Carley's Prickly Pear Moisturizer

Carley's Prickly Pear Moisturizer

Our Price: $39.99

Product Code: PP

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Prickly Pear Seed Oil



$300 value for $44.99, yes it is that good!

  • Comes with 1/2 bar of our natural soap
  • Virgin Moroccan Prickly Pear Seed Oil is the most expensive primary ingredient we’ve ever worked with.

  • The pears grow on Cactus in the Moroccan desert.

  • This oil is in such limited supply, I cannot guarantee we will always have it.

  • It takes 2000 pounds of prickly pears to make 2 pounds of oil

  • This oil costs us over $1500 a gallon

  • With no middle man, we’re the only one using this oil in a moisturizer

  • Some call their moisturizer prickly pear but use flower extracts or pear juice. That is NOT the same thing! The oil is where the magic is.

  • 9% Prickly Pear Seed Oil

  • 6% Virgin Argan Oil

  • Collagen support: Naturally deep absorbing

  • A little goes a long way.

  • Hyaluronic acid

  • Allantoin

  • 1.69 ounces(50 mL)

Prickly pear seed oil is the Rolls Royce of skin oils today. Many skin care experts are asking about it. With such a limited supply, the price is sky high. The tiny seeds are only 5% oil, so it takes a lot of them to get much oil.

This is so WRONG! So people are buying tiny bottles to use directly on their skin. WRONG. So Wrong! Such a waste of a great oil. You’d get just about the same benefit from any oil. We’ll explain below.

Behind the scenes. I do all the formulating. I’ve been doing this for 16 years. I work with a spreadsheet. It takes patience and a lot of trial and error. With this oil being so expensive I didn’t want to make a lot of test batches. Luckily I got it right on the first batch.

Test Batches: So when I make test batches, They are usually a tiny batch. We have very precise scales (1/1000th of a gram) so we can make sure when we scale up to a full size batch, we get the same great product. We bought a gallon of this Prickly Pear Seed Oil and decided to use as a primary ingredient and the secondary ingredient was Virgin Argan Oil($150 a gallon). Also from the Moroccan desert. We also added Hyaluronic acid and Allantoin.

My first reaction? I was blown away! Just because we spend a lot of money on an ingredient doesn’t mean it is superior. In this case though, Prickly Pear is something special.

This person was asking for a moisturizer recommendation. She knew our products were superior but didn’t know why.

I was using a really expensive product from another company. I like your creams and feel
sure that one of them would do the job. Susan

Our skin needs help deep down. Oils by themselves cannot absorb deep into the skin. Why? Think about it, our skin is 65+% water. Oil and water don’t mix.

A true moisturizer blends oils and water together. This is done by mixing oils and water and vegetable waxes at specific temperatures. The waxes bring the oils together into a true moisturizer. This is very difficult to do when you are making millions of jars at a time. It’s why big manufacturers use shortcut ingredients.

Are other moisturizers true moisturizers? Mostly no. If you see Sea Weed or Algin or xantham gum or guar chances are, it is not a true moisturizer. It is thickened oils. And won’t absorb deeply.

But, when I apply an oil to the skin it feels moistened. That’s true. Because it does sink down a few layers. And it does seal in moisture until it evaporates or gets rubbed on our clothes. Our skin is 15 to 30 layers thick. Deep down is where your collagen is.

Collagen is the substance that holds the whole body together. It is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons, where it forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure. This is where a good quality true moisturizer can help your skin’s structure.

Skin’s Structure: Yes as we age our collagen declines due to loss of lipids. Our moisturizers help stop this decline.


Reverse Osmosis Purified Water: Reverse Osmosis is the gold standard of water. Obviously we wanted fast absorption. Using a water with any hard water components or contaminants would slow down this absorption. Most companies use ‘purified’ water. Which may or may not be as good. Might seem like a minor point, but I saw a huge difference in the quality of our products when we switched from ‘just purified’ about 15 years ago. Now we only use R-O Water.

Prickly Pear Seed Oil (Opuntia ficus indica) A full 9%. Most companies use a few drops and then they can legally call it after those few drops. Or use an extract or the juice. This is the real oil as a primary ingredient.

