Lashes and brows grow much better when hair follicles are strong, nourished and protected. With these beautiful oils you can enhance natural growth and health of your hair, eyelashes and eyebrows!
Barie is Nature's powerhouse of Vitamin E and all Omega 3,6,9 and 12 compounds for a complete overhaul of your hair and lash growth and strength.
Henna and Black Castor Oil nourish, protect & moisturize hair and its follicles allowing for better and stronger growth.
100% cold-pressed prickly pear cactus seed oil
When Botox is not an option, there is actually a pretty good natural option we call Barie. It is a super rich oil filled with Omega-3, 6, 9 and 12 and all tocopherols and fatty acids, which make a very complex and powerful Vitamin E serum.
It is a hard process to make this oil and it takes millions of seeds and hundreds of hours to create just a quart. We suggest using Barie on fine wrinkles, on lashes and brows (to grow them), on decolete and neck and everywhere else where you need a lift, a boost and visibly more plump and smooth skin.
As a pro-tip, try using Barie on wet skin (spray some Geranium or Rose water) or apply it right after washing skin. Oil and water actually mix quite well together, allowing oils to seal the moisture in the skin better and spread. Best time to apply Barie is in the evening to allow this precious oil to do its job and not to shine on the face.
Barie is 100% organic cold-pressed Tunisian Barbary Fig Seed Oil or Opuncia Oil or Prickly Pear Cactus Seed Oil. It is a powerful antioxidant that absorbs quickly rejuvenating mature skin and giving it a lifting effect.
Unrefined cold-pressed Barie has bright golden yellow color. It is usually very clear though some sediments can be part of the oil and are absolutely normal. As any oil, some thicker particles can accumulate on the bottom creating slightly cloudy appearance. Barie has slight earthy smell.
We recommend using Barie regularly to improve skin elasticity, firmness and natural glow. This oil helps protect skin from effects of environment, dehydration and sun damage. It has been used for centuries to slow down aging and prevent wrinkles.
Barie is a great natural product for beautiful skin and one of the best natural anti-aging skin remedies you can find. It is richer in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids than most other oils. Price matters when you buy oil made out of Barbary Fig seeds or Prickly Pear Cactus seeds - this plant has multiple names and all names are correct. Barie is extremely expensive and labor-intensive to produce.
100% EU organic-certified cold-pressed prickly pear cactus seed oil
Barie is very expensive, and since it is extremely potent, we recommend using a drop or two as often as you need and where you need it most in the following order of magnitude:
• Under eyes
• On face
• Neck and décolleté area
• On cuticles / nails
• On roots and ends of hair
Hair can be treated successfully with Katari Hoba (Jojoba Plant Oil), which is much more economical for a larger ‘job’ like hair. But if you wish to pamper yourself, use a couple of drops of Barie, or add a drop to your shampoo and/or conditioner.
For lashes and eyebrows, Barie does a phenomenal job at rehabing what has been damaged and ehnacing stronger, more lush and longer eyebrow and eyelash growth. Why? It is very simple - it is all about chemistry inside this amazing oil. Please read our section below on Chemical Composition to fully understand how this oil works.
Here are just a few benefits Barie can provide for your skin:
The best way to apply Barie is on slightly wet skin before going to bed or in the morning on slightly wet skin before applying makeup and sunscreen.
If you apply this oil on wet skin, it spreads more easily and you do not use as much product. ALSO, when you add oil to water - apply oil on a wet skin, it is the oil that creates the moisture barrier and keeps the water in the skin. So it is even better and makes more sense if you want to moisturize skin really well.
We also apply Barie on neck, décolleté areas and on hands - to make sure that skin everywhere looks similarly youthful and healthy. And for the best lashes and eyebrows that look and feel amazing naturally, you can apply Barie on the eyelash line and on your brows as you are applying it to the entire face. Give us your feedback after 6 weeks!
As any vegetable oil (fruit oil in this case), Barie should be stored out of direct sunlight, preferably in a cool, dry place.
We chose frosted glass, small handmade bottles and extra packaging to keep this oil protected. Though we think that if you use Barie regularly (daily before bed), this oil will be used in 3-4 months and there will be never a concern about extra storage requirements. Proper storage assures your oil will serve you for much longer without losing its amazing properties. 2 years is a typical shelf life for this oil.
