Skincare Superfood: Spotlight on Prickly Pear
Superfoods aren’t just super if you eat them; their benefits can be just as powerful when applied topically. Prickly pears have an abundance of qualities that we have harnessed at Irene Forte Skincare and, fun fact, they are actually part of the cactus family. We have 150 prickly pear cacti at our organic farm in Sicily. Introduce our Prickly Pear face and body creams to your skincare routines to reap the benefits of this magic natural ingredient...
Prickly pears are rich in plenty of vitamins, including Vitamin K which helps with dullness. It will tackle dark circles under the eyes, as well as dark spots, making the face cream ideal for tired, uneven looking complexions. The linoleic acid present, which is a fatty acid, also helps to eliminate dull and lacklustre skin.
Fight and Protect
Antioxidant is a word we hear a lot, but what does it mean? Ingredients that counteract the effect of free-radicals present in the environment are called antioxidants. Vitamins E and C, found in prickly pears, are antioxidants that protect the skin against free-radicals present in the environment.
Be Hydrated & Defy Ageing
Hyaluronic acid retains over 1,000 times its weight in water, making it vital for skin hydration. Hyaluronic acid sadly reduces as we age, but luckily prickly pear has been dubbed the plant-origin hyaluronic acid for its ability to keep your skin hydrated. The skin-softening vitamins E and K found in prickly pears plump the skin, promote cellular renewal, and prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, making it the perfect age-defying ingredient.
Say no to inflammation
Prickly pears contain a unique class of antioxidants called betalains. They also contain phenolic compounds. Together, they have great inflammation-fighting capabilities. Vitamin C is another ingredient that reduces inflammation and soothes the skin.
A performance natural ingredient for the skin, experience its benefits with our prickly pear range here: