OUR STORY


As a busy mother trying to prevent flare-ups of psoriasis, the founder has an ongoing need for skincare that is effective, natural, and simple to use. Like so many women, she felt stressed and worn down because she was taking care of everyone but herself. She tried traditional medications, expensive beauty creams, Argan oil, Rosehip oil, Moroccan oils, and many other vegetable oils to reduce her skin’s inflammation. Still, it stained her clothes and brought little relief. Her skin was demanding that she takes better care of herself inside and out.  She gradually changed her diet, exercise, wardrobe, household, and beauty products, she began to heal.


DISCOVERING PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL 

She first learned new about cactus seed oil in 2008 while living in Montreal with its harsh winters, trying to heal from the worst outbreak of psoriasis.  Growing up in Tunisia, the rich antioxidant prickly pear fruit ( also known as Desert Figs, Cactus Figs, or Barbary Figs) is an abundant cactus eaten during the summer to stay healthy and hydrated. The best quality of it came from her childhood area. Also, Berber Women were used to macerating the fruit and seeds together for a skin treatment to combat harsh sun and winds. She knew before that a distant relative was working on seeking oils in the Prickly Pear seeds in her childhood home. He created a cold-press machine in Germany, specifically for the purpose, and has analyzed the composition of the cactus oil. She started to use it and fell in love with it.


A FEW DROPS, DEEPLY NOURISHING AND EFFECTIVE 

Though she used only a few drops on her face and body, she discovered that this precious oil quickly nourished and hydrated her sensitive skin. She felt and looked healthy and radiant. The oil left no clothing stains and took seconds to use, compared to the time-consuming regimens she'd tried before. After one year of daily use (along with other healthy lifestyle changes), her skin's texture became soft and smooth, and her psoriasis decreased from covering 30% of her face and body to 2%. She felt "Bien dans sa peau" *


AN ELIXIR, NOT A BEAUTY OIL! 

The prickly pear's seeds contained so little oil that it takes one ton of fruit and ten full days of labor to harvest and extract one liter of oil—It's an elixir, not a regular oil, and thus the reason for its concentrated nutrients and its premium price. A powerhouse of Vitamins, Essential fatty acids, Sterols, Polyphenol... after seeing the results on her skin and knowing its composition, she has never stopped using it in her skincare ritual. 


Further researching the prickly pear seed oil's astonishing properties and experienced its benefits firsthand, she became inspired to share it so that women everywhere could feel more at ease with themselves and their natural beauty, just as she has. Beginning with Sabrah™ – named for the Hebrew word for prickly pear – Sunia K. cosmétiques authentiques will bring you powerful, precious, and 100% pure prickly pear seed oil that is sustainably sourced from her hometown in Tunisia. After years of benefitting from Sabrah™, she is now delighted to share it with you in the spirit of Love, Beauty, and Authenticity. 



*BIEN DANS MA PEAU = BE AT EASE WITH MY SELF/ COMFORTABLE IN MY SKIN IN FRENCH 

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 BE AT EASE IS OUR MOTTO!