Have you heard of cacay oil yet? This exotic beauty oil has been definitely making waves in the media and that’s due to its powerful anti-ageing and healing properties which are difficult to match. But is this oil something that you absolutely need to get your hands on? I decided to investigate and find out everything about cacay oil, including its benefits and side effects. I have also personally tested the cacay oil myself so do find out how I got on by reading the review below.
What is cacay oil?
Cacay oil comes from the fruit of wild-harvested Cacay trees in the Colombian Amazon. It’s cold-pressed and totally natural with nothing added to it.
Cacay oil is incredibly rich in nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids so no wonder it’s getting so popular for its anti-ageing properties. It contains 50% more vitamin E and twice the amount of Linoleic Acid than Argan oil.
Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant and amazing nutrient for your skin. It’s great for neutralising the oxidant effect of free radicals, which are molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
Linoleic Acid is an omega-6 fatty acid that plays an important role in skin health – it is known for its ability to heal, hydrate and plump the skin.
Retinol in cacay oil
Cacay oil has three times more Retinol than rosehip oil. Retinol is an antioxidant derivative of vitamin A and it’s great for preventing wrinkles and spots.
Retinol also works on existing wrinkles and lines, helping to reduce their appearance. What’s more, it increases collagen production, promotes skin renewal and evens out the overall skin tone. It’s also great for acne (it reduces their formation).
What can you use cacay oil for?
Cacay oil a great multipurpose oil actually. You can use it for your face and decollete to prevent wrinkles or to soften those fine lines, but it can also be used as a cuticle oil. It’s even great for hair as it helps to hydrate your dry lengths and ends. I haven’t used it much on my hair but it’s definitely worth giving it a try.
Because of its healing properties, you can use it for various skin irritations, not only acne.
It’s even supposed to help with stretch marks and mild scars but also with wound healing.
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Cacay oil from Cacay Naturals – Review
I’ve tested cacay oil from Cacay Naturals who have kindly sent me a free sample to review.
The first time I applied cacay oil onto my skin I was amazed at how quickly it sank in with no greasiness felt afterwards. I quickly learnt this was a ‘dry oil’, a type of oil which is really light and quick to absorb.
It absorbs so quickly that you can actually apply make-up on top straight away.
The oil leaves your skin incredibly soft and silky and I really love that feeling afterwards.
The scent is not amazing, it’s kind of nutty and grassy, hard to describe actually. But if you are more interested in the amazing benefits of cacay oil then the scent should not really put you off.
I’ve been using this oil mostly on my face and it really helped to heal any blemishes when they appeared. I would normally massage 3-4 drops of oil all over the face but I would put more oil on blemishes and spots. Overnight this works really well and in the morning you can definitely see an improvement in the skin.
Since I’ve been using the cacay oil I noticed that some fine lines on my forehead have softened a bit so I can confirm that its rejuvenating properties definitely work.
The oil is suitable for all skin types, even the oily and combination types. I have combination skin and the oil didn’t give me any issues at all, no breakouts!
Also to note, the cacay oil from Cacay Naturals is naturally organic and suitable for vegans as well.
Cacay oils benefits summarised:
- Amazing anti-ageing properties with high retinol content – great for preventing and reducing wrinkles
- Stimulates collagen (great for 50+ women who experience a drastic reduction in the synthesis of collagen after menopause)
- Heals and prevents acne
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks or scars
- Great hydrating properties (great for winter)
All in all, cacay oil is definitely an impressive oil worth trying as it has so many benefits, especially for ageing and acne-prone skin. It doesn’t seem to have any side effects, at least I couldn’t find anything about this online and didn’t experience any side effects personally.
The fact that you can use cacay oil in various ways makes it even more appealing. So do try it on your cuticles or hair and see the effect. It is supposed to make hair softer and help them grow faster.
The scent of cacay oil is not great but would you care if you saw your wrinkles decrease in appearance?
Petra Nakashian (previously Kravos) is a dedicated blogger who has been writing about natural health and beauty since 2014. Her journey began with a focus on living healthily and naturally, leading her to explore the world of natural beauty products. Influenced by the loss of her parents to cancer, she has meticulously researched the ingredients in beauty products. Her in-depth research and 10 years of hands-on experience have established her as a trusted expert in the field. She shares evidence-based insights to help readers make informed choices. Petra is the founder of Be Healthy Now and Green Beauty Talk, making her a go-to expert in natural beauty. Committed to transparency and honesty, Petra's work is a reliable resource for anyone navigating the complex world of natural beauty.