Commonly referred to as “Amazon Gold,” this potent elixir, made from the fruit of Cacay trees, is one of the rainforest’s best-kept secrets. The concentrated, lightweight oil is rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9 and boasts 50% more vitamin E than argan oil. With natural retinol and more vitamin A than most nut oils, Cacay nourishes and smooths skin, helps enhance collagen, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines.
Importantly, nothing harvested goes to waste. After the oil is produced through cold-pressed extraction, the nutrient-rich meat of the dried nut can be ground into a flour for cooking. The soil that is naturally found under Cacay trees is extremely fertile for the surrounding flora under threat in the Amazon. This rich concentration of growth adds precious oxygen to the air and helps to combat global warming.