Although Jojoba is often thought of as a vegetable oil, it's actually a liquid wax.
If you knew that already, well done!
If you didn't, good job learning a new fact for the day.
If you want to know more about the miracle properties of Jojoba oil, read on at your leisure...
Jojoba oil contains microelements and nutrients such as zinc, copper, silicon, iodine, chromium, Vitamins E and B group, and other natural ingredients. It's highly penetrating and closely resembles the natural sebum within our skin. When used in facial blends, Jojoba oil removes excess oils and can help to balance the skin's natural oil levels. Jojoba contains a natural anti-inflammatory called myristic acid and is useful for arthritis and rheumatism.
We use it in a lot of our products because it's a stable oil that also has natural antioxidant properties. It penetrates our skin through the hair folicles and forms a non-occlusive layer without blocking our pores. Once penetrated, Jojoba oil softens the skin and can soothe dry skin (through its octacosanol (C28) - a fatty alcohol).
What products use Jojoba Oil?
- Nuritive + Gentle Makeup Remover
- Deep Pore Cleansing Balancing Skin Wash
- Sensuous + Aromatic Massage Oil
- Nourish + Tone Body Oil
- Ultimate Face Oil
- Repair + Finish Hair Oil
- Hair Enhancing Conditioner
Why do we use it?
Short answer: Jojoba oil is both moisturising and soothing, and while it's easily absorbed by our skin and hair, it doesn't leave an unpleasant oily residue.
And that's our easy peasy summary of the wonders of Jojoba oil.