Prickly Pear Juice and Cactus have nourished and healed bodies for centuries. It is an indigenous plant to the desert southwest (Sonoran Desert) and is totally sustainable. The plant grows around the world thanks to Europeans that transported the seed to South Africa, Australia, Africa and the Mediterranean.
So what is the big deal about Prickly Pear? The juice of the prickly pear promotes optimal cellular health. It contains a storehouse of nutrients, proteins, betalains, polysaccharides, amino acids, and higher beta-carotene levels than almost any other fruit or vegetable. The prickly pear plants of the Sonoran Desert have the highest concentrations of betalains of any plant on earth. Betalains are powerful nutrients that help cells resist toxins and bad bacteria as they strengthen the cells. They protect the body by neutralizing the raw elements our skin faces everyday like the sun, pollution, extreme temperatures, and wind. The prickly pear has special chemicals that help skin repair itself and strengthen blood vessels.
Recent publicity has underscored the power of the prickly pear. Research documenting its nutritional levels has been highlighted by Duke University, the University of Arizona and Texas and in 70 other scientific studies. Commercialization of the juice requires processing that reduces the vitamin concentration significantly. Harnessing the power of prickly pear means that we must harvest the fruit as our ancestors did. Wildcrafting and handpicking the fruit ensures the plant’s high amount of vitamins A and C, magnesium, calcium and potassium. Organic processing retains these nourishing properties by preparing prickly pear skin care products at low temperatures. The end results are exceptional skin care products. Every time you choose to spray or smooth skin care products made organically with prickly pear you are healing, soothing, and protecting skin from the “enemies” of the outside world by the exceptional concentration of polysaccharides.
The super powers of prickly pear are like learning a lot about healthy skin from our ancestors. Look for prickly pear to rejuvenate your skin. Sweet P’s has harnessed these powers in products that plump, moisturize and increase cell turnover in Cactus Nectar Mist. Moisturize and protect even baby skin with Prickly Pear Antioxidant Lotion. Protect skin with our broad spectrum Prickly Pear Sunscreen that is a 3 in 1 product that moisturizes, acts as an antioxidant, and sunscreen protections. Use the ultimate easy out the door product, Prickly Pear Sunscreen with Tint. This product is a 4 in 1 arsenal. Prickly Pear Sunscreen with Tint comes in three color tones and in moisturizes, protects, tints and is an antioxidants all in one! Sweet P’s even offers a Prickly Pear Pad Soothing Organic Soap and a Prickly Pear Organic Antioxidant Soap. Look for Sweet P’s to offer more Prickly Pear Products as nature’s remedy to promote optimal cellular health.