PRICKLY PEAR ILLUMINATING TOURMALINE INFUSED BEAUTY NECTAR (30 ML)
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Suitable for all skin types. Certified organic. Hand blended. Cold-pressed. Poured in micro-batches. No animal testing.
It’s time to embrace a new oil in your skincare routine. Scientifically known as Opuntia ficus-indica, prickly pear seed oil is an exceptionally hydrating emollient (hello, baby soft skin!) that more and more beauty brands are reaching for in formula prep. Think of it as a magic brew in a bottle. And it just so happens to be LILFOX founder, Alexis Rose’s all-time favourite creation.
Dubbed ‘liquid silk’, this golden-coloured beauty fluid smells and feels luxurious. Sourced from an organic Moroccan farm, the seeds from which the aforementioned oil comes from are hand harvested and cold-pressed. Next, the green-hued oil is blended with a slew of nourishing essential oils; including Jasmine flower oil which helps to fade lines and scars, as well as pomegranate seed oil, which is anti-inflammatory and stimulates keratinocytes (epidermal cells which produce keratin) to keep skin plump and smooth.
With endless dermal benefits, this nectar is all you want and more in a skincare product. We’re just sorry we didn’t discover it sooner.
Prickly pear seed oil possesses the highest concentration of vitamin E of any beauty oil — 150 per cent more than argan oil — and the biggest percentage of unsaturated fatty acids (88 per cent). Vitamin E is an antioxidant and its healthy fatty acids help support the skin’s natural oil barrier which contribute to moisturising and anti-ageing efforts.
Day or night — though Alexis recommends using it before bedtime — as a serum or blended with your moisturiser. Just three to five drops will suffice.
We love the lightweight texture and we can’t get enough of the smell. Prickly pear seed oil is also known to be more sustainable than argan oil.
F.indica (prickly pear seed) oil*, v.vinifera (grapeseed) oil*, p.granatum (pomegranate seed) oil*, r.idaeus (red raspberry seed) oil*, p.incaranata (passionfruit seed) oil**, tocopherols (vitamin e/non-GMO), j.grandiflorum (jasmine) absolute**, s.austrocaledonicum (sandalwood) oil**, j.sambac (jasmine sambac) absolute**, c.paradisis (pink grapefruit) oil*, c.bergamia (bergamot-fcf) oil* and b.carterii (frankincense) oil**.