Many centuries ago, Jojoba was first used by Native Americans to heal wounds and treat sores. Jojoba is a drought-resistant perennial woody shrub that’s native to the Southwestern area of the United States and Mexico. A light-gold colored wax ester is extracted from the jojoba seed and contains a primary storage lipid from the plant. The wax is used to make quality oil that’s now the leading oil used in skincare ingredients since whale sperm was banned in 1971 and for great reason: it contains a slew of amazing skincare benefits.
Jojoba is naturally derived and full of Vitamin E, Selenium, Zinc, Copper and Iodine. All staples of your skincare routine that help to moisturize and hydrate the skin. Jojoba Oil actually mimics the skin’s own sebum (a waxy oil produced by your skin glands) and acts as a natural conditioner. Curious about how jojoba can help your skincare routine, find out here.
Much like coconut oil, jojoba helps smooth and tighten fine lines and wrinkles by restoring dry skin with natural oils when used as a daily supplement to your skincare routine.
The most powerful benefit of using jojoba oil is that the oil contains anti-inflammatory properties once harnessed by Native Americans to treat wounds. Today, jojoba oil is still used to treat acne, eczema and psoriasis. It works by tricking your skin into thinking it’s made enough sebum, thus lowering the amount of pore-blocking excess oil that’s created. It’s also found in skin lotions and gels that treat sunburn or skin damage.
Because jojoba can be used without being diluted, it has a long shelf life. And even when mixing it with moisturizers and lotions, you only need a small amount to reap big benefits. When treating spots, scars or acne, you just apply a drop directly to the spot. Such powerful properties help you get more bang for your buck!
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