The hype surrounding Amazonian Cacay Oil has been circulating between skincare lovers and media alike for a while now. So, there probably isn’t a more fitting time for Green Keratin to be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their Precious Cacay Range! It’s been hailed by many as a ‘miracle’ oil, famed for its anti-ageing and hydrating properties. It’s quickly taken the place of Argan Oil in the bathroom cupboards of beauty aficionados, and here’s why you need to get your hands on some.
The fantastic thing about this range is that all of the products are created with gentle, ultra-pure formulations which minimise the risk of irritation and make them suitable for even the most sensitive skin. All of the products in the Precious Cacay Range are infused with Cacay Oil, alongside a few other lovely organic ingredients.
But why exactly is Cacay Oil so great for your skin?
Not only does Cacay Oil support the skin’s elastic fibres and the cells in the skin that create collagen, but it also boasts 50 times more Vitamin E than Argan oil[i].
Vitamin E is fantastic because it helps protect the skin against pesky little things called ‘Free Radicals’. These are basically un-paired oxygen molecules that can cause terrible damage to the skin and intensify signs of ageing.
Every day our skin battles against a whole host of different environmental elements, such as pollutants and UV rays. These environmental elements drastically reduce your skins natural supply of Vitamin E, making it more susceptible to damage. That is why it is so important to help restore our skin’s natural balance, which is where Cacay Oil comes in. As both a nutrient and an antioxidant, Vitamin E helps to remove these free radicals, disrupting and lessening the potential damagel[ii]
Cacay Oil also contains three times more Retinol and Rosehip Oil than Argan Oill[iii] Both derived from Vitamin A, these ingredients help to improve the overall tone and pigmentation of the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and smooth the skin’s texturel[vi].
Now we’ve covered all the amazing benefits of Cacay Oil, let’s talk about the products that allow you to reap its benefits.
Precious Cacay Timeless Oil Elixir
Unlike a lot of oils, this oil elixir has been formulated for everyday use. All you need to do is gently massage two drops into cleansed skin in the morning and evening. Use it right after your favourite toner and follow with your moisturiser for super-soft, nourished skin.
The formula of this oil is very lightweight, so it sinks into your skin pretty much immediately. So, if you’re a makeup lover like me, you won’t have any trouble with any residue interfering with your makeup application. The lightweight formula also makes this oil elixir the perfect addition to your holiday skincare routine, as it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and the Cacay oil helps assist the skin in its auto healing process. So, if you use this before applying your SPF, and after you cleanse your face in the evening, you can say good-bye to extensive UV damage!
One of the things I love most about this elixir is the Poppy and Tomato Seed Oils included in the formula. These form a lightweight veil over the skin, keeping it looking nourished and dewy throughout the day!
This oil elixir is particularly effective if you suffer from particularly dry skin, or if you’re looking to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Precious Cacay Timeless Face Cream
If you’re still not completely sold on the idea of applying oil to your face, don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Oil form isn’t the only way to reap the benefits of Amazonian Cacay, as it has also been infused into the other products in this range.
This is a very lightweight cream, almost gel-like in its consistency. Making it perfect for these upcoming summer months so your face doesn’t feel weighed down in the heat. In fact, this face cream is so gentle on the skin that it also doubles as an eye cream! This means that it’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin.
All you need to do is dot a small amount of cream around your face, focusing on the trouble areas such as your cheeks and forehead. A little goes a long way with all skincare products, this will prevent the product from clogging your pores and making your skin greasy. All you need is just enough to keep your complexion looking healthy! If you suffer from dry skin, or if you’re just looking to give yourself a bit of a pamper, try adding a couple of drops of the Precious Cacay Oil Elixir in with your moisturiser for a richer cream. The mango butter in this formula leaves your skin feeling hydrated and soft, while the Damask Rose Otto Oil soothes and regenerates. This makes this face cream perfect for anyone who suffers from redness or hyper-pigmentation. This cream is great if you’re looking for a lightweight cream that can help calm your skin, not clog it.
Precious Cacay Hydrating Facial Cleanser
What makes this cleanser so special is the fact that it is soap-free. Soap-free products are currently taking over the beauty world because they don't contain detergents. Some detergents in soap products contain sulphates, an ingredient that strips away at the skin, drying it out and leaving it feeling tight and irritated.
By taking away the sulphates, this cleanser has just been left with the pure, organic ingredients that nourish and hydrate the skin. Because of its creamy formula, it’s super hydrating making it great for dry skin types.
What I love about this product is that it cleanses and removes makeup in one. It even removes waterproof mascara. Because of the light formula, it easily melts away eye makeup without too much rubbing around the eye area. It’s really important that you rinse this product off with tepid water - not too hot and not too cold - because these extreme temperatures can damage the skin and cause it to dry out!
So Why Not Try It For Yourself?
All of these products are perfect for the upcoming summer months, as they are lightweight and help nourish and restore the skin with their Cacay based formulas. They are all super hydrating, making them perfect for dry, sensitive and mature skin types. These products work great individually, but even better as a team, so play around and figure out which combinations are best for your skin! And the best part is, they are all pure, plant-based, and cruelty free! So, your skin can look and feel its most beautiful, without having the cost on your conscience.
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