AquaCacteen: Soothes and hydrates women’s and men’s skin

AquaCacteen is an ultra-refined elixir from organic cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica). AquaCacteen blocks the release of stress markers from sensory nerve cells in the skin and calms irritated skin.

Furthermore, it has excellent hydrating properties due to its high content of water-binding compounds. Clinical studies conducted on both women and men showed that AquaCacteen was exceptionally soothing and firming. Besides it was found to be very hydrating even when used in rinse-off products.

The raw material for AquaCacteen is organic and fair trade certified. Available in an ECOCERT certified and in a COSMOS approved version.


  • Soothes and calms irritated skin
  • Hydrates the skin, even in rinse-off formulation
  • Protects and firms skin.


  • Face care
  • Body care
  • Sun protection creams
  • Bath and shower gels
  • Men’s care.

Formulating with AquaCacteen

  • Recommended use level: 0.5-2%
  • Incorporation: For cold processes, dissolve AquaCacteen into the aqueous phase. In cold/hot processes, add during the cooling phase below 40°C
  • Thermostability: Temperatures of up to 60°C for a short time do not affect the stability of AquaCacteen.

INCI Declaration

AquaCacteen (standard version): Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract (and) Glycerin (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Aqua / Water

AquaCacteen nc (ECOCERT certified* version): Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract (and) Glycerin (and) Aqua / Water

AquaCacteen™ O (oil-soluble version, COSMOS approved**): Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract (and) Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride

* Raw material certified by ECOCERT GREENLIFE according to the ECOCERT Standard for Natural and Organic Cosmetics available at

** Raw material approved by ECOCERT GREENLIFE in accordance with the COSMOS Standard

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