Dry winter skin? The answer may lie in the desert

We’re more than halfway through the winter (we think), and still dealing with dryness, lacklustre texture, and skin in need of revitalization. The good news is spring is coming which will bring some much welcome moisture to the air, but the great news is, we have something in stock which is just what your parched skin cells need.

Barbary fig seed oil is made from the seeds of the fruit of the barbary fig, a type of cactus also known as the prickly pear. It grows in Mexico, Latin America, South America and the Mediterranean. The seeds of the fruit are be pressed and produce an oil that is skin-smoothing, soothing and softening. 

The oil of the seeds contains linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid, and Vitamin E, an antioxidant, which is useful for anti-aging by  fighting free radicals and rebuilding red blood cells, meaning barbary fig seed oil protects against free radicals, stimulates new cell growth and calms inflammation. It can be acne reductive, and moisture-retentive.

You can find this rich skin-saver in Osmia’s Luz Facial Brightening Serum, and in La Bella Figura’s Barbary Fig Seed Oil  and Barbary Fig Renewal Serum.


Actually, quick tip - you can spot this ingredient in most LBF products. They work with a farm in Tunisia where the seeds are hand-harvested and cleaned and dried in the sun. From there, the seeds are cold-pressed resulting in a golden oil ready to plump up, refresh and soothe your skin cells.

Barbary seed oil can be smoothed all over face as a serum, or added to a day or night cream a few drops at a time. We also suggest adding it to your body lotion for an all-over late-winter treatment.

Stay warm and stay hydrated!

                                                                               guest post by AVL

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