My skincare routine has been lacking recently – Since I developed the face rash that I’ve had, permanently, since mid August I’ve not wanted to mess with my skin, too much, because I’ve not wanted to aggrevate it. As time has gone on, though, I’ve tried out a few basic products and, thus far, nothing seems to make it worse. I still don’t know what the rash is but my rheumatologist is ruling some things out and then, possibly, sending me to a dermatologist in order to find out.
Due to my skincare embargo my skin has been super, super dry for a while now so when I was offered a chance to trial the Cacay Naturals oil I jumped at the chance. My skin has always loved oils, even though I found the whole concept a bit confusing to begin with (having areas that tend towards going oily), so this was the perfect opportunity.
As you can see Cacay makes an impressive list of claims, it is meant to reduce wrinkes, blemishes and scars whilst increasing smoothness and hydration. To be honest it does most things you’d want any skin care item to do.
The ingredients list is very short, it simply says ‘Organic Caryodendron Orinocence oil’ which, despite being a mouthful, is impressively basic. It is, 100% cacay oil.
It was nice to see that the oil is both cruelty free, and vegan, I’m not vegan myself but have some friends who only buy vegan skincare and cosmetics and it’s great to have something to recomment to them when they need some new skincare.
As you can see the box lists a number of attributes which, they believe, put it above other popular oils. I haven’t use either rose hip oil or argan oil on my skin, before, but have always meant to, again it’s a very impressive list of claims, though, and made me really excited to try this out.
The bottle is nice and simple, it comes with a dropper so that you know that you aren’t going to over dispense the product (no one wants to be wasting product!). It’s a 30ml bottle but, as with any other oil product, a little goes a long way.
I’ve been using the oil for around 3 weeks, now, and I am really pleased with the results I’ve had so far. My skin is still improving but it’s doing so very quickly and I am so much happier with it than I was before. I’ve been applying the oil once, or twice, a day to clean skin almost every day (though I’ve missed a couple, but don’t we all).
As you can see the oil, itself, is a yellowish colour but, as you’d expect, once it is rubbed in to the skin that colour goes and doesn’t leave any sort of colour behind. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the scent, considering there’s so little in the product, but I was pleasantly surprise to find that it smelled a little like peanuts. It’s not a strong smell so even if you aren’t fond of the smell of peanuts it probably won’t upset you, and once it’s rubbed in it’s gone very quickly.
As you can see above, once it’s rubbed in it doesn’t leave the skin all shiny like a lot of oils do. It is a very ‘dry’ oil and disappears in to the skin almost instantly. You can feel that there’s something there, but I think that’s to be expected with this sort of product. It’s not an unpleasant feeling, and once I’m wearing makeup more I’m wondering if the it’ll be good for applying makeup over. Could be interesting to find out.
After applying this makes my skin instantly feel soft and, almost, plumper. It hasn’t aggravated my skin (or my rash) in any way and my skin seems to be loving it. Over the past few weeks I have definitely noticed an improvement in overall dryness, dehydration and with flaky patches.
I haven’t had a lot of blemishes and I wouldn’t say it has miraculously cured any of the ones that I have had, but I do think they have healed up quite quickly. As to whether I can attribute this to the oil or if it’s just due to my skin being in better condition, in general, I don’t know. But it’s safe to say that the results have been good. I am definitely going to be keeping this as a part of my routine and, despite the hefty price tag, if it lasts long enough I will consider re-purchasing.
The oil can be picked up from Amazon for £32.75 but, as I said before, a little goes a long way. It’s not a budget item but it seems to be a good quality one. If you are looking for something new to spice up your skincare regime, or a gift to ask for for Christmas, or if you havea beauty lover to buy for this year then definitely take this in to consideration!
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