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?

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.

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