Cactus might not be an obvious ingredient to be associated with skincare products, but considering how a cactus stays alive in a hot, dry desert, it all makes sense. Cacti are actually full of vitamins and hydrants, which have multiple benefits for your skin. As an ingredient in cosmetic products, it’s used as cactus extract – derived from cactus oil. It contains high levels of antioxidants that calm inflammation, while its oils hydrate. Rich in vitamins A, D, E, and K, omegas, amino acids, and of course, water. To survive in the desert, its fleshy leaves are able to retain water, sustaining the plant in even the driest of climates. This resilience makes succulent-derived ingredients ideal for skincare. Cactus not only helps to draw moisture into skin but improves the skin’s ability to retain it by strengthening the skin’s barrier function to prevent moisture loss and environmental damage that triggers the early signs of ageing.
The presence of cactus extract in your skincare products is effective for all skin types and is an especially useful ingredient for those who want to maintain the youthfulness of the skin.