Ausceuticals Prickly Pear Seed Oil
Derived from the prickly pear, this seed oil is extremely softening and skin-nourishing.
Why We Love It
This oil is well tolerated amongst sensitive, oily, dehydrated and dry skin types. It's high linoleic content makes it lightweight and a great daily support for all skin types - even those who traditionally dislike oils!
With large amounts of linoleic acid, Vitamin E, phytosterols and polyphenols, prickly pear seed oil stimulates healthy cell production and turnover. This oil provides protection and helps skin retain moisture. These components make this an extremely rich and skin-nourishing oil. It soothes, hydrates, and reduces inflammation that can damage collagen, and it can prevent signs of ageing and wrinkles.
Light and pleasantly fragrant, it absorbs quickly and leaves your skin smooth and refreshed.
USDA Organic, ECOCERT verified farm in Morocco. Ecocert's strict standards ensure sustainable sourcing of raw materials and responsible manufacturing procedures.
Like argan and marula oil, the prickly pear has created thousands of jobs for local female co-ops. The collection of fruit and seeds contributes to the livelihood of a large number of people. We love the fact that production is helping support the economy in struggling communities of the world.
Apply after water based toners, serums and treatments. This oil can be applied over, under or even mixed into moisturising creams, depending on your textural preference.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply 1-3 drops onto fingertips and massage until absorbed.
Sunscreen for AM. Rich creams, balms and sleeping masks for PM.
Prickly pear soothes, hydrates, and reduces inflammation within the skin.
This emollient oil contains the highest levels of betalains of any known plant (more than Acai, Pomegranate, Blueberries, Gogi, and Beets). Betalains are super antioxidants with powerful anti-ageing effects.
It contains a potent combination of free-radical fighting antioxidants to help preserve your skin's scaffolding and prevent the breakdown of collagen.
A rich source of fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins and sterols; this oil has your skin's needs well covered!
Linoleic Acid is the dominating fatty acid, making it a really good choice for those with break-out prone skin.
It is also rich in Vitamin K1 which is known to help brighten under-eye circles.
THE FORMULA FOCUS INGREDIENTS
100% Cold Pressed Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil
As for its composition, its three main fatty acids are barrier-repairing linoleic (60%-70%), nourishing oleic (9%-26%), and saturated fatty acid, palmitic (8%-18%). It is also rich in antioxidant vitamin E (110mg/100g) and anti-inflammatory sterols (beta-sitosterol, campesterol). As a high-linoleic oil, it has a light skin feeling, absorbs easily into the top layer of the skin and gives a velvety skin feel.
100% COLD PRESSED PRICKLY PEAR OIL, ORGANIC (ECOCERT)
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