Prickly Pear Oil and Kakadu Plum: Exploring our favourite natural skincare ingredients

Here at Skin Crush, we believe that every person deserves to have beautiful, healthy skin that makes them smile. We want you to have a crush on your skin, regardless of whether your skin type is dry, mature or sensitive. That is why we have worked hard to find the highest quality natural ingredients, to help every one of us access luxurious, clean and effective natural skincare.

Today we are so excited to share two of our favourite natural ingredients, and reveal why these make such incredible skincare powerhouses.


  1. Prickly Pear


Have you ever wondered how cacti can stay so plump and juicy despite the sweltering desert heat?

Originating from the arid, dry climate of Morocco, prickly pear oil is painstakingly derived from the seeds of the Opuntia Cactus. When carefully extracted, dried and pressed, the oil from these seeds contains amongst the highest natural sources of vitamin E, vitamin K and powerful antioxidants. 

The potent vitamin content, combined with the large quantity of seeds required to produce the oil, along with the diligent skill required to extract the oil, in fact makes prickly pear oil one of the most expensive in the world.

At Skin Crush, we particularly love it for its lightweight texture and deep penetrative abilities. Together, this light yet nourishing oil leaves your skin feeling deeply hydrated and velvety soft. Also, unlike other facial oils, the Skin Crush Prickly Pear Seed Oil is also suitable for those with sensitive skin as it is extremely gentle and fragrance-free.

For those experiencing specific skin concerns, you can also use prickly pear oil as a dedicated skin treatment. For those suffering from dark spots or under-eye circles, the high vitamin K concentrate will help to heal your skin from stubborn spots and pigmentation. For those with mature or ageing skin, the powerful antioxidants will help to restore your skin's youthful elasticity and suppleness.

If you have dull, dehydrated or mature skin, try adding a few drops of our Skin Crush certified organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil into your daily skincare routine for deep hydration and an instant, lasting glow.

  1. Kakadu Plum


A native Australian legend, Kakadu Plum is famed for being the highest natural concentrated source of vitamin C in the world. Kakadu Plum is in fact a native Australian fruit, grown mainly in the hot northern regions of Australia.

To give you an indication of its high vitamin properties, the Kakadu Plum contains approximately 100 times the vitamin C content found in oranges, and over five times the antioxidants found in blueberries. Not only does this hardworking fruit make a natural superfood, it also boasts some of the most powerful skincare benefits you can find.

The unrivalled antioxidants found in Kakadu Plum work effectively to combat a number of skin concerns. Whether you are suffering from dull skin, dark circles or too much sun exposure, the powerhouse combination of vitamins and antioxidants will work together to boost collagen production and brighten your skin tone.

At Skin Crush, our developers have created a powerful and effective eye serum with 100% active and natural Kakadu Plum extract. The unique extraction process involves no chemicals, so you can trust you’re putting only high quality and natural ingredients on to your skin, without any nasties or synthetics.

The best part is that unlike other vitamin C serums which can irritate your skin, our organic and fragrance-free water soluble serum is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

 If you’re looking to dial up the brightness of your skin, we suggest applying a few drops of our Kakadu Plum Eye Revive on to your under-eye area and gently massaging it into your skin for a naturally more refreshed and youthful glow.

Written by Sweni Shah for Skin Crush

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