Jojoba oil (Simmondsia Chinensis) is derived from the seeds of the jojoba shrub, a perennial native to the North American deserts. It is extracted by cold-pressing, a process that helps maintain the rich nutritional value of the oil. Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin A, Omega-6 fatty acids, Copper and Zinc and it is loaded with antioxidants.
Jojoba Oil properties include: antibacterial, antioxidant, non comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and moisturizing. It is great for use on skin and hair.
Jojoba Oil For Skin Care: Jojoba works to retain moisture in the skin, combined with the anti-inflammatory effects of vitamin E. “Its anti-inflammatory benefits help calm the complexion, while providing the hydration it needs to restore itself,” says Dr. Schlessinger.
It also contains antimicrobial properties that can ward off certain bacteria, making it a great option for acne-prone skin.
Jojoba oil is naturally rich in vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that helps the skin defend itself against free radicals that can cause premature aging and skin damage. Rich in amino acids, which are the building blocks of collagen.
Uses: Makeup remover, balance skin, protection against sun damage, calms eczema, soothes sore lips, softens cuticles, nourishes hair, relieves psoriasis, controls dandruff and much more!
Jojoba Oil for Hair Care: “Applying it to your scalp and hair can hydrate individual hair strands and help lock in moisture, leaving your hair feeling soft and healthy,” says Dr. Husain.
When massaged onto the scalp, the added hydration can help prevent dandruff or itchy scalp, and because jojoba oil is skilled at balancing out the skin, continued use may help keep flakes from returning. Also, the vitamins and minerals found in Jojoba Oil provide nourishment to the hair and keep it thick and growing.