(Face) oil is a heavenly experience for the skin. No wonder the skin oil revolution is taking the beauty world by storm.
Most natural beauty products - lip balms, moisturizers, serums, shampoos and conditioners, even makeup such as foundation, lipstick and mascara use oils, some of the most popular players being jojoba, argan and coconut oils.
One type of oil, Barbary fig seed oil (which you probably haven’t heard of) is a big deal and probably the new “it” oil.
Barbary fig seed oil is derived from a cactus commonly known as prickly pear. The Barbary fig seeds are only 5% oil. With 1 liter of oil being made out of 1 000 kgs (yes one thousand! kilograms), Barbary fig seed oil one of the most expensive and precious oils in the world. Prickly pears are grown widely in Mexico, Latin America, South America and the Mediterranean region.
Barbary fig seed oil is one of the most naturally effective and latest treatments in the anti-aging revolution:
A true gift from nature and a rock star in its pure, whole plant effectiveness, Barbary fig seed oil is ready to take its turn to shine in the spotlight.
Great to use day or night, with Barbary fig-seed oil a little goes a long way. Simply use 2–3 drops and smooth it around the face, including eyes and lips.
Barbary Fig Seed Oil is beneficial to all skin types and can do wonders for hormonal skin types (stress and hormone related breakouts).
Here is a blemish and redness fighting mask which works wonders – mix raw honey, baking soda and Barbary fig seed oil. Leave on for 10-15 mins and rinse.
Use just a few drops and massage into the neck and cleavage. It also makes for a super-hydrating all-over body moisturiser, while soothing dry skin of the feet and hands.
Not only useful on the skin, Barbary fig seed oil is also highly beneficial to dry hair and scalp, soothing irritation and boosting shine.
Barbary fig seed oil is great for dry hair and split ends. Apply 10–15 drops of Barbary fig seed oil throughout the hair to the ends. Leave for about 30 minutes. Wash your hair.
Those are the facts. Now my personal experience.
At first I was a bit skeptical about this “prodigious” oil. It sounded too good to be true. Until I tried it. Once I put this wonder oil on my skin, I knew that every word about it is true. I normally choose a combination of oils as it gives my skin the benefits of multiple oils. The Barbary fig seed oil is so potent though that you simply don’t need anything else. I finally have control over my skin and moreover over my hormonal acne.
The Barbary fig seed oil I tried is from La Bella Figura. They truly were one of the first, if not the first, U.S. beauty brand to bring this rich cactus seed oil to the (U.S) market. La Bella Figura have a skincare line with star ingredient Barbary fig seed oil. They just (August 2014) launched a brand new line of makeup – vegan, cruelty free and using Barbary fig seed oil! La Bella Figura’s Barbary fig seed oil is pure and fair trade certified from Tunisia. It is cold pressed to their order (for absolute potency and freshness) from just the seeds and not the entire pulp of the fruit which doesn't produce quite a pure or quality oil. It truly is special.
Are you curious Barbary fig seed oil too? The great news is that La Bella Figura Barbary Fig Seed oil and the rest of their products will be available on Reina Organics in just a few days!
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