PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL

aka Prickly Pear Oil, Opuntia ficus indica Seed Oil, Barbary Fig Seed Oil, Cactus Pear Seed Oil

Carrier oils / PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL
Carrier oils

Opuntia ficus-indica

100% Vegan Organic Sustainably Sourced Wild Harvested

REFERENCES

  • CAS Number: 90082-21-6
  • EINECS Number: 290-109-1
  • Product Code:: PCO4025
  • INCI Name:: Opuntia Ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil
  • PART USED
    Seeds
  • SYNONYMS
    Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
    Cactus ficus-indica L.
  • COMMON NAMES
    Indian Fig Opuntia, Barbary Fig, Cactus Pear
  • EXTRACTION METHOD
    Cold Pressed
  • ORIGIN
    Morocco
  • FATTY ACID PROFILE

    FATTY ACID

    SPECIFICATIONS (%)

    Palmitic Acid C16:0

    10.00 – 14.00

    Stearic Acid C18:0

    2.50 – 5.50

    Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9)

    18.00 – 30.00

    Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6)

    55.00 – 65.00

    Alpha-Linolenic Acid C18:3 (n-3)

    Maximum 1.00

     

500 g (17.64 oz): 26% OFF
$49.50 $36.63
1 kg (2.20 lb): 43% OFF
$95.20 $54.26
2 kg (4.41 lb): 45% OFF
$186.60 $102.60
[$51.30/kg]
5 kg (11.02 lb): 47% OFF
$456.98 $242.20
[$48.44/kg]
10 kg (22.04 lb): 49% OFF
$895.00 $456.50
[$45.65/kg]
25 kg (55.11 lb): 52% OFF
$2189.57 $1051.00
[$42.04/kg]

Our organically crafted Prickly Pear Seed Oil, also known as Barbary Fig Oil or Nopal Oil, is cold pressed from the seeds of the Optunia Ficus Indica, growing in the arid valleys of southwestern Morocco. The resulting oil has a lush green color and a mild, natural scent reminiscent of hay. Although fairly recent to the industry, Prickly Pear Seed Oil has earned a great deal of recognition for the benefits of its outstanding bioactive constituents (vitamins A, E and K, fatty acids, phytosterols, and polyphenols) when used in skin care and cosmeceutical applications.

The Prickly Pear plant - also known as Barbary Fig, Cactus Pear, Nopal Cactus and a host of other common names - is a member of the Cactus (Cactaceae) family indigenous to Mexico; it has been naturalized and widely cultivated in the southern United States, the Mediterranean region, and other arid to semi-arid parts of the world. 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.


REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES

Prickly Pear Seed Oil contains higher concentrations (around 150%) of Vitamin E than in Argan Oil, which helps to promote smoother, brighter skin; as well as Vitamin K which helps to improve the appearance of dark spots, hyper-pigmentation and uneven skin tones. This nutrient-rich, fast absorbing oil is also high in Linoleic Acid, which helps to maintain skin's supple look and brightens the complexion. Prickly Pear Carrier Oil penetrates deeply into the skin to provide intense hydration without clogging the pores. When used as a night serum, it reduces the appearance of dark spots and dark circles, making the skin appear visibly younger. This oil promotes elasticity and provides the skin a smoother, refined skin texture.

The naturally occurring antioxidants in Prickly Pear Seed Oil acts as a free radical scavenger, preventing them from causing damage that leads to signs of aging. It also has serious anti-inflammatory properties, helping wounds heal faster, and can even repair damage caused by UV rays and environmental pollution. Its nutrient rich content also helps promote shiny, moisturized, rejuvenated hair and nails.


Documents

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Certificate of Analysis(COA) - Current Batch

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Cosmetic Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Prickly Pear Seed Oil is suitable for cosmetic application and is not included in the list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products. Neither does it contain parabens, restricted preservatives, colorants or UV filters (Annex II - VI of EU Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009).

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Extraction Method

Nature In Bottle certify that Prickly Pear Seed Oil has been extracted using cold pressing which means it is minimally processed using mechanical extraction (pressure) and low-temperature controlled conditions [at around 80-90°F (26-32°C)] controlled conditions to extract the oil. The phytonutrient-rich oil is then fine-filtered using a screen, to remove any significant solids or undesired impurities from the oil. No chemical solvents, no high-heat temperatures, and no further chemical refining to alter the condition (colour, scent) of the oil.

