Many of us prefer a good facial oil that explains our obsession with Moroccan argan oil and rosehip seed oil. But there is a wonderful do-it-all facial oil known as PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL with outstanding moisturizing properties.
PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL is native to Morocco like argan oil. The procedure of extracting the fruit from the seeds is indeed a lengthy operation that can take three-four days and it is a completely manual operation. Each seed contains only 5% oil and this combination of factors make prickly pear oil one of the costliest beauty oils across the globe.
What’s so Special about this Oil?
Prickly pear oil generally contains a higher amount of Vitamin E. It, in fact, holds 150% more Vitamin E than argan oil. Moreover, this oil is rich in essential fatty acids counting Amino acids, polyphenols, antioxidants, Vitamin K, and Omega 9, and 6.
Skin Benefits that Prickly Peer Seed Oil Offers:
Prickly pear oil has a higher content of essential fatty acids that help in calming down any redness and inflammation, particularly for those people prone to rosacea. This oil absorbed into the skin easily and penetrates faster without leaving a greasy effect.
The prickly pear oil contains potent and effective antioxidants named betalains that are yellow and red pigments found in plants. The oil holds the highest amount of betalains. These antioxidant pigments help in protecting skin against aging from different kind of damaging radicals that will otherwise motivate wrinkle formation.
Besides betalains, this oil contains amino acids too that might help in stimulating collagen production. Comprising Vitamin K, prickly pear seed oil helps in brightening hyperpigmentation areas like dark spots and under-eye dark circles as well.
Other Advantages of this Oil:
Prickly pear oil is a wonderful option for lackluster, dull, and dry hair. You can use one-two drops of oil and massage it into your hair every night.
While applied to the nail cuticles regularly, this oil works in strengthening your nails making them less likely to breakage.
From the treatment of acne to anti-ageing, the versatility of prickly pear oil makes it an effectual oil suitable for all skin types.