Jojoba Oil

The term “jojoba oil” can be misleading because, in reality, the compound is not an oil. Contrary to its appearance as a liquid and transparent substance, it is actually a wax. When applied to the face, skin, or hair, it acts as a protective layer to seal in all the products you apply, thereby enhancing their effects and preventing moisture loss.

Currently, it is used in cosmetic formulas such as sunscreens and moisturizers. It is also used in the production of shampoos, lip balms, makeup, and body creams. However, many prefer to use it in its natural form for skincare and haircare.

Where does jojoba oil come from?

It is extracted from the ripe seeds of the jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinensis), the only species capable of synthesizing liquid wax. This oil is often used in various cosmetic and skincare products due to its moisturizing properties and lipid profile similar to that of human sebum.

What are the benefits of jojoba oil?

Deep Hydration: Jojoba oil, rich in ceramides and nanostructured lipids, helps maintain hydrated and healthy skin. It works by reducing transepidermal water loss, leaving a non-greasy feeling when applied in moderation. Suitable for dry and combination skin, it can be used up to twice a day.

Anti-Aging Care: Compounds in jojoba oil have a positive effect against premature skin aging, although this does not guarantee complete elimination of wrinkles. Regular use can help delay the early onset of signs of skin aging, typically caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Anti-Inflammatory: Research has shown that jojoba wax has beneficial anti-inflammatory properties for various skin issues. It may also play a minor role in repairing the skin barrier, providing support to soothe and restore skin health.

Support in Acne Treatment: Clinically recognized as antimicrobial, jojoba oil can help inhibit the growth of bacteria responsible for acne. While not a first-line treatment, its use as a supplement may be more effective in mild cases of acne.

Accelerated Wound Healing: Studies have demonstrated that jojoba oil extract promotes rapid wound closure, stimulating collagen synthesis and accelerating the regeneration of keratinocytes and fibroblasts. Its application can contribute to faster recovery and scar reduction.