How do I know if my prickly pear seed oil is pure & authentic?

In a time where there are numerous impure prickly pear seed oils being passed off as high-quality ones, it is important that consumers are fully aware of this issue.

  • The prickly pear seed oil is diluted with water
  • The prickly pear seed is mixed with lower-quality oils
  • Prickly pear seed oil is deodorised to remove any scent which again lowers the quality of the oil.
  • The fruit and the seeds are used to create the prickly pear seed oil instead of just the seeds. All the nutrients and rich antioxidants are contained in the seeds. Hence, using the fruit with the seeds lowers the effectiveness and hence the quality of the resulting oil.

At Saoirse Skincare, we are relentless in our pursuit for 100% pure, premium and high-quality ingredients. We strongly believe in offering transparency in our products and ensuring our products fully reflect our values and principles.

That is why our prickly pear seed oil adheres to the highest quality control standards that is:

  • 100% pure, unrefined & unadulterated
  • Non-deodorised
  • Ethically sourced from certified fair-trade cooperatives
  • Certified Organic
  • Freshly cold-pressed using only the seeds of the prickly pear
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Cruelty-free
  • Sustainably made
  • Hand-extracted prickly pear seeds

What does 100% pure prickly pear seed oil look like?

Pure prickly pear seed oil has a dark yellow, borderline very light green colour to it.

What does 100% pure argan oil smell like?

Smells can be highly subjective as can potency. But pure prickly pear seed oil is generally perceived as quite a strong, potent smell, that is very ‘nutty’. However, one should not be put off by the smell. While many can find it a very appealing smell, those who may not care for the strong scent can also enjoy the magnificent benefits this miracle oil has to offer. As a lightweight oil it leaves no ‘nutty’ smell on the skin once applied. It sinks readily into the skin leaving it plump and supple, with no residue and no after-smell.

What does 100% pure prickly pear seed oil feel like?

Pure prickly pear seed oil has a very light and silky texture. It is the epitome of a luxurious oil in every way. It glides smoothly onto the skin and sinks into it with ease leaving it radiant and hydrated.

2 thoughts on “How do I know if my prickly pear seed oil is pure & authentic?

  1. Marion Clarke says:

    Should prickly pear oil smell odorless or like floral? Is the oil colorless, the pure from morocco. I need to know the truth about this oil. There are sellers claiming their product is pure but claim the oil is odorless and colorless while a moroccan merchant says different.

    • The Organic Way Store says:

      Dear Marion,

      Thank you for your question.

      Indeed, you are right, many falsely claim that their prickly pear seed oil is pure when it is often diluted with lower quality products. 100% pure prickly pear seed oil is neither floral nor odourless. Usually considered quite potent, it should have a ‘nutty’ smell. Often, impure prickly pear seed oil may not have a very strong nutty smell, and almost smell like it is a bit off. Some even compare the nutty smells of argan and prickly pear seed oil to popcorn! So this is one way to try and detect whether you are buying the ‘real thing’. In addition, pure prickly pear seed oil has a relatively darker colour (for example when compared to argan oil). Some may even compare it to a light green colour in nature. In contrast, diluted prickly pear seed oil has a very diluted almost clear colour (depending on the level of dilution). And of course, the effectiveness of prickly pear seed oil on the skin is also a giveaway. Nothing can compare to applying 100% pure undiluted prickly pear seed oil or argan oil!

      At Saoirse Skincare, we are proud to offer 100% pure, no dilution whatsoever and sourced from ethically certified bodies. The production of both of these oils is very time consuming and challenging, which means very high production costs. Our oils come bottled in high quality miron glass which is ideal for preserving the properties of our oils.

      We hope this has helped answer your question.

      Kind regards,

      The Organic Way Store Team

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