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Ingredient Spotlight: the Wonder of Prickly Pear Seed Oil




the wonder of prickly pear seed oil

Prickly pear seed oil is a super moisturising and beautifully soothing oil derived from the prickly pear cactus and is quickly gaining momentum in the skin care world for a very good reason.

This oil has been used for centuries to treat everything from burns to illnesses and is extremely gentle, is a great healer and protects the skin's natural barrier. Extremely Rich in vitamin E and brimming with antioxidants, prickly pear seed oil is one of the most powerful, luxurious skin care ingredients on the market. 

The impact that Prickly Pear Seed oil can have on the skin is extraordinary, it’s been found to restore elasticity, brighten and even complexion, tighten pores, prevent premature wrinkle formation, PLUS reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles. Winning!

Who better to back up the above claims than MŪN’s founder, Munemi Imai. Skin care expert and a professional makeup artist in the fashion industry for over 20 years, Munemi discovered prickly pear seed oil’s benefits during a trip to Morocco. She was so impressed with the results on her own skin that it spawned MŪN’s first product, Aknari Brightening Youth Serum.

Munemi explains of the power of prickly pear:

 “The vitamin E found in prickly pear seed oil is the highest of any plant oil on the market (3 times higher than argan oil). Prickly pear seed oil is also very high in linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), which is proven to lighten sun-induced hyper-pigmentation, protect the skin barrier, lower water loss, and increase moisture.Of any beauty oil on the market, prickly pear contains the highest percentage (88%) of unsaturated fatty acids, which are essential to stimulating healthy cell production and turnover. It also contains the highest level of tocopherol, or vitamin E, which protects the skin and helps it retain moisture.”

Ideal for use both in the morning and at night, Prickly Pear Seed Oil is gentle enough for all skin types and ideal for under-eye use.


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