Prickly pear oil contains many healthful compounds known to have hydrating, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. Research suggests that the contents of prickly pear oil can reduce skin inflammation, as well as prevent skin damage and acne.

“Prickly pear is extremely high in essential fatty acids, omega-6 and -9, and the natural antioxidant vitamin E"

 “It’s also rich in amino acids, which stimulate collagen production to promote faster cell turnover. And finally, it also contains vitamin K, which brightens under-eye dark circles and also promotes your skin’s elasticity"

How to use prickly pear oil

Several reputable brands sell prickly pear oil. You can find this oil in health food shops and online. You should look for products labeled “100% pure prickly pear oil.” Products labeled “unrefined,” “cold-pressed,” “virgin,” and “organic” may be of higher quality than those that are not.


Restores Skin- The Oleic Acid in this carrier oil also combats free radical damage, reducing the appearance of dark spots that can occur over time.

Hair Care - Prickly Pear oil has anti-inflammatory properties ideal for replenishing the scalp. It is also high in vitamin E and acts a natural hair conditioner to fight frizz.

Hydration - Prickly Pear Seed Oil can retain water in the driest of conditions.(hence is comes from a cactus plant) Lather on our Prickly Pear Seed oil right after stepping out of the shower to hold in all that moisture for optimally nourished skin.

Tightens Pores - Essential fatty acids in Prickly Pear Oil keep the collagen layer of your skin moist and healthy, this keeps your pores tight.

Brightens Dark Spots - This oil is unparalleled in its ability to brighten the skin and get rid of dark spots. Vitamin K helps lighten dark under-eye circles and minimize spider veins.

Slows Skin Aging - Prickly Pear contains the highest levels of Betalains of any known plant. Betalains are super antioxidants with powerful anti-aging effects.

Prevents Wrinkles - Prickly Pear Oil has a high Vitamin E content.

It Will Not Clog Your Pores - A high (60%) Linoleic Acid content and a low (20%) Oleic Acid content makes this oil non-comedogenic meaning it will not clog your pores and lead to breakouts.