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Cacay Oil

November 10, 2021

Cacay Oil for skin - the benefits and uses

Cacay oil is making big waves in the beauty industry and is fast becoming one of the most popular beauty oils on the market. Packed full of impressive skin benefits, including powerful anti-ageing and skin healing properties that will leave your skin feeling plumped and hydrated. Find out more about cacay oil and why you should consider making it part of your daily skincare routine. 

What is cacay oil?

Natural cacay oil is extracted from the nut of the cacay tree, which grows in the Amazon basin of South America. The oil is cold pressed and is entirely natural. Renowned for its superior quality and high nutritional content, the oil contains a combination of vitamins and fatty acids that work together to promote skin health. It’s used mainly as a beauty product, but can sometimes be used in cooking, soap, and in other cosmetic products. 

But why is cacay oil so good for the skin? 

Caycay oil is good for the skin because it contains nutrients like linoleic acid to deeply moisturise and plump the skin. Vitamins A and E reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of blemishes. It’s lighter than most face oils and absorbs quickly. It can even be used on your hair, for perfectly soft, smooth results. 

Facetheory uses the best quality organic cacay oil that is ethically sourced from Colombia and cold-pressed to preserve its skin-nourishing properties.

6 benefits of cacay oil

1. Antioxidant properties 

Caycay oil contains vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and an important nutrient for your skin. It helps to neutralise the oxidative effect of free radicals, which damage collagen and cause fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Fights visible signs of ageing

Cacay oil has three times the amount of retinol than rosehip oil. Retinol in your skin care regimen will help to renew skin cells, stimulate collagen production, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol improves the texture of the skin and helps to even out skin tone by reducing pigmentation. 

3. Increases skin hydration

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Cacay Oil for skin - the benefits and uses

Cacay oil is making big waves in the beauty industry and is fast becoming one of the most popular beauty oils on the market. Packed full of impressive skin benefits, including powerful anti-ageing and skin healing properties that will... Read More

Cacay Oil for skin - the benefits and uses

Cacay oil is making big waves in the beauty industry and is fast becoming one of the most popular beauty oils on the market. Packed full of impressive skin benefits, including powerful anti-ageing and skin healing properties that will leave your skin feeling plumped and hydrated. Find out more about cacay oil and why you should consider making it part of your daily skincare routine. 

What is cacay oil?

Natural cacay oil is extracted from the nut of the cacay tree, which grows in the Amazon basin of South America. The oil is cold pressed and is entirely natural. Renowned for its superior quality and high nutritional content, the oil contains a combination of vitamins and fatty acids that work together to promote skin health. It’s used mainly as a beauty product, but can sometimes be used in cooking, soap, and in other cosmetic products. 

But why is cacay oil so good for the skin? 

Caycay oil is good for the skin because it contains nutrients like linoleic acid to deeply moisturise and plump the skin. Vitamins A and E reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of blemishes. It’s lighter than most face oils and absorbs quickly. It can even be used on your hair, for perfectly soft, smooth results. 

Facetheory uses the best quality organic cacay oil that is ethically sourced from Colombia and cold-pressed to preserve its skin-nourishing properties.

6 benefits of cacay oil

1. Antioxidant properties 

Caycay oil contains vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and an important nutrient for your skin. It helps to neutralise the oxidative effect of free radicals, which damage collagen and cause fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Fights visible signs of ageing

Cacay oil has three times the amount of retinol than rosehip oil. Retinol in your skin care regimen will help to renew skin cells, stimulate collagen production, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol improves the texture of the skin and helps to even out skin tone by reducing pigmentation. 

3. Increases skin hydration

Cacay oil contains 50% more vitamin E than argan oil. Thanks to this high vitamin E content, combined with its ability to penetrate the skin, cacay oil works to replenish and maintain your skin’s hydration. Vitamin E can stimulate the renewal of cells and improve skin elasticity. Incorporating cacay oil into your skin care routine can plump your skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

4. Combats breakouts and refines the skin’s texture

Cacay oil absorbs into the skin without clogging pores, making it suitable for skin that’s prone to breakouts. It contains over 68% linoleic acid, to improve the skin’s barrier function and help other active ingredients penetrate the skin. It’s also rich in retinol, which helps combat breakouts and encourages cell turnover, improving skin texture and eliminating hyperpigmentation.

