Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil

This sustainable plant oil with antibacterial properties soothes, rejuvenates and replenishes skin.

Category: Emollient

Benefits:  Regulates oil production, replenishes and repairs the skin barrier, increases hydration and elasticity, and improves overall skin health.

Who it's for: Suitable for all skin types, especially oily, combination and acne-prone skin.

 Find it in: Organic Prickly Pear Seed OilTimeless MoisturiserReplenish Super Seed Face Oil

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is a uniquely nutrient-rich oil, bursting with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. This sustainable ingredient includes high levels of linoleic acid, omega 6 and 9, amino acids, zinc, polyphenols, betalains, and vitamin K. Plus, it has one of the highest amounts of Vitamin E found in any plant source – about 150% more than argan oil.

With such a beneficial lineup, it is no wonder prickly pear seed oil has become a popular choice in skincare routines.

The numerous skin benefits of prickly pear seed oil range from hydrating and soothing to rejuvenating and replenishing. It also helps to reduce post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) caused by acne blemishes. But perhaps the most impressive skin benefits of this precious oil are its antibacterial properties, which can prevent the spread of acne breakouts, while its fatty acid profile controls oil production. 

Read more about The Powers of Prickly Pear Seed Oil in our Knowledge Centre.

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Monia Ennouri, Bourret Evelyne, Mondolot Laurence, Attia Hamadi, Fatty acid composition and rheological behaviour of prickly pear seed oils, Food Chemistry, Volume 93, Issue 3, 2005,


Esther Ramírez-Moreno, Raquel Cariño-Cortés, Nelly del Socorro Cruz-Cansino, Luis Delgado-Olivares, José Alberto Ariza-Ortega, Vanessa Yelina Montañez-Izquierdo, María Manuela Hernández-Herrero, Tomás Filardo-Kerstupp, "Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties of Cactus Pear (Opuntia) Seed Oils", Journal of Food Quality, vol. 2017, Article ID 3075907, 8 pages, 2017