- Active Oil
- INCI: Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil
- Comedogenicity: 0
- Composition: Linoleic acid (up to approx. 70 %), oleic acid (up to approx. 20 %), palmitic acid (up to approx. 15 %), stearic acid (up to approx. 3 %), tocopherols, phytosterols.
- Cosmetic use: Aging, mature, dry skin.
Prickly pear oil is obtained from the seeds of the prickly pear and has a golden yellow color. Due to the laborious extraction of the oil, it is one of the most expensive oils on the market.
The combination of the ingredients of the oil makes it a good addition to every skin care regime. The high content of linoleic acid relieves pain and soothes skin irritations. The water-repellent properties of the oil’s prostaglandins support wound healing and protect against dehydration.
In addition, prickly pear oil has a high concentration of tocopherols, which are responsible for the antioxidant effect of the oil. These counteract the aging process and can prevent cell damage caused by oxidative stress from free radical formation. The oil supports natural cell renewal and slows down the formation of fine wrinkles. Age and pigment spots also fade when the oil is used regularly.