In this article, we explain in brief the world of preparation and the benefits of Moroccan natural prickly pear oil on the skin .
Once you are convinced of its miraculous properties, go to Prickly Pear Seed Oil- Les Sens de Marrakech to obtain your own precious oil.
Preparation of our natural prickly pear oil
The prickly pear is a cactus with large palms that grows in Morocco and from which our famous natural prickly pear oil is extracted. This oil is precious because of its anti-oxidant properties, its almost instantaneous penetration and therefore its benefits for the skin. Also valuable for its harvesting under very difficult conditions and the very difficult procedure of extracting the oil itself.
First, the picking, laborious and meticulous, because of the thousands of thorns on the fruits. The women of the cooperative with which we work are used to this work, but the task is still tedious and always delicate.
Then comes the extraction. Since the oil comes from the prickly pear seeds, it is necessary first to peel the fruit despite the thorns, to let it macerate so that the seeds can detach more easily from the fruit, and then, using a sieve, to set the seeds apart to dry them in the sun.
Finally, the dried seeds, which are then very hard, are cold pressed with a robust machine to obtain a 100% natural prickly pear oil without additives. It should be noted that it is estimated that one tonne of seeds provides 1 litre of this precious oil. This explains once again its rarity and its high cost.
Benefits of our prickly pear seed oil
The virtues of prickly pear seed oil are very numerous.
Prickly pear seed oil without additives helps healing
With a fast penetration, prickly pear seed oil helps the skin to be more supple, denser, it can defend itself more easily against external aggressions.
Pregnant women can use it in anticipation of stretch marks, men after shaving to reduce razor burn.
This precious oil fights the effects of aging
Wrinkles cannot, of course, be prevented from appearing, but natural products can always be used to help the skin soften and reverse its effects. And this is precisely where our 100% natural prickly pear oil comes in, like an oil with antioxidant properties. Easy to apply, it penetrates quickly without weighing down the skin. As a result, skin is nourished, dense, plumped and in great shape regardless of the season. Moreover, we recommend its use as a special winter care, as our article on how to prepare your skin for winter explains.
Prickly pear seed oil is also suitable for acne-prone skin
Whether acne pimples appear for hormonal or other reasons, pure prickly pear seed oil is also recommended to help relieve these combination or oily skins. Indeed, nourishing mixed or oily skin is important for its balance. We recommend using Purifying mask break with green clay and then after rinsing apply prickly pear seed oil before the matte and pure cream gel.
This vegetable oil also likes nails and hands
The hands are a particularly stressed area of our body that deserves special attention. With its antioxidant properties, this precious prickly pear oil is an essential ally for hands exposed to cold climates, repeated washing and repeated exposure. These fragile areas need to be fed several times a day. Products with prickly pear seed oil will help hands to be more supple, softer and thus defend against the signs of aging.
Composition of a natural prickly pear oil
A source of happiness and benefits for the skin, prickly pear oil is rich in:
- Vitamin E: protects against aggression and encourages cell renewal. The vitamin E content of prickly pear oil is the highest among all cosmetic oils. In fact, it contains more than pure argan oil.
- Unsaturated fatty acids: they help the oil to be easily absorbed by the skin without making it oily. This makes the skin more nourished and soft while tightening its pores.
- Antioxidants: which restore the skin’s elasticity, tone it up, reduce redness and dryness.
How to choose a good prickly pear oil?
Here are some tips to help you choose the best prickly pear oil:
Prickly pear oil must be in a glass bottle
To choose your prickly pear oil, prefer a glass bottle. This will prevent oxidation of the oil and will not transfer any harmful content to it. This is not the case if the oil was in a plastic or aluminum container.
The ingredients are mentioned on the bottle
As mentioned in our article “How to recognize a natural product? “, you will find in the list of ingredients the name of the natural plant active ingredients with the Latin botanical name of the plant from which they are extracted. This is proof of its originality.
For us, we only use the best of nature to protect the skin from harmful chemicals. Our prickly pear oil is composed of opuntia ficusindica seed oil at 99.6% then 0.4% tocopherol and soybean oil without additives (natural antioxidant to prevent the oil from becoming rancid).
If you find other ingredients on a bottle, be careful because it would mean that you do not have a 100% pure and natural oil in front of you.
On the other hand, the one we offer is a prickly pear oil 100% pure, 100% natural, without additives, without comedogenic agents and suitable for all skin types. We are very transparent about the natural composition of all our products so do not hesitate to contact us if you would like more information on this subject.
If you also want to buy our 100% natural prickly pear oil from Morocco, you are welcome on our website.