Ooh! Oils of Heaven Cacay & Moringa Oil.

So far this year I’ve been lucky enough to start trying other oils in my skincare routine that I’ve never used before but have heard of, another two that’s on the list are Cacay & Moringa Oil. I'm going to focus on Cacay Oil & Moringa today... We use oils as a natural solution to skin and hair problems, dryness, hyperpigmentation, redness, irritation, acne and aging, if you're a regular here, oils for me are everything.

Cacay Anti-Aging Facial Oil.
botanical name - caryodendron orinocense Karst

Cold pressed Cacay oil from wild Cacay nuts that are harvested in the Colombian jungle from the Cacay Tree. With 50% more Vitamin E and twice the amount of Linoleic Acid than Argan Oil, 3 times more Retinol than Rose Hip Oil it’s quickly becoming the new IT Oil on the scene.

FACT: In ancient times Amazonian villagers used Cacay oil to treat burns, skin irritations and other injuries. Studies have shown it indeed does help with cuts and wounds.

Linoleic acid aka omega-6 fatty acid makes for a lighter oil, thinner consistency. Skin that is more sensitive and acne prone should seek out oils high in Linoleic Acid. This is because acne-prone skin tends to have low percentage of linoleic acid and it’s believed because of this, acne occurs. Although Cacay is suitable for all skin types. It’s often used in soaps for its emollient properties, meaning it provides long lasting hydration for the skin. Protects the skin against irritation and dehydration by repairing the hydrolipidic layer which is the layer that covers the entire skin.

For my people with sun spots (UV induced hyperpigmentation) it’s been said that it may help reverse the effect nothing is concrete but worth a shot, wonder if that works for just hyperpigmentation in general? It’s pretty high up in there with the Vitamin E which is meant to be amazing for pigmentation and I always include it in my own oil blends.

It’s almost like a dry oil, the consistency is thin and it absorbs into the skin, pretty fast to the point it can be used under make-up and I don’t have to wait for it to sink in. Another good point, there’s hardly any smell to it, any scent goes undetected to my nose. Another little goes a long way, it’s a dropper bottle and I feel one squeeze is enough for me. It’s known for its anti-aging properties as it smooths and improved visible appearance of wrinkles, while improving texture, firmness and elasticity of skin and restoring skins radiance. I like to use this daily in the morning, there’s no fuss, little to use and my skin stays hydrated. I don’t suffer from dry skin but it’ll be good to see come the colder months how this holds up for a barrier. Now don’t look to this for just the skin, it can be used on the hair too, Linoleic acid is something we naturally have but a lack of it means our hair suffers creating dry hair and loss. Putting this directly onto the hair means that it’s just what it needs preventing split ends and repairing damage…dare I say more?

Purchase: Ooh! Oils of Heaven Natural Cacay Anti-Aging Face Oil 30ml

Moringa Anti-Oxidant Face Oil.
botanical name - Moringa oleifera

This comes from the seeds of the Drumstick tree, I've not used this one as regularly as the Cacay oil. As the name says it's an antioxidant which help slow down the effects of aging and by stopping the effects of free radicals on the sun but it has other benefits also. Plus I'm looking forward to using this one more as it targets acne, blackheads and dark spots, a little bit similar to Cacay. If your skin is looking dull & tired the Moringa gives the skin a natural glow by fighting the ill effects of pollution. Rich in Vitamin C that'll help any post-acne marks, sun damage, pigmentation to fade. It's also a disinfectant, so it aides in cleaning and treating wounds & also can be an exfoliant by gently riding your skin of dead skin cells. Moringa is also a good hot oil treatment as it nourishes & strengthens hair roots, diminishes dandruff and soothes scalp irritations. Whereas I feel Cacay is more a dry oil, this leaves behind more of a film of moisture behind but not greasy as it absorbs nicely almost silky to touch and it gives a nice sheen, so I can see how over time it'll give dull skin a glow.

I'm going to probably start rotating this with the Cacay oil and mixing with essential oils for other home treatments. Oils are powerful and most have similar properties, although research is needed because some benefit skin/hair problems more than others.


