The days of slathering ourselves with Argan oil are over – prickly pear seed oil is where it’s at. Lightweight, deeply moisturising, and packed with more nutrients than Argan, it’s North Africa’s best kept secret– but not for long.
It’s only a matter of time before Kourtney Kardashian gives it her Poosh stamp of approval, declaring it ‘her newest discovery’.
Celebrity co-signed beauty brand Mūn has already dubbed it their ‘secret ingredient’, including it in formulas for products ranging from cleansers and moisturisers to serums and toners.
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Did you know it takes 8 tons of these beautiful prickly pear fruits to produce just one liter of prickly pear oil? Each fruit contains 150 to 300 tiny seeds which are about 5% oil. Although costly to produce, our hero ingredient is an incredibly sustainable crop, and then all the seedless fruits are fed to their animals so there is no waste 🌸You’ll find this highly effective ingredient in our ANAROSE Hydrating Rose Toner, AKNARI Brightening Youth Serum, Protect + Revive Moisturizer and AYOUR Body Toning Serum.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #munskin #munskincare #munglow #consciousbeauty #crueltyfree #rosetoner #toner #veganskincare #naturalbeauty #naturalskincare #nontoxic #cleanbeauty #cleanskincare #cleanbeautyproducts #cleanerbeauty #sustainablebeauty #sustainableskincare #greenbeauty #greenskincare #greenbeautycommunity
Florida-based beauty brand, Arade calls it their ‘superheroine’ face oil, which is a fitting moniker when you consider its innumerable benefits.
Prickly pear seed oil is definitely having a moment, but if we’re lucky the do-it-all oil won’t suffer the same fate as argan, whereby it gradually falls so far down the product ingredient lists that it becomes completely ineffective.
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Our commitment to you is crafting gentle yet effective products of the highest quality using only the best and highest quality ingredients available. There is no compromising this process, even if it would take several weeks (or sometimes more) for sourcing. We also source some of our main ingredients from the all-women Berber co-op in Morocco, where we get our freshly made prickly pear seed oil, argan, and olive oil. They cold press extract our prickly pear seed oil, which is made to order fresh through a very time consuming labor process. The argan oil is hand extracted by a long process of cold pressing and our cold press olive oil is at a food grade-level. They are all ecocert as well as USDA certified organic. This work also gives these women with a certain level of autonomy in a society typically dominated by men, by providing them with a social fund that gives them access to tutors, scholarships, and even healthcare. This partnership not only reflects our commitment to providing the highest quality plant derived skincare product for our customers, but also our dedication to environment, sustainability and empowerment through sustainable economic growth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Munglow #cleanbeauty #greenbeauty #greenskincare #ecobeauty #indiebeauty #munskin #munskincare #organicskincare #cleanbeautyrevolution #consciousbeauty #sensitiveskin #womenempowerment #empowermentofwomen #womeninbusiness #femaleempowerment #sustainablebeauty #pricklypearseedoil #arganoil #morocco
If you’re not convinced quite yet, here are six reasons why you need to add it to your beauty regime ASAP.
The miracle oil has the highest amount of Vitamin E than any other plant-based oil (almost 150 per cent more than argan). The vitamin is known for its ability to fight free radicals (which damage cells and ultimately age the skin). It’s one of the greatest preventatives against wrinkles and fine lines.
It’s extremely moisturising
With phytosterol one of its components, the oil helps the skin retain moisture. It also has the highest percentage of unsaturated fatty acids, which means the oil both protects and nourishes the skin whilst stimulating new cell growth
It’s what Sahrawi people of North Africa have used for years
Despite the Sahara being one of the driest climates on the planet, North Africans have managed to keep their skin and hair hydrated by using the oil.
Unlike Argan and other oils, Prickly pear seed oil is light to the touch and is quickly absorbed by the skin.
It can get rid of your under-eye circles
It also includes Vitamin K, which helps even out skin tones.
It can treat your sunburn
The oil includes polyphenol compounds which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties.