Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil comes from the seeds of the desert shrub Simmondsia Chinensis. Native to Arizona, California and northern Mexico, it is now grown as a commercial crop in many other countries , mostly in Israel and Argentina.

Jojoba Oil Composition

Unlike other vegetable oils, Jojoba does not contain tryglycerides, making it structurally different. Technically, it is not an oil at all, but a mixture of liquid wax esters that make up 97% of it.

Moreover, the balance is a combination of mixed tocopherols, free sterols and other unsaponifiable material.jojoba oil

Structurally and chemically Jojoba is very similar to the human sebum produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands which is comprised largely of wax mono esters.

Jojoba Oil Benefits for the Skin

Applied to the skin, it is able to reducing the over-production of sebum. In addition, it can help to repair damaged skin, thanks to a natural substance it contains called myristic acid.

Myristic acid is a healing fatty acid which repairs the lipid barrier and protects against sun damage, so it’s especially therapeutic for areas of the skin that are over- exposed to the sun.

Jojoba oil exhibits a high oxidative stability and resistance to degradation. Moreover, it has been shown to be effective in enhancing the absorption of topical drugs.

Jojoba oil also has a proven anti-inflammatory effect, with potential uses in a variety of skin conditions including skin infections and skin aging.

  • non-comedogenic
  • non-allergenic
  • non-greasy

Skin Type(s): Most Skin Types, including Oily/Acne-Prone

Composition: High in Eicosenoic and Myristic Acids

Comedogenic Rating: 0

The scale uses a numbering system of 0 to 5. Here’s how the numbers rank on the scale:

0 – won’t clog pores at all
1 – very low likelihood of clogging pores
2 – moderately low likelihood
3 – moderate likelihood
4 – fairly high likelihood
5 – high likelihood of clogging pores