Our Story


The story of By oli oli started several years prior to any physical products being available - when Founder and Director Ella Hayes discovered Prickly Pear Seed Oil as the solution to her life long skin battle.

As a last attempt to get her acne under control Ella swapped her many expensive prescribed medications and treatments for a simple, no fuss approach —  Cleansing  with water and allowing Prickly Pear Seed Oil to do the rest. The results were immediate and miraculous. Clearer, brighter skin with dramatically less pigmentation and scarring. True healing had begun. 

Despite being told to steer clear of face oils and spending hundreds of dollars on “oil free” products, once experiencing the nourishing and protecting benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil Ella never looked back.

The only issue was that Ella was living abroad at the time and upon her return to Australia it became evident that Pure Prickly Pear Seed oil was almost impossible to find ethically sourced and for an affordable price point — and thus began her search for a consciously made, transparent and high quality Prickly Pear Seed Oil. Ella quickly realised that there was a gap in the Australian market at that time and set about establishing her own brand.

After a long lunch date one hot Summer’s day over a few margaritas with good friend and fellow stay at home mum Corrie Sanderson, the two of them decided to embark together on a journey to bring Cactus Face to life and into the hands of friends and family.

The brand quickly grew and gained an almost cult like customer base with many customers on their third, fourth and fifth orders within months of launching. Cactus Face is an ethically sourced, hand poured and 100% pure cold pressed Prickly Pear Seed face oil that is quite literally liquid gold for your skin, it’s no wonder that people can’t get enough.