JOJOBA OIL - GOLDEN
Treat acne prone skin
Combats oily skin
Calms Eczema & Psoriasis
Soothes itchy & dry skin
Fights signs of aging
Reduces effects of sunburn
Help prevent hair loss
Treat dry & frizzy hair
Hydrates lips & cuticles
NUTRITIONAL CONTENT :
Use as a nail strengthener, makeup remover, lightweight moisturizer, or treatment for dry hair and split ends
BEAUTY HACKS :
HEALTH BENEFITS INCLUDE :
Oleic fatty acids
Best Suited for : all skin types
botanical name : Simmondsia chinensis
Plant part : Seeds
country of origin : Argentina
extraction method : Cold Pressed - Unrefined
certification : USDA certified organic
Jojoba oil is a golden-colored liquid wax that is produced from the seed of the jojoba plant. Jojoba is native to southern Arizona and California, as well as northwestern Mexico, and was frequently used by the Native Americans for all its many benefits.
Jojoba oil is unique - it closely resembles sebum, a waxy substance produced by our skin glands, so it can act as a natural skin conditioner. Sebum is stripped of our skin and hair when we wash with soap, so by replenishing with Jojoba oil, we can prevent drying-out, flaking, and cracking of the skin. Hydrates and nourishes the skin, hair, hands and feet. Jojoba Oil has the ability to soothe itchy, dry skin, and rejuvenate dull skin to a healthy, glowing state. Along with many beneficial vitamins and minerals, jojoba oil is 82% iodine, which gives it the power to heal the body.
Soaps and most other skin cleaning agents strip the skin of the sebum that skin glands produce to lubricate the skin and protect it from drying out. Every time we wash our face and hands, even with plain water, we’re removing a protective layer of sebum along with dust and grime. The cold and dry air in winter and air-conditioned interiors dry out our skin at a faster rate than our skin glands replenish the oil supply. Dehydrated skin is vulnerable to irritants that cause dermatitis and germs that are constantly looking for entry points into the skin. Keeping your skin hydrated by locking in the moisture and protecting it from the drying effects of the environment constitute basic skin care. Rub a few drops of Jojoba oil between your palms and apply it on the face and skin after washing, daily. For a deeper moisturizing effect, warm up a spoonful of Jojoba oil and massage it in after washing the face at bedtime and leave it on overnight. Pure Jojoba oil is fully absorbed into the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Oily skin is the result of overactive sebaceous glands in the skin, found more often on the face and the scalp. Oily skin can quickly gather dust from the environment and make frequent washing necessary. Not only does it make you feel uncomfortable, but it can be the starting point of many skin problems such as seborrheic dermatitis, acne, and dandruff. If you’re troubled by oily scalp or trying hard to mask your shiny forehead and nose under layers of makeup, rubbing in Jojoba oil on the affected parts will give wonderful results. It is counterintuitive to use this oil, or any oil for that matter, on oily skin, but surprisingly Jojoba oil can help reduce oiliness. This is by modulating the sebum production. When the skin remains well hydrated by the protective layer of oil, the sebaceous glands respond to it by down regulating sebum production. Jojoba oil has an anti-inflammatory effect that can counter seborrheic dermatitis too. Acne is a common problem resulting from increased sebaceous gland activity due to hormonal changes in the body. Excess sebum production is just the starting point of the problem. Acne develops when the hair follicles get blocked by the accumulation of sebum, keratin and other cell debris that form a comedone that may first appear as a whitehead or blackhead. It is often complicated by bacterial infections, as well as inflammatory reactions of the skin. Jojoba oil works in several ways to counteract acne formation. First, it acts as a deep cleanser. Being a liquid, it can penetrate deep into the hair follicle; it can dissolve the sebum deposits and help dislodge the comedone, thus clearing out the blockage. Secondly, Jojoba oil has antibacterial properties that help control bacterial growth in the hair follicle. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, soothing the irritated skin. When used regularly, Jojoba oil can control acne. The Vitamins A and E in the oil also may have a role in this.
Jojoba oil can take the place of your regular lip balm which probably has a petroleum jelly base. The waxy oil can form a barrier that effectively locks the moisture in and keeps the lips soft and supple. Cuticles are very tender and prone to drying up, especially if you use nail polish removers all too often. Cuticles play an important role in protecting the nail beds underneath from infections, so it pays to keep them in good condition. When your cuticles look dry and torn, Jojoba oil can come to your aid. Jojoba oil contains vitamin E, and also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to boot. Rub one or two drops into the cuticle area after bath. Once a week, give a thorough cuticle treatment by soaking the nails in warm water for 5-10 minutes before applying the oil. This facilitates better absorption.
