Mother Earth is full of plants and minerals with extraordinary virtues. So why look beyond the powers of nature? Here, we tell you more about a powerful and highly coveted ingredient by natural beauty product enthusiasts. Discover jojoba oil and its multiple benefits for skin and hair.
What is jojoba oil?
Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of a small shrub that grows in desert areas, notably California, Arizona, and Mexico: the Simmondsia chinesis.1 But don’t worry, there’s no need to remember the natural ingredient’s Latin name; we recommend focusing on its many assets. Rich in vitamins B, C, and E, fatty acids, and antioxidants, jojoba oil is known for its nourishing, moisturizing, and restorative properties. Additionally, because of its similar composition to sebum, it penetrates the pores and scalp exactly where it’s needed to naturally hydrate your hair without causing an outbreak.
The benefits of jojoba oil for skin
The best quality of jojoba oil is that it suits several skin types. In fact, in can help solve a range of problems.
1. Hydrates, nourishes, and repairs dry skin
Jojoba oil can effectively moisturize and nourish dry skin because of its nutrient-rich content. Thanks to fatty acids, it contributes to restoring the natural moisture barrier of the skin while stabilizing the production of sebum. Also worth mentioning is that it helps repair areas of the skin that need a little extra TLC. To appreciate the benefits of jojoba oil, this luxurious dry body oil is ideal. Vegan, biodegradable, and EWG Verified, it quickly penetrates the skin without leaving a greasy after feeling. And it’s very easy to apply!
2. Enhances skin radiance
Dehydration is often linked to the loss of radiance. Jojoba oil contains moisturizing properties that help you retrieve your radiant complexion.
3. Can help reduce the signs of aging
Jojoba oil is a source of vitamin E, meaning it works wonders in helping reduce the appearance of age spots, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, improve the skin’s elasticity and soften the signs of time, making your skin look visibly younger and healthier.2
4. Soothes mildly irritated skin
If you have acne or slightly irritated skin, the answer to your problems may be solved! The gentleness of jojoba oil is unmatched because it does not clog the pores, making it the preferred ingredient for skin that is prone to producing blackheads. In addition, it helps soothe minor inflamed areas caused by dryness.3 Need proof? It works for the most sensitive body parts like the armpits! Try these vegan and plastic-free deodorants with a jojoba oil base to feel its softening and soothing effects.
Benefits of jojoba oil for hair
In addition to being used in skincare products, this versatile oil is also integrated into hair product formulas, like our plastic-free detox shampoo and conditioner duo with a sea salt aroma or our moisture rich shampoo, sold in bottles that can be reused multiple times thanks to our clever eco-refills. Here is why your hair will love jojoba oil as much as your body:
5. Moisturizes and nourishes
If your locks are dull and brittle, its time you discover jojoba oil! Naturally emollient, jojoba oil contains nourishing properties and allows for an intense and necessary hydration for dry and damaged hair.
6. Revives your hair’s natural shine
Packed with antioxidants, jojoba oil restores and protects delicate hair to help it shine again or to preserve its dye.
7. Makes hair feel thick
Containing vitamins B and E, the multifunctional oil provides you with the incredible sensation of having fuller and, above all, healthier hair.
When to use jojoba oil?
To get the most out of jojoba oil, make sure you apply it on your skin after a shower when the pores are ready to accept and absorb the nutrients. Because it is a gentle, clean substance that is rated green in the Skin Deep® database, jojoba oil can be used without concern, up to twice a day for dry skin.
Now that you know more about jojoba oil for hair and skin and its benefits, how would you like to learn and discover other beauty secrets? Take a look at our eight best tips for beautiful, healthy hair and our five tips for naturally healthy and hydrated skin. After all, it’s always better to have more than one trick – or one healthy ingredient – up your sleeve.