If you got an allergic reaction to a topical application of Vitamin E before, check if Barie is for you, as you might experience allergic reactions to tocopherol esters found it this oil.
It is takes over 36 hours of manual labor and over 1 million prickly pear cactus seeds from 470 kg of prickly pears to extract 1 liter (about 1 quart) of precious Barie oil. The fruit is carefully split to extract pulp that contains seeds.
Speaking from experience, it takes skill to avoid super fine needles that cover prickly pear. If you get ‘lucky’ and get a few on your hands, it might take a while to locate and remove. Then seeds are separated from the pulp and are sun dried.
Until seeds can be cold pressed to extract virgin unrefined oil, they are stored in a cool dry place. Oil can also be produced from cactus fruit and not the seeds. That is very different oil and has completely different set of properties. We don’t produce or carry this oil.
The seeds contain only about 4% oil and during cold-pressing about 40-50% of the oil is extracted. Just imaging trying to cold-press a newspaper. It is the same with the dry seeds. The yeild is tiny, but the benefits are huge. We keep the pulp (dry core) that is left after cold-pressing and pulverize it into powder to add to facial masques with Argil green clay. After all, the pulp still has 50% oil content and it cannot be re-processed for extracting the oil. But it makes a phenomenal exfoliant and collegen booster. WE WILL SOON ADD IT TO OUR STORE. :)
Other ways of extracting oil from prickly pear cactus seeds produce oil that is potentially cheaper, but also oil that lacks amino acids, anti-oxidants and beneficial micro-elements. Chemical extraction and maceration techniques produce oil with a negligible amount of valuable ingredients, as most of them get destroyed in the process (unsaturated fatty acids, the natural antioxidants as well as vitamins). Some companies artificially infuse chemically extracted prickly pear seed oil with synthetic antioxidants.
Therefore, it is very important that you buy the best, organic, virgin, cold pressed and unrefined prickly pear seed oil. That is the only kind Katari carries and it is called Barie.
Barie naturally contains the following elements:
• 73.4% Linoleic acid – is a fatty acid, and a very popular ingredient in beauty products due to its beneficial properties for skin. Linoleic acid is used as topical applications to prevent/fight inflammation, treat acne, and for moisture retention. However, chemically reproduced linoleic acid does not provide the same benefits and does not get same wonderful response from the skin cells as the natural, 100% active linoleic acid in Barie
• 12.0% Palmitic acid is a fatty acid that helps reinforce skin’s healthy barrier function for a smoother surface; as we age, we can lose over half of this body lipid, which is quite necessary to maintain healthy skin
• 8.8% Oleic acid is an Omega 9 fatty acid, which is a powerful antioxidant; it also helps strengthen cell membrane and repair cell and tissue damage. Topical application of oil that contains oleic acid produces soft, supple skin that glows with health. You can grow thicker and stronger hair when you treat it with prickly seed oil or other oils that contain oleic acid
• 5.8% Stearic acid helps skin retain moisture and stay flexible while helping with skin damage repair All above elements occur naturally in Barie.
Please do not look for cosmetic products that are chemically infused with fatty acids and list above acids as ingredients, as they are not good for you and for your skin.
Barie is extremely rich in tocopherols (720 mg / liter). Tocopherol is a generic term for at least eight similarly structured from chemical composition standpoint vitamins and antioxidants, which most of us know, generically speaking as Vitamin E. Vitamin E, which we know is one of the best vitamins for our skin, is a group of sixteen liposoluble (dissolvable in fat) chemical compounds, varied in their strength and efficacy. Most vitamin E supplements consist primarily of alpha tocopherol.
To obtain optimal health benefits from vitamin E, a mixture of tocopherols (alpha, beta, delta, and gamma) and tocotrienols (alpha, beta, delta, and gamma) are required.
Some of the functions of these vitamin E fractions are similar while others are completely different. When taken together, these various forms of vitamin E work synergistically as a team to provide maximum benefits.
