Known as one of the Amazon’s best kept secrets, Cacay Oil is an incredible, nutrient rich plant oil that’s even more vitamin packed than Argan and Rosehip Oils. Potent and concentrated, this sustainably harvested oil is quickly becoming an essential anti-ageing ingredient in natural skincare because of its ability to visibly improve skin tone and reduce the appearance of environmental damage. Cacay Oil can help to deliver a serious boost of skin-loving vitamins and antioxidants, so if you’re looking for that extra boost of radiance in your skincare routine then this is probably one of the best facial oils on the market. Even better, it has so many uses, from a facial moisturiser to cuticle oil, and is gentle on all skin types.
What is Cacay Oil?
Sourced from the Amazon in Colombia, Cacay Oil is a pure Organic nut oil cold pressed from the nuts of wild Cacay trees. Rich in nutrients including vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, Cacay Oil is a light, dry oil which is absorbed quickly without being sticky or greasy on the skin. Vegan, Gluten Free and non-irritating, it’s ideal for all skin types and can be used on the face, body, hair and nails. Wild harvested, it’s also sustainable and fairly traded directly from Colombian farmers, supporting hundreds of families and providing a reliable source of local income. Nothing goes to waste in the extraction process either, with the remains of pressed Cacay nut shells used to make cooking flour or nut milk and the inner peel used as cattle feed or fertiliser. This pure oil has a light, nutty scent which disappears quickly after application as well as a long shelf life, with no added ingredients necessary thanks to its natural preservative properties.
Benefits of Cacay Oil
Cacay Oil has been clinically proven to improve skin tone, soften skin, reduce signs of ageing such as wrinkles and sun spots, and even prevent further damage occurring. In a four week study, with Cacay Oil applied twice daily, 100% of participants saw an increase in hydration and firmness, while 85% said their skin felt smoother.1 This nutrient rich oil also has 3 times more Vitamin A (Retinol) than Rosehip Oil, as well as a higher Vitamin E and F content than Argan Oil.
How to use Cacay Oil
Cacay Oil can be used as an all-over face and body oil as well as to treat a variety of skin conditions. Depending on your skin type, you can choose to wear it alone or beneath one of our skin creams. On the face, Cacay Oil can help soothe irritated areas, fade scarring, and unblock pores, helping to encourage healthy skin cell regeneration and reduce the appearance of conditions such as acne. Healing and anti-inflammatory, it can also be used on the body to treat stretch marks, burns, psoriasis and eczema, plus it makes a hydrating and smoothing hair and nail oil, helping to control frizz, provide heat protection, strengthen nails, and condition cuticles.