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Cacay Nut Oil- A sustainable natural retinol alternative.

Updated: Feb 17, 2020

There are two different types of changes that occur in the skin. Changes in the skin resulting from the passage of time alone are called chronological ageing. The term photoaging refers to the changes resulting from chronic sun exposure. Chronologically aged skin includes wrinkles, slackness, and finelines. There is a decrease in the number of fibroblasts, reduced levels of collagen and elastin. Substantial evidence exists to support that ageing is associated with, though more likely, the consequence of free radical damage. Ageing is accelerated in areas exposed to sunlight (ultraviolet radiation), a process known as photoageing. Photoageing includes dryness of the skin, irregular pigmentation-freckles, hyperpigmentation, wrinkling, and inelasticity.


Cacay oil is derived from the nut of the Caryondendro Orinocense tree which is also known as a Taccy Nuttree. When Cacay Oil is applied to the skin it provides a barrier from harsh UV rays which can help protect your skin from sun damage (photoaging) which may lead to premature aging. It also has very high content of Linoleic acid (higher than hemp seed oil, argan oil, grape seed oil) which helps retain moisture. Compared to all other oils, Cacay Oil has the highest amount of natural Retinol; a component that reduces wrinkles, helps boost collagen production and even regenerates the skin. In fact, it has three times more natural Retinol than Rosehip Oil in a more stable and non-irritating molecule. Vitamin A (retinol) is an anti-oxidant that helps to activate the skin’s natural renewal process, to rebuild and replenish skin tissue. It helps to visibly smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. However Synthetic or chemical Retinols lead to skin irritation, and flaky dry skin. Since Cacay has natural retinol, it is non-irritating and gentle whilst providing deep hydration. In addition, the anti-oxidant vitamin E helps to naturally protect, repair and replenish moisture levels in the skin. Cacay Oil contains a 50% higher vitamin E content than Argan Oil. Its high content of linoleic acid (omega-6), helps to soothe inflammation and restore the skin’s barrier function to protect the skin from external stressors. It helps repair the hydrolipidic layer (acid mantle), protecting the skin against irritation and dehydration. It Improves texture, firmness and elasticity of skin. This oil is super silky and when applied onto the skin, you will notice an instant smoothness, that’ll make you want to keep touching your skin.


Cacay nut oil is infused in our Laguna Face Oil, with other incredible carrier and essential oils. Alternatively we also have 100% cold pressed Cacay Nut Oil without any other carrier or essential oils; suitable for extra sensitive skin that can't handle essential oils.

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