What is Jojoba Oil
When the oils from the Jojoba seeds of the Simmondsia Chinensis plant are extracted, they become an incredibly shelf-stable solution of fatty acid and alcohol that are used for a variety of purposes from cooking to skincare.
The Jojoba plant, which is a humectant plant native to the southwestern United States can withstand very high temperatures without losing too much moisture. As a result, Jojoba is widely used in the cosmetic industry as a naturally occurring ingredient for hydrating and moisturizing. When applied topically to the skin, jojoba oil can help reintroduce moisture into dry skin which may help remedy itchy skin and even dandruff when applied to the scalp.
Benefits of Jojoba Oil
Jojoba has incredible benefits for hair and skin, especially when it is applied as a concentrated oil or wax.
Jojoba Oil is moisturizing
As mentioned, since Jojoba is a humectant plant, it retains moisture which makes it an incredible ingredient to include in lotions, ointments, and creams.
Jojoba Oil is antibacterial
If you are treating acne, jojoba oil may be the ingredient for you. Jojoba oil is both antibacterial and anti-fungal.
Powerful antioxidant properties eliminate free radicals
You may have heard a lot about cancer-causing Free Radicals. So you know that antioxidants are some of the best ways to combat free radicals. Jojoba oil is packed full of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin E that helps your skin fight oxidative stress.
Helps assist Sebum Production
Because jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, it is incredibly similar to the oils that your body naturally produces. When applied to your body topically, your body can barely tell the difference between jojoba oil and the oils that your body naturally produces. This aids in the ability of jojoba oil to help regulate the production of sebum oil while remaining absorbent enough to prevent cloning pores and causing acne breakouts.
Jojoba helps soothe sunburns
Jojoba Oil contains vitamin E and other antioxidants that help protect your skin from sunburns and other damage. if you have already experienced a sunburn though, your skin is likely dehydrated and irritated. Jojoba Oil moisturizes and soothes your skin when this happens.