What is jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is a gentle oil suitable to be applied directly to the skin. It is extracted from the seeds of jojoba shrub, a perennial native to North America deserts. Approximately, 50% of the seed contains the oil. The oil is obtained through cold-pressing method, a process that effectively preserves its rich nutritional value.
What is Jojoba Oil rich in?
Jojoba oil is rich in several beneficial components, making it as a popular organic ingredient in skincare:
- Fatty acids: Jojoba oil contains oleic acid, eicosenoic acid, docosanoic acid, and erucic acid. These fatty acids help moisturize and nourish the skin, providing a protective barrier.
- Esters: Jojoba oil primarily consists of esters, particularly wax esters. These esters are structurally similar to human sebum and contribute to the oil's moisturizing and non-greasy properties.
- Antioxidants: Jojoba oil contains antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental damage, supporting a more youthful appearance and potentially reducing signs of aging.
Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamin E: An antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radical damage and supports skin health.
Vitamin B-complex: Including B1, B2, B3, and B6, which help maintain healthy skin and hair.
Zinc, copper, selenium, and chromium: Trace minerals that are beneficial for overall skin health.
- Phytosterols: These compounds have anti-inflammatory properties and can help soothe and calm the skin, making jojoba oil suitable for sensitive or irritated skin..etc.
What are the benefits of Jojoba Oil
This oil has multiple health benefits, below we will explore some of them.
It moisturizes skin
One of the features that make jojoba oil to stand out is that it has excellent moisturization abilities. Jojoba oil molecule structure is a humectant ingredient. This means that it works to attract water to the top layer of the skin, helping to keep the skin hydrated and not leaving it greasy. It may aid in prevention of bacterial infection, acne and dandruff.
May prevent wrinkles
Because it has amazing moisturization properties, Jojoba oil can help slow down ageing, and it helps to fade fine lines and wrinkles. Dermatological studies have shown that jojoba oil enhances skin suppleness, with its beneficial effects enduring over time. Moreover, continuous usage of jojoba oil has been shown to diminish the appearance of superficial facial lines.
It may help wounds to heal
Jojoba oil has also shown to stimulate wound healing. Some research shows that this oil encourages skin cells to bind together after they have been separated by a scratch or cut.
This ability might explain why jojoba oil is good for treating acne and acne scarring. The natural vitamin E in jojoba oil is thought to play a role in its wound-healing properties.
Promotes hair thickness and growth
The vitamins and minerals found in jojoba oil, provide essential nourishment to the hair and scalp, keeping the hair thick and glowing.
Regular use of jojoba oil can help hydrate the hair, prevent split ends, reduce frizz, and improve overall hair texture. Additionally, it supports a healthy scalp by soothing dryness, reducing dandruff, and promoting a balanced scalp environment conducive to optimal hair growth.
It can help relieve sunburns
Vitamin E combined with the antioxidants that are in jojoba oil can be a good option to treat sunburns.
Sun damage can dehydrate your skin and cause flaking. Jojoba oil restores vitamin E, adds moisture, and promotes healing to soothe these symptoms of sunburns.
It has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties
Jojoba oil contains natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. It helps stop minor skin infections and keeps harmful microorganisms away. Jojoba oil does kill certain bacteria and fungi that can cause salmonella, an E. coli infection, and candida.
What kind is best?
Golden organic jojoba oil! Why? The lighter the color of jojoba oil, the more it has been processed and the less natural nutrient/vitamin content it contains.
We use an organic, cold pressed golden jojoba oil from the beautiful country of Argentina. You can find it in the following products below: