Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract

Barbary Fig Stem Extract

→ Mexican Name: Nopal
→ INCI: Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract
→ Derivation: 🌿 Plant
→ Country of origin: 🇲🇽 Mexico


Prickly pear stem extract, sourced from the stems of the Opuntia ficus-indica var. saboten plant, stands as a powerful ingredient in skincare formulations. Through extraction, this extract captures a rich blend of antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, along with minerals and fatty acids, essential for skin health.


  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-aging
  • Soothe
  • Skin barrier protector


Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids, this extract helps to protect the skin from environmental stressors and free radical damage while promoting overall skin health. Its high content of vitamin E nourishes and moisturizes the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Barbary fig stem extract also boasts anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective in soothing irritated skin and reducing redness. Additionally, it supports collagen production, aiding in firming and tightening the skin, and helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Dullness, Signs Of Aging, Look of Redness, Barrier Support

Suitable for

  • All skin types

Our approach to ingredients

At Viva Maia, we're proud to introduce a unique skincare collection that marries the profound heritage of pre-Hispanic cultures with modern scientific innovation.

Our formulations are crafted from 100% natural ingredients, selected for their effectiveness and eco-friendly nature. With Mexico's rich biodiversity, we tap into potent and sustainable ingredients.

We cultivate many of these ingredients ourselves and meticulously handcraft our extracts, powders, and oils.