Cacay Oil is a cold pressed, seed oil which is extremely rich in vitamin A, commonly referred to as natures retinol. Consequently, it delivers many benefits to our skin, when applied topically.Cacay Oil has joined Bakuchiol Oil
and Prickly Pear Oil
as one of the most desirable natural oils to be found in high-end facial skincare products.Nevertheless, Cacay Oil is a reasonably rare oil, owing to the fact it is often made in the traditional way, from wild harvested seeds. But, due to growing popularity, farmers are beginning to cultivate the cacay nut trees, to try and meet the growing demand.The reason why Cacay Oil is so highly sought after is because the natural retinol content of Cacay Seed Oil is three times that of Rosehip Oil
. It also contains 50% more vitamin E than Argan Oil
.The botanical name for Cacay Oil is Caryodendron orinocense seed oil. It is also referred to as: Kahai Oil, Inchi Oil or Orinoconut Oil.Cacay Oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the evergreen Caryodendron orinocense tree, which grows at a rapid rate, to a height of approximately 40m. The Cacay seeds are procured from Cacay nuts, leading to Cacay Oil also being known as Cacay Nut Oil.
Cacay Seed Oil For Skincare
Cacay Seed Oil is a light, non-greasy oil that effortlessly absorbs into the skin, and is suitable for all skin types. It can be used on its own, or blended with other carrier oils and essential oils.Cacay Seed Oil is a rich source of bioactive compounds such as retinol, α-tocopherol, and phenolic compounds.1
It is hydrating, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant.Cacay Seed Oil is helpful for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It may also help with conditions like hyperpigmentation and skin discolouration.As Cacay Oil is so full of naturally occurring retinol, it is excellent for mature skin and problem skin.Retinol has been clinically proven to:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Boost collagen production
- Promote cells regeneration
- Replenish skin tissue
- Reduce signs of ageing
- Deliver a smoothing effect
- Improve skin elasticity
Cacay Oil is also rich in vitamin E, a protective antioxidant, which guards against the harmful effects of free radicals.2
Preliminary studies showed the possibility of using the oil extracted from the ‘nuez de Barinas’ (Caryodendron orinocense Karst.) (also known as ‘taque nut’), in cosmetic formulation, due to its UV absorbance spectrum as well as other physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics.3
Cacay Seed Oil is an incredibly moisturising carrier oil, which contains a very high amount of Omega-6 fatty acids. It is these essential fatty acids, (EFAs) which deeply moisturise the skin.
Cacay Seed Oil EFA Content
The lipids in Cacay Oil help to strengthen the natural skin barrier and also promote the development of new skin cells.The following concentrations vary from one source of Cacay Oil to another, and from harvest to harvest.
- Linolenic acid: 10% (Omega-7)
- Palmitic acid: 20% (Omega-7)
- Palmitoleic acid: < 1% (Omega-7)
- Stearic acid: 3% (Saturated fat as found in Tallow)
- Elaidic acid: < 1% (Omega-9)
- Oleic acid: 17.0% (Omega-9)
- Linoleic acid: > 60% (Omega-6)
Cacay Nut Oil Traditional Health Benefits
Cacay Nut Oil has been traditionally used for skincare applications, in the Amazonian region, for centuries. Some of the reported traditional usages are for the following applications:
- Dry skin
- Wound healing
- Itchiness & rashes
- Discolouration of skin
Wild As The Wind Cacay Seed Oil
Wild As The Wind Cacay Seed Oil is a cosmetic grade oil.Being so high in Linoleic acid, (Omega-6 fatty acid), Cacay Seed Oil isn’t suitable for dietary purposes. Please refer to Healthy Fats & Oils
– for dietary uses & skincare, for more information.INCI: Caryodendron Orinocense (Cacay) Seed Oil
Plant family: Euphorbiaceae
Country of origin: Brazil
Cacay Seed Oil Storage
Store all carrier oils, including Cacay Seed Oil, in a cool, dark, dry place away from sunlight.
- Keep the lid firmly closed.
- Shelf life: 12 months
If you have sensitive skin, or if you do a lot of sun bathing, there’s a very remote chance you may have a slight reaction to Wild As The Wind Cacay Oil.It is always advisable to perform a patch test on the soft skin on the inside of your forearm before using carrier oils on your face.
This is a nut oil.
Perform A Patch Test
It is always necessary to perform a patch test prior to using an oil for the first time. Please consult Performing A Patch Test
for more information.
1. Physicochemical characterization, fatty acid profile, antioxidant activity and antibacterial potential of cacay oil, coconut oil and cacay butter: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7188257/2. Vitamin E in dermatology – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4976416/3. Caryodendron orinocense (‘nuez de Barinas’) oil: tocopherol content and use in cosmetics – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18503421/
Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils
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Wild As The Wind Carrier Oils Are Suitable For:
- Making body & bath oils (1% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Used to make face oils (2% dilution of Organic Essential Oils)
- Certain Organic Carrier Oils can be used on their own for wounds and scars
- Many Organic Carrier Oils are thought to possess a natural SPF value
Please refer to How To Use Essential Oils
for the correct dilutions of essential oils and carrier oils.
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