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Cacay Seed Oil Supports Skin Elasticity and Moisture

Cacay Oil's Balanced Profile Provides Deep Moisturization and Extensive Anti-aging Benefits Promoting a Healthy, More Youthful and Glowing Complexion.

There's a reason why you can find cacay seed oil in our Vitamin A, Even Tone, and Nite Time Vitamin serums—three of our richest facial oil serums. Cacay seed oil, also known as kahai oil, is a natural oil derived from the seeds of the cacay tree (Caryodendron Orinocense). It's gaining popularity in the skincare industry due to its rich nutrient content. In this blog, we'll break down some of the components and potential benefits of cacay seed oil for human facial skin. As always, know what's on your product labels and know what you're putting on your skin.

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1. Linoleic Acid (Omega-6, approximately 35-50% of cacay oil's composition):


  • Barrier Reinforcement: Linoleic acid supports the skin's lipid barrier, helping to lock in moisture and protect the skin from environmental stressors. This acid can enhance the skin's ability to retain moisture, keeping it hydrated.

  • Acne Management: An imbalance in linoleic acid has been linked to acne-prone skin. Applying cacay oil can help in rebalancing this fatty acid, possibly reducing acne outbreaks.

  • Anti-inflammatory: Linoleic acid has anti-inflammatory properties, making it beneficial for reducing skin inflammation, redness, and irritation.

2. Oleic Acid (Omega-9, approximately 15-30% of cacay oil's composition):


  • Deep Moisturization: Oleic acid can penetrate the skin's surface more deeply than some other fatty acids, providing deep moisturization and conditioning.

  • Enhanced Penetration: Its ability to penetrate deeply can also help carry other beneficial compounds deeper into the skin.

  • Skin Softening: It provides a softening and smoothing effect on the skin, which can be especially beneficial for dry or mature skin.

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3. Linolenic Acid (Omega-3, approximately 0.1-0.9% of cacay oil's composition):


  • Skin Soothing: Linolenic acid has strong anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritated or inflamed skin.

  • Barrier Reinforcement: This fatty acid also plays a role in maintaining and reinforcing the skin's natural barrier, providing hydration and protection.

In addition to these primary fatty acids, cacay oil is notable for its other skin-loving constituents:

  • Vitamin A (Retinol): Cacay oil boasts a higher content of natural retinol compared to other popular oils, making it a gentler alternative to traditional retinol products. Retinol promotes cell turnover, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and improves skin elasticity.

  • Vitamin E: A potent antioxidant, Vitamin E helps combat free radicals, thereby preventing premature skin aging. It also provides moisturizing properties and can soothe irritated skin.

  • Vitamin F: Often associated with linoleic acid, Vitamin F plays a crucial role in maintaining skin-barrier function and overall skin health.

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In essence, cacay oil is a treasure trove of beneficial compounds for the skin. Its combination of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and other compounds makes it a powerful ally in promoting skin health, hydration, and youthfulness. As always, when introducing a new product into your skincare routine, it's advisable to perform a patch test to ensure no allergic reactions or sensitivities arise.