Ingredients and Skin Efficacy

Here at Cactus Skincare we believe using natural organic ingredients is the most effective way to care for skin. Here are some of the benefits of natural organic ingredients we use in our products.
INGREDIENTSBENEFITS
Aloe Vera Gel
  • Able to penetrate deepest layers of the skin.
  • Believed to be able to act at a cellular level helping to regenerate and nourish the skin.
Apricot Kernel Oil
  • With anti-inflammatory properties, helps in the healing of inflamed, sensitive, or post surgical skin.
  • Anti-oxidant with fine molecular structure that penetrates deepest layers of the skin.
  • Strong source of Amigdalin (vitamin B17 which attacks cancer cells) Also vitamins A, C, E, Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9.
Avocado Oil
  • High in vitamin and mineral content, particularly vitamins A, D and potassium but also B1, B2, E and lecithin.
  • High in sterolins that studies have shown reduce occurrence of age spots.
  • Believed to assist in the treatment of sunburn, minor burns and skin lesions.
  • Antioxidant and rich source omega 3 lipids.
  • Is considered helpful in temporarily relieving the symptoms of eczema and eyelid dermatitis.
Beeswax
  • Relieves chapped skin.
  • Alleviates dryness and prevents moisture loss.
Bentonite
  • Absorbs toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other contaminants.
  • Contains over 70 trace elements
  • Is considered one of the most powerful and effective healing clays for a wide range of internal and external maladies.
Beta-carotene
  • Anti-oxidant and mild sunscreen effect.
  • Clinical tests have shown that topical beta-carotene penetrates well into human epidermis and induced a 10-fold increase of epidermal retinyl esters, which demonstrates that topical beta-carotene is converted into retinyl esters by human skin and thus appears as a precursor of epidermal vitamin A.
  • It is also used for its ability to increase cell turn-over and regeneration in the outer layers of the skin.
  • Contains corrective properties that help heal scratches, prevent scarring, and to reduce skin irritation and itchiness.
Cactus Flower Extract
  • Antioxidant properties.
  • Believed to have strong anti-ageing benefits.
  • Helps prevent moisture loss from skin surface and therefore moisture retention in the skin.
Carrot Root Oil
  • Antioxidant.
  • Natural UV protection properties.
  • Rich source vitamins A & D.
  • Vitamin component is believed to normalize cell production.
  • May assist in the healing of dry, chapped or scaling skin.
Chamomile Extract
  • Calming and soothing properties.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties.
  • May assist healing for skin with eczema or dermatitis.
Essential Oil of Rose, Geranium and Ylang Ylang
  • Anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Calming and soothing.
  • Antiseptic and antiviral properties.
Evening Primrose Oil
  • Contains concentrated sources of Gamma Linoleic Acid an essential fatty acid of the omega 6 family with anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Helps treat dry, scaly, or itchy skin conditions, such as rosacea and atopic dermatitis.
  • Helps smooth rough skin and assists in hydrating dry skin.
  • Helps soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • May help lighten dark circles around the eyes.
Ginger Extract
  • Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Laboratory studies from the University of Cleveland show the potential of ginger extract for preventing tumors.
  • It is believed from some clinical studies that ginger extract can promote collagen production and an improvement of skin structure and wound repair.
Gingko Biloba Extract
  • Clinical tests have shown that gingko biloba extract may have significant photo-protective properties when applied topically helping to protect the skin from UV damage
  • Assists in the stimulation of collagen and fibroblast production
  • Helps prevent capillary fragility and promoting peripheral circulation which helps tissue regeneration
Jojoba Oil
  • Performs similarly to lanolin being very similar to human sebum. It has been theorized that it possibly tricks the skin into thinking it has produced enough oil and therefore balances itself.
  • Assists in maintaining skin elasticity.
  • Jojoba oil contains nutrients such as vitamin E, B complex vitamins, silicon, chromium, copper, and zinc.
Lavender Oil
  • Healing and anti inflammatory properties.
  • May provide temporary relief to symptoms of eczema and psoriasis by soothing inflammation and chasing away bacteria to allow for healthy tissue growth and scar prevention.
  • Aromatherapy benefit – soothing and calming on the emotions.
Lemon Essential Oil
  • Helps stimulate lymphatic flow.
  • Assists toxin removal.
  • Antiviral properties.
  • Soothing to skin and rich in Vit C.
  • Antiseptic benefits to help reduce acne.
  • Is believed to assist in plumping and evening skin tone due to Vit C content.
  • Helps brighten complexion.
  • Antioxidant – helps to fight free radicals.
  • Is believed to act as a booster to collagen in skin to increase skin elasticity.
Lemon Myrtle Oil
  • Tests done by School of Safety Science, The University of New South Wales show that Lemon Myrtle Oil has antifungal, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties.
Lotus Extract
  • Helps tone skin.
  • Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Macadamia Nut Oil
  • Deeply penetrating emollient which moisturizes and softens the skin, promoting suppleness.
  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties via the benefits of Omega 6 inherent in the oil.
Orange & Lemon Essential Oil
  • Rich in vitamin C.
  • Antioxidant – helps fight free radicals.
  • Helps brighten complexion.
  • Is believed to act as a booster to collagen in skin to increase skin elasticity.
  • Also believed to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Helps disperse oil build-up, promoting balance to the skin and aiding in the prevention of pimple and blackhead formation.
Rose Oil
  • Anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Calming and soothing properties.
  • Antiseptic and Antiviral properties.
Sandalwood Oil
  • Calming properties to help reduce flakiness or itchy skin.
  • Is considered antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
  • Tests have shown alpha-sanatol, a major component of sandalwood oil is effective in helping prevent skin cancer in UVB-induced skin cancer development. Research shows sandalwood oil causes apoptosis (normal cell death) of cells that were on the way to becoming cancerous.
Shea Butter
  • Anti-aging properties being comprised of fatty acids (lipids), oleic, linolenic and stearic acids, vitamins A, E, F and is able to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin promoting elasticity.
  • Antioxidant and deeply moisturizing.
  • Is believed to enhance cell regeneration and capillary circulation.
Sunflower Oil
  • Enhances skin barrier function replacing lipids lost to due to sun damage, age and other ageing agents.
  • Assists in drawing toxins from skin.
  • Helps skin retain moisture.
Titanium Dioxide
  • Natural Mineral Sunscreen with cleansing properties.
Titanium Dioxide
  • Cleansing, purifying properties.
Vitamin A Palmitate
  • Helps normalize cell production.
  • Is believed to assist in the healing of eczema and dermatitis.
  • Is considered to be an anti-ageing agent for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin E
  • Natural antioxidant – helps fight free radicals.
  • May assist in the maintenance of peripheral circulation which helps to maintain skin elasticity and suppleness.
Wheatgerm Oil
  • Rich in Vitamin E.
  • Natural antioxidant – helps fight free radicals.
  • May assist in the maintenance of peripheral circulation which helps to maintain skin elasticity and suppleness.
White Clay/Kaolin
  • Powerful detoxifying properties.
  • Reduces redness in skin.
  • Believed to have exceptional healing qualities due to high percentage of Aluminum Silicate.
  • Considered beneficial in oxygenating the skin and tissue repair by stimulating circulation.
  • Purifies and helps reduce pore size.
Zinc Oxide
  • Protects and soothes skin.
  • Helps heal chapped skin.
  • Helps reduce skin irritation and inflammation.
  • Helps reduce number of acne breakouts.
   
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