This Buzzy Face Oil Has the Highest Vitamin E Content on the Market

There’s nothing we love more than a good, do-it-all oil—which might explain our obsession with argan and coconut oil everything last year (and fine, currently). But there’s a new kid on the face-oil block, and it just might make the popular kids old news. We’re talking about prickly pear seed oil, a highly moisturizing, skin-softening oil derived from a cactus. Keep scrolling to learn everything you need to know about this superstar ingredient and shop our favorite picks.

To help us understand all the benefits of prickly pear, we spoke with Munemi Imai, founder of the celeb-favorite prickly pear–based skincare line Mūn. “Prickly pear is extremely high in essential fatty acids, omega-6 and -9, and the natural antioxidant vitamin E,” she tells us. “It’s also rich in amino acids, which stimulate collagen production to promote faster cell turnover. And finally, it also contains vitamin K, which brightens under-eye dark circles and also promotes your skin’s elasticity.” Kypris, another natural skincare line, features prickly pear in its Beauty Elixirs and claims that prickly pear oil contains 150% of the vitamin E contained in argan oil and is more sustainable.

As for who can benefit prickly pear seed oil, Imai says, pretty much anyone. “As a long-time makeup artist, I’ve tested so many products over the years, yet when I came across this oil, I was amazed by just how fast it made a difference in my skin,” she raves. “It’s great for all skin types and especially great for mature skin. It’s a wonderful oil for both people who want to start preventable care for anti-aging and people who address the signs of aging. You will feel the immediate skin-softening effects and your skin will glow.” Keep scrolling to shop our top prickly pear seed picks!