Prickly pear oil is one of the most luxurious, beneficial skin products that is taking the market by storm. Put simply, it is a miracle worker! Yes, I’m talking about having all your skincare birthday wishes come true.
Funny enough, the prickly pear is not actually a pear, but a cactus! It is derived from the seeds of a special type of cactus native to parts of the USA, Mexico, South America, Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean. It’s pretty much a world traveler, so to speak.
The bottom line is that prickly pear oil is a hydrator, but it is so much more than that. In fact, it has the highest level of vitamin E than any other product on the market making it a powerful moisturizer for our skin! This vitamin protects the skin by preventing further water loss. This, in turn, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Does this call for younger and fresher looking skin? Absolutely!
Skin Imperfections? Be Gone!
What’s more, is that it is full of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and other vitamins. It’s skin-nourishing fatty acids – such as linoleic acid – help brighten hyperpigmentation areas to keep the skin barrier strong, hydrated, and healthy, while also lightening your dark under-eye circles. The linoleic acid makes it particularly beneficial to acne-prone skin because they tend to lack this acid. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent that helps to reduce redness and inflammation and carries antioxidants that protect the skin against free radical damage and wrinkle formation.
Truly, this oil is great for all skin types because of its gentle healing and protecting properties. It’s amino acids help stimulate collagen production which promotes skin elasticity and faster cell turnover. The result? Smoother, tighter, younger, and glowy skin– rid of dark spots, wounds, dryness, and blemishes.
If you’re looking for the perfect skincare product to give you that J-Lo-glow, prickly pear oil is the way to go. It works wonders for achieving skin-softening and hydrating effects, while also of benefit to those who want to take preventative care for anti-aging, and those who start to see the signs of aging.
The prickly pear will make your skincare journey anything but prickly.
Written by: Adi Tzadok