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DoSe By VH


Suitable for Vegans


Prickly Pear Oil by DoSe is a superb multi-purpose face oil rich in essential fatty acids to help restore skin elasticity, calm inflammatory skin, brighten dark spots, improve an uneven skin tone, and may help prevent blemishes.

Also known as Cactus Oil or Barbary Fig Seed Oil, Prickly Pear Oil for the face displays superb moisturising properties. Like Argan Oil, Prickly Pear Seed Oil is native to Morocco and India. Yet, unlike Argan Oil, pure prickly pear oil has the richest source of vitamin E and is full of essential fatty acids as well as antioxidants and polyphenols.

Prickly Pear Oil's benefits are attributable to the concentrated blend of Omegas 6 and 9 which help replenish lipids to restore skin elasticity while soothing inflammation. Meanwhile, vitamin K helps brighten age spots and an uneven skin tone, leaving your skin with a newfound clarity.

This Prickly Pear Oil blend for the face can also be used as a hair oil on dull, lacklustre hair, as well as as a nail strengthener for nails that are prone to breakage. Additionally, this serum includes Marula Oil, which protects against trans-epidermal water loss to maintain moisture levels, as well as Argan Oil, a highly functional oil rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids, traditionally used to target dull and dry skin. 

The DoSe - Key Actives:

  • Prickly Pear Oil Cold Pressed - Packed full of essential fatty acids and antioxidants and rich in vitamin E and K to help protect the skin from environmental stressors
  • Marula Oil Cold Pressed - Protects against transepidermal water loss (TEWL) to help maintain moisture levels
  • Argan Oil Cold Pressed - Used traditionally to target dull and dry skin

The DoSe Prickly Pear Seed Oil Benefits:

  • An excellent multipurpose oil suitable for skin
  • An therapeutic oil for dry hair & scalp
  • Helps to renew the complexion and keep skin soft and smooth
  • Traditionally used to nourish skin and hair that is dull and dry

How to use: Remove cap. Apply 1 to 2 pumps to the face and neck in the evening. Use after cleansing and after all serums. As a hair treatment use 1 to 2 drops and massage into your hair. Leave for 15 minutes before washing or add to your favourite conditioner.

All DoSe by VH skincare products are manufactured and filled in the UK.

Our in-house pharmacist, Shabir Daya, explains the beauty benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil here. Plus read our DoSe Glossary and guide to all DoSe formulations:

Avoid contact with eyes. For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children.

Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil

What is Prickly Pear Oil ?
Prickly Pear Oil, also known as Barbary Fig Seed Oil or Cactus Seed Oil, is a beauty oil extracted from the seeds of the Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica). It is highly valued for its rich composition of beneficial compounds, including antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins.

What are the benefits of Prickly Pear Oil?
Prickly Pear Seed Oil offers several potential benefits for the skin. Prickly Pear oil is a deeply hydrating and helps nourish and moisturise the skin, leaving it soft and supple. It is also rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E and betalains, which help protect the skin from free radicals and oxidative stress, reducing signs of aging. It may help diminish the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tone as well as helping to soothe and calm irritated skin prone to redness and inflammantion with its anti-inflammatory properties.Prickly Pear Oil will also support the skin's natural regeneration process, aiding in the repair of damaged skin and promoting a smoother and more youthful appearance.

When and how should I use Prickly Pear Oil?
Use Prickly Pear Oil on the face and neck in the evening. Use after cleansing and after all serums. As a hair treatment use 1 to 2 drops and massage into your hair. Leave for 15 minutes before washing or add to your favourite conditioner.

Can Prickly Pear Oil be used on all skin types?
Prickly Pear Oil is generally considered suitable for all skin types but we always recommended performing a patch test before using it on your face, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Can Prickly Pear Oil be used with other skincare products?
Yes, Prickly Pear Oil can typically be used in combination with other skincare products. However, if you are using other active ingredients or prescription medications, it is advisable to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional. 

Can Prickly Pear Oil be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Whilst generally recommended safe to use during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding it is always advisable to seek medical advice from your healthcare professional before introducing any new products into your skincare regime.

The colour of my serum is different to my previous one. Is this normal?
Due to the high percentage of natural extracts, this serum is naturally scented and colour may vary.

What is an active ingredient and what does it mean?
An "active ingredient" refers to the specific component or substance within a product that provides a therapeutic or beneficial effect on the skin. Active ingredients are typically responsible for targeting and addressing specific skin concerns.

How can I maximise the longevity and effectiveness of my serum?
Keep away from direct sunlight, avoid extreme temperatures, seal the container properly to minimise air exposure and avoid moisture and humidity and pay attention to the period after opening symbol. Layering products in the correct order, such as applying serums before moisturisers, can optimise their absorption and effectiveness.

Do I need to wear an SPF while using Prickly Pear Oil?
It is recommended to always apply SPF as the last step in your skincare routine.

Does DoSe by VH replace Garden of Wisdom?
DoSe by VH is a natural evolution of Garden of Wisdom and we are confident that the DoSe by VH products will exceed your expectations, delivering a heightened level of quality and efficacy.  The DoSe serums and oils have been meticulously formulated, and in some cases reformulated by Shabir Daya MRPharmS, our co-founder who originally formulated GOW.  While some formulations share the same INCI, we searched for and incorporated the optimal iterations of each, guaranteeing an enhanced quality.  Not all ingredients are created equally and developments in formulations can change.  It gave us the opportunity to better our offer for our customers who have previously loved GOW.  We listened to the feedback from our customers regarding GOW and the bottles are now glass, which means they are also waterproof for the bathroom.  We believe in constant improvement and staying at the forefront of skincare innovation.

Where is DoSe manufactured?
All DoSe by VH skincare products are manufactured and filled in the UK.

Can I recycle my DoSe packaging?
We are committed to sustainability. Our DoSe skincare range packaging is designed to be eco-friendly and recyclable. The cardboard box, insert and glass container can be easily recycled. However, please note that the pump is not recyclable. We encourage you to properly dispose of it according to local waste management guidelines.

Are DoSe products non-comedogenic and cruelty free?
All DoSe products are non-comedogenic and not tested on animals.

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Product Code: DOSE007