The Cactus Extract - AquaCacteen Routine: A step-by-step guide to hydrated skin



FEATURED | May 23, 2024

The Cactus Extract - AquaCacteen Routine: A step-by-step guide to hydrated skin

Do you wish for your skin to be healthy and hydrated? Then this blog is for you. Here we get to know the right skincare routine, breaking down the important steps for achieving hydrated glowing skin. We will also talk about the super ingredient - Cactus Extract - AquaCacteen. Get to know the step-by-step guide to hydrated skin and transform your skin - no matter the skin type! 


What is Aquacacteen? 

Aquacacteen is a simple (fancy) term used for super-refined extract extracted from prickly pear cactus. It is not just any cactus extract but, it is the ultimate hydrator for your skin, especially for people with sensitive and super dehydrated skin. Moreover, it is also known for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can calm, soothe and protect the skin from harsh environmental stressors. 

Aquacacteen has compounds in it that hold water. Imagine tiny sponges living inside your skin, soaking up all the moisture you provide them. That is what Aquacacteen does. It keeps your skin hydrated within. But that’s not it, Aquacacteen also helps in calming your skin down by blocking any kind of stress. So if your skin gets irritated and red easily, then Aquacacteen can be your new bestie. 

Studies have shown that Aquacacteen is a great all-rounder as well. Both men and women can use it to get hydrated plump skin. So no matter what your gender and skin type is, this ingredient might be the missing piece for healthy, hydrated skin.

What are the benefits of Aquacacteen for the skin?

Aquacacteen is one of the best ingredients to help you get deeply hydrated and healthy skin. But it has more benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the amazing benefits of Aquacacteen: 

  1. Ultra Hydration: This cactus extract is filled with compounds called polysaccharides, which have a natural moisture absorption power. These compounds act like water magnets, attracting and holding onto the water molecules as much as they can. And this is how it gives you that long-lasting hydration and dewy skin all day long. From one application only you will notice the difference in your skin. 
  1. Soothing: Studies have shown that Aquacacteen helps soothe the skin from within by blocking any kind of stressors that can cause irradiation or redness. For people with sensitive skin, this ingredient might just be it. After constant use, you will feel that your skin is not only hydrated but less irritated as well.
  1. Barrier Booster: To keep your skin hydrated your skin needs to have a healthy barrier. And Aquacacteen can help you achieve that. It strengthens your skin’s natural barrier by promoting the production of ceramides, which is like moisture between your skin cells, keeping your skin strong and protected.  And this ingredient also protects your skin’s outer layer from different environmental aggressors. 
  1. Anti-ageing: Apart from being a hydration booster, Aquacacteen offers  anti-ageing benefits as well. The same polysaccharide compounds that trap the moisture to keep your skin pump also have antioxidant properties. The antioxidants fight the free radicles which are the unstable molecules that damage your skin causing wrinkles leading to loss of elasticity. Aquacacteen neutralises these free radicles and protects your skin from premature ageing. 
  1. All-Inclusive Advantage: There are many skincare ingredients that are useful for specific skin types only.  But Aquacacteen is an all-rounder ingredient that is suitable for every skin type even sensitive skin. It is soothing, hydrating and barrier-boosting no matter if your skin is dry or sensitive. This magic ingredient can be a valuable addition to your skincare. 

A step-by-step guide to hydrated skin

Hydrated skin is the building block for achieving healthy, glowing skin. But with so many products and routines, it gets very confusing where to start and know what is the correct way to do skin care. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to hydrated skin and infusing Aquacacteen into your daily skincare routine:

Step 1- Cleanse ( Morning and Night )

Start your skincare routine by washing your face. Washing your face removes all the dirt, makeup and any other residue. It allows your other skin care products to reach the inner layers of your skin. But harsh cleansers can strip away your skin’s natural oil which should not be the case. Our gentle Hydra Cleanser with cactus extract - AquaCacteen, effectively cleanses your skin without drying, irritating or stripping away its natural oil. It's perfect for prepping your skin for the next skincare steps. 

Step 2: Tone ( Morning and Night )

After cleaning your skin, the next step you should do is tone your skin. But the catch is to do it immediately after washing your face. A toner is used to lock in moisture and refresh your skin. Our Cacti Tonic Potion is packed with cactus extract which helps in balancing your skin’s PH balance and tightening the pores. It also helps your skin to lock in moisture. 

Exfoliation ( Only 2-3 times a week ) 

Exfoliation helps in removing dead skin cells providing you with brighter and smoother skin. but, over-exfoliating can damage your skin barrier. That is why you should exfoliate your skin once ot twice a week. For gentle cleansing, use our Buttercream Exfoliator 2-3 times a week. This exfoliator buffs away dead skin cells without drying your skin. 

Step 3: Moisturize ( Morning and Night)

After toning, moisturizing is an important step for every skin even oily skin. In this step your skin heals and gets healthy. Our Hydra Custard enriched with cactus extract - Aquacacteen is an oil-free and lightweight moisturizer that provides long-lasting intense hydration all day.  Its creamy formula gets quickly absorbed into your skin. 

Step 4: Night Oil for Healthy Skin

While you sleep, your skin goes into an automatic repair mode. That is why sleeping at least 7-8 hours is a must for healthy skin. If you want healthy brighter skin in the morning then our Velvet Night Oil is for you. It is formulated with cactus extract - Aquacacteen that provides a deep moisture boost that repairs your skin from within. This oil helps in achieving radiant skin. 

Misconceptions about Aquacacteen 

Here are some misconceptions about Cacactus Extract - Aquacateen: 

Aquacacteen is not suitable for all skin types

AquaCacteen is actually very suitable for all skin types. It offers benefits to everyone. No matter if you have sensitive or oily skin this cactus extract is the ingredient you should look for in your skin care products. It helps in soothing, hydrating, calming and boosting the skin barrier. 

 How can AquaCacteen benefit my skin apart from hydrating it?

Apart from hydration, Cactus Extract - Aquacacteen calms your skin, strengthens your skin barrier and helps in anti-ageing as well. It is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory as well which makes it best for acne-prone oily skin.

AquaCacteen is only for dry skin.

Aquacacteen is a moisture magnet. No matter how dry your skin is, this is one ingredient that can make your skin feel deeply hydrated in no time. It excels at hydration. Studies also show it can soothe irritated skin and has skin firming properties as well. 

AquaCacteen is not suitable for sensitive skin.

Cactus Extract Aquacacteen is suitable for sensitive skin and even very sensitive skin. It has calming and soothing properties. It stops free radicles in creating skin irritation or redness. 

At last 

Cactus Extract - Aquacacteen is a powerful ingredient with the power to completely transform your skin. If you want long-lasting hydration then choosing products with cactus extract - AquaCacteen is the best choice. But remember, consistency is the key! Follow the step-by-step guide to hydrated skin. Happy Skincare!