It’s being touted as the best anti-ageing oil yet – even better than Argan oil and Rosehip oil. In fact, demand for Cacay oil has gone through the roof in recent months, with everyone from celebrities to housewives slathering it on.
We’ll tell you why!
Cacay oil is derived from the nut of the Cacay tree, which grows wild in the Colombian jungle. This unique nut has three kernels, and was apparently once used by Amazon tribes to treat skin wounds.
Cacay oil is lighter than most oils and absorbs quickly into skin and hair, so a few drops go a long way. Studies have shown that this amazing oil harbours all the goodness of other anti-ageing ‘miracle’ oils – but in even higher quantities…
Why We’re Crazy For Cacay
1. More Vitamin A than Rosehip oil
Cacay oil boasts an incredible 0.1% or higher concentration of natural Vitamin A (a.k.a tretinoin or all-trans retinoic acid) That’s around three times as much as Rosehip oil, which has up to 0.036%. Vitamin A is essential for renewing skin cells and restoring youthfulness.
2. More Linoeic Acid than Argan oil
While Argan oil is celebrated for its high content of skin-nourishing Linoeic acid, there’s even more in Cacay oil. Twice as much, in fact!
Linoleic oil is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid that makes up the protective outer membrane of healthy skin cells. The human body can’t make this fatty acid on its own, so we have to obtain it from food or absorb it topically.
3. Top of the Pops in Vitamin E
Cacay oil surpasses Argan oil again in the Vitamin E stakes. It contains 50% more alpha-tocopherol than Argan oil. Vitamin E is needed to nourish and heal skin, as well protect against free radicals. Vitamin E is also known for its cancer-fighting antioxidant potential.
4. Anti-Wrinkle Miracle
With such a glorious host of vitamins and essential fatty acids, Cacay oil is a clear winner in the fight against lines and wrinkles. It’s been reported that results can be seen within just 2-3 weeks! Massage it into the skin around the eyes, browline, cheeks and anywhere else where fine lines are showing.
5. Sort out Scars and Stretchmarks
Damaged skin needs vitamins and essential fatty acids to regenerate, and Cacay oil is one of the best providers. Simply massage a few drops into the problem areas every day and allow the skin to absorb. Scars and blemishes might not disappear completely, but they should certainly fade.
6. Facial Fantastic
Cacay is perfect for your own super face oil! Just mix a drop or two of Cacay oil with a tablespoon of coconut, sweet almond, Babassu or other skin treatment to give your face a straight shot of vitamins and essential fatty acids.
7. Hair Helper
Boost the nutritional content of your daily hair routine by adding a few drops of Cacay oil to your shampoo or conditioner. The nutrients will add shine to your tresses and nourish your scalp.