The Weird Ingredient That Gives You Perfect Skin

by Stephanie Montes

What’s hot pink and includes a cocktail of amino acids, vitamins, calcium, iron and magnesium? Prickly pear! In case you have no idea what this is (we didn’t either), it’s that bright fruit that grows on cacti and the new ingredient making a name for itself in the beauty world–for good reason. Perfect for reducing all kinds of inflammation from acne to rosacea and slowing down the aging process, this magical fruit is a godsend. Here, shop 5 products infused with our new favorite ingredient.


Osmia Organics, Luz Facial Brightening Serum, $75

The non-greasy formula makes your skin look brighter than ever.

Face Mask

Erno Laszlo, 'Hydra-Therapy' Memory Sleep Mask, $90

Wake up with hydrated and refreshed skin.


Mizon, Tequila Shot Aqua Toner, $23

Moisturize skin while giving it a daily dose of radiance.

Face Oil

Kahina Giving Beauty, Prickly Pear Seed Oil, $38

This mix of organic ingredients brightens under eye circles like magic.


Sia Botanics, Prickly Pear Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30, $15

Gentle enough to use daily and also protects skin from harmful UV rays.