Our hands and feet are among the most hard-working body parts. But the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet do not have the sebaceous glands that keep the skin elsewhere in the body soft and supple. Dry weather can take its toll on these extremities and dry them out. Cracked feet are common in winter and also in hot summer months. Aging, diabetes, and thyroid disorders predispose people to dry hands and feet. Frequent washing with soap and other chemical cleaners, also results in dry hands. Applying Jojoba oil to the hands and feet can make them soft and smooth. To get the maximum moisturizing effect, soak the hands and feet in warm water for 5 to 10 minutes and dry them with a towel before massaging in the oil. It will form a thin waxy layer that keeps the moisture in and gives a smooth feel to the skin. If there are hardened areas, you can gently rub them down with a pumice stone before drying the feet. Regular application can prevent bacterial infections developing in the cracks and help heal them gradually. Eczema is an allergic reaction of the skin to various irritants, including commonly used dyes and the chemicals contained in soaps. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes buildups of dead cells on the skin, causing scaling and inflammation. Both conditions are characterized by dry, itchy patches that are prone to secondary bacterial and fungal infections. Jojoba oil has been found to be effective in giving considerable relief to people with these conditions. Jojoba oil acts as moisturizer, relieving itching and dryness. It also forms a protective layer over the skin, forming a barrier to external irritants, which can be an advantage in the case of eczema. The skin inflammation is reduced by the anti-inflammatory property of the oil. It can also reduce the risk of secondary infections by preventing the entry of germs through the inflamed and cracked skin, besides offering extra protection with its antibacterial and antifungal properties. And last, but not the least, the oil is rich in antioxidants that may help modify the immune system.
Every hair on our head falls when it comes to the end of its life cycle, but we continue to maintain our total hair volume more or less steady because new hair sprouts in the place of the fallen ones. It is normal to lose anything between 50 to 100 hairs a day, but if we lose more hair than usual or fail to regenerate new hair at the same rate as the hair fall, noticeable thinning may result. Lack of proper nutrition, various abnormal skin conditions and aging can cause hair loss. Damage to the hair follicles and blockages in them can prevent or delay new hair growth. Jojoba oil controls hair loss is by helping the follicles grow new hair. There are sebaceous glands inside each hair follicle. As the hair shaft grows out of the follicle, it carries a coating of sebum that protects the hair. The sebum and other debris can sometimes clog the follicle, preventing the smooth growth of the hair. Jojoba oil can easily seep into the follicles and dissolve the sebum buildup, clearing up the blockage and facilitating the growth of new hair. The vitamins and minerals in the oil can nourish the skin and improve the overall health of the scalp. Applying Jojoba oil to dry and frizzy hair can help moisturize and condition the hair, making it more manageable and tangle free. Apply the oil to the hair before wash or along with shampoo. This prevents the shampoo from stripping off the natural oil in the hair. You can also apply some Jojoba oil when the hair is still damp from a hair wash. The oil can form a thin waxy coating on each hair shaft, protecting it from the dust and dryness.
Dandruff is the result of scalp cells dying off at a higher than normal rate due to various reasons. Dryness of the scalp is a leading cause of dandruff; and it can very well be addressed by Jojoba oil application. Shampoos containing zinc and selenium are commonly used to treat dandruff. It should be noted that Jojoba oil is naturally rich in these minerals, and that could be contributing to its effectiveness in controlling dandruff. Jojoba oil’s antifungal properties also may come in handy since dandruff is often complicated by fungal infections. Most people who have psoriasis may develop scalp psoriasis at times. The skin on the scalp peels off in silvery flakes resembling dandruff. Many topical creams effective on psoriasis-affected skin elsewhere in the body may not be as effective on the scalp. Because of the hair growth, thorough application and washing off may be difficult too. Jojoba oil is easy to apply and spreads well on the scalp as this wax is in liquid form in its natural state. It can clear up sebum and dead cell buildup by penetrating into the hair follicles and lifting up the debris which then washes off easily. The anti-inflammatory oil soothes the skin and reduces redness and itching. The vitamin E and other antioxidants in the oil may also help bring about favorable immunological changes.