What is it about being a thirty-something that suddenly makes you want to do everything you can to nourish your skin with the very best natural skincare ingredients? Whether you’re looking to recover from the sun damage of your twenties or create a foundation for soft, luminous skin in your forties and beyond, Om’s Prickly Pear + Schisandra Youth Concentrate has the highest concentration of our best ingredients—including the powerhouse prickly pear seed oil.
For those who want to take a proactive approach to aging, this is one natural and effective ingredient you’ll want on your side.
Can Prickly Pear Seed Oil Help Your Skin?
Yes. If you’re wondering how everyone else is achieving that dewy glow and you want to get a head start on reducing UV damage, prickly pear oil is queen.
In what ways does Prickly Pear Seed Oil help skin?
- It brightens like nothing else
- Repairs sun damage
- and it’s dense in a unique variety of antioxidants the skin craves.
“In fact, prickly pear seed oil contains 150 per cent more vitamin E than argan oil.”
Vitamin E is just about the best weapon out there to combat free radical damage caused by pollution and UV rays.
It’s one of the best at being proactive because it protects the skin cells that make collagen and elastin (which keep the skin plump). Plus, vitamin E hydrates and traps water in the skin.
Anti-Aging Agents: Betalains & Fatty Acids
Prickly pear seed oil also contains the highest concentration of betalains, another sought-after anti-aging agent that prevents wrinkles and other signs of aging caused by environmental damage.
This wonder oil, considered one of the most powerful in skincare, is also rich in the fatty acids that strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, including:
- Linoleic acid
- Oleic acid
- Palmitic acid
While all that heavy-lifting is happening below the skin’s surface, in the mirror, your skin’s complexion is on its way to being more even and radiant than ever.
Putting the Prickly Pear in our Prickly Pear + Schisandra Youth Concentrate
Prickly pear seed oil is one of three star ingredients (along with olive squalane and schisandra extract) in Om’s Prickly Pear + Schisandra Youth Concentrate.
Here is how this face oil restores skin health in the ways maturing skin needs it most. Om’s ultra-luxe prickly pear concentrate:
Improves - Brightens and improves scars, dark spots spider veins with vitamin E and vitamin K, another intense antioxidant which draws away pigmentation in spider veins, dark circles and sun spots. Vitamin K also tightens blood vessels to reduce the appearance of spider veins.
Hydrates Skin - Prickly Pear brings plumpness thanks again to vitamin E and fatty acids, which improve the skin’s barrier function and water retention. Fatty acids also help protect against pollutants and sun damage while amino acids boost collagen production.
Soothes Skin - Soothes red and inflamed skin with the anti-bacterial properties of zinc.
Give Clarity - Promotes skin clarity and balances oil production with linoleic acid, which prevents your skin’s natural oils from hardening and clogging pores. This is a highly concentrated, highly absorbent non-comedogenic oil, so rest assured, ‘oil’ means deep nourishment, not ‘oily’—and it’s suitable even for times of the month when you might experience a breakout.
What’s the best way to use our Prickly Pear + Schisandra Youth Concentrate?
You can wear it alone, and with such a high concentration of active ingredients, this product works well as a booster. Add three to four drops to your water-based face elixir or your daily moisture cream for deep hydration and replenishment.
Where does prickly pear oil come from?
What plant could possibly be better at retaining moisture and staying healthy in the sun than a cactus? Prickly pear oil is derived from the seed flower of the prickly pear cactus native to Mexico, and grown in Morocco, South America and Australia. We hear it also makes for a great jam or grilled veg.