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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. Harnessing the powers of the best quality certified-organic prickly pear seed oil's incredible anti-ageing and radiance-boosting powers, it feels fantastic going on and sinks in beautifully, leaving skin brighter, softer, plumper and super hydrated.

    Skin benefits include:

    • Remarkably lightweight, absorbing immediately
    • Prickly pear seed oil boasts a high concentration of the super antioxidant Betalains, which combat the appearance of wrinkles and signs of ageing.
    • An incredible amount of skin-softening vitamin E - more than any other natural 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
    • Rich in vitamin K which helps even skin tone and reduce dark under-eye circles
    • We add a touch of intoxicating Neroli for its high vitamin C, which is has been linked to firmer skin and is amazing for glow.
    • Simplify your routine and get the healthiest skin ever with Indagare's Duo Organic Face Oil Set Illumino Youth Serum to hydrate and brighten skin in the morning and Signature Night Recovery Oil to nourish, repair and plump skin while you sleep. Always 6% less as a set.

    Prickly Pear Seed Oil is prized as an being one of the rarest, most valuable ingredients in the natural skincare world and offers immense skin-health benefits for just about any skin type. 


    A note about our sourcing and the critical 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. We think it is important these communities are paid fairly for their work and hope you do too.

    The extraction method of Indagare's prickly pear seed oil is all done by hand; there are no chemical solvents or treatment involved. Incredibly, it takes more than 30 hours to pick enough seeds to make just one litre of this precious organic prickly pear seed oil — this is genuine slow-beauty at its best! 

    The precious prickly pear seed oil in Illumino Youth Serum 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, and certified organic, cold-pressed prickly pear seed oil is one of - if not THE - most expensive plant carrier oils in the world! 


    IngredientsCertified-organic Opuntia ficus Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil; Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil.




    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 never to 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! 

    More Info & Ingredients

    Easily absorbed, this age-defying facial oil is rich in amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamin E, antioxidants 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 bursting with skin-brightening and firming Vitamin C and 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.


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    Doris P.
    Australia Australia
    Illumino Youth Serum

    Hi Tanya , Just a short note to applaud you on the Illumino Youth Serum I love the fragrance and the feel on my skin. I am a melanoma patient and have had some face surgery and have developed very sensitive skin . This serum is a godsend . Thank You soooo much. Doris

    michele b.
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Bliss in a bottle!

    I have used the IIIumino Youth Serum for the last fortnight, twice daily. It is bliss in a bottle, my skin so soft and hydrated. The application is not greasy and the scent is divine.

    Marilyn M.
    Australia Australia

    I have been using Illumino Youth Serum for 6 months and I have just reordered as I find it has softened and evened out my skin on my neck and face. A very economical and easy oil to use with good results.

    Maureen L.
    Australia Australia
    Face oil covert

    The prickly pear oil Youth Serum is lovely. Goes on smoothly and gives my face a more dewy texture than regular cream moisturiser. Great for the more mature skin.

    Sarah H.
    Australia Australia
    Facelift in a bottle!

    This product is amazing and I will continue to keep this Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil in my skin regime. I combine this with a few drops of essential oils and I wake up looking like I have lost years off my face overnight! I will continue to buy this product and look forward to purchasing other Indagare Beauty products.