Cacay (Kahai) Oil for Youthful-Looking Skin


" Cacay oil contains 50% more vitamin E than argan oil and triple amount of pro-vitamin A (carotene) compared to rosehip oil."


Cacay oil aka Kahai oil is extracted from the fruit of Caryodendron Orinocense tree in Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. The fruit itself is very nutritious. It contains 33.85% crude fat, 17.6% protein, vitamins and minerals such as iron, phosphorus, sodium, potasium, thiamine, riboflavin, ascorbic acid and carotenes.

Cacay Oil, Linoleic Acid and Tocopherols

Cacay oil has an extremely high content of linoleic acid (omega 6 essential fatty acid). With up to 85% linoleic acid content, cacay oil is by far the best source of omega 6 essential fatty acid. It is also considered as a good source of omega 9 fatty acid.

Linoleic acid plays a significant role in the body's repair mechanism. It accelerates the inflammation process and signal the body to release various growth factors to help repair damaged cells and tissues.

Cacay oil is also rich in alpha, beta, delta and gamma-tocopherols. Among all vitamin E compounds, delta-tocopherol possesses the highest antioxidant activities against free radicals. Nevertheless, all types of tocopherols help protect skin cells from free radicals and pollutants.

Why Cacay Oil is good for your skin?

Cacay oil contains 50% more vitamin E than argan oil and triple amount of pro-vitamin A (carotene) than rosehip oil. Linoleic acid, vitamin E and carotene have been proven to boost our skin's health.

With its unique characteristics, cacay oil is very nourishing yet quickly-absorbed by the skin, leaving no greasy residue. It is suitable for all skin types particularly for ageing and premature ageing skin.


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Linoleic Acid Reduces Skin Breakouts

A comparison-study showed that acne-prone skin has a lower linoleic acid content than other skin types. The regular use of cacay oil increases the linoleic acid content in the skin so that it may help reduce breakouts in acne-prone skin. However, I don't recommend cacay oil for people with oily, acne-prone skin. To reduce blemishes and clear up skin breakouts more effectively, use an oil-free face serum like Overnight Skin Perfector.

Linoleic Acid Prevents and Reduces UV-Induced Skin Damage

A clinical study showed that topical application of linoleic acid helps prevent UV-induced skin discolouration commonly known as age spots or sun spots. With up to 85% linoleic acid content, cacay oil is a gentle alternative to various skin brightening ingredients such as hydroquinone, retinol, azelaic acid, retinoic acid, arbutin and kojic acid. However, for persistent pigmentation spots, use Skin Brightening Serum Duo. These synergistic serums have been specially developed to work continuously day and night to renew the complexion and diminish the appearance of dark pigmentation spots and all other signs of ageing including UV-induced photoageing. For more help on how to reduce dark spots and other skin imperfections, check out my latest skincare guide.


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Cacay Oil Reduces The Signs of Ageing

A four week clinical study by Derma Consult in Germany showed that cacay oil reduces the appearance of wrinkles by 45% while also improves skin hydration, firmness, smoothness and elasticity. 

Despite being nutritious, cacay oil is surprisingly light with excellent skin-penetrating properties. If you have sensitive skin that shows signs of dryness, undernourished, tired or dull complexion, gently massage 4 to 6 drops of Bio-Collagen Face Oil into the skin on your face and neck follow with a moisturiser. This ultra nourishing face oil has been formulated with cacay, rose, blue chamomile and frankincense essential oils to soothe, nourish and strengthen sensitive skin. Alternatively, you can mix 2 to 6 drops with a small amount of moisturiser then gently massage it into the skin. 


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Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips. 

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