The concept of green and sustainable development in cosmetics has become a global trend, not only limited to the production process, packaging, and corporate charity of cosmetics, but also expanded to the entire industry chain of cosmetics raw materials.

Following this trend, various raw material companies have also launched many innovative raw material ingredients or technologies, based on the concept of natural sustainability, to develop or upgrade raw materials. The main efficacy directions are repair, moisturizing, antioxidant, and so on. The prickly pear extract was also noticed as a result.

What is prickly pear extract?

Prickly pear extract is a natural plant extract extracted from the fruits of Rosa roxburghii or cactus, which is rich in vitamin C, polyphenols, polysaccharides, organic acids, flavonoids, superoxide dismutase (SOD) β- Nutrients such as sitosterol that are beneficial to human health. As a raw material that can be used for both medicine and food, its uses are also very broad, not limited to the field of cosmetics. Prickly pear is also known as the king of vitamin C in the fruit industry, and is a truly healthy and precious fruit.

Prickly pear is rich in various nutrients, and of course, it also has multiple effects.

  1. Antioxidant and anti-aging effects

Rosa roxburghii can regulate the activity of various enzymes in the body, thereby achieving the goal of oxidative aging in the body.

  1. Immunomodulatory effects

Rosa roxburghii polysaccharides can enhance the immune system of the human body, especially in non-specific and humoral immunity.

Regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism

The active ingredients such as flavonoids and polysaccharides from Rosa roxburghii have significant effects on inhibiting glucosidase activity, improving insulin resistance, and regulating glucose and lipid metabolism.

  1. Trace element adjustment

Previous studies have found that prickly pear juice can eliminate excess manganese in the body, regulate the dynamic balance of trace elements in the body, and combat lipid peroxidation damage caused by manganese poisoning.

  1. Anti-inflammatory effects

Rosa roxburghii extract has significant effects on reducing white blood cells, lymphocytes, alleviating inflammation, and treating gastric ulcers.

  1. Improve sleep quality

Clinical studies have confirmed that Prickly pear has the ability to eliminate excessive free radicals in the human body, improve and treat various organ dysfunction, sleep disorders, and other effects.

  1. Fatigue resistance

Prickly pear can inhibit the production of lactic acid, provide energy for the human body, reduce oxidative stress, and achieve the goal of improving human fatigue.

  1. Detoxification and detoxification

Prickly pear has significant detoxification and detoxification effects on heavy metal poisoning such as lead, manganese, cadmium, arsenic, mercury, and fluorosis.

  1. Organ protection

The main function of prickly pear is to protect myocardial cells, enhance the antioxidant function of the liver, regulate the liver, and also regulate the spleen and stomach, reducing the production of lipid peroxides in the kidneys.

  1. Anti Mutation and Anti Cancer

Rosa roxburghii has obvious inhibitory effect on the growth of tumor cells such as leukemia, colon cancer and breast cancer, and can induce apoptosis. It has anti mutation and anti cancer effects.

Prickly pear extract has stable and reliable medicinal properties and safety, which can be widely used in food, health products, and drugs, and can be consumed with confidence for a long time.