Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil
During this post, we will compare Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil and both face oils benefits for the skin. To help you find out which is the best oil for your needs. Let’s start with an overview.
What is Rosehip Seed Oil?
Used by ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and Native Americans for its skin-clearing and general healing properties, Rosehip Seed Oil remains just as popular today as it was centuries ago. Containing provitamin A (mostly bata-Carotene) and levels of tretinoin (up to .357ml/L) or all-trans-retinoic acid, this versatile oil keeps skin soft and supple, while reducing the appearance of blemishes and scars. High in antioxidants, Rosehip Seed Oil is also a powerful anti-ager. In this series of our exploratory “Cacay Oil vs” blog series, we’ll be taking a closer look at this soothing oil in comparison to our high-quality Cacay Oil and how it’s used in the world of skin care.
Why is Rosehip Seed Oil used in skin care products?
As mentioned earlier, Rosehip Seed Oil contains Vitamin A which is useful for the evening skin routine to tone and promote cell regeneration for a more radiant, brighter look. This oil also contains essential fatty acids, which help with cell regeneration—thereby reducing the appearance of scars—and keep skin soft and supple. Lightweight and easily absorbed (therefore often referred to as a “dry oil”). Also that term ‘dry oil’ can be very misleading. More on this soon. Finally, Rosehip Seed Oil is ideal for all skin types.
Comparison: Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil
So let’s get started.
What is Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil Extraction process?
Rosehip and Cacay are both indigenous to South America. Rosehip oil is extracted from seeds of rosehip (Rosa canina L.). An appreciable number of lipophilic antioxidants is present, especially the tocopherols and carotenoids. Rosehip oil also contains high level of phenolic acids, especially p-coumaric acid methyl ester, vanillin, and vanillic acid. Due its high composition of UFAs and antioxidants, this oil has relatively high protection against inflammation and oxidative stress . Shabikin et al. has tested the efficacy of topical rosehip seed oil together with an oral fat-soluble vitamins on different inflammatory dermatitis such as eczema, neurodermatitis, and cheilitis, with promising findings of the topical use of rosehip seed oil on these inflammatory dermatoses .
How is Rosehip Seed Oil produced?
Rosehip Seed Oil comes from the seeds of the bright red rosehip fruit of certain types of rose—Rosa aff. rubiginosa (commonly referred to as eglantine or sweetbriar rose) or Rosa moschata (also known as musk rose), both indigenous to the Southern Andes. The oil can also be extracted from the hips of Rosa canina (dog rose), which is found in parts of Europe, Northwest Africa, and Western Asia. Rosehip Seed Oil is notoriously difficult to produce and must be handled by trained professionals. That’s why the quality of rosehip seed oil between brands hugely various. The seeds inside the rosehip are attached to thin fronds that can be fatal if touched or breathed into the lungs. After seeds are carefully removed, they undergo a complex drying process before being cold pressed to extract the oil.
Linoleic Acid: Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil
Along with Omega-3s, this powerful Omega-6 essential fatty acid (EFA) is often referred to as Vitamin F. As an EFA, linoleic acid is critical for human health, but is not produced naturally in the body. Topical application strengthens the skin’s barrier, thereby helping to protect us from UV exposure and environmental pollution, both of which cause harmful free radical activity.Cacay Oil can contain more than 70% of Linoleic acid. You can review the results of our Oil on our Science page. Due to its high level of Linoleic Acid, it makes it a very good oil for all types of skin including blemish prone skin or people that suffer from acne. Due to recent studies, it has been identified the reason why some suffer from blemish or acne is due to their deficiency in linoleic acid which helps to reduce inflammation and decongest pores. Thus, Cacay Oil being extremely high in Linoleic Acid is suitable for all skin types. In comparison to Rosehip, Rosehip oil contains substantial UFAs. The most abundant fatty acid is linoleic acid with 35.9–54.8% still much lower than Cacay Oil .
Oleic Acid: Cacay Oils vs Rosehip Oil
Vitamin A: Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Seed Oil
Retinol : Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil
In comparison, Cacay contains Vitamin A or also referred to as Retinol. Thus, when it’s applied topically, enzymes in your skin convert retinol into retinaldehyde and then into retinoic acid. Because of the two-step conversion that it has to undergo before the skin can use it, retinol is naturally gentler to the skin. Therefore, Cacay Oil is also suitable to use on sensitive skin. There are claims that Rosehip contain all-trans-retinoic acid. However, we could not find any recent studies to confirm this. Instead, Rosehip contains Pro-Vitamin A or also called beta-carotene which explains the orange colour. Pro-Vitamin A or beta-carotene is a precursor of Vitamin A / Retinol.  In addition, there are studies outlining it might contain pythochemicals that potentially mimic retinol. 
We do lab studies for every batch of cacay oil before using it. Our Cacay Oil has been compared with pure Retinol and we can confirm that our Cacay Oil contains naturally dervied Retinol. We can only say this for our Cacay oil making it certainly one of the best oils to use.
Vitamin C: Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil
Rosehip is rich in Vitamin C and has been long a secret for the tea-lovers. However, the Vitamin C is found in the fruit or pulp itself and not in the seeds. As the Rosehip oil is cold-pressed from the seeds to use it in skincare, claims will need to be verified if any of those products would contain Vitamin C from rosehop in them. Although some research have indicated depending where the botanical is sourced from, the seeds might contain some traces of vitamin c. However, as Vitamin C is water-soluble, Vitamin C is best used either in a powder to maintain its bioavailability or formulated in water-based products such as emulsion to get the benefits of this powerful antioxdiants. Rosehip as a tea can unfold vitamin c’s full potency.
Compare Other Vitamins & Minerals: Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil
In Conclusion: how will my skin benefit from Rosehip Seed Oil vs Cacay Oil?
So which oil is the best one for you? Is Rosehip better or Cacay Oil the best option? Both oils are beautiful and it is based on your skin needs. To us, it is important to not only produce high-quality and effective skincare products to transform one skin at a time. Rosehip Seed Oil can help with the following but so does high-quality Cacay Oil which you can find in each of our meticulously formulated products. As a summary, Rosehip helos with the following:
- Helps reduce acne
- Promotes softer, more supple skin
- Allows for a brighter, more radiant complexion
- Helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps diminish the appearance of scars and stretch marks
At NAYA, #sustainabilitymatters It is important to look back where and how we source our ingredients from. It is about being transparent and invest into communities. Making us different and unique. And why we are one of the best brands to buy Cacay Oil from. As we work directly with farmers to source the Cacay oil we are using in our products. Our farmers use organic fertilisers, pick cacay nuts from mature trees from the prime forest. Therefore making our Cacay Oil unique as it is community-sourced and sustainable. We urge you to search out those brands that work hand in hand with their producers instead of feeding a vicious circle. As a result, we as a brand go the extra mile to find the purest Cacay Oil possibly available.
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