An incredible multitasker, Cacay Oil is known to date as one of the Amazon’s best kept secrets! On this next blog, I’ve put together a guide to the many benefits of this incredible vegetable oil and what makes it so special.
By Irene Falcone
Known as one of the Amazon’s best-kept secrets, Cacay Oil is an incredible, nutrient-dense vegetable oil that has even more vitamins than argan and rose hip oils. Strong and concentrated, this sustainably harvested oil is quickly becoming an essential antiaging ingredient in natural skin care because of its ability to visibly improve skin tone and reduce the incidence of environmental damage. Cacay oil can help significantly improve the skin-loving vitamins and antioxidants. So if you are looking for that extra radiance to your face serum or oil, I have to say that this is probably one of the best face oils out there. Even better, it has so many uses, from a facial moisturizer to cuticle oil, and is gentle on all skin types.
What is cacay oil?
Cacay Oil comes from the Amazon in Colombia and is a pure organic nut oil that is cold-pressed from the nuts of Cacay trees. High in nutrients such as vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, Cacay Oil is a light, dry oil that is quickly absorbed without being sticky or greasy on the skin. Vegan and non-irritating, it is great for all skin types and can be used on the face, body, hair and nails. The extraction process is also designed to be waste-free, with the remains of pressed Cacay nutshells often being used to make cooking flour or nut milk and the inner shell being used as fodder or fertilizer. This pure oil has a light, nutty scent that disappears quickly after application, as well as a long shelf life without the need for additional ingredients due to its natural preservative properties.
Benefits of Cacay Oil
Cacay Oil is known for its ability to improve skin tone, soften the skin, reduce signs of aging, and smooth out wrinkles. In a four-week study using Cacay Oil twice a day, 100% of participants saw an increase in hydration and firmness, while 85% said their skin felt smoother.1 This nutrient-rich oil also contains three times more vitamin A ( Retinol) than rose hip oil and a higher vitamin E and F content than argan oil. It’s safe to wear in the sun and works great under makeup and acts as a nourishing primer.
How to Use Cacay Oil
Cacay Oil is really versatile and can be used as an all-over face and body oil. To use, apply 2-3 drops to the face and massage into the skin morning and evening. Depending on your skin type, you can wear it on its own or under your usual facial moisturizer. On the face, Cacay Oil can help soothe irritated areas, fade scars and open pores, promote healthy skin cell regeneration, and reduce the occurrence of conditions such as acne. It is healing and anti-inflammatory and can also be used on the body to treat stretch marks, dry skin, and mild forms of eczema. It also has a moisturizing and smoothing effect on hair and nail oils, helps control frizz, provides heat protection and strengthens the conditioning of the nails and cuticles.
Best Natural Cacay Face Oil
Livelihoods Cacay Oil
Life Basics Cacay Oil, cold-pressed from Amazon Cacay nuts, is a pure, rich care oil that is suitable for the face, body, hair and nails. It is suitable for all skin types and can even be used on sensitive skin to encourage skin cell turnover. This dry oil is light and non-greasy to the touch, has just a slight, nutty odor, and is also totally affordable.
Curelle Cacay Oil
Made from cold-pressed 100% pure cacay oil, Curelle Cacay Oil can help improve skin tone and texture, reduce signs of aging and even soothe sensitive skin. This oil rich in vitamins A and E is even more effective than argan or rose hip oil and nourishes and hydrates the skin. It provides deeply penetrating moisture and thus supports the natural repair and regeneration process. Apply just a drop or two to the complexion daily and massage into fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, cheeks and other problem areas to help the skin retain moisture and increase firmness, smoothness and elasticity.
Oilixia Amazonian Cacay Face Oil
Vegan and palm oil free Oilixia Amazonian Cacay Facial Oil is a nourishing facial oil that was inspired by the natural wonders of the Amazon rainforest. It contains wild-harvested and cold-pressed cacay oil, which is naturally rich in retinol. Mixed with acai oil, Amazon lily extract, Brazil nut oil and buriti oil, the skin feels smooth and well-groomed with a natural glow.
Brand: Curelle Natural Hair Care, Nourished Life Basics, Oilixia