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Prickly Pear

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prickly pear

Prickly pear or pear cactus (genus of opuntia), is a flowering cactus native to Mexico and southern hemisphere, and is now also grown in Australia and Africa. It is widely grown for their edible fruits and large paddles. You may have seen it on a Mexican menu.


When used in skincare and personal care, prickly pears contain many attractive properties. It is a rich source of vitamin C, E and K, making it a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agent. Omega 3 and 6 in linoleic and oleic acids help hydrate dry and dull skin, making it smoother, brightens skin tone and protects from UV rays.

Prickly pear helps with wounds and blemishes as it repairs damaged skin and helps skin heal.

Vitamin E in prickly pear deeply conditions hair, making it shiny, and helps reduce hair loss.

GLOHS products containing prickly pear: night cream