Why prickly pear is the hottest skin care ingredient

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Inside the Allure Beauty Closet: Prickly Pear Skin-Care Products

Editors are going crazy for prickly pear, but not for the reason you might think. Sure, it is great in a margarita, but the true magic of this cactus fruit comes from its skin-improving qualities.

It has become known for its anti-inflammatory properties (which also serve as "anti-agers") and as a result, it's popping up in so many skin care lines right now. So if you are a product junkie, you'll definitely want to try out some of these.

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Below, shop the prickly pear picks from the video as well as a few others you may like!

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  1. Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask (plumps and hydrates skin overnight)
  2. Caudalie Premier Cru The Elixir (makes a great base for makeup and helps smooth out skin)
  3. Kahina Giving Beauty Prickly Pear Seed Oil (anti-ages and hydrates)
  4. Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Serum (reduces redness and makes skin glow)
Prickly pear doesn't just work wonders on skin. Give these hair products a try:
  1. Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner (keeps frizz at bay and locks in hydration)
  2. Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask (get for fixing split ends and stimulating roots and scalp)
  3. Alfaparf Milano Precious Oil Tradition Absolute Oil (for all around more manageable hair)

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