Prickly pear oil, antioxidant

Prickly pear oil

The prickly pear, also known by its name "cactus pear", is a fleshy berry produced by the prickly pear and the Indian pear, opuntia ficus-indica in Latin. Rich in benefits.

The Barbarie fig or Nopal, the queen of the desert

Prickly pear, also known by its name cactus pear, is a fleshy berry produced by the prickly pear and Indian pear. These plants have become naturalized all around the Mediterranean, in the Rhône valley, throughout Africa as well as in Australia. The prickly pear has an important place in the mythologies of Mexico. It is particularly the symbol of the hearts of the victims of human sacrifice.

Opuntia ficus-indica, the Nopal, is a marvel: it does not require watering, its young rackets are edible like a vegetable and its fruits have few enemies. This cactus can be used as a forage plant, it is used to combat erosion, and requires little maintenance. It is in total agreement with permaculture. Even though the prickly pear sometimes becomes invasive, it can be controlled effectively. It is one of the plants that has a great future ahead of it with climate change.

Manufacturing of prickly pear oil

Extract obtained by filtration after long maceration and stirring of the plant in organic argan oil.

Properties of prickly pear oil

Prickly pear is a fruit that has many properties for the skin.

Properties and benefits of prickly pear oil on the skin

Rich in vitamin E, phytosterols and omega-6, which are natural antioxidants. They help fight free radicals, responsible for skin aging, and preserve the suppleness and tone of the skin.

Hydrates the skin and strengthens its ability to retain water thanks to the mucilage it contains.

Also soothes skin irritations and inflammations.

Has regenerating and nourishing properties, thanks to its essential fatty acid content.

Promotes wound healing, repair of damaged tissue and prevention of stretch marks.

Properties and benefits of prickly pear oil on hair

Prickly pear oil, obtained from the seeds or fruit, is a natural hair care product. According to many sources, it can make them more beautiful and healthier, thanks to its properties:

Activates blood circulation in the scalp, which prevents hair from falling out and promotes hair growth. Hair is stronger and more vigorous.

Restores volume to fine hair and makes it shine.

Repairs and moisturizes dry, weakened or damaged hair from chemical treatments, the sun or bad weather.

Defends hair against external factors, such as pollution, wind or cold.

Properties of prickly pear oil on eczema

Prickly pear oil is a carrier oil that can help relieve eczema, a skin condition that causes redness, itching, dry patches, and scabs.

Hydrates the skin deeply, thanks to its richness in mucilage, a substance that maintains water in skin tissues. It thus restores the skin's hydrolipidic film, which is disrupted by eczema, and prevents dehydration and flaking.

Calms irritation and inflammation, thanks to its omega-6 content, which are essential fatty acids with anti-inflammatory properties. It thus reduces redness, itching and burning sensations.

Renews and repairs the skin, thanks to its richness in vitamin E and sterols, which are natural antioxidants. They protect the skin from external aggressions, such as UV rays, pollution or allergens, and promote the healing of wounds caused by scratching.

Prickly pear oil INCI name and functions

Opuntia ficus-Indica

    • Skin conditioning - Maintains skin in good condition

SOWÉ Botanic Lab's quality commitments

The organic prickly pear oil we use is certified COSMOS by Ecocert

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