A popular naturally occurring skincare ingredient, jojoba oil isn’t just great for nourishing skin. It’s also a great makeup remover, as well as an anti-inflammatory. Read on to find out more.
1 - Jojoba oil: nature’s makeup remover
Many women use jojoba oil as a makeup remover thanks to its silky texture. Pure jojoba oil is also non-comedogenic, making it an ideal cleanser for oily or imperfection-prone skin.
jojoba wax has the potential to stimulate collagen production
2 - Jojoba oil: ideal for inflamed skin
As well as acting as a great natural cleanser, jojoba oil has also been shown to help with wound healing and skin recovery.
Research indicates that when applied to scratch wounds in its liquid-wax form, jojoba oil has a positive impact on the skin’s ability to deal with inflammation.
Intriguingly, the same study also found that jojoba wax has the potential to stimulate collagen production, making it ideal for helping to soothe small cuts and grazes.
3 - Jojoba oil: an excellent skin nourisher
Jojoba oil is packed with complex fatty acids, making it a great moisturizer for skin prone to dryness. The reason for this? As well as these fatty acids and nutrients, jojoba oil’s natural texture mimics that of sebum - the oils naturally produced by our skin to keep it hydrated. Studies have shown that when combined with glycerin - another extremely effective moisturizer - jojoba oil has the potential to improve skin’s moisture levels for up to 24 hours by preventing dehydration. Jojoba is also a great natural emollient, trapping water within the skin by forming a protective layer across the epidermis.
 Ranzato, E. et al, ‘Wound healing properties of jojoba liquid wax: an in vitro study’ in Journal of ethnopharmacology 134.2 (2011) pp. 443-449 [Accessible here]
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 Meyer, J. et al, ‘Evaluation of additive effects of hydrolyzed jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) esters and glycerol: a preliminary study’ in Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 7.4 (2008) pp. 268-274 [Accessible here]