At Organic Bath Co. we don't hop on the latest skincare bandwagon. Our focus has always been to use high-quality ingredients with fantastic skin benefits. We've used Prickly Pear Seed Oil in our Nourish Night Balm for eight years. And with good reason!
Prickly Pear Seed Oil is an organic oil that comes from the seeds of the prickly pear cactus, scientifically known as Opuntia ficus-indica. The Prickly Pear Cactus is native to Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Humans have introduced the plant to regions worldwide with arid and semi-arid climates.
The oil is extracted from small, hard seeds in the fruit. The process of extracting oil from these seeds is labor-intensive. The seeds are separated from the fruit's pulp and then cleaned and dried. They are then cold-pressed to extract the oil.
We use Prickly pear seed oil due to its unique composition and many skin benefits. Here are some of the skin benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil:
Rich in Vitamins and Antioxidants: Prickly pear seed oil is packed with vitamins, especially Vitamin E and Vitamin K. These vitamins provide antioxidant protection, helping to combat free radicals that can damage the skin.
Moisturizing: The oil is high in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, making it an excellent skin moisturizer. It absorbs quickly without a heavy or greasy feeling.
Anti-aging: Its antioxidant properties also make it effective to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The oil promotes collagen production, helping to maintain the skin's elasticity and youthfulness.
Brightening: The oil can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Reduces Redness and Irritation: Prickly pear seed oil can help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness leading to a more even skin tone. It's particularly beneficial for those with sensitive or inflamed skin conditions like rosacea.
Improves Skin Texture: Regular use can lead to softer and smoother skin, as it helps to refine the skin's texture.
Beneficial for Acne-Prone Skin: Its high linoleic acid content and non-comedogenic nature doesn't clog pores, making it suitable for acne-prone skin. It can also help reduce acne scars over time.
Protects Against Environmental Stressors: Its antioxidant properties shield the skin from pollution and other environmental stressors.
Improves Skin Elasticity: The oil helps restore skin elasticity, making it feel firmer and more youthful.
As you can see, Prickly Pear Seed Oil has some incredible skin benefits. Given these benefits, it's clear why prickly pear seed oil is a favorite ingredient here at OBC. It addresses various concerns, from hydration to anti-aging. It absorbs quickly and leaves your skin glowing!
We use Virgin Organic Cold-Pressed Prickly Pear Seed Oil in our Nourish Night Balm. This organic powerhouse ingredient not only hydrates but also combats signs of aging, evens skin tone and soothes inflammation. Give it a try and let the transformative properties of prickly pear seed oil work their magic overnight so you wake up to radiant, nourished skin.