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OPUNTIA POLYSACCHARIDES for skin moisturizing and repair


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To survive in dry climate, the Opuntia ficus indica plant uses its “leaves” (cladodes) to save water. Under the prickly surface, cladodes contains a juicy and tender gel full of mucilages and polysaccharides that bind and preserve water molecules. In the southern Italy, the farmers working in the fields know very well the properties of this natural gel and they are used to putting Opuntia cladodes on to moisturize and protect skin and wounds.