Ingredient Dive: Jojoba

Ingredient Dive: Jojoba

The oil from the jojoba plant is the primary biological source of wax esters and has many potential uses. The jojoba plant produces wax esters and long-chain alcohols as a seed lipid energy reserve—liquid wax is used in various industrial applications, including skin treatment preparations.¹ For example, people can use it on different skin conditions, including skin infections and aging, as well as in wound healing. In addition, it plays a role in cosmetic formulas such as sunscreens and moisturizers, enhancing topical drugs' absorption.²



What are the Benefits of the Jojoba ingredient? 

Helps maintain skin hydration: As with other oils, jojoba oil is an excellent emollient, softening and smoothing your complexion. Plus, it helps protect the skin barrier by reducing trans-epidermal water loss and sealing in moisture while balancing out levels of natural oils.³
Has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe skin: If you have a sensitive complexion, jojoba oil can help soothe redness and keep your skin calm and comfortable. The oil contains vitamin E and several B-complex vitamins, which have anti-inflammatory effects. Native Americans initially used the oil for wound healing.⁴
Helps rehabilitate acne: If you're looking for an acne-friendly oil, jojoba oil can be a great choice. It won't clog pores like many other oils can, making it ideal for those with oily skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can help fight breakouts.⁵ 

The bottom line is that Jojoba oil has many skin-healing properties, making it effective in treating such conditions as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. To enjoy its benefits, use jojoba oil as a cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, or spot treatment on your face and body—anywhere you want!


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2-Lin, Tzu-Kai et al. “Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils.” International journal of molecular sciences vol. 19,1 70. 27 Dec. 2017, doi:10.3390/ijms19010070
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5-Fox, Lizelle et al. “Treatment Modalities for Acne.” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) vol. 21,8 1063. 13 Aug. 2016, doi:10.3390/molecules21081063
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