AquaCacteen™ is a botanical complex based on the Barbary fig stem extract and designed to soothe and calm irritated skin, protect from environmental stress factors, and deeply hydrate with long-lasting effects.
AquaCacteen™ is an ultra-refined elixir from Prickly Pear (Opuntia Ficus-Indica to Barbary fig). Opuntia Ficus-Indica is a cactus rich in isoflavones, vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and piscidic acid - an iron-chelating agent.
Biologically active compounds in this ingredient soothe and calm the irritated or inflamed skin by blocking the release of stress mediators from the skin's sensory nerve cells. In addition, Barbary fig extract contains polysaccharides and other hydrophilic components that lock water in the skin, enhancing water retention ability and providing excellent hydration.
Furthermore, the AquaCacteen™ contains natural antioxidants that protect the plant from sun exposure. These antioxidants scavenge free radicals and protect skin from UV-induced damage. Rich in a natural chelator piscidic acid, the Prickly Pear stem eliminates heavy metal ions from the skin, detoxifying and protecting from environmental pollution.
AquaCacteen™ is an exceptionally soothing, firming, and moisturizing active - for all types of skin care formulations.