Prickly pear seed oil is extremely high in essential fatty acids, omega 6 and 9, and the natural antioxidant vitamin E which helps to calm down any inflammation and redness, especially for those prone to rosacea.
The oil is easily absorbed into skin and penetrates quickly without leaving any greasy residue. It is also rich in amino acids, which may help stimulate collagen production. Containing vitamin K, prickly pear seed oil helps to brighten hyperpigmentation areas such as dark spots as well as being of benefit for under-eye dark circles. Prickly Pears high level of betalains helps to protect skin against ageing.
This oil contains high levels of linoleic acid (Omega 6) that replenish lost lipids within skin helping moisturise and restore elasticity.
Sufferers of acne may benefit from the use a non pore clogging oil such as Prickly Pear Seed oil, which helps prevent sebum from hardening and thus prevents blocked pores that could lead to acne.
Prickly pear seed oil is also an excellent conditioner for dry, dull and lackluster hair. Great for nail cuticles, Prickly pear seed oil works to strengthen nails making them less prone to breakage.