WHY WE LOVE JOJOBA OIL
Jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-ba) oil is a botanical extract of the seed of the jojoba tree (Simmondsia chinenis) indigenous to southern United States and northern Mexico, and technically, isn’t an oil after all. It’s a wax ester.
Why do we care?
Because out of all of the compounds in nature, this wax ester is the most similar to human skin oil (sebum). By applying jojoba to the skin, it thought that we ‘trick’ the skin to think it is producing enough oil and therefore, balance our own oil production (a theory scientists are close to confirming). And for people prone to a breakout or acne, jojoba oil is non-comedogenic so you can use it without fear!
So why do we love it so much?
It’s extremely safe to use
Jojoba oil is non-toxic, non-comedogenic and non-allergenic. It will not you’re your pores nor cause any allergic reactions. It is also not an irritant, so it can safely be used around the eyes and on the skin. It also doesn’t create that greasy feeling when used on the skin like other oils do.
It has a high content of beneficial minerals and Vitamin E
It contains many different varieties of tocopherols, which make up Vitamin E and many other natural minerals. Vitamin E is well known for promoting healthy and clear skin.
It prevents damage from free radicals
Jojoba oil is an antioxidant and protects you from the damaging effects of free radicals, which is believed to contribute or cause various chronic diseases and cancer.
It is antibacterial
Most bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus and the fungus Candida albicans cannot reproduce and die when they come into contact with jojoba oil. In fact, it is so antibacterial that it can be used as a fungicide to control mildew. Imagine how powerful that is?
It’s an all-day moisturiser
Jojoba oil doesn’t evaporate like water based moisturisers can. It spreads and absorbs very well.
It’s a stable oil that does not become rancid or lose antioxidants even after long periods of storage.
It’s free from
The organic variety is free of pesticides, GMOs, and is sustainably farmed.
Seriously, there are so many reasons to love jojoba oil!