Opuntia Ficus-Indica —
“The miracle plant.”
More commonly known as Prickly Pear this cactus is not only known for its delicious fruit. If you have been diligent in upholding a conscientious skincare routine, then Prickly Pear Seed Oil would be a term you are familiar with. Quickly emerging as an industry favourite, this oil’s forgiving properties and subsequent effects have earned its name into elite skincare etiquette worldwide.
For centuries, the Berber women of Morocco have extracted the oil from the seeds of the Opuntia Ficus Indica cactus in a laborious manner. Once extracted, dried and pressed, the locals reaped the replenishing rewards of their labour, and so established this ancient beauty routine that has undoubtedly stood the test of time.
Perhaps the most prominent of all the oil’s qualities is the volume in Tocopherols (Vitamin E), which is 150% greater than Argan Oil. These powerful antioxidants attribute to treating UV and free radical damaged skin, which are widely considered responsible for the breakdown of our skin’s natural collagen, exasperating fine lines, blemishes, dark spots and wrinkles. This alone makes Prickly Pear Seed Oil a highly sought after elixir for maturing skin.
Another fortuitous characteristic Prickly Pear Seed Oil offer is its plentiful resource of Vitamin K, revered for combatting Periorbital Hyperpigmentation (dark eyes) of the skin. Brimming with essential fatty acids like Omega 9 & 6, highly potent amino acids, the extract promotes natural production of collagen to increase hydration, skin elasticity and balance all skin types.
Recent studies into the relationship between oil based skincare products and sensitive skin have shown favourable results for products similar to Prickly Pear Seed Oil. In fact, embracing oils into diligent skincare routine has proven to help regulate “oily” skin by reducing the overproduction of sebum – a major contributor of clogged pores and acne development.
At oli oli we have founded our beliefs and products around the Prickly Pear Seed Oil, conducting extensive research and procurement to ensure our products meet that standard of which this incredible oil’s history has established. Through a holistic approach oli oli has sought to reinvigorate and empower the youth enthusiast.