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Carley's Prickly Pear Moisturizer

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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.

USA shipping is free!


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: 5 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Wow! October 10, 2020
Reviewer: Lindsey from Minnesota  
This is my new ‘go to’ ! I’m wildly impressed w the quality of this moisturizer! My skin loves it, using it day and night w no breakouts! Highly recommend :) thanks for another great product Carley’s!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Worth Every Penny April 28, 2020
Reviewer: Anne Beth from Utah  
After three days of use I had a noticeable improvement in skin tone.  May not sound like much, but moisturizers costing twice as much have not done this for me.  I am 49 and my skin has not looked this good in over 10 years!  I have very dry skin, so in winter I add some Saffron Butter Cream Moisturizer or unrefined shea butter on top of the Prickly Pear, which works well.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Best stuff! April 5, 2020
Reviewer: Jessica from Idaho  
I have been using this for over 3 years and it has changed my skin.  I use every morning and my skin is flawless. Not sure why but it healed my acne and now I no longer have to use foundation.  I have gotten about 5 of my friends using this now because they see how beautiful my complexion Is now.  I’m 36 and recommend this to any age.  Thank you for making this as   I need this daily for my face!

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  2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Prickley pear October 19, 2019
Reviewer: Jill Falls from Sidney OH  
So this is funny but I am reviewing it. I will be 51 in a week and I can not use this product just yet because it is TOO moisturizing for my ski at this point. I have acne at my age yet and because this stuff is so good and moisturizing I have to wait till I grow up lol to use it. look forward to that! I have studied and tried  skin care for many many years and know what I'm taking about!

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Prickly Pear reduces fine lines September 27, 2019
Reviewer: Sabrina from Redmond, WA  
I love this for my face and neck, and even use it on the back of my hands. It really helps to reduce fine lines and keep the skin more elastic. I really notice the difference when I have ran out and no other product works as well or as quickly as this one.  I have acne prone skin and this product does not cause breakouts.  Highly reccomend!

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