Prickly pear is able to generate a precious essential oil, also called green oil, which has become the new spearhead of anti-aging treatments.

Prickly pear oil is the extract of the seeds of Opuntia Ficus, a succulent plant widespread especially in the Mediterranean basin area.

Thanks to the exceptional content of essential fatty acids (69% Omega-6), it has properties:

  • regenerating
  • restructuring
  • firming

helps slow down the aging process of the skin and prevent wrinkles from forming,

performs an antioxidant action that protects against free radicals.

Fresh, light and easy to spread: like many other essential oils, prickly pear oil also contains an enviable quantity of polyunsaturated fatty acids (69% of Omega-6), which make up 85% of the total, against 70% of Argan oil. In addition to polyphenols and sterols, it contains 1,000 mg / kg of vitamin E (compared to the 600 mg present in 1 kg of Argan oil) and, of course, linoleic acid.

For these reasons, Prickly Pear oil has regenerating, restructuring, firming properties and is able to slow down skin aging, reducing bags, wrinkles and other signs of aging, and prevents the formation of wrinkles, plays a antioxidant and protective action from free radicals. Furthermore, it restores its original elasticity and silkiness to relaxed skin.

It is also able to prevent the formation of skin spots and to protect against damage caused by smog, cold temperatures and UV rays.

INCI: Prickly pear oil

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