Prickly Pear Seed Oil - 30ml
Prickly Pear Seed Oil is the most amazing of face oils.
'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 wrote in the Sunday Times. She went on to mention the product does more than moisturise, it also heals her skin and makes it feel more elastic.
What Nigella is describing is the work of a super antioxidant group called ‘Betalains.’ Betalains are super powerful antioxidants that protect skin from free radical damage. Goji and Acai berries are known for their health benefits thanks to Betalains, but Prickly Pear seed oil has an even high concentration of these anti-ageing power houses.
A 'Miracle' Oil, it's rich in essential fatty acids, contains a much higher concentration of vitamin E (around 150 times) than our other Moroccan favorite, Argan Oil and is also loaded up with vitamin K.
Why is it so good?
- Rapidly absorbent and non greasy.
- Helps Diminish Hyperpigmentation
- Provides durable skin firmness, elasticity & vibrance
- Protects the skin from free radical damage resulting from exposure to harsh weather conditions, pollution or chemical toxins
- Helps strengthen capillaries, reduce dark circles under the eyes and spider veins.
- Firms & Brightens skin tone
- Great for repairing cracked heels
It's especially beneficial for balancing oilier, more congestion prone skin types due to the high linoeic acid content.
This oil has the aroma of fresh cut hay. Nothing has ben added to it.
Prickly Pear Seed oil is one of the most expensive oils on the market because it is very difficult and time consuming to produce.
It takes about 1 million seeds to produce 1 litre of Prickly Pear Seed Oil.
The seeds are extracted from the fruits by hand, and then cold pressed, preserving all of the nutrients. This highly time consuming and tedious task is undertaken by indigenous Berber women working in cooperatives in Morocco.
A cheaper version of oil is produced by mascerating extracts of the fruit flowers.
Also known as Barbary fig seed oil or Indian fig seed oil, it grows wild in the South of Morocco and other arid and semi-arid regions of the globe.
Also available with the addition of Immortelle (Helichrysum) essential oil. With its high alpha-curcumin content, Immortelle is calming, soothing, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory to further enhance, heal and nourish your skin.
Our Prickly Pear Oil is EcoCert USDA Certified Organic.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Cold-Pressed Opuntia Ficus Indica Seed Oil *
with Immortelle - Pure Helichrysum Italicum