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The PÜRE Collection Prickly Pear Serum

Prickly Pear Serum

Cold pressed Prickly Pear serum is a great anti-aging oil sourced in very small batches from Morocco. It is very high in vitamin E (150% more than Argan oil) and K, [more] [more] antioxidants and essential fatty acids helping to repair and protect the skin by moisturizing and softening the skin. [less]
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Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil emollient goodie

The PÜRE Collection Prickly Pear Serum
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Also-called: Prickly Pear Oil | What-it-does: emollient

The emollient plant oil coming from the seeds of the cactus commonly called Prickly Pear or Nopal Fig. It is a native to Mexico cactus with large, sweet fruits that are used to create jam and jellies. About  18–20% of the peeled fruits are seeds, and the seeds contain only about 3-5% oil. This means that the oil is rare and expensive as a ton of fruit (and it is literally a ton) is needed to yield 1 liter of it. 

As for its composition, its three main fatty acids are barrier-repairing linoleic (60-70%), nourishing oleic (9-26%), and saturated fatty acid, palmitic (8-18%). It is also rich in antioxidant vitamin E (110mg/100g) and in anti-inflammatory sterols (beta-sitosterol, campesterol).  As a high-linoleic oil, it has a light skin feeling, absorbs easily into the top layer of the skin and gives a velvety skin feel

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what‑it‑does emollient
The emollient plant oil coming from the seeds of the cactus commonly called Prickly Pear or Nopal Fig. It is a native to Mexico cactus with large, sweet fruits that are used to create jam and jellies. [more]