a species of cactus native to northwestern Mexico in the
states of Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora.
Our name and love of this prickly plant is not random. In fact, it's well-researched and backed by science. Cactus is a supercharged ingredient known for its soothing properties and firming effect on a wide range of skin types from oily to dry and has a long history of being used for its healing properties, dating back to the Aztecs.
We pair our prickly with innovative, Korean-based formulas for products that are ultra-lightweight and non-comedogenic (meaning we’ll always keep those pores clear).
Everyday, men everywhere take a sharp blade to their faces and necks… it’s no wonder they often experience dry skin, redness and irritation. Similar to aloe vera, cactus thrives in dry climates and has water-binding properties that work to help your skin retain moisture, soothe irritation and calm redness.
The Benefits of Cactus Extract in Skincare
When cactus-infused products are applied to the skin, they rely on the vitamins and minerals found within cactus oils and extracts to deliver the same proactive but protective benefits of the ultra-hydrated desert plant.
The following vitamins and minerals can be found inside the prickly pear cactus. They contribute to its hydrating, toxin-blocking, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging powers when used in skincare:
Vitamin A: An anti-inflammatory that keeps breakouts at bay, and an antioxidant that defends skin against toxins and pollution. Helps brighten complexion and is an excellent hydrator.
Vitamin D: Provides a boost to cellular turnover and metabolism, in turn promoting healthy, clear complexion. Also has antioxidant powers to shield from skin-aging aggressors.
Vitamin E: Cactus delivers Vitamin E in super high doses, which provides skin with heaps of the vitamins’ outstanding skin-nourishing, firming, healing, anti-aging, moisturizing, and toxin-fighting abilities.
Vitamin K: Firms the skin by boosting its collagen production and elasticity.
Electrolytes: Any series of minerals, in this case potassium and magnesium, that preserve the skin’s moisture barrier functions, and in turn boost the efficacy of other nourishing ingredients (like the aforementioned vitamins).
Learn more about the many benefits of cactus in skincare.