You’ve probably noticed how much we like to talk about the ingredients in our products on our blog. That’s because we pride ourselves on using ingredients native to Arizona that are excellent natural moisturizers. Saguaro Cactus Seeds are native to Arizona and are found in just about all of our skincare and suncare products. The extract from cactus is antioxidant-rich, perfect for moisturizing and restoring skin and hair to its natural beauty.
Chances are, you live in a climate that has a dry season for a good part of the year. Here in Arizona, the summer months are especially hard on our skin and hair while in other parts of the country, the harsh winters do the same. Having a skin and hair care regimen tailored to your climate is one of the best defenses against dryness, premature aging, and wrinkles.
Arizona Sun’s entire suncare line has cactus extract as one of the main ingredients. After just one application of our popular SPF 30 Oil-Free Sunscreen, you’ll notice the difference between a typical drugstore sunscreen and ours. Not only will it provide top-notch protection from the sun’s UV rays, you’ll notice a moisturizing effect that calms and soothes your skin. Cactus has also been proven to aid in sun protection, truly making Arizona Sun your best defense from sun damage.
Aside from the fact that we love our Arizona-native ingredients, cactus is used in our products because of its ability to replenish the collagen levels in your skin. Collagen, a protein, is the main component of connective tissue in the body. It’s what helps keep your skin firm and youthful. Taking collagen supplements is common, though it’s also a great idea to find collagen in foods and skin products you use daily. Cactus is an aide for collagen production and because it’s found in many Arizona Sun products, from sunscreen to moisturizer to hair conditioner, it’s easy to have collagen incorporated into your daily beauty routine.
Of course, lip care should be a part of everyone’s daily routine. There’s nothing worse than sunburnt lips, and while treating them is easy, that dry burning feeling often is only temporarily soothed with a regular drugstore lip balm. Many have ingredients that claim to soothe burnt or chapped lips, like menthol, peppermint, and others that actually just act as temporary relief, causing more dryness and irritation in the long run. Arizona Sun’s Prickly Pear lip balm doesn’t just provide instant relief but also has ingredients like prickly pear cactus for continuous nourishment for hours to come.
If you want to test out your green thumb, try our Saguaro Cactus Kit to grow your own cactus! This kit includes a terra cotta pot, cacti soil mix, 150 Saguaro cactus seeds, planting instructions, and a pamphlet with trivia and the history of the Saguaro Cactus!
Arizona Sun provides a full ingredient list on our website for each and every product we make. You’ll only find safe ingredients you feel comfortable giving to your family, friends, and yourself. Call us today toll-free to place an order: 1.800.442.4786