OPUNTIA Luxury Oils: These Rare Oils From Greece Are What We Need This Winter
Founded to reclaim ancient healing methods.
OPUNTIA Luxury Oils embodies the prosperity of the wild nature of the Mediterranean. The Athens-based organic beauty brand was founded to reclaim ancient healing oils from the region.
When in Greece, chances are good you're near an Opuntia - the namesake cactus of the plant oil-based skin care line. Greeks know not to let the prickles on the fruit deter you from trying the nutrient-rich, sweet fruit.
But it is the Prickly Pear seed oil from the Opuntia cactus, cold-pressed and virgin, that forms the main ingredient of the luxury oils. Each seed of the Opuntia cactus fruit contains only up to 5 percent oil, which makes it one of the most valuable beauty oils in the world. It is full of antioxidants, vitamin E and essential fatty acids that slow aging, increase collagen production, reduce wrinkles and protect against UV rays. Opuntia oil is considered the most skin absorbable botanical oil worldwide.
OPUNTIA Luxury Oils' special blends are further enriched with oils of Geranium Bourbon, Neroli, Spanish Sage, Wild Carrot, and other essential oils which are full of bioactive aromas that promote the health and healing of the skin, body and mind. Neroli was already Cleopatra’s secret weapon for eternal beauty.
"Facial oils for the skin and mood," Athenian Kassandra Lefakinis sums up, who launched OPUNTIA in 2019 with her husband Achilles Kyrtsis. "Greek beauty has always been about holistic well-being," she says.
Kassandra inherited her entrepreneurial spirit and love of the Mediterranean from her Greek father, who founded Valef Yachts, one of the first yacht charter companies in the Mediterranean, of which she is now managing partner.
With OPUNTIA Luxury Oils, she combines original elements from the Mediterranean region to create a skin-healing journey with surprising aromatherapeutic moments.
OPUNTIA Luxury Oils for Winter Rituals
The oils represent holistic wellbeing and offer a unique way to bring ancient therapeutic beauty practices from the Mediterranean home for winter, when we need that extra moisturizing coupled with mood-lifting moments.
Prickly Pear seed oil is a powerful moisturizer. The mixtures were assembled for maximum absorption and therefore optimally seal in moisture.
During the day, the face oil provides optimal protection. It fights free radicals that protect against winter urban pollution, when more people are in cars and less on foot or by bike.
The daytime oil provides light, natural UV protection, so it's perfect for winter rays when you might skip an SPF on its own.
The toning effect helps in winter, when the skin may be prone to redness. If the skin tends to be dry or flaky in winter, it is recommended to add a drop of facial oil to makeup to make it moisturizing.
A subtle world of fragrances takes us to the summer Mediterranean already in the morning, counteracting seasonal heaviness caused by shorter days and cold weather. Geranium Bourbon and Neroli not only promote the health of our skin, but also enhance our well-being. The rare Neroli oil is an aphrodisiac that heats up the cold winter days and nights.
The night time oil warms the senses and is the ideal care after a bath in winter. The opulent, bioactive formula richly nourishes the skin and increases relaxation. Angelica root and rare variants of popular essential oils such as Lavender Spike and Spanish Sage beguile with a special aroma and rejuvenate overnight.
OPUNTIA Luxury Oils offer powerful, easy-to-use care for everyone: UniSex - UniAge - UniSkin. OLO is very concerned about ecological sustainability. OLO's high-quality glass bottles and can packaging are not only distinguished by their simple, elegant design, but are also reusable and recyclable. For every product sold, a tree is planted as part of a partnership with the One Tree Planted organization, which helps heal the earth through reforestation.
Available worldwide at www.opuntialuxuryoils.com with free shipping globally.