Chelating agent

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.

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A daily treat - designed to soothe and hydrate

Cactuses are succulent plants that grow in arid climates and are exposed to extremely strong solar radiation. Manifold adaptations protect the plants against these environmental stresses and allow them to store large quantities of vital water. Opuntia Streptacantha cactus - also known as Prickly Pear or Nopal – comprises all of these properties combined with high amounts of amino acids, flavones, vitamins, antioxidants, and water-binding polysaccharides.

AquaCacteen is an ultra-refined elixir from Opuntia Streptacantha cactus. Our advanced enzymatic procedure ensures that for the first time, all of the biofunctional components of this cactus can be successfully extracted. AquaCacteen is a highly effective moisturizing and soothing active, suitable for all skin care products – with limitless capabilities.

AquaCacteen is guaranteed to add even more value to your entire facial & body formulation range.