We hope you enjoyed our first and second Episodes of our mini series, where we compare Cacay Oil to other high-quality face oils in the market. In our next episode, we will be looking at : 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.

Introduction: Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil

Cacay Oil is the Amazon’s best secret. And it is starting to become known among some beauty bloggers, and experts. Overall, in comparison to some others such as Argan, Marula, Rosehip and other beautiful oils. Cacay Oil is still a Beauty secret when it comes to the #topshelfie Talk.

So let’s get started.

Extraction Process: Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil 

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 [109]. 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 [110].

Linoleic Acid: Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil

Cacay Oil can contain more than 70% of Linoleic acid. You can review the results of our Oil on our Green 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 [141].

Oleic Acid: Cacay Oils vs Rosehip Oil

Oleic Acid is quite rich, often leading to excess oil for people with acne-prone skin, Linoleic Acid is much thinner and lighter, and therefore suitable for those with oily/acne-prone skin. Oleic Acid (Omega 9) can be found in Rosehip in slightly higher levels between 14.7–22.1%, in comparison to Cacay, where it is around 10%-14%. If you tend to have normal to dry skin, you can use oils rich in Oleic acid. However, if you tend to have combination to oily skin, you should consider oils that are high in Linoleic Acid such as our Cacay 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. [2]  In addition, there are studies outlining it might contain pythochemicals that potentially mimic retinol. [1]

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. [6]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.

Other Vitamins & Minerals: Cacay Oil vs Rosehip Oil

Rosa genus has been presented as a natural source of antioxidants with a potential use in disease prevention and treatment. Rosa genus stands out for its high content in polyphenols (such as garlic acid, catechin and quercetin), vitamins C, E, B and carotenoids (β-carotenoid, lycopene β-cryptozanthin, rubizanthin, zeazanthin and lutein), which have an antioxidant synergy effect. However, the quality of the oil varies based on where Rosehip Oil is being sourced from and how the oil is being extracted. Only high quality oil can unfold its potency. And we would recommend to only use CO2 extracted Rosehip Oil. The same goes for Cacay Oil. Thus we are proud to work with indigenous communities together that look after their Cacay trees carefully. So that we can cold-press the nuts and achieve potent oil that we use across all our products.


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.

Committed Beauty

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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