Nigella Lawson took to The Sunday Times’ Style column to rave about Prickly Pear Oil, and it’s no surprise why. This “face saving magic” (Nigella’s words) is capable of fighting hyperpigmentation, dark spots and dark under eye circles, as well as containing 150% more hydrating vitamin E than Argan oil. Here’s why this little face oil weaves anti-ageing magic on your complexion.
Nigella Lawson recommends Prickly Pear Oil to friends more than any other beauty product
'Put it on at night and you'll wake up looking as if you've been to a spa by the sea, slept 10 hours a night and been off Twitter for a month,” Nigella Lawson wrote in the Sunday Times. She went on to mention the product does more than moisturise, it also heals her skin and makes it feel more elastic.
What Nigella is describing is the work of a super antioxidant group called ‘Betalains.’ Betalains are super powerful antioxidants that protect skin from free radical damage. Goji and Acai berries are known for their health benefits thanks to Betalains, but Prickly Pear seed oil has an even high concentration of these anti-ageing power houses.
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Prickly Pear Seed Oil fights Ageing
Nigella’s claim that Prickly Pear oil healed her skin and made it feel more 'elastic,’ is also thanks to the antioxidant Betalains. Betalains are super concentrated and are able to prevent dark spots, wrinkles and lines caused by free radicals. When unchecked, these free radicals from pollution, sun damage and chemicals can cause premature ageing, but Betalains stop them in their tracks helping your complexion look younger and brighter.
How does Prickly Pear oil prevent dark spots?
Prickly Pear oil also contains a high concentration of Vitamin K, the vitamin responsible for eliminating hyperpigmentation. Whether you’re struggling with sporadic areas of pigmentation, age spots or dark under-eye circles, Vitamin K can help. It eases the ‘brown tinge’ of hyperpigmentation, helping your skin tone appear more even, brightening your complexion.
Why is Prickly Pear Oil so special?
This ‘face saving magic,’ as Nigella describes it, is from a cactus called Opuntia Ficus Indica from Morocco. The seeds within the fruit pods are filled with the nutrient-rich oil we use today. The extraction process takes up to four days, and half a ton of cactus fruits only produce one litre of prickly pear seed oil.
In other words? It’s hard to harvest and rare, but every drop is jam-packed with skin-loving goodness.
Prickly Pear Seed Oil vs. other oils
- If you’re an Argan oil lover due to the Vitamin E content, you’ll love prickly pear seed oil! It contains 150% more vitamin E than Argan oil which means deeper hydration.
- It’s rich in essential fatty acids, Omega 6,9, antioxidants, polyphenols and amino acids which help boost collagen turnover more than other oils
- Fatty acids calm red, inflamed skin and can treat rosacea
Conditions prickly pear oil treats:
- Chronic inflammation
- Chronic dryness
Moroccan Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a miracle worker on skin, and it’s not only Nigella Lawson who loves it. Our Samson & Charlie Prickly Pear Seed Oil has been flying off the shelves, and it’s thanks to all its anti-ageing, pigment-fighting and skin healing abilities. Plus, our product is cold-pressed, virgin oil, ensuring you get as many goodies from the plant as possible.