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Illumino Youth Serum - Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil

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Illumino Youth Serum -  30mL

"Miracle in a Bottle! This is one of those skincare products that once you try you cannot live without." Amber, Illumino Youth Serum Customer

The Ultimate Beauty Oil for hydration, suppleness, radiance and more.

Illumino Youth Serum is an extraordinary facial oil - gentle enough for all skin types, including those with sensitivities, yet phenomenally potent. Boasting large amounts of vitamin E, linoleic acid, vitamin K and betalains, this 100% organic beauty oil is formulated to harness prickly pear seed oil's incredible anti-ageing and radiance boosting benefits. A subtle blend of neroli and geranium bring their skin-loving properties while ensuring this glow-inducing serum is a sensory delight to use.

Prickly pear seed oil skin benefits include:

  • Remarkably lightweight, sinking into skin immediately
  • High concentration of the super antioxidant Betalains, which help in combating the appearance of wrinkles and signs of ageing
  • An incredible amount of skin-softening vitamin E - more than any other beauty oil, and 150% more than Argan oil 
  • Packed with (approx. 60%)  Linoleic Acid, an essential fatty acid that is proven to lighten sun-induced hyperpigmentation and help balance the skin of acne sufferers
  • Helps soothe inflammation 
  • Boosts cellular turnover  
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Leaves skin noticeably hydrated and nourished almost immediately - just magic on tired, dull skin!
  • Rich in vitamin K which helps even skin tone and reduce dark circles under eyes.


A note about our sourcing and the important difference with Indagare's prickly pear seed oil:

We source the highest quality, certified organic prickly pear seed oil in fresh, small batches by working directly with fair-trade co-operatives of Berber families in rural Morocco who are paid fair wages for their work (we think this is important and hope you do too). This precious oil is from the seeds, and not to be confused with cheaper macerated prickly pear oils or the oil from the prickly pear fruit  The real magic for skin lies in the seeds and genuine, certified organic, cold-pressed prickly pear seed oil is one of - if not THE - most expensive plant carrier oils in the world! 



Use morning and night on its own, or before your moisturiser. Just 4-6 drops are required as a little goes a long way. Ensure skin is clean and slightly moist and gently press the oil into your face and neck, being careful to never drag your skin downwards. Ilumino can be used on its own or layered with a moisturiser. You may also add a drop or two to your foundation for a subtle glow, or use it as a treatment for dry hair ends and nail cuticles. You’ll be truly amazed at how gentle, yet incredibly effective this beauty serum is! 

Easily absorbed, this age-defying facial oil is rich in amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamin E, anti-oxidants and vitamin K. Our Prickly Pear Seed Oil is of the highest quality, first cold-pressed, Organic and sourced ethically from a co-op in rural Morocco. This valuable oil from the seeds is not to be mistaken for the cheaper macerated extracts of the flowers or fruits of the Prickly Pear cactus.

Also referred to as Barbary fig, Prickly Pear fruits contain about 150-300 seeds each on average. The seeds are tiny and only contain about 5% oil, so it takes an incredible 30 kilograms of Prickly Pear seeds, or 8 tonnes of fruit before the seeds are extracted, to produce just one litre of oil. As such, it is one of (if not THE) most expensive raw seed oils in the beauty world.

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is prized as an incredible skincare oil and offers benefits for just about anybody, regardless of their skin concerns. Being high in linoleic acid, it is deeply nourishing and enjoyed by mature skin. However, it is a 0 on the comedogenic scale (meaning it should not clog pores), so it is also an option for those struggling with acne or combination skin.

Although richer in weight than Argan Oil, Prickly Pear Seed oil is absorbed easily by the skin - almost immediately! - and will not leave a greasy residue, leaving skin silky-soft and truly nourished.

Neroli essential oil is valued for its ability to regenerate the skin cells and brighten skin. Meanwhile, Geranium essential oil helps to balance sebum and encourage cellular turnover. 

 Illumino Youth Serum is an exclusive offering, available in small numbers with the Prickly Pear Seed Oil sent over in small, fresh orders from our partners in Morocco.


What does it smell like?

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is known to have a characteristic scent, much like fresh hay. However, with the addition of the delicate floral notes of organic Neroli and Geranium, Illumino’s scent is uplifting and refreshing, with undertones of Prickly Pear Seed.


Full ingredient list:

Opuntia ficus indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil*.




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Nicola M.

Illumino Youth Serum

After only a few days of using the Illumino Serum, I have already noticed that my skin looks much brighter and dewy. The Serum is not at all oily and melts nicley into your skin. Would definitely recommend. Service and communication was also fantastic.

Leanne Z.

Illumino Youth Serum

This serum is lovely and light but still very hydrating. I usually struggle in hot and humid weather and have been using a gel moisturiser, which is not very hydrating for my mature skin, but have been using this serum under my make-up without being oily and makes my mineral powder foundation look perfect. I have always been a fan of face oils and will continue to use this.


Wonderful serum

I have been using the Illumino Youth Serum for a few weeks now in conjunction with the jade roller and rose quartz gua sha that I ordered and I am in love. The serum is very hydrating and soothing. I have oily/combination skin and I am even able to use the serum during the day without my skin looking too oily - it soaks in well and leaves my skin looking hydrated and glowy instead. I have been using the serum directly under my eyes over my eye cream and I really think its helped to make any small lines look less apparent. I have noticed my skin texture improve dramatically to and my pores are also decreasing. I have been using the serum every night at least and some mornings in conjunction with my usual skin care which includes retinol and they have worked well together to really improve my skin.

Bernardine P.

Illumino youth serum

Illumino youth serum is a lovely product.I have only been using the serum for a week but I already see the results with softer and clearer looking complexion..Thank you Tanya for superb skin care beauty.

Sofia A.

Organic Prickly pear serum

This serum is the best of all serum I have used for my skin. My skin feels rejuvenate. Thank you, Tanya