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The properties of Prickly Pear

Prickly pear is a Mexican evergreen which is now part of the Italian landscape. Introduced in Europe around 1500, it immediately spread in Southern Italy, where the climate is more favorable to it.

Recognisable by its coloured fruits, it is a succulent plant that has enormous benefits from a nutritional and cosmetic point of view. The properties of Prickly Pear are both in the "blades" and in the fruits. Philip Martin's uses both in some products to achieve high-performance results.

Which are the benefits of prickly pear?

Ideal for nutritional diets, the Prickly Pear also has excellent properties in cosmetics.

The nutritional point of view

Rich in vitamins and nutrients, Prickly Pear fruits are diuretic and have low calories: their characteristics become essential in slimming and anti-cellulite diets.

Topical use

Prickly Pear "blades" contain mineral salts, vitamin C and E, which have emollient and anti-inflammatory properties. Prickly Pear fruits are instead used in moisturising creams: the ingredient in fact allows to retain water preventing skin dehydration. With a vasoconstrictive action, Prickly Pear has a toning and firming effect and an antioxidant power, which counteracts aging.

The Philip Martin's products containing prickly pear as ingredient

In continuous evolution and research, Philip Martin's uses natural ingredients to treat and improve skin and hair conditions. The combination of organic ingredients and green chemistry is what allows all Philip Martin's products to achieve excellent performance.

Prickly pear can be found inside:


Day Cream

The morning caress that protects the skin during the day. Calming, brightening and super hydrating, In The Day is the moisturising emulsion that fights free radicals, redness and protects against photo-aging. Its organic extracts, moisturising complexes and peptides give protection to sensitive skin. Find out more.


Super Moisturising Hair Mask

Chestnut blends with Prickly Pear and Olive Oil, fusing different but perfectly balanced scents into a mask designed for treated and stressed hair. Fusion Luxury Mask protects against aging by making hair radiant and silky without weighing it down. Find out more.


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