Discover the Benefits of Nopal Cactus

Discover the Benefits of Nopal Cactus

Loved by ancient civilizations for its healing capabilities, now harnessed as a modern skincare innovation, nopal cactus is a hero skincare ingredient you need to know about. With its unique hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits, this resilient desert plant has both nutritional and medicinal properties and is a must-try for anyone with dry, sensitive, or irritated skin. 

What Is Nopal Cactus?

Nopal Cactus is a succulent plant predominantly found in the southwestern region of the United States. Also known as the “Prickly Pear,” nopal cactus is found in many of our products, including HA-Revive Hyaluronic Hydrator, is used to fight inflammation, treat wounds, protect cellular DNA, and increase skin’s tolerance.

What Is Nopal Cactus Good For?

Nopal cactus plant stem cells are rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, polyphenols, and catechins. The free radical scavenging properties have been demonstrated by in vitro tests, meaning they offer robust skin protection against aging environmental stressors. Applied topically, cactus stem cell extract will hydrate, help even tone, smooth wrinkles and soothe the skin.


Known for its moisture-storing characteristics, it stands to reason that nopal cactus is a moisture-laden skincare ingredient, with a high water content. It acts as a natural hydrator, locking in moisture and preventing dehydration. 

Protecting Skin 

Packed with skin-protecting antioxidants, nopal cactus minimizes visible wrinkles and helps limit environmental damage from pollution and other stressors. It has a brightening effect, improving skin’s radiance, and contributes to skin’s strength, firmness and elasticity.


With anti-inflammatory properties, like aloe vera, nopal cactus can calm and soothe irritated or inflamed skin. Cooling and quenching any puffiness or redness, it's a refreshing ingredient to support with many skin concerns from acne to dryness. It can also help speed up skin's natural healing processes too making it helpful for sunburn, minor burns or wounds, and even insect bites. 

Our HA-Revive Hyaluronic Hydrator Uses Nopal Cactus Stem Cell Extract

HA-Revive Hyaluronic Hydrator is an age-defying moisturizer that restores skin’s suppleness and vitality, with hyaluronic acid and plant stem cells delivering weightless hydration for a plumped, smoothed glow.

We’ve included the plant stem cells from the nopal cactus in this hydrating moisturizer because of its nourishing, anti-inflammatory antioxidant benefits, plus it helps evens and smooth tone and texture, reenergizing your radiance. 

Other Uses of Nopal Cactus

Nopal cactus can have exfoliating properties too—in the right concentration and combination.

For a seriously smoothing serum that combines anti-aging retinol and glycolic acid with a nopal cactus derived botanical, GlyPro Retinol Drops are clinically proven to refine, smooth, and brighten skin in 30 days or less. If you've never used retinol before, read up on how to retinize your skin, and start very low and slow. For retinol users, add a few drops into your nighttime routine and wait for the results to shine through. 

If you're looking for a weekly treatment, Phyto-Calm Enzyme Mask has just the right combination of calming infused with a gentle exfoliation, to slough away those stubborn dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and radiant. 

As a monthly glow-getting at-home mask treatment, Hydra-Bright AHA Glow Peel, helps to soothe and hydrate skin, adding gentle exfoliation from AHAs, to reveal your skin's natural radiance. 

And the best part? If you love nopal cactus, you can use the serum, moisturizer, mask treatment, and at-home peel as part of your hydrating and soothing ritual, helping restore your skin back to its natural radiance.


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