Our organically crafted Cacay Oil is extracted from the highly nutritious nuts (seeds) of the Caryodendron orinocense growing in the Amazon forests along the eastern base of the Andes mountains primarily in Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. Currently, the vast proportion of the Cacay Oil produced is harvested from wild growing trees of Brazil, but due to the ever-increasing popularity of this miraculous oil and the growing economic potential of Cacay, more and more farmers are establishing their own Cacay tree plantations.
Known best for its anti-aging properties, Cacay Oil is touted as the new
Miracle Oil for the skin. With three times more natural pro vitamin A carotenoid (converts to Vitamin A in the body) than Rosehip Oil as well as a 50% higher Vitamin E content and Linoleic acid twice as much as Argan Oil, Cacay Oil is so rich with skin enriching vitamins and fatty acids that it is currently considered to be the best ingredient for natural, organic, anti-aging skin care products.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Cacay Oil has a plenty of naturally occurring pro vitamin A carotenoids that convert to vitamin A in the body and has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, boosts collagen production, promote cells regeneration and replenish the skin tissue, demonstrably reducing the appearance of wrinkles whilst keeping the skin smooth and supple.
Furthermore, Cacay Oil is also rich in anti-oxidant Vitamin E that protects the skin against the harmful effects of free radicals, which are the main cause of aging. Also present within this new oil is high levels of essential omega-6 fatty acid, Linoleic Acid known for its intense skin nourishing and hydration benefits.
Alive with skin-loving nutrients, Caycay oil is light and easily absorbed into the skin, making it a crucial ingredient in moisturizing skin and hair care products. Kahai Oil has been traditionally used in many Amazonian communities for treating various skin ailments including acne, eczema, dry skin, psoriasis, healing cuts amongst many others.
Safety-Skin patch test for allergies recommended.
PART USED Seeds
SYNONYMS Caryodendron orinocense H.Karst.
COMMON NAMES Kahai Nut, Cacay Nut
EXTRACTION METHOD Cold Pressed
FATTY ACID COMPOSITION: FATTY ACID C-CHAIN SPECIFICATIONS (%) RESULTS (%) Myristic Acid C14:0 Maximum 0.30 0.20 Palmitic Acid C16:0 8.00 – 13.00 9.90 Palmitoleic Acid C16:1 (n-7) Maximum 0.50 0.40 Stearic Acid C18:0 2.00 – 5.00 3.60 Oleic Acid C18:1 (n-9) 8.00 – 16.00 12.40 Linoleic Acid C18:2 (n-6) 58.00 – 85.00 69.80 Arachidic Acid C20:0 Maximum 0.70 0.40 MICROBIAL ANALYSIS SPECIFICATIONS STANDARDS RESULTS Aerobic Mesophilic Bacterial Count < 100 CFU/g ISO 21149 CONFORMS Yeast and Mould < 10 CFU/g ISO 16212 CONFORMS Candida albicans ABSENT / 1g ISO 18416 CONFORMS Escherichia coli ABSENT / 1g ISO 21150 CONFORMS Pseudomonas aeruginosa ABSENT / 1g ISO 22717 CONFORMS Staphylococcus aureus ABSENT / 1g ISO 22718 CONFORMS HEAVY METAL TESTS SPECIFICATIONS STANDARDS RESULTS Lead: Pb (mg/kg or ppm) < 10 ppm na CONFORMS Arsenic: As (mg/kg or ppm) < 2 ppm na CONFORMS Mercury: Hg (mg/kg or ppm) < 1 ppm na CONFORMS STABILITY AND STORAGE: Keep in tightly closed container in a cool and dry place, protected from sunlight. When stored for more than 24 months, quality should be checked before use.
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