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Cacay vs. Rosehip Oil: Which is better for your skin?

By Yulia Nevodnicheva September 25, 2019

Quality vegetable oils are like superfoods for the skin. But which one is best and fits your skin perfectly? Today we explore two vegetable oils – cacay and rosehip – to see if we can determine which is better for your skin. Or maybe you should be using both?

Cacay Oil

Cacay oil is a bit of a newcomer when it comes to skincare. It comes from nuts of the Amazonian cacay tree, which are cold-pressed. The resulting oil is light, non-greasy and quickly absorbed. It also has a high content of essential fatty acids, like vitamin E and vitamin A. Thanks to its composition, it moisturizes and nourishes both young and mature skin.


Rosehip Oil

We’ve already written about rosehip oil and its benefits. The oil comes from the seeds of the rose bush and is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. It also nourishes skin thanks to vitamins A and E, which help fight against aging. Rosehip oil has been well-known for a long time; it was used by grandmothers before it was co-opted by the cosmetics industry.

Cacay vs. Rosehip Oil: Linoleic Acid

Linoleic acid belongs to active care ingredients. It helps rid your skin of flakes, dry spots, and redness, while brightening the complexion and reducing the appearance of acne scars. Both oils contain a high percentage of linoleic acid, with cacay oil up to 77% and rosehip oil up to 76%.

Cacay vs. Rosehip Oil: Vitamin E

Antioxidants are extremely important for the skin. Among them is vitamin E, which helps prevent aging, prevents pigment spots, and even protects the oil from becoming rancid. Rosehip oil contains a minimal amount of vitamin E, while cacay oil contains almost twice as much as in argan oil.

Cacay vs. Rosehip Oil: Vitamin A

Vitamin A helps prevent aging. Both cacay and rosehip oil contain this vitamin, but surprisingly different types. Rosehip oil contains all-trans-retinoic acid, or ATRA. This component can be recognized by the skin itself. However, cacay oil contains retinol, another type of vitamin A. Retinol must be converted to ATRA in order for the skin to make full use of it in the fight against wrinkles. Therefore, although cacay oil contains three times more vitamin A than rosehip, rosehip is more efficient and a faster fighter.

So, is there a clear winner? Rosehip oil can be an effective helper for fast and visible results. Cacay oil, however, is great for sensitive skin. Both of these plant treasures are perfect helpers for dry, mature, and combination skin. So not a single oil is lost in your bathroom!

WONDERFUL TIP: How to pamper your skin? Check out some of our best-sellers below.

Elixir of Life by C.Lavie

Rejuvenating facial care requires a balanced combination of active ingredients for intense anti-aging effects. In this best-seller you will find cacay oil, cork oak extract, and equally effective perilla oil. This formulation fights against redness, and also smoothes the skin.



Rosehip Oil Elixir from Dabba

Rosehip serum can help regenerate your skin. This serum contains not only rosehip oil, but also rosehip fruit extract, which has additional vitamins and nutrients for the skin. Together, they stimulate the production of collagen, softening wrinkle lines and improving moisture. The results? Perfectly relaxed, regenerated, and youthful skin.

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