Reasons to love prickly pear:
- Fatty acids, Omega 6 and 9, Vitamin E, Amino Acids, Vitamin K (brightens dark circles under eyes and promotes skin elasticity)
- Good for mature skin
- Good to start using young for anti-aging
- Those who are already seeing signs of aging
- Glowing skin
- Anti-inflammatory and healing properties
- %150 of the vitamin E in argan oil
The hottest trends these days have been coming straight from the ground, all natural products are taking the beauty world by storm with appearances from the coconut to the argan tree. Skincare and haircare connoisseurs across the world are fawning over the latest and greatest, prickly pear oil, an elixir with over 150% of the vitamin e in argan oil (and it just straight up blows coconut oil out of the game). Imagine having a product that can reduce the dark circles under your eyes, moisturize your skin, give you a natural highlight, help reduce the signs of aging or even prevent it if you start early enough, as well as give you gorgeous hair.
Arizona-based Chase Polan, founder of Kypris Beauty, focuses on the use of this oil in her products, “(Prickly-pear oil) improves skin elasticity, suppleness, and really effectively combats damaging free radical formation.” All of the multi-vitamins in your cabinet will struggle to hold a candle to cactus seed oil-another name for prickly pear oil-which is filled with vitamins and acids like omega 6 (that boosts hair growth, skin brightness and stimulates healthy cell production), omega 9 (the oil made by our own skin glands to hydrate and soothe), vitamin K (to brighten those nasty under-eye circles we all get after long nights or bad sleeps), and vitamin E (to help with anti-aging, work as an anti-oxidant, battle environmental exposures and even reduce scarring). When applied to your face, amino acids immediately get to work stimulating production of collagen and elastin, working well for mature skin but also for young skin in preparation for the aging process and who doesn’t love a good wrinkle cream?
Who would have thought something from the desert could be so amazing? It sounds too good to be true, but trust us, this is one ingredient you need in your beauty routine for beautiful hair and skin.
Products with prickly pear pictured: Kypris III Beauty Elixir, Christophe Robin prickly pear hair mask, Christophe Robin regenerating oil, Joelle Ciocco Rebalancer, Joelle Ciocco Protective Energizing Factor.