Purchase: Ooh! - Oils of Heaven Organic Moringa Anti-Oxidant Face Oil

Samples.

38 comments

  1. I have not tried nearly enough oils as I would like to. The Cacay oil sounds wonderful x

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    1. It is a lovely oil. I'm such an oil addict lol x

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  2. I had only heard of cacay oil towards the end of last year when I was reading about Oilixia Skincare. That first oil sounds amazing and just what I need for my skin right now. Mainly for the pigmentation but also I find that as it gets warmer the oils I have are too rich to be using in my morning routines so I like the sound of a dry oil. I love that I discover so many new brands on your blog. :)

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    1. It's been a recent one for me too. Yeah you need more of a dry oil that still holds the properties that you need for the skin. I prefer a dry or highly absorbed oil especially when it's more humid. Aw thank you, I'm glad that you do x

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  3. I've never used oils before the cacay oil sound am great though and something I'd like to try.

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    1. That's good, hopefully you'll get to dry it. It's definitely a good one, I can see why.

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  4. Experimenting those as well....:-) Find that the Cacay oil has a really nutty smell though...but it does not bother me. x

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    1. Do you? I really can't smell much, I don't know if I'm use to it or it's more powerful to others than my senses. I hope you have good results x

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  5. I've never tried an oil before but they sound fab and anything that slows down ageing is worth a try!

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    1. Oh definitely try one. Do a little research and see what you need and want out of an oil. x

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  6. I usually stay away from oils, but am getting better now, these sound really good x

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    1. I know a lot of people do if they've got oily skin, feel that it's not a good choice but it is :) x

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  7. wow, you make them sound so exotic and interesting. I'd love to have a sniff... I'm just that way inclined lol.

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    1. Aww, thank you. LOL I don't smell much but someone said they got a slight nutty scent from it.

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  8. That packaging is stunning! What lovely products these are!

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    1. Yeah I like how oils are packaged, nicely bright labels, droppers always help.

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  9. Hmm, it would be interesting to try these. I wonder if I'd see any noticeable differences with the Cacay oil.

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    1. I think everyone would with regular and dedicated use x

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  10. Lovely post LaaLaa. Cacay oil sounds so interesting! Never heard or tried it before but so many good benefits and I could do with an oil that helps with my acne-prone skin x

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    1. Thank you, yeah it's one of those oils I've only recently heard of myself. I find oils are all similar with their properties and what they help the skin with but just differ with the percentage of vitamins / antioxidants they have in them x

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  11. these sound really good. I'm scared of using oils as i have oily skin but may give it a shot

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    1. Oh you shouldn't be, oils are good for oily skin. I use to think that the OCM helped my skin when it was out of control years ago x

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  12. I haven't heard of these oils before. I always swear by coconut oil, but I will have to give these a try too.

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    1. Yeah coconut oil has amazing properties and had a huge spotlight on it for the past few years & more. Always nice to discover newbies.

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  13. I really need to start using my oils - I always hear good things x

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    1. You do and then you'll become an addict like me lol x

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  14. I confess I've never used oils before, but these are intriguing! I bet they smell amazing!

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    1. I really can't smell much lol maybe the smells dead to my senses, someone said it's got a faint nutty smell.

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  15. These sound lovely. I love facial oils and how smooth they leave my face.

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    1. Yes and it can leave it glowing, which is always a plus.

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  16. I do love the name and I also love the sound of Moringa Anti-Oxidant Face Oil x

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    1. I agree, it makes you feel as if you're getting the best oils. Heaven scent...(",)

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  17. I don't really uses oils for my face being oily and all but I am loving the sound of the cacay oil

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    1. Oh you should try, oils are good for oily skin if you pick the correct one.

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  18. I really believe in the benefits of moringa. The Moringa Anti-Oxidant Face Oil sounds interesting.

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    1. Yes, these oils are fabulous. I'm thoroughly enjoying using them.

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  19. I've only ever used one oil before and that did work really nicely, I always felt refreshed! Not heard of these ones though so I'd love to try out other oils!

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    1. With so many oils, it's finding that perfect one but being a junkie I always fall in love with oils and their benefits it's hard lol.

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