Jojoba oil is the liquid that comes from the seeds of the jojoba bushes that grow in desert environments in Arizona, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Chile. Jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba) has long been considered a precious natural beauty remedy for the skin and hair.
Botanical name: Simmondsia Chinensis
Properties: Jojoba oil has a unique composition that makes it suitable as a base oil in cosmetics. Although it’s called an “oil”, it’s technically a liquid wax. The composition is very close to the skin’s own sebum (oil) composition, which is why it works so effectively. Jojoba can hydrate deeply, without causing greasiness or blocking the pores.
Natural jojoba oil is highly protective and makes a great moisturiser. It absorbs well and leaves skin silky and smooth.
Jojoba Oil Nourishes All Skin Types
Jojoba oil has a high vitamin E content, and is rich in skin-loving minerals. It helps to minimise wrinkles, control blemishes and breakouts, and treat skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Jojoba oil also contains a natural SPF of 4 and makes a good complement to your natural sun care products.
Jojoba oil is a great day and night moisturiser for all skin types (sensitive, dry, oily, normal or combination skin). It’s high in an anti-inflammatory substance known as myristic acid, which calms a variety of skin complaints and revitalises your complexion.
How Jojoba Oil Helps Brittle Hair
A jojoba hair mask is ideal for restoring and repairing damaged hair. It rebuilds and adds a deep gloss that goes right into the roots. It’s a sheen worthy of this golden liquid.
Using only plant-based products on your hair is a great way of going natural, but this alone cannot reconstruct or feed the hair. When you add jojoba oil to these vegetal products, a beautiful synergy takes place. Now you can clean, condition and deeply moisturise the hair shaft. Unlike petrochemical components that strip the hair shaft, jojoba oil allows the hair shaft to retain its moisture, providing elasticity, strength and a beautiful shine.
For best results, add 3-5 drops of jojoba oil to your favourite natural conditioner, or apply 1-2 drops to damp hair after showering. This is the perfect way to give your locks some extra love!