Jojoba oil

 

Type: Antioxidant, Antifungal, Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
Availability: Over the counter
Sensitivity: Extremely Low
Requires Sunscreen: No
Application: Once or twice per day81gvtijhtml-_sl1500_

You may be asking, why the hell would I need more oil on my already oily skin, and I would surely think the same, but bear with me here!
To begin with, Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-Ho-ba) is not really an oil – it’s actually a wax ester [1] and you may have seen the statement that it is the same compound as the natural sebum we produce through our skin! Well, in fact, that is not true (but it is quite eye catching).What is true though, is that it can trick our skin into thinking there is an excess of “oil” in it and thus producing less sebum which will eventually contribute to less acne. But that is not the main benefit we can get from Jojoba oil!
Jojoba oil is a completely natural, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic “oil” (will not block pores) contains various vitamins, a dozen of fatty acids, chromium, silicon, copper, and zinc. It is also highly anti-bacterial as it contains about 80% iodine, which will accelerate skin healing process [2]. It is also high in anti-oxidants which will heal wrinkles and slow down skin aging (you will find it in many anti-aging products). This oil has lubricant, moisturizing, and soothing properties, as well anti-inflammatory properties.It improves blood circulation and also has high penetration into stratum corneum, the outermost layer of our skin making it a great carrier oil for usage with other oils such ass tee tree oil.
Besides treating acne [3] it can be used as a makeup base (and excellent makeup remover), cracked lips, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, hair loss, dandruff and many other skin conditions. A study conducted in Germany a few years ago examined jojoba oil’s ability to reduce skin lesions and improve overall skin health. Out of 194 participants who applied clay masks with Jojoba oil, 2-3 times per week about 100 of them reported that skin lesions (acne breakouts) were reduced significantly after six weeks. Notice that in that study they didn’t use Jojoba oil alone, because by its nature, it can work better when you add it to something else that contributes to the battle. Your best bet, in my opinion, would be hand-mixing it with 100% aloe vera gel (as aloe vera has been proven effective in the treatment of acne [4])


Recommended Products:

Leven Rose Organic 100% Pure Cold Pressed Unrefined Natural Jojoba Oil, 4 oz

Aloe Farms Aloe Vera Gel 32-Ounce

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