16 Beauty Products That Use the Prickly Power of Cactus
Let the rave around products with cactus begin! The plant is going to be your new favorite ingredient in anything and everything you put on your body and hair.
"Cactus contains a large amount of linoleic acid, which is a fatty acid that stimulates healthy cell turnover; vitamin E, which helps skin retain moisture; and flavonoids, which are anti-inflammatory. It's soothing, reduces inflammation, and keeps the skin better hydrated," says Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Skin Care Collection and Salon, located in New York City. Her pick for best cacti? Prickly pear, because "it contains the most antioxidants." Find 16 buys that use the ingredient ahead.