrocketed.

“…what it contains is face-saving magic,”- Nigella Lawson

Much like many plant-based oils, it’s the Essential Fatty Acid (EFAs) component that proves highly beneficial. Prickly Pear Seed Oil is extremely rich in EFAs such as Linoleic Acid (Omega-6), Oleic Acid (Omega-9) & Palmitic Acid (Omega-7). Not to mention, Prickly Pear Seed Oil is packed full of vitamins & minerals. Especially Vitamin E, containing 150% more than Argan Oil!

So what benefit does this have for my skin?

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is loaded with a ton of skin-loving, skin-healing properties. You can pack away the genie and the lamp, because the real magic lies within the natural goodness of this superstar oil.

Linoleic Acid

  • Promotes wound healing, including healing acne
  • Protects from UV rays and free radicals
  • Reduce wrinkles & signs of ageing 

Oleic Acid

  • Anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Reducing dryness & sensitivity
  • Minimising free radicals, reducing wrinkles, fine lines & dark spots

Palmitic Acid

  • Moisturises & softens skin
  • Removes excess sebum & dirt
  • Soothing emollient our skin stops producing as we age

Vitamin E

  • Fights free radicals
  • Promotes cell regeneration
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation

Vitamin K

  • Reduces redness & hyperpigmentation
  • Preserves skin elasticity
  • Reduces under-eye darkness

And no stardust necessary.

But we can assure you, it’s not all smoke and mirrors, some insiders are raving about it too!

“Put it on at night and you'll wake up looking as if you've been to a spa by the sea, slept 10 hours a night and been off Twitter for a month.” – Nigella Lawson

In the end, you can expect great things from this power packed golden oil, and it may just be the “face-saving magic” your skin needs.

Are you as intrigued with the wonders of Prickly Pear Seed Oil as much as we are? Why not try it out for yourself today, and see the hype come to life! 

Prickly Pear Seed Oil