Prickly Pear Seed Serum - Super Smoothing Blend

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Smooth | Firm | Protect 

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and Omega fatty acids! Exceptionally beneficial for acne, extra dry, maturing and extremely sensitive skin.
We've found this serum to be visibly effective at smoothing fine lines, helping maintain hydration, brightening the skin and fading dark spots and under-eye circles. 

+ Restored elasticity
+ Bright, even-toned complexion 
+ Soft, nourished and moisturized skin
+ Tightened pores
+ Reduction of dark under-eye circles 
+ Fading of fine lines 
+ Prevention of premature wrinkles 

 - Add Bakuchiol CO2 Extract (plant-based Retinol alternative) - contains 2% Bakuchiol extract, the strongest recommended concentration.

Ingredients: organic Moroccan prickly pear seed oil, organic sacha inchi seed oil, grade A Montana emu oil, organic sea buckthorn oil, essential oils of organic helichrysum, frankincense and organic ylang ylang

1 fluid ounce glass treatment pump

A desert succulent (cactus), Prickly Pear is a native food source in Mexico, the Caribbean and Northern Africa. The oil pressed from the seeds has been found to contain numerous nutrients, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, including zinc, Vitamin K and is especially high in Vitamin E (more than twice that of Argan oil).  While it is considered a sustainable crop, about a million seeds and 36 hours of labor are required to produce just one liter of this liquid gold.  

Bakuchiol is a plant-based Retinol alternative, derived from Psoralea Corylifolia Linn., a plant that has been used in Ayurvedic and other traditional medicines for a wide range of uses. Bakuchiol is a phytoestrogen with similar Antioxidant effects as Retinol without any of the skin-irritating effects. Unlike retinol, which can be harsh and should only be used at night, bakuchiol can be used in the a.m. and p.m. Retinol is either synthetic or derived from animal sources such as milk, cheese, butter, fish, cod liver oil, liver, and meat. Bakuchiol is considered a plant-derived & vegan alternative and can be found in expensive high-end cosmetics.

Commonly used Bakuchi (Babchi) oil has 3-10% Bakuchiol content, while our CO2 Extract is pure Bakuchiol.

This viscous, light honey-colored oil is purified to the latest standards for High Purity Bakuchiol active compounds. Oils made from the seeds of this plant are popular in India and other markets, but these are carrier oils and not pure active isolates. While the compounds in this plant were isolated in 1966 it has recently gained traction as a very popular ingredient due to recent studies that have confirmed how Bakuchiol works. Bakuchiol, similar to retinol, increases cell turnover and stimulates collagen production. In a 12-week study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, 0.5 percent bakuchiol cream twice daily was as effective as 0.5 percent retinol at nighttime, reducing skin pigmentation and wrinkles. This diminishes signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and sun damage. Studies have also found a number of other benefits from topical and internal use, including the ability to cause dysfunctioning cells to self-terminate. This process is called apoptosis and is responsible for maintaining healthy cells in the skin and body. Without this process, unhealthy cells can proliferate and become cancer.

What is Retinol?
Since retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A, they're actually considered antioxidants. In addition, they're a “cell-communicating” ingredient. This means their job is to “talk” to skin cells and encourage healthier, younger cells to make their way to the surface of the skin.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Soft and smooth

This serum is the best!
I love the smell and feel.
This serum has helped me increase glow and maintain the elasticity of my skin.
It absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft and renewed.
I use a little extra for the back of my dry hands and it helps Keep them soft and moisturized.
It is beautifully packaged
and because it is all natural, I feel good about putting it on my skin!