Designer: Mahmoud Ismail
3D Designer: Moataz Mohamed
Location: Egypt
Project Type: Produced
Product Launch Location: Canada
Packaging Contents: Face Serum
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cardboard, Glass mate reflected bottle
Printing Process: Spot UV, Digital printing, Transparent paper

Prickly pear seed oil is derived from the seeds of the fruit that grows on the prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica), a tropical and subtropical cactus able to grow in arid climates. Not to be confused with prickly pear oil which is extracted from the pulp or skin of the fruit and does not have any topical benefits for the skin.

The ancestral oil is receiving an ever-increasing attention from researchers worldwide for its multivalent pharmaceutical and cosmetic potential. Its scientifically proven skin wound-healing and repairing effects are due to its extremely high amounts of vitamin E (more than any other oil on the market), fatty acids (mainly omega-3) and vitamin K. It acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting the skin from premature aging, preventing wrinkles and tightening the skin. Akermus facial oil also soothes inflammation, brightens under-eye circles and stimulates collagen production. You can count on a fast absorption and fresh-faced glow to your skin after application.

Akermus is more than a brand, it is a philosophy of freedom. We believe that the beauty of your skin lies in the simplicity and richness of the ingredients chosen. In our quest to find a miracle formula for our clients, we have come to the conclusion that skin care begins with the application of our product, but also with a sincere work on oneself. From healthy lifestyle habits to various nutrients that reduce inflammation in your skin, we are on a mission to equip each member of our community with the resources they need to flourish and of course, enjoy radiant skin. By studying many traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, Akermus wanted to deliver a natural product that honors the collective knowledge of the free people.

What’s Unique?
The bottle itself: We wanted to stay away off the standard look of the oil face serum and wanted to take it into another level where the customer feels the luxury and the premium feel when he touch the bottle.

The green color: Inspired from the prickly pear color as its 100% prickly pear cactus which makes it look natural.

The bottle material and design: The material is well designed to not harm the oil inside of it, yet look beautiful and could reflect the lights.