5. Easily absorbed

Cacay is a dry oil that easily penetrates the skin's surface and absorbs more quickly than other natural oils. The result is deep nourishment and long-lasting hydration that leaves your skin feeling soft and never greasy.

6. Smooths and hydrates hair

Cacay oil is not only good for your skin, but it’s great for your hair too! It deeply moisturises the hair, nourishes the scalp, and encourages hair growth. The vitamin E present in cacay oil works to prevent split ends and conditions, hydrates and repairs damaged or brittle hair.

How to use Cacay Oil 

Cacay oil is one of the most versatile beauty oils. It can be used in its pure form on the face, body, hair, eyes, lips, eyebrows, and eyelashes. For best results, massage 2-3 drops into clean skin every day as part of your skincare routine. 

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Follow with your favourite serum or moisturiser. It can also be applied directly onto blemishes to reduce their appearance and calm the skin during breakouts. Work cacay oil through the lengths of your hair or into the scalp as often as needed. 

Cacay oil is usually available in its purest cold pressed form, and is easily absorbed into the skin, so it works well with other skincare products.

Facetherory Dewy Cacay Oil O6 is extremely lightweight and non-greasy, it’s the perfect oil to use all year round and pair with your favourite skincare products. It nourishes and protects your skin while stimulating the renewal of cells for a youthful looking glow.

Serums 

Face serums are designed to make your skincare routine more efficient, using targeted ingredients that address your specific skin concern. Use a few drops of cacay oil underneath your favourite serum to boost your daily routine. Try our Regena C30 Pro Vitamin C Serum for its powerful antioxidant properties or the Lumizela Azelaic Acid Serum A15 for oily, blemish prone skin.

Moisturisers 

Using the right moisturiser for your skin type can result in happier skin. Smooth a few drops of cacay oil onto your face and allow it to absorb before applying an organic moisturiser such as the Ceraquench Renewal Cream M6 for dry skin. Or for a lightweight option, try the Amil-C Whip M5 SPF 30 with vitamin C to refine and brighten your skin. 

When to use Cacay Oil 

Dry skin

For those with dry skin, it can feel like a constant battle to keep your skin smooth, soft and hydrated. Because cacay oil is so easily absorbed, it gets to work faster and keeps your skin hydrated for longer. 

Breakouts

Cacay oil contains linoleic acid, which helps to unclog pores and strengthen the skin's barrier function. Studies show that those with acne or oil prone skin may have abnormally low levels of Linoleic acid in their skin. Applying the oil topically can reduce clogged pores and improve the overall condition of your skin over time. 

Scars & stretch marks 

Cacay Oil is rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, that aid skin regeneration. When used daily, it can reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. Over time, scars or stretch marks become noticeably reduced. 

Dry or damaged hair

Does your hair need a moisture boost? The high levels of Vitamin E in cacay oil help to strengthen hair from the root and keep it looking thick, healthy, and shiny. It prevents split ends, treats cuticles and repairs damaged hair by providing the moisture and nutrients your hair needs. 

Flaky scalp

When massaged into the scalp, cacay oil encourages hair growth. It nourishes the scalp, leaving it dandruff and flake free. 

 

FAQs

Are there any side effects of using cacay oil?

Cacay oil is generally considered safe and can be used on the face, body, hair and nails. It is vegan and derived from 100% natural ingredients, so can even be used on sensitive skin. We recommend carrying out a patch test before continued use. 

Is cacay oil suitable for my skin type?

Cacay oil is suitable for all skin types, but is especially helpful for mature or blemish-prone skin. It's non-comedogenic, which means it’s not likely to cause pore blockages or breakouts.  The large amount of linoleic acid in cacay oil can help to reduce inflammation and actively prevent clogged pores.

Can cacay oil be used with other products?

Cacay oil is safe to combine with other products. It can even aid the skin’s absorption of other activities to level up your skincare routine. Use the oil before moisturiser or wear it by itself for an extra shot of hydration.

How often should I use cacay oil?

Multi-purpose cacay oil can be used all over the face and body, and on the hair as often as needed. We recommend applying 2 to 3 drops on the skin or through the lengths of the hair, morning and night. 

Discover the power of cacay oil for yourself with our Dewy Cacay Oil O6, made from 100% Cold-Pressed Colombian Cacay. We believe in the power of natural skincare and create clean vegan, cruelty-free beauty products that are backed by science and deliver real results.