Luxuriate with Jojoba Oil

Did You Know…this miracle oil defends against aging, balances and moisturizes skin, treats conditions like eczema and psoriasis, and even heals scars and stretch marks?

If there’s one topical tonic to have on hand for all skin-saving needs, it’s jojoba oil.  Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is derived from the seeds of the jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinensis).  It’s not really an oil, but a waxy liquid concentrated with every nutrient the skin needs to stay soft, supple, and blemish-free—vitamin E, vitamin B-complex, selenium, chromium, copper, zinc, and iodine to name a few.  Plus, jojoba is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-acne.  Not to mention, it’s the perfect cleanser and moisturizer for even the most sensitive skins, male and female alike!

An All-Natural Oil Balancer 

Jojoba oil is structurally similar to the oil our skin naturally produces, and as a result it balances your skin’s oil production.  It also restores the skin’s pH balance, activates new cell growth, and enhance skin suppleness and elasticity, thereby minimizing fine lines and preventing deeper wrinkles from forming.

This non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic antioxidant is the perfect moisturizer for face and body.  It absorbs readily and provides all-day hydration, unlike water-based moisturizers.  Jojoba oil cleanses skin, unclogging blocked pores and hair follicles so that even sensitive, acne-prone skin can breathe freely.


A Potent Healer

Jojoba oil’s anti-inflammatory nature has been well documented.  Lipid-like compounds called sterols speed up wound healing, treat skin infections, and help prevent premature aging.  A 2011 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology showed that jojoba oil experiments on human skin cells accelerate the closure of wounds.
Rich in vitamin E, jojoba oil even helps diminish unsightly scars and stretch marks, and treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and sunburn!

A Hot Oil Treatment Anyone?

Jojoba oil is good for every inch of your body…head to toe. It’s been used for centuries by folk medicine practitioners as a treatment for hair loss, dry scalp, and dandruff. Jojoba oil helps to unclog hair follicles, and by doing so may prevent hair loss and encourage hair growth. When used as an intensive hair treatment, it can help remedy dry scalp and dandruff, and impart shine and softness to hair. When used regularly, jojoba oil also helps repair and prevent split ends.

Interestingly, jojoba beans produced by the plant have also been shown to increase HDL cholesterol (the good type of cholesterol), as well as the hormone leptin, which helps curb hunger. Note: jojoba oil should never be ingested!

Whether you use it to remove makeup, cleanse skin, moisturize, or heal skin irritations, jojoba oil deserves a special spot in your wellness cabinet. You never know what you might need it for!