Jojoba ( Simmondsia chinensis )
Jojoba is native to Southwestern North America – southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico, and is also known as goat nut, deer nut, pignut, wild hazel, quinine nut, coffeeberry.
Jojoba is grown commercially to produce jojoba oil, a liquid wax ester extracted from its seed.
Jojoba oil is rich in important vitamins and minerals, including vitamins E and B-complex, zinc, copper, selenium, chromium, and iodine as well as antioxidants. It suits all skin types.
Jojoba oil is a great moisturizer. It has a high amount of ceramides, which cover the skin cells and are responsible for their hydration. It gets quickly absorbed into the skin and does not leave behind any oil residue. This helps in creating a powerful barrier against moisture loss, allergens, and dust pollution. It moisturizes dry patches and restores the skin health.
Jojoba oil can help slow down the appearance of aging, and help to fade fine lines and wrinkles. The linoleic acid and antioxidants present in jojoba oil help in regenerating the skin cells.
Jojoba oil is very similar to our own skin oils. It immediately penetrates skin and smooths easily, helping to promote healthy, glowing skin without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue.
Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair and damage control.
Jojoba oil naturally deters microbes, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria on skin. This property makes it useful for those with acne, and also provides an added wound-healing benefit.
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