Jojoba Oil – Nature’s Universal Beauty Elixir
Like in any other niche, the trends in the beauty industry constantly change. Every day, we read about new, promising ingredients, and we see companies adding them straight away to all of their newly launched products. How many of these ingredients live up to the hype?
While it is true that the “superstar skin care ingredients list” changes quite often, some ingredients found on it, remain trusted by the professional in the industry, and their use for the formulation of beauty products continues to grow. One of these ingredients is Jojoba oil – the multi-tasking liquid wax that makes taking care of your skin and hair super easy! Here is how you can incorporate it into your beauty routine!
If you want to ditch silicone-based hair serums out of your life, jojoba oil is a great alternative to start with. Unlike silicones, jojoba oil doesn’t build up, making your hair look unhealthy and taking away its natural volume. Instead, it boosts shine, softens and facilitates styling without weighing your locks down (if you use it in moderation, of course)
Apart from applying it to the lengths of your hair, to prevent split ends and add shine, jojoba oil can be used as a scalp treatment, to help you get rid of oily hair. Jojoba oil has the amazing ability to balancing sebum secretion naturally, allowing you to put away the dry shampoo and stop being worried about your hair lacking volume or looking unclean.
Along with sweet almond oil, coconut oil and castor oil, jojoba oil is one of the best oils for cleansing the skin. Jojoba oil gently and easily removes impurities and makeup (even waterproof mascara), to deeply purify and cleanse, preventing clogged pores and breakouts.
What makes jojoba oil unique (and especially beneficial for your skin!) is the fact that it is the only vegetable oil that closely resembles the sebum your skin naturally produces. This not only makes it skin-friendly but also means the chance of getting allergic reaction or irritations when using jojoba oil, are close to 0 i.e. you can use it with confidence, regardless of your skin type.
If skin care manufacturers have to name 5 of their favourite moisturizing agents, I bet that jojoba oil (a.k.a. Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil) will be on their lists. Actually, I am positive it will make it to the top 3.
Jojoba oil is an excellent natural moisturizer that can be used both morning and evening (alone or mixed with your favourite face cream). The oil is absorbed readily, leaving the skin soft, supple and radiant, without giving you any heavy/sticky/greasy feeling.
The reason why jojoba oil is among our top picks for natural moisturizing agents is its ability to form a thin protective layer over the skin surface i.e. jojoba oil not only delivers moisture but also seals it in. Since its structure is similar to the structure of the sebum, jojoba oil replenishes the lipid barrier of the skin + maintains its integrity, increasing the resistance to external aggressors.
Have you ever tried jojoba oil? How do you use it? Tell us in the comments below – we’d love to find new ways to incorporate it into our beauty routine!
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