Prickly Pear Gentle Cleansing Balm: Opuntia-C™ - Benefits, Ingredients, and More

Opuntia-C™ Balm: A Father's Love, A Scientist's Dedication

Welcome to a heartwarming journey behind the creation of the Opuntia-C™ Relief Cleansing Balm, a product born not just from scientific research but from a father's deep desire to help his daughter with sensitive skin. This story is about Yoo Byung Sung, a Korean-Cactus researcher, whose dedication and collaboration with a professor from Dongduk University led to the development of a product that is now a cornerstone of Depology’s skincare line.

The Origins: A Father's Quest for a Solution

At the heart of Opuntia-C™ Balm's story is Yoo Byung Sung, a researcher deeply rooted in the study of Korean Cacti. His journey began in the fields of Jeon-Nam, Korea, where his intimate knowledge of the cactus Opuntia Ficus-Indica also known as "prickly pear" was cultivated. Driven by a personal mission to alleviate his daughter's sensitive skin, Yoo embarked on a quest that transcended personal concerns and ventured into the realm of scientific discovery

Because of his commitment, Yoo was able to work with a renowned Dongduk University professor. Together, they combined traditional insights about the Korean Cactus with modern scientific methods.This combination of expertise and passion was instrumental in developing a formula that harnesses the natural soothing and hydrating properties of the cactus, creating a balm perfectly suited for sensitive skin.

The outcome of this partnership is the Opuntia-C™ Relief Cleaning Balm, which Depology is pleased to present. This balm is more than simply a skincare product—it's an example of the strength of love from parents combined with science. It stands for a quest for understanding, empathy, and the unwavering search for a remedy for sensitive skin.

What is Opuntia extract (Prickly Pear) and Where Does It Come From?

The Opuntia Ficus-Indica, commonly known as the prickly pear cactus, is a species of cactus that is found in various regions around the world, including Mexico and Korea. While the species is the same, there can be some differences based on the region where it is grown, due to factors like climate, soil conditions, and cultivation practices.

The traditional uses of "prickly pear" also know as Opuntia Ficus-Indica can vary between Mexico and Korea. In Mexico, it has a long history of use in traditional medicine and cuisine, whereas in Korea, its use might be more recent and aligned with modern applications, like skincare.

The source of Opuntia-C™ is the Korean cactus (Opuntia Ficus-Indica), which is grown and cultivated in Korea and is well-known for its remarkable toughness and moisturising qualities. This powerhouse ingredient is the fruit of a collaboration between Korean cactus experts and top researchers, harnessing the cactus's natural benefits to create a gentle yet effective skincare solution.

What are the Benefits of Opuntia-C™ in Skincare?

Exceptionally soothing and moisturising, Opuntia-C™ is a standout in the skincare line. It provides intense moisture without irritating skin, making it especially advantageous for delicate skin types. This ingredient is a key player in any sensitive skincare routine because it helps to strengthen the skin's barrier, reduce irritation, and provide necessary nutrients.

Opuntia-C™ offers several benefits:

  • Replenishing: The moisturising qualities of Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract are well-known; they aid in retaining moisture and shield the skin from drying out and dehydration. Because of this, the extract is a common component in cosmetics meant for improving the skin's overall moisture levels.

  • Nourshing: Because of its high vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant content, the extract is perfect for skin nourishment. These nutrients contribute to the skin's overall well-being and aesthetic improvement, giving it a more youthful, renewed appearance.

  • Antioxidant: The strong antioxidant content of Opuntia Ficus-Indica extract is well known for shielding the skin from harm brought on by free radicals. The extract may aid in lessening the visibility of tiny wrinkles and


key ingredients for prickly pear skin benefits

The Opuntia-C™ Relief Cleansing Balm is a meticulously crafted skincare product, specifically designed for sensitive skin, with a blend of distinct ingredients, each offering its own unique benefits:

  1. Opuntia-C™: This is the star ingredient, derived from the Opuntia Ficus-Indica, or Korean Cactus. It's known for its exceptional hydrating and soothing properties, making it ideal for calming sensitive and irritated skin. Opuntia-C™ helps to reinforce the skin's moisture barrier, providing long-lasting hydration and reducing the likelihood of dryness and irritation.

