Prevention January 2013 ClipIn its first issue of the new year, Prevention Magazine includes an editorial titled “Beauty in the Extreme.”

“If there were such a thing as the fountain of youth, you’d think it would spring forth from a lush and sunny tropical paradise. But beauty secrets are often found in less hospitable places.”

The article goes on to highlight natural beauty-boosting ingredients found in extreme climates (such as the arctic, the mountains, and the desert) and recommends skin care Prevention January 2013 Clip 3products that feature them. One of these ingredients is prickly pear, the desert fruit that is “intensely hydrating and rich in betalains, a type of antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation and speed cellular removal.”

Where to find this ultra-hydrating cactus pear? Why, in our very own Hydrating Cactus Mask, of course! Along with prickly pear, this mask contains soothing blue agave to ease discomfort and signs of redness – while deeply hydrating and preventing moisture loss. Protection is further enhanced with smithsonite and malachite stone extracts to shield against environmental stress and pollution.

Have you tried MyChelle Dermaceuticals Hydrating Cactus Mask? If so, what do you think? You can read more about it here, and you can read the entire Prevention article online here.

By Liana Orenstein