What is Jojoba oil
How do you even pronounce it? /həˈhoʊbə/
Jojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia Chinensis plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. The oil makes up approximately 50% of the jojoba seed by weight, was even used by the Native Americans for its many benefits.
The thing to know about Jojoba oil
The human skin naturally produces an oil called Sebum, this is a waxy oily substance produced by the body to keep the skin moisturized and protected from the elements.
Besides Jojoba oils many claims for skin and hair health, on a molecular level Jojoba oil and Sebum are almost identical. This makes Jojoba oil extremely compatible for human use.
Some major claims for Jojoba oil
- Super-Hydrating. It is lighter than other face oils and easily absorbed into skin. It deeply penetrates to soothe and soften while providing an excellent moisturizing effect and adding a healthy glow.
- Long-Lasting Moisturizing.It doesn’t evaporate like water-based moisturizers, which is very important when your skin is exposed to the environment. Studies have shown that jojoba oil provides a substantial long-acting, skin hydration effect.
- Nutritious for Skin.Jojoba is full of nutrients like Vitamin E and B, as well as antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc, which all nourish and protect skin. Organic, cold-pressed, jojoba oil has the highest level of antioxidants and nutrients.
- Anti–Aging.Because it is the perfect moisturizer, Jojoba can help slow down the appearance of aging, and help to fade fine lines and wrinkles. In dermatological tests, it was shown that jojoba oil increases the skin's suppleness and the effect was still present as time passes. Test also showed continued use of Jojoba oil resulted in reducing superficial facial lines.
- Non-Acnegenic.Because Jojoba oil is very similar to human skin oils, its use can trick the skin into thinking it has produced enough oil and thus balance oil production, without promoting acne or other skin problems. Jojoba also naturally deters microbes, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria on skin.
- Easy, Not Greasy. Because Jojoba oil is very similar to our own skin oils, it immediately penetrates skin and smooths easily, helping to promote healthy, glowing skin without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue.
- Soothes Sunburn.Jojoba oils hydrating action soothes sunburn and helps reduce the chances of peeling.
- Gentle & Non-Allergenic.Jojoba oil is recommended for people with sensitive skin (including psoriasis and eczema) because of its gentle nature. Applying Jojoba oil to compromised skin can help reduce flare-ups.
- Soothes Dry Skin.Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair and damage control.
- Anti–Microbial.Jojoba oil naturally deters microbes, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria on skin. This property makes it useful for those with acne, and also provides an added wound-healing benefit. Bonus: Jojoba oil acts as a natural preservative.