Prickly Pear is very powerful and one of my favourite ingredients because of the numerous benefits it offers when it comes to moisturizing and softening skin. You see the seeds of the fruit are extremely high in essential fatty acids.
Oil pressed from prickly pears consists of 60% linoleic acid. This fat is key in stimulating healthy skin cell production and replacing old skin cells.
As a result, prickly pear oil soothes even the driest skin and leaves it softer. Linoleic acid allows the oil to penetrate deep into your skin without leaving a greasy residue. But it also has a low oleic acid content. That makes prickly pear oil non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores or lead to breakouts. That’s good news!!!
But wait – there’s more!!! Prickly Pear is also rich in Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant and free radical scavenger. It combats cell damage that leads to skin aging. It also supports cell renewal and reduces the look of wrinkles, age spots, and under-eye circles.
One reason Prickly Pear has so many health benefits is that it has a wealth of antioxidants. It has potent pigments called betalains that have powerful anti-aging effects. In fact, Prickly Pear has higher levels of these super-antioxidants than other red and purple foods like açai, pomegranate, blueberries, goji berries or beets. The high antioxidant activity of betalains stimulates cell renewal, leaving you with new, glowing skin.
This cactus is also rich in amino acids. These building blocks of protein stimulate collagen production. That helps skin stay firm while it tightens up skin pores for a young fresh look.
Now you can see why I am excited about including Prickly Pear in our organic and natural skin care. Check out these four:
Prickly Pear has such a noticeable impact on the skin and the beauty is that you can use these products with confidence knowing they naturally work in harmony with your skin.
- Supporting Cell Renewal
- Stimulating Collagen production
- Reducing the look of wrinkles, age spots and puffiness.
- Firms and tightens up skin pores.
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