The cactus represents many things — endurance, protection, and (most fun of of all) hidden treasure, due to its water storing properties. In the skincare world, cactus and cactus flower oils are favored for their ability to soothe, hydrate, and reduce inflammation. This is in large part due to the cactus’ high vitamin E and linoleic acid content, which actually makes cactus oil more potent than the queen bee of skin oils, argan. Cactus oil can also boost moisture in dry hair.
One of the newest products to take advantage of the hot desert succulent is Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist. Designed to hydrate the skin under hot, dry conditions, it’s the product you’ll want stashed in your handbag all season long. Light and refreshing with just a hint of fragrance, it’ll cool you off during even the most dogged days of the summer. The mist is also infused with other good stuff like lavender, geranium, rosemary.
Other cactus-inspired beauty products include:
1- Ahava Mineral Body Lotion Cactus & Pink Pepper | 2- Hydrea Cactus Bristle Body Brush | 3- Dabur Vatika Cactus Enriched Hair Oil
4- MyChelle Hydrating Cactus Mask | 5- GreenSprout Botanicals Flowering Cactus Ultra Hydrating Day Facial Cream