Cacti are everywhere. The cactus craze has taken over our windowsills, our clothes, and even our baked goods. No matter how you feel about the cactus trend, you should definitely incorporate some cactus in your skincare routine.
The barbary fig cactus, or opuntia ficus indica, is the source of our latest holy grail skincare ingredient. The seeds from this cactus are cold-pressed and transformed into…prickly pear seed oil.
Move over, argan oil. Here are six reasons you need to get prickly pear oil on your face ASAP.
1) Prickly pear oil is chock-full of vitamins
Did you know that prickly pear oil has 150% more vitamin E than argan oil? It’s true. Since vitamin E is an antioxidant, prickly pear oil fights free radicals and increases cell renewal. This is great news for your skin since all this action prevents wrinkles. It also has vitamin K, which can lighten your undereye circles.
2) It has a high percentage of unsaturated fatty acids
These fatty acids absorb easily into your skin—without leaving that nasty, greasy residue behind. Plus, the fatty acids moisturize the collagen in your skin and tighten your pores. This leads to more elastic, younger-looking skin.
3) So many antioxidants = so many skin benefits
In addition to vitamins E and K, prickly pear seed oil has other antioxidants that do some serious work for your skin. These antioxidants increase cell turnover, restore elasticity, brighten your complexion, and reduce redness and dryness.
4) Prickly pear seed oil is non-comedogenic
The word “oil” might stress you out—but don’t worry. It’s non-comedogenic, which means that prickly pear oil can deeply penetrate your skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts.
5) It works for all skin types
Whether you have dry skin, sensitive skin, or mature skin, look out for skincare products that include prickly pear oil. You can’t go wrong.
6) Prickly pear oil has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties
Bonus benefit! This makes it handy to have around for healing mild wounds, cuts, and burns.
Ready to get prickly pear seed oil in your skincare regimen? Try out the Daily Face Repair. The fatty acids from the prickly pear oil help reduce inflammation and sun damage.