Cactus Beauty

The prickly pear is primarily known for its nutritional benefits, but lately beauty editors around the world have been taking notice of its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging properties. Personal care goodies that incorporate the prickly pear have been featured in Allure, Elle, and Self magazines, and it's becoming known as "THE skincare ingredient" of 2015.  

We've composed our own hot lineup of beauty products that contain prickly pear just in time for you to add them to your holiday wishlist. 

Cleanse, moisturize, and pamper with these desert treats.

Under $25

Love & Toast - Prickly Pear Lip Balm ($9)

A Wild Soap Bar - Prickly Pear Soap ($16 for 3 bars)

Aubrey Organics - Calming Skin Therapy Moisturizer ($23)


Count on the Opuntia cactus for radiant skin and hair.

Under $50

Clairsonic - Refining Skin Polish ($25)

Ouidad - Moisture Lock Leave-in Conditioner ($26)

MyChelle - Hydrating Cactus Mask ($28)

Alfaparf - Precious Oil Tradition Shampoo ($37)


Tone, brighten, and indulge with these little luxuries.

(You're probably overdue for a splurge.)

Under $200

Mun - No. 11 Anarose Toner ($68)

Christophe Robin - Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil ($69)

Sia Botanics - Prickly Pear Collection ($100)

Kahina Giving Beauty - Prickly Pear Seed Oil ($150)

Beauty blogger Taylor of My Lucite Dreams adds Caliwater to her skincare regimen.