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June 30, 2021

Prickly Pear Cactus The Must-Have Skincare Ingredient


Prickly Pear Cactus The Must-Have Skincare Ingredient By Barbies Beauty Bits

Magsofter partnership with award winning beauty blogger Barbie Ritzman

A bit contradictive that something derived from a plant named Prickly Pear Cactus can be highly moisturizing and soothing to the skin and a must-have skincare ingredient. But this potent luxury cactus ingredient is quickly gaining popularity in the skincare realm. Not only is it brimming with antioxidants and vitamins that help with fighting free radicals and free radical damage, but it is also enriched with amino acids that are amazing at stimulating collagen production.

But what is this anti-aging cactus ingredient all about? Continue below to find out why Prickly Pear Cactus IS The Must-Have Skincare Ingredient.

Let's Put Cactus On Our Face
Well, I'm not suggesting rubbing the outside of the cactus on your face, but the goodies inside are a skin-loving elixir. Like how the inside of an aloe plant is magical, the same goes with a prickly pear cactus, with the precious oil found in its seeds.

Prickly pear isn't only used for beauty products. Its fruit can be eaten and is actually a common ingredient in a cocktail. Yep, if you have ever drank a Prickly Pear Martini, we're talking about the same plant. 

What Are The Benefits Of Prickly Pear For The Skin By Barbies Beauty Bits

What Are The Benefits Of Prickly Pear Seed Oil For The Skin

To help us understand all the benefits prickly pear has for the skin, I partnered up with Magsofter, creator of popular 100% pure, organic prickly pear fast-absorbing cactus seed oil. One reason I Magsofter's prickly pear oil is that it is not mixed with other ingredients like some other brands will do.

This Mediterranean ingredient, also known as barbary fig, is exceptionally high in essential fatty acids (omegas 3, 6, and 9). Furthermore, it nourishes the skin as it contains a high linoleic acid content known to calm dehydrated skin. And of course, as I mentioned earlier, it is packed with antioxidants which are a must to protect the skin against environmental stressors and promote cellular turnover. Oh, and if that wasn't enough, these tiny magic seeds found inside the prickly pear cactus also contain vitamin K, promoting elasticity and suppleness in the skin as well as some other prickly pear oil benefits, uses, and tips. 

The Prickly Pear And Its Natural Anti-aging Properties By Barbies Beauty Bits

The Prickly Pear And Its Natural Anti-aging Properties

  • Goodbye pores as prickly pear oil has essential fatty acids that hydrate the collagen layer of skin and help minimize pores' appearance.  
  • Prickly pear oil is excellent for those with hyperpigmentation. I can't attest to this as I do not have any dark spots. But it may be something to also try for those dark under-eye circles?
  • Anti-inflammatory, barrier-boosting, retaining moisture, for highly hydrated skin.
  • They are packed with vitamin B, beta carotene, and iron, helping the skin maintain health and appearance while increasing its defenses against UV radiation and oxidative stress.
  • Works fantastic with Retinols or Vitamin C, which might otherwise irritate the face.
  • Repairs. Many have been using prickly pear for years to treat problems such as rosacea, scars, stretch marks, and calming sensitive skin conditions to help treat eczema and psoriasis. It is even great for soothing sunburnt skin!!

Sum It Up For Us Barbie's Beauty Bits
Prickly pear seed oil sounds like a fantastic anit-aginng skincare ingredient, doesn't it? Well, some other great news I'd like to share about this buzz-worthy ingredient is that it is cold-pressed made in the purest form possible, which means you are getting a potent dose of this prickly pear extract as a skincare product.

I guess it is true when they say great things come in small packages as it takes one ton of prickly pear to get a liter of organic prickly pear oil found in Magsofter cactus seed oil!



  1. Nice, I have heard about this before, but I haven't ever tried it. I might have to!

  2. This product sounds pretty amazing, I would love to give this a try.

  3. Here in the southwest prickly pears grow everywhere. I love eating the fruit.

  4. It's the first time I've heard about this plant, thanks for sharing knowledge about it.

  5. I love that it has all the omegas in it! Those are SO good for us!

  6. I've heard that cactus is high in nutrients so this must really be good for the skin.

  7. I've never thought that cactus has all these benefits for our skin. Love the idea to put it on my face!

  8. This is really interesting. I didn't know there were all these great benefits. Love this!

  9. i really didnt know this about the prickly pear. learn something new every day

  10. I've heard of how beneficial cactus can be! Using it as a facial skin product just makes sense!

  11. I've used a product with the oil before and it was really good. Must give this one a go.

  12. The first time I experienced prickly pair cactus was on our honeymoon in Arizona and my new MIL told us to try the berries. I didn't even know cactus had berries!!

  13. I have dry skin and would love some relief. I'll have to look for this and give it a try.

  14. Wow I haven't thought of cactus as a skin care. This is amazing. I'd like to try this product.

  15. Wow, what an interesting post and I didn't know about this until now. Thanks for sharing this informative post with us.


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