Origin: Plant and Biotech
INCI: Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract
Also known as Prickly Pear, the Indian fig belongs to the Cactus family and is found across the Mediterranean as well as in the temperate regions of America, Africa, Asia and Australia. It has been used for centuries to moisturise skin, sooth irritations, calm inflammations, and heal wounds.
Like all Cacti, Indian fig has the amazing capacity to retain water, due to its rich content of polysaccharides such as Arabinose and Galactose. When Indian Fig is applied, it infuses the skin with instant moisture, while a more long-lasting hydrating effect starts to take place. Tests have shown that after one week of use, Indian Fig can increase skin’s moisture levels by 27%. Meanwhile, its protecting and repairing phyto-nutrients make Indian Fig an excellent and proven anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient. Indian fig is able to protect cell membranes from oxidative stress and is shown to reduce redness due to inflammation and congestion. Indian Fig is a fantastic all-rounder.
Why It's Pure
Elixseri’s Indian Fig is harvested exclusively in Sicily, under sustainable farming conditions.
Why It's Tech
Elixseri’s Indian Fig extracts have been obtained applying bespoke enzymatic treatment able to reduce the molecular dimension of the polysaccharides. This increases the bioavailability of the molecules and thus enhances their effectiveness.
Why It's Beauty
In vivo tests have demonstrated that Indian Fig was able to increase skin’s moisture levels by 27% in one week, and up to 35% over two weeks.