Prickly pear seed oil has the highest concentration of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E of any natural oil – easily double that of argan oil – which makes it invaluable for protecting skin from the effects of ageing, sun damage and pollution. Carotenoids give it even more antioxidant value, and it’s also rich in essential fatty acids and phytosterols which provide skin nourishment, protection, healing and regeneration.
To produce the oil, the tiny seeds of the prickly pear cactus must be picked from its fruit, washed and cold pressed, all by hand. As about 1,000 seeds are needed for each millilitre of oil, it’s a very labour-intensive process. That ensures a sustainable livelihood for the indigenous Berber women who carry out the work, but it also means that there’s relatively little available. This is a rare opportunity to obtain a supply of premium prickly pear seed oil from a trusted source.
- 100% pure oil
- Certified Organic
- Most vitamin E of any natural oil
- Rich in essential fatty acids, sterols and carotenoids
- Helps moisturise, protect and heal skin
ISBN: 9347986005485 SKU: 67527