Hyaluronic acid serum. We use this ingredient correctly. Anything much over 100 degrees F and this ingredient is gone. Most companies just add the powder during production. So even though it is on the label, it really isn’t there. First we make a serum in pure reverse osmosis purified water. This takes a few days at a specific low temperature. It turns into a jell/serum. Then we add the serum at the end of the product mixing. When the temperature is below 100 degrees F. Any other way and the ingredient is ineffective. Very difficult for big manufacturers to do when they are mixing and pouring at high temperatures.

The magic of this ingredient lies in its ability to retain moisture; it’s considered to have a greater capacity to hold moisture than any other natural or synthetic polymer. In fact, one gram of hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to six liters of water!

This is important with regard to aging because one of the hallmarks of youthful skin is its moisture content.

As we age, our skin loses moisture, resulting in a loss of firmness and pliability.
Hyaluronic acid can improve your skin’s moisture content and at the same time strengthen skin’s barrier; that is, the outer layers of your skin. A healthy barrier looks and feels softer, smoother, and plumper—all hallmarks of younger-looking skin! But, with hyaluronic acid, that’s not all you get—there are many additional benefits beyond just a more youthful appearance.

We know that just about everything, from sun damage and acne to sensitive skin and rosacea, can lead to a damaged barrier, so repairing skin’s barrier with skin-identical ingredients, like hyaluronic acid (as detailed in this article), can go a long way toward fixing, or at least minimizing, those issues, which means it’s helpful for all skin types. Its lightweight texture isn’t an issue for oily skin, and it’s gentle enough that it isn’t a problem for sensitive skin.

Even better: Hyaluronic acid also provides antioxidant defense against free-radical damage, and reduces inflammation. Now that’s what we call a multitasking anti-aging ingredient!

Emulsifying Wax, a vegetable wax when used at the right temperature combines oils and water into a true fast absorbing moisturizer. This is not xanthan gum or algin or seaweed. Those are thickeners and make fake moisturizers.

Stearic Acid another vegetable wax that helps to make the moisturizer creamy.

Allantoin: Allantoin is a naturally occurring nitrogenous compound used as a skin conditioning agent.

Germall plus (diazolidinyl Urea, 3-Iodo-2-propylbutylcarbarmate) less than one percent. Vegetable derived. Proven Safe and effective. Paraben Free.

Natural Essential Oils Rose Otto. Very expensive essential oil. About a dollar a drop. The best Rose Otto comes from Bulgaria, which is what we use.

pH neutral (pH 7) Why is this important? Practically every skin care product on the market is acidic. We believe a lot of people are suffering with an overuse syndrome of too much acid. Nature loves neutral. Ask any experienced gardener how hard it is to grow vegetables in acidic soil. Your blood is neutral. Most of your body is. This whole story of the ‘acid mantle’ is unverifiable.

These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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Carley’s is Distributed exclusively by: Steve Wills Ent.




  • NO TIME LIMIT FOR YOU TO TRY (Why rush, take your time to decide if this is for you. Don’t you just hate those 30 day guarantees?)

  • NO NEED TO GET A ‘RETURN AUTHORIZATION’ EITHER. (What is that all about anyway?)



  • WE ALSO SUPPORT YOU, WE ANSWER YOUR EMAILS PERSONALLY (one question or 100, we’re trying to earn your repeat business).

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great moisturizer! September 26, 2023
Reviewer: Carrie Ridenour from East Moline, IL United States  
This moisturizer goes on really nice. Not really any fragrance which I like. The jar is huge!! It will last me a long time. I like the way my face feels after I use it.

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5 of 5 prickly pear August 12, 2021
Reviewer: Sidney Riojas from Shelley , ID United States  

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 This Prickly Pear Moisturizer is the BOMB!!! March 6, 2021
Reviewer: Joanne from Brooklyn from Brooklyn, NY United States  
This Prickly Moisturizer really moisturizes your skin without leaving a greasy feeling behind.  Your skin becomes hydrated, your pores seem to shrink, your skin has a more youthful glow, and your skins looks more translucent.  This moisturizer give you results that are better or equivalent to a much more expensive formula.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great product February 19, 2021
Reviewer: Lindsey from Minnesota  
My go to moisturizer! I’m 34 with sensitive skin and this stuff works magic. I only wish it came in a larger quantity!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 January 31, 2021
Reviewer: Bev Giacalone from Upper Sandusky, OH United States  
Love, love, love this product. Makes me look younger!

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