What if I told you that there exists a magical cactus capable of transforming your skincare routine? No, this is not a Disney movie reference- although it’d be pretty cool if it was :) I’m actually talking about Nopal!
Nopal is a Mexican cactus that has become a staple of Mexican cuisine. The plant can be eaten raw, cooked, or even consumed as part of a tea or jam.
To eat Nopal you have to get past its highly unusual texture, which I am personally unable to do. However, Nopal has a number of health benefits because of its high amount of fiber, protein, vitamins, antioxidants, and more.
So how can you get all the amazing benefits of eating Nopal, without actually eating Nopal? The answer is skincare!
Yes, nopal is also amazing for your skin! Thanks to its various vitamins (such as A, C, and E), Nopal helps with the following:
- Regulate the PH of your skin to fight acne.
- Reduce your skin’s fat production to help tone.
- Eliminate or prevent fine lines, skin spots, and scars.
- Hydrate skin tones and improve smoothness.
After learning the benefits of adding Nopal to my daily skincare routine, I discovered a Latin skincare brand, Nopalera, and have become completely obsessed! As the name suggests, Nopalera is a bath & body botanical brand based in Mexico. I especially love their focus on using Nopal ingredients, all of which are vegan and cruelty free!
When it comes to their product collection, Nopalera focuses on quality over quantity, as they only have 3 products: cactus soap, cactus flower exfoliant, and a moisturizing botanical bar. Check out their website now and try all three products to see how your skin immediately starts to improve!
For those who have tried Nopalera, I would love to read in the comments which of their products is your favorite. Let me know what changes you’ve seen in your skin!