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Why Kahai Oil is the Fresh-Skin Ingredient of Your Dreams

Tired of synthetic fillers and ingredients? Looking for skin-friendly anti-aging products?

For every skin complaint, there is a natural answer. And if you’re looking for a stellar botanical that tackles everything from acne to wrinkles, the answer is here! We’re talking about our new favorite ingredient, with the power to glow up delicate skin of every complexion: kahai oil.


This wonder ingredient is a perfect balance of gentle healing and rejuvenation. At Averr Aglow, we love kahai so much that we put it front and center in our lush Satin Eyes Night Mask.

But what is kahai, and why do we adore it?

Kahai Oil, aka Cacay Oil

Kahai oil — or as it’s often called, cacao oil — comes from South American cacao trees that grow in the Amazon jungle. These trees put out cute green seed pods that resemble limes, and each pod contains three nutrient-rich cacao nuts.

To produce kadhai oil, cacao nuts are harvested and cold-pressed. Cold-pressing preserves the natural integrity and health benefits of the oil without exposing it to unnecessary heat.

The resulting oil has natural properties that grant it a long shelf life, with no synthetic preservatives required. It is light and absorbed quickly by the skin, with a mild, nutty fragrance. 

Sourcing the highest quality ingredients is our priority at Averr Aglow, to ensure that you get the best possible results for your skin. We take extra care to acquire ingredients from only the most reputable providers. So our kahai oil isn't just natural, it's pristine.

At Averr Aglow, we’re all about natural! That’s why you’ll find no harsh chemicals, preservatives, parabens, sulfates, or artificial fragrances in any of our products.

And for the environmentally conscious among us, it’s a nice bonus to know that kahai extraction is usually waste-free. After pressing, the shells and dry remains of cacao nuts can be used to make flour, nut milk, and fertilizer.

Kahai Oil Benefits for Your Skin

So why should we care about kahai, or cacay, or whatever? Because the lush concentration of vitamins and antioxidants makes this oil a total game-changer for your skin.

1. Elasticity

High vitamin E levels in kahai oil help stimulate skin cell renewal and maintain your skin’s youthful suppleness. Boasting even more vitamin E than argan oil, kahai is the perfect ingredient to support skin health and elasticity.

2. Hydration

Enjoy long-lasting hydration for even the most sensitive skin. Kahai contains some of the same compounds as your natural skin oil, so it can work with your complexion instead of against it. And unlike heavier oils, kahai absorbs quickly for a light, moisturized finish that enhances your natural beauty — without drowning it.

3. Fine lines

Help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by defending your skin with retinol and other antioxidants. Kahai has tons of retinol, helping boost your collagen production for a smoother, plumper complexion. Meanwhile, antioxidants neutralize environmental damage from free radicals, helping to stop premature aging in its tracks.

4. Scar reduction

The blend of vitamins and essential fatty acids in kahai oil team up to help boost your skin regeneration and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars — acne scars included.

5. Skin tone and texture

Kahai oil’s rich supply of vitamin E also helps smooth your skin’s surface and even out tone, giving you a silky, even finish.

6. Inflammation

Whether you’re struggling with puffy under-eye bags or the angry red inflammation of an acne flare-up, kahai oil and vitamin E have got you covered. They help calm swelling to restore your complexion and shorten the life of inflamed blemishes.

7. Breakout prevention

Clear up your complexion with the help of Kauai’s skin-healthy concentration of linoleic acid. Linoleic deficiency has been linked to excessive skin oil, one factor that contributes to clogged pores and acne. So supplementing your linoleic acid levels may help prevent breakouts before they start.

8. Skin barrier support

Linoleic acid is also vital for your skin’s protective barrier, helping to defend your complexion from harmful bacteria, environmental stressors, and other invaders. 

Adding Kahai to Your Skincare Routine

If you’re hoping these benefits will work for you, get excited, because kahai oil is suitable for all skin types, from dry to oily.

Kahai is even ideal for the most sensitive skin, such as the delicate area beneath your eyes. That’s why we’ve built our luscious Satin Eyes Night Mask with kahai as a cornerstone!

Averr Aglow Perfectly Fresh Eyes Kit


Apply this mask before bed and wake up to magic. Nourishing kahai oil plumps and hydrates your complexion while calming inflammation, so you don’t have to worry about waking up with swollen eyes or dark circles.

And crows’ feet will just have to wait, because kahai features a potent mix of antioxidants, like vitamins A and E. They work together to help stop environmental damage, build collagen, and preserve elasticity — all the things you need to reduce the signs of aging.

Enough is enough. Your eyes are the windows to your soul, and they deserve a little love and care! Treat them to a full refresh with our Satin Eyes Night Mask and let your soul shine through.

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