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Animal Testing

Nature In Bottle certify that Prickly Pear Seed Oil is cruelty-free and free of animal testing.
Nature In Bottle does not conduct or commission animal testing of any cosmetic ingredient, raw material, or formulation of any finished product in the context of Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. Additionally, we do not buy any ingredient, formulation, or product from any supplier or manufacturer that conducted, commissioned, or had been a party to Animal Testing. We also encourages customers who manufacture cosmetics and skin care products to avoid animal-tested ingredients and offer cruelty-free products to their customers.

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Vegan Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Prickly Pear Seed Oil contain no animal ingredients or animal by-products, use no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, nor does the above product come in contact with any animal products during storage and transportation.

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TSE/BSE Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Prickly Pear Seed Oil is free of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). We further declare that this product is Dioxin Free.

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Non-GMO Statement

Nature In Bottle certify that Prickly Pear Seed Oil is manufactured without the use of genetically modified organisms and without the use of raw materials or processing aids containing or derived from genetically modified material. As such, Prickly Pear Seed Oil should be considered non-Genetically Modified in the context with the directives outlined in Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and 1829/2003.

Nature In Bottle also declares that Prickly Pear Seed Oil has not been:
1) Exposed to Irradiation
2) Derived from Sewage Sludge
3) Treated with Ethyl Oxide

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Gluten Free Statement

Nature In Bottle can approve that Prickly Pear Seed Oil does not contain as an ingredient and is not manufactured on processing equipment that comes in contact with gluten or products containing gluten.

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Melamine Free Statement

Nature In Bottle confirm that Prickly Pear Seed Oil is free of any Melamine and hence should be considered to be Melamine-free.

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Nanomaterials Declarartion

Nature In Bottle can approve with reference to Prickly Pear Seed Oil that no Nanomaterials were added at any stage of the manufacturing/production process, in accordance with EU Cosmetics Regulation.

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California Proposition 65 Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Prickly Pear Seed Oil does not contain chemicals that are listed on California's Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.

Download the current Proposition 65 List at:
https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/proposition-65-list

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REACH Conformance

Nature In Bottle declare that Prickly Pear Seed Oil is compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and does not contain substances above 0.1% weight of a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV as of July 16, 2019.

Furthermore, Prickly Pear Seed Oil is also compliant with the European Union Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) under entries 28 to 30 of Annex XVII of REACH, which prohibits the use of carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic category 1A or 1B substances (CMR category 1A or 1B substances) in products supplied to the general public.

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Natural Criteria Statement

Based on the ISO 16128-1:2016 (Definitions for ingredients) and ISO 16128-2:2017 (Criteria for ingredients and products), Nature In Bottle can advise that Prickly Pear Seed Oil would have a Natural Origin Index of 1 and therefore, could be considered to come under the definition of a 'Natural Ingredient'.

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Residual Solvents

Based on our knowledge of the production process, raw materials and equipments used, there is no potential for any residual solvents to be present in Prickly Pear Seed Oil.

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Non-CITES Declaration

Nature In Bottle certify that Prickly Pear Seed Oil is manufactured completely from raw materials none of which is listed on the Appendices of the the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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Sustainable natural ingredients, from a source you can trust

THE PERFECT CHEMISTRY

THE PERFECT CHEMISTRY

All our products are created with respect for nature, ensuring unmatched attention to quality and detail at every step of the process. We select and source oils that fit the ideal fatty acid profile to provide the maximum therapeutic benefits. No chemical solvents, no high-heat temperatures, and no chemical refining is done to alter the condition (colour, scent) of the oil.

ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE

ORGANIC & SUSTAINABLE

We only offer products that are certified organic, wildcrafted in their natural habitat, or grown using organic practices in cases where organic certification is unavailable or impractical. We rely on our relationships with the distiller/supplier and knowledge of their good practices to ensure that the product is free from pesticides and adulteration.

WHOLESALE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

WHOLESALE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

We are a non-MLM company, selling online directly to our customers located in over 220 countries across the world. Our pricing is always wholesale, for every customer - there is no need to sign up or become a member to avail the benefits of our wholesale pricing. We also provide hugely subsidised rates for international shipping.