For decades the most widely known commodity coming from the Amazon rainforest south from Colombia was … cocaine. Well now, the Amazon can finally boast another – healthier – booming addiction…to a protein-rich nut: Cacay.
Facial oils alone generate a $100 million revenue share within the skincare industry. Today the choice of plant-based facial oils in the market is enormous and one gets the feeling there’s a new “It” facial elixir every week, with even more benefits than the previous one. Fruits and nuts such as grape, almond, avocado and coconut are pressed to produce liquid oils with great skin benefits. Cacay (pronounced “kahk-ai”) is the latest anti-aging break-through discovery. In the Amazon alone the sales of the precious nut have increased in the last few months by 9000% (!).
Why are we learning about cacay only now?
What does cacay oil contain?
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Not convinced by the promised benefits yet? Maybe this positive side-effect might do: cacay trees grow up to 40 meters high and used to be a lucrative business for loggers who would cut them down. The oil’s surging popularity has brought even more awareness about preserving the precious trees of the rainforest. Who knows, perhaps cacay oil will really become the first beauty product to actually earn the title “powerhouse” in every meaning of the word, both cosmetic and ecological and save the endangered Amazon jungle. At least a little part of it.
100% natural ingredients: cacay oil by Ooh! – Oils of Heaven
I’m currently trying out the cacay oil by Ooh! (around 50 euro), which is unfortunately until now available only through the producing brand Oils of Heaven and natural skincare e-tailer LoveLula (with free international shipping). If you want to learn more about the product before purchasing it, stay tuned for my review. My first impression so far is a light nutty smell, fast absorption into the skin and beautiful moisture.
Translation by Maria Giannakopoulou
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