Barie consists of the following combination of highly potent Vitamin E compounds:
• 13.9% Alpha-Tocopherol is most powerful of tocopherols or Vitamin E (most powerful natural antioxidant)
• 81.9% Gamma-Tocopherol has a unique function. Because of its different chemical structure, gamma-tocopherol scavenges reactive nitrogen species, which, like reactive oxygen species, can damage proteins, lipids, and DNA. While alpha tocopherol inhibits the production of new free radicals, gamma tocopherol is required to trap and neutralize existing free radicals. It is now recognized that gamma tocopherol, like alpha tocopherol, is retained in the body and delivered to tissues. Gamma tocopherol has superior anti-inflammatory and gene regulatory activities, while alphatocopherol remains a potent antioxidant
• 3.0% Beta-Tocopherol is less powerful antioxidant than Alpha and Gamma, but critical for the combination of antioxidant elements necessary to provide full benefit for your skin
• 1.2% Delta-Tocopherol – another antioxidant, important for the combination and efficacy of the other ones that are part of Barie composition
Olive wood applicators are hand-carved, sustainable, and perfectly suitable for applying pigments and oils to eyelash line and eyebrows.
Olive wood is naturally hardy and is not porous. This means it is easy to cleanse it, sanitize it and it will not break or swell.
Give it a try. An alternative - get a pack of olive picks for appetizers for a party - what is better than a hardworking multi-tasking accessory!
Henna Oil - 100% cold-pressed henna leaf oil from the Delta of Nile
Forest-green deep dreamy color is what you see first when you take a stunning handmade bottle with henna oil in your hands.
Then when you uncork the bottle, you notice the light fragrant scent. If you are familiar with henna, you will be pleasantly surprised that the scent of oil is not overpowering at all, but is very gentle, subtle and light. It is slightly grassy and slightly earthy.
Katari Henna oil is not an ordinary oil. We source henna leaves from small farms in the delta of the Nile and have this beautiful oil cold-pressed by oil artisans in the Mediterranean. Our Henna Oil is 100% single-ingredient, pure and unrefined.
Henna Oil is very stable naturally. However, as with most products, this oil should be used fresh, within a year or so after you purchase it. All our oils are pressed on demand in tiny quantities. We do not stock pile oils and always have each batch prepared just in time for delivery.
The best ways to incorporate henna oil is when doing henna brows or caring for natural eyebrows and eyelashes for for scalp and hair treatments.
Brow and Eyelash Routine with Henna Oil:
Scalp and Hair Routine with Henna Oil:
Black Castor Seed Oil is an ancient staple for keeping hair follicles strong and healthy. It is super viscous and generously rich in texture. It has very minimal earthy scent. It is a perfect natural hair strengthening and moisturizing oil.
The only ingredient in our black castor oil is 100% pure oil pressed from organically grown castor seeds (or beans).
The soil where Black Castor Oil beans grow are naturally fertilized by the sediments that are brought by rivers flowing and flooding into the Delta of the Nile. Rich, fertile soil of this region does not need chemicals. They are actually too expensive and also not allowed to use.
Here is me roaming the fields with the Egyptian farmer, learning about irrigation, plants, harvests, etc. You cannot fake happiness and excitement about a trade you love. It showed though every single second of our interraction. He was pouring information on me and was so proud of his fields. :)
Black Castor Oil has been used since antiquity for variety of beauty riturals. Though there is no scientific evidence (no studies) to show actual benefits of Black Castor Oil on hair growth, many people swear by it.
Main reason it works, is because for hair to grow, hair follicles need to be strong, moisturized, protected, and have good blood supply. Black Castor Oil does it all and more. That is why it is perfect for boosting hair health and growth.
For eyelashes and eyebrows:
Black Castor Oil is a native of sunny African continent and is made pretty much the same way as it has always been - handpicked from small farms, beans roasted and then cold-pressed without using heat.
Black Castor Oil naturally contains very high amounts of ricinoleic acid, which is a fatty acid from Omega-9 family of acids, which has incredible antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
The bean from which the oil is pressed also contains a 'chemical' called ricin. Ricin is harmful if ingested. But it can only happen if you 'eat the beans'. Black Castor oil does not contain ricin, so no worries. Though do read our 'warnings' section for the best and safest use of this wonderful oil.
We recommend to use all oils on slightly wet skin (freshly washed hair, while it is still wet). Also, using Black Castor Oil before going to bed is a great idea to let the oil do its hard work on making your hair, skin, and scalp feel better and healthier.
Eyelash / Eyebrow: