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Nopal Cactus: Magic for your Skin.

Nopal Cactus: Magic for your Skin.

During our travels to Morocco and Italy a few years ago, we discovered the hidden gem, Prickly Pear Plant. We quickly became addicted to the the fruit being readily available fresh off the plant in the local towns across both countries. We were eager to find out more and discovered the wonderful benefits Nopal has for your skin. It really is like magic.

The Nopal Cactus plant is in fact one of the fundamental symbols of Mexico. It is considered la planta de vida (the life-giving plant) as it seems to never die. Fallen pencas (leaves) form new plants, therefore an apt symbol of the life-rebirth cycle found in the most ancient of Mexican myths.

Nopal is taken from harvesting the pad of the Cactus plant, not fruit itself.
High in antioxidants and phytochemical Nopal contains 17 amino acids and antioxidants that can prevent damage from the sun.

Along with that, Nopal is loaded with an impressive spectrum of vitamins. Vitamin A for anti-aging, fighting free radicals and moisturising, whilst Vitamin C brightens, stimulating cell turnover and increasing skin elasticity with Vitamin K assisting with preventing the the signs of scarring within the skin tissue.

It is also one of the most betalain rich plants you can find, a pigment extremely high in antioxidants. What is Betalains? The pigments that make the nopal cactus fruits the bright red color they are. 

 

Vitamin & Nutrients found in Nopal


Vitamin A
Superb anti-aging, antioxidant, and moisturising capabilities. Accelerates cellular renewal and stimulates  collagen in the skin, helping to  reduce appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Vitamin C
Stimulate cell turnover and increases elasticity and brightens the skin.
Assists in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while boosting collagen production.

Vitamin K
Maintains the skins elasticity, helping to prevent signs of scarring in skin tissue.

Vitamin B6 
Excess oil is one of the main causes of acne. Vitamin K helps prevent acne by reducing and regulating excess sebum (oil) production.

Riboflavin
Aids in tissue repair which is the key for retaining moisture in skin, helping to protect skin from eczema.

Phytochemicals
Contain powerful natural antioxidants that free radicals.

Polysaccharides
Helps the skin to absorb and retain hydration in skin. Polysaccharides assist in preventing signs of ageing by keeping the skin supple and soft, and are able to help with renewal and repair of the skin.

Our Cactus powdered Clay mask infuses Prickly Pear (nopal Powder) with Aloe Vera, Rosehip + Kaolin to make a powerful blend to help restore that youthful & radiant glow to your skin. A short yet simple self-care ritual to  gently exfoliate and soften leaving your skin healthy and rejuvenated, he’s your all-rounder and one loveable prick.




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