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The prickly pear

Opuntia Ficus-Indica

The prickly pear

This wonderful plant of the cacti family, native to Central America, has been known since the time of the Aztecs. It arrived at our latitudes towards the end of the 15th century, probably at the return of the expedition of Christopher Columbus.

It took root immediately in the southern areas of our country, and in particular in Puglia, Calabria and Sicily. These combined regions represent the third largest producer in the world and its fruits are exported all over Europe.

Numerous studies have highlighted the numerous properties of this plant, both in the food sector and for the treatment of many diseases. All parts of the plant, such as the cladodes (commonly called the Pale), the flowers, the fruit and the seeds contained in the fruits, can be used directly or transformed into high quality derivatives.

After a long analysis and studies carried out in collaboration with researchers from the University of Cosenza, we decided to dedicate ourselves to the creation of natural cosmetic products with a very high added value thanks to the use of one of the most precious derivatives of the plant: The oil extracted from the seeds contained in the fruit.

Known since time immemorial by the Berber women who populate the desert areas of the Maghreb, prickly pear seed oil is a concentrate of well-being for the skin.
Rich in precious fatty acids such as Omega 6 and 3, Vitamin E and phytosterols, which are found in values ​​far superior to other types of natural oils currently on the market, prickly pear seed oil is a very powerful antioxidant and moisturizer that exerts a strong anti-aging action, counteracting skin aging and the formation of wrinkles or other skin imperfections.

We therefore decided to use this exceptional, rare and valuable product for the creation of a cosmetic line completely dedicated to prickly pear seed oil.
After careful research, we have selected exclusively Italian producers who could guarantee and certify the quality of a product among the best in the world in terms of concentration of active ingredients thanks to the particular conditions of microclimate and soil quality.

Elixir of nature

Excellence from the prickly pear

Our goal from the beginning has been to offer to our clients the first line of cosmetics exclusively based on the inclusion in the formulation of very pure prickly pear seed oil and absolutely Made in Italy production.

To arrive at the creation of a cosmetic product of the highest quality, it was not enough to select the best ingredients. Formulation, competence and craftsmanship quality work were also important.

We therefore turned to leading experts in the field and certified laboratories far from industrial logic and with the utmost attention to absolute quality.

Among many criterias, we have imposed on our experts the task of avoiding, as much as possible, the inclusion in the formulation of potentially toxic ingredients or “attention” by European and world bodies specialized in the safety of cosmetic products.
We are proud to confirm that this goal has been achieved!

None of our cosmetics contain “controversial” ingredients and we get excellent notations from bodies specializing in formulation safety assessment.
The evolution of our project will be in the near future, the expansion of our range to bring a series of specific products for every need. We aim to propose ourselves as a reference brand for the use of high quality raw materials and innovative cosmetics that can offer extraordinary results and a guarantee of safety, purity and an obsessive attention to artisanal production processes.

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