Anti-Aging Cactus Cream

Anti-aging cream made from succulents?

I find… that the dry skin on my hands and neck are thirstily drinking it up.

I guess that’s a good sign. Or maybe you’re skin is naturally dry and it’s a temporary moisturing.

This is made up of… prickly pear, blue agave, lady’s slipper orchid… aloe. Of all of these, prickly pear, or cactus pear (opuntia tuna) is the most convincing…. Cactus pear has plenty of antioxidants, such as ascorbic acid, carotenoids, reduced glutathione, cysteine, taurine, and flavonoids such as quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin.

Sounds important!

Unfortunately… Blue agave, from which tequila is made, doesn’t have much research to back it up and I could find no supporting evidence as to its role in skincare. Lady’s slipper (cypripedium pubescens) has primarily been used as a sedative.

So you can drink it if you prefer. A little prickly pear juice for the anti-oxidants, some tequila for the buzz and a little Lady’s Slipper for the sedative…


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