  2. Avocado Oil: Rich in fatty acids and vitamins, Avocado Oil is an excellent emollient that deeply nourishes the skin. It's particularly effective for soothing and softening the skin, making it smoother and more supple. The oil also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which help in reducing redness and inflammation, beneficial for sensitive skin types.

  3. Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E plays a crucial role in protecting the skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stressors. It aids in maintaining skin health by fighting off pollutants and UV damage. Moreover, Vitamin E is also known for its moisturizing benefits, helping to keep the skin hydrated and preventing signs of aging.

  4. Squalane: This ingredient is a plant-derived version of a naturally occurring lipid in our skin. Squalane is highly effective in maintaining the skin's moisture balance. It's non-comedogenic, meaning it hydrates without clogging pores, and it's also known for its ability to help restore the skin's natural protective barrier, making it smoother and more resilient.

how to use and incorporate
Opuntia-C™ cleansing balm in your skincare routine

Morning Routine:

  1. Apply Balm: Start with a small amount of the Opuntia-C™ Cleansing Balm on dry skin.
  2. Gentle Massage: Gently massage the balm over your face to cleanse and refresh your skin.
  3. Rinse Off: Rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  4. Follow-Up Care: Continue with your regular skincare products like toner, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen.

Night Routine:

  1. Remove Makeup/Dirt: Apply the cleansing balm to your dry face in the evening to dissolve makeup and daily impurities.
  2. Massage Thoroughly: Gently massage to lift away makeup and cleanse the skin.
  3. Rinse Well: Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
  4. Night Skincare: Follow with your nighttime skincare products such as treatments, serums, and a night cream or moisturizer.

By incorporating the Opuntia-C™ Relief Cleansing Balm into both routines, your skin remains balanced, hydrated, and ready to absorb subsequent skincare products more effectively.


Is There Any Side Effects of Opuntia-C™?

According to research, Opuntia-C™ is remarkably well-tolerated by most skin types, including sensitive ones. However, as with any skincare ingredient, individual reactions can vary. I always recommend patch testing any new product before full application.

final verdict: prickly pear Cleansing Balm

In today's world, where makeup and environmental factors constantly challenge our skin, Opuntia-C™ Relief Cleansing Balm stands out as an essential. It's not just its gentle cleansing capability that makes it indispensable but also its ability to nourish and protect sensitive skin.

The creation of Opuntia-C™ Balm by Yoo Byung Sung is a story that resonates with many. It's a reminder of how personal experiences can lead to innovations that benefit a wider audience. For users of this balm, it's not just about the soothing touch on their skin but also about being part of a narrative that speaks of care, dedication, and the relentless spirit of a father and a scientist. This balm, a product of love and science, stands as a beacon of hope and relief for those with sensitive skin.

For women who seek to balance effective makeup removal with the need for gentle skincare, this balm is an ideal choice. Its unique formulation ensures that your skin is cared for, leaving it refreshed and healthy, day after day.

Frequently Asked Questions

how often should i use Opuntia-C™ Relief Cleansing Balm?  

The Opuntia-C™ Cleansing Balm is ideal for daily use, both in the morning and evening. Using it twice a day helps remove overnight buildup and daily impurities, keeping your skin clean, balanced, and hydrated.

What Other Peptides Can You Use Opuntia-C™ With?

Opuntia-C™ can be paired with peptides like Matrixyl® 3000, Argireline™ and for anti-aging Copper Peptides for skin repair, enhancing the overall benefits.

Are cleansing balms better than makeup remover?

Makeup artists have discovered that using a cleaning balm greatly simplifies and expedites the process of removing makeup.Pigments are thoroughly broken down by balm-to-oil formulations. They function similarly to washing oils because oil attracts oil, allowing the oily balm to stick to pigments, sebum, dirt, and grime.

Is cleansing balm essential?

Yes, since the cleansing balm removes all makeup and impurities, clears away the residue for smooth, clean skin that isn't stripped of any natural oils.