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Prickly Pear Carrier Oil
Botanical Name: Opuntia ficus indica
Processing Type: Unrefined
Deodorized/Not Deodorized: Not Deodorized
Obtained From: Seeds
Description: This unrefined oil has been cold-pressed from the seeds. Also known as Barbery Fig, it has been used as a remedial beauty oil by Berber women for many centuries. It is felt by many to have benefits that are greatly superior to those offered by Argan Oil. High in omega-6 fatty acids and naturally occurring carotenoids, Vitamins C and E, and flavonoids, this skin-toning oil contains powerful antioxidants that also offer it longer shelf life.
Aromatic Description / Scent: Almost odor-free.
Common Uses: Personal-care products and cosmetics, especially skincare for mature complexions.
Absorption: This oil has a very good absorption rate and leaves the skin feeling silky and hydrated without an oily feeling
- Cold-Pressed: Morocco
- Cosmetic Grade: Cosmetic Grade Carrier oils are extracted through hot process or solvent extraction.
- Cold-Pressed: Carrier Oils are 100% cold pressed.
- Organic: Carrier Oils that are 100% cold pressed and also Certified Organic (USDA/ECOCERT/INDOCERT)
Shelf Life: Users can expect a shelf life of up to 1 year to 1.5 years with proper storage conditions (cool, out of direct sunlight). Refrigeration after opening is recommended.
Cautions: For external usage only. It is recommended that the user does a patch test on skin before usage.
Storage: It is recommended that carrier oils be kept in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. If refrigerated, bring to room temperature before using.
Please Note: Owing to the processing type being "unrefined" carrier oils can vary slightly batch wise in colour, consistency, odour, etc. Unrefined oils are minimal heat processed oils that have not been bleached or deodorized after extraction for standardization.
- In Stock: 2-3 working days
- Pre-Order: 7-9 working days
- 25ml: Amber Glass Euro Dropper Bottle
- 100ml/250ml: Plastic Reagent Bottle
- 500ml/1Litre: Plastic Bottle
Documents: Certificate of Analysis (COA), Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)