Emollient, Plant Extract, Skin-Replenishing, Skin-Restoring, Moisturizer


Emollient, non-fragrant oil (technically, a polyunsaturated wax) extracted from the seeds of a perennial shrub. Jojoba oil has been shown to enhance skinŠ—Ès restorative properties.ξ

A plant oil thatŠ—Ès a rich source of numerous fatty acids, jojoba oil can also provide topical skin-soothing benefits. Its texture is similar to the oil (sebum) human skin produces, one more reason itŠ—Ès a brilliant ingredient for dry skinŠ—”and potentially problematic for those with oily skin prone to clogged pores and breakouts. Note that jojoba wax is considered more of an issue for breakout-prone skin than jojoba oil.

Jojoba oil has the distinction of feeling lighter and less greasy than many other oils, particularly highly saturated oils such as coconut. Jojoba oil is also one of the more stable plant oils in use today.ξ

References for this information:ξ

Energy Conversion and Management, December 2016, pages 293-304

Journal of Italian Dermatology and Venereology, December 2013, pages 687-691

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2008, pages 268-274

Journal of Dermatological Science, May 2008, pages 135-142

Pharmacological Research, February 2005, pages 95-105