The Benefits of Jojoba Oil
You may have noticed that we use Jojoba Seed Oil as one of our ingredients in several products. Jojoba Seed Oil has many skin care benefits. Why is Jojoba good for the skin? Let's learn more about this amazing ingredient.
What is Jojoba Seed Oil
First of all, the name Jojoba Oil is a little bit misleading. Jojoba Oil is not really
an oil in the traditional sense. It is actually a wax ester. In science speak, a wax ester is an ester of a fatty acid and a fatty alcohol. There are many naturally occurring wax esters. Beeswax, for example, is comprised of around 75% wax esters. Jojoba Seed Oil is 97% wax esters.
What makes the wax esters of Jojoba Seed Oil unique?
What is really unique about the wax esters in Jojoba Seed Oil is that they are identical to your skin's own sebum. Science shows us that human sebum and the Jojoba wax esters have an identical double bond. This allows the Jojoba Seed Oil to deeply penetrate the pores to work their magic.
Jojoba Oil Skin Benefits
- For those with oily skin, the Jojoba Oil is able to draw out excess sebum. It almost "tricks" the skin, so it does not produce more. Jojoba Oil, in fact, is often used to help conquer skin breakouts because it has a balancing effect on sebum production.
- For those with dry skin, Jojoba Oil nourishes and helps soften the skin.
- For those with sensitive skin, Jojoba Oil has soothing benefits, helping to calm the side effects of everything from Eczema to chapped lips.
- For those with skin that is beginning to show the visible signs of aging, Jojoba Oil may offer skin regenerating properties because it is able to penetrate so deeply.
Jojoba Oil is underrated.
There are so many buzzwords and "it" ingredients trending in the beauty and skin care industry that trusty, proven ingredients are often overlooked. Jojoba is one of them. It really is such an important ingredient with a multitude of skin benefits.
Find it in the following Seed products:
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Do you still use shaving cream from the drugstore?
Take a look at the back of the canister when you use it next time. Chances are, Triethanolamine and Propane are near the top of the ingredients listing.
- Triethanolamine is an emulsifier and pH adjuster; can be especially hazardous when combined with Diazolidinyl Urea. Studies have shown that a large number of cosmetics with TEA (short for Triethanolamine) are contaminated with Nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic. (source)
- Propane, a hydrocarbon, is a propellant. It helps give the product its mousse-like fluffy foam. It is extremely sensitizing to the lungs in moderate doses. It can be highly irritating to the skin, nasal passages and mucus membranes. More than 6,500 studies have been conducted on propane. It is a skin, lung, and eye irritant. (source)
We have shared many "hacks" using our products over the years. Before we had lip products, Rebecca would apply our body cream to her chapped lips. Before we came out with facial care, I used our fragrance free hand cream on dry patches. I use fragrance free body oil on my eye lashes to keep them shiny and as a cuticle oil, too.
Can Seed products be used on the hair? Yes, absolutely!
Our friend, Tori, uses our Soft Balm on her hair and Susan, one of our valued customers, shares this about our Body Oil:
"You should really include in your summary that this wonderful product is also amazingly healing for dry, brittle and frizzy hair! It has made a remarkable difference where no other product has. Thank you for commitment for excellence!"
Let's take a look at why people keep sharing their love of Seed for helping improve the look and condition of their hair.
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