When I discovered rosehip oil, I thought I’d found the ultimate skincare product. I called it “life-saving” and I wasn’t exaggerating – my previously dry and scaly skin suddenly found itself hydrated and healthy looking.
I was convinced nothing could top it… then I tried jojoba oil.
The benefits of jojoba oil are endless – it’s great for your face, nails and hair.
What is jojoba oil?
Pronounced “ho-ho-ba”, the oil is made from the seeds of the jojoba plant (and technically speaking, is really closer to a wax than an oil). In its purest form, it’s a yellow-golden colour with a slightly nutty smell but refined it becomes colourless and odourless.
Suitable for all skin types (especially sensitive skin), jojoba oil is renowned for it’s revitalising and moisturising properties.
What are jojoba oil’s benefits?
Because its structure is similar to that of the sebum healthy skin naturally produces, your skin “recognises” it as its own and opens up your pores allowing it to easily and quickly absorb into your skin. As a result, you don’t get that greasy after feeling.
What are jojoba oil’s other uses?
You don’t need to have a specific skin condition to reap the benefits. My skin is dehydrated and my complexion uneven, meaning I often wake up with red, splotchy patches on my face. I applied jojoba oil to my face after taking off my makeup (when skin is at its reddest) and within two minutes there was a noticeable difference.
My skin looked fresh (almost dewy without being shiny) and felt incredibly soft, smooth and hydrated without being oily.