Product Primer: Cactus Oil
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Cactus seed oil is a rare, precious oil that is cold-pressed from the seeds of species of prickly pear cactus native to North Africa. It is used as a potent, high-performance facial serum for preventing and reversing premature skin aging, and is now considered in Europe to be the ultimate panacea for aging skin.
What it Does
It is primarily praised for its anti-aging properties as it contains anti-oxidants and omega fatty acids (phytosterols, tocopherols (natural vitamin E) and polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (mostly omega-6s). These help nourish the skin to improve texture and firmness, and fight the free radicles that contribute to wrinkling and aging.
Cactus oil may also contain linoleic acid which can helps to lock in moisture and refine texture, while also preventing the hardening of sebum that can create clogged pores.
Cactus oil is also anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, so it can help with redness, acne, and overall skin tone.
Snow Lotus cactus seed oil is expeller pressed in the artisan way by a Berber women's coop in the Moroccan Sahara desert. It is virgin cold-pressed in the traditional artisan manner and certified organic.