Prickly Pear Seed Oil is like greenish golden drops of magic. I have always had EXTREMELY sensitive skin, and my skin has never looked better! I am surprised to find that I can use this oil alone on no-makeup days (unless I'm going outside, then I apply SPF on top) or at night, and I don't even need a moisturizer on top of it. It absolutely absorbs into the skin, providing a non-"greasy" finish, while also completely moisturizing! I'm 33, and with this and Tamanu Oil, the overall quality of my skin has improved, and any wrinkles have been noticeably reduced!
Prickly Pear Seed(Opunitia ficus indica) is an excellent oil for all skin types that can be used alone or in combination with other oils. It has a high content of Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that has been shown to protect the skin from free radicals, aid in skin cell regeneration and hydration, and prevents degeneration of the skin. It is also high in Linoleic Acid, which is known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by plumping out the skin and increasing the skin's firmness and reduces inflammation. Linoleic Acid has also been shown to be effective in treating acne.
Because of the high Vitamin E and Linoleic acid content, Prickly Pear Seed Oil is an exceptional oil for mature skin and a great addition to any facial or skin care product. It is a light oil that absorbs quickly without the sticky feeling left by other oils that are good for the skin. This oil is also good for skin that has be overexposed to the sun. It soothes the sunburn and rehydrates the dry skin.
Prickly Pear Seed Oil is by far the best skin care oil we carry.
1 oz. Serum Bottle
Origin: Morocco, Certified Organic
Extraction: Cold- Pressed Seeds, March 2017
Shelf Life: 3 Years
Linoleic Acid (62.2%), Oleic Acid (21.2%), Stearic Acid (3.3%), Palmitic Acid (12.1%), Linolenic Acid (.2%)
Photo Credit: Prickly Pear Cactus (Opunitia ficus indica), photo taken by Carol Hollister of www.SunsetEssentials.com (May 2016)
I was perusing Jesse's essential oils for the skin and came across Prickly Pear. I decided to give it a try since I am always looking for natural-based care for my 60+ aging skin. The first time I used it I noticed that the fine lines almost disappeared. There was a dramatic improvement. I use it twice daily and have gotten numerous compliments about looking so good....and that just puts a smile on my face and I look even better!