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Ingredient Type - Fixed Oil
Extraction Method - Expeller Pressed
Jojoba oil is extracted from the seed of the jojoba tree, scientifically known as Simmondsia chinenis. Contrary to its name, it is actually not an oil; it's a liquid wax that resembles the look and texture of oil. Jojoba oil has many different uses, but it is primarily used for cosmetic and skin moisturizing applications. This all-natural wax offers several benefits over similar products, primarily due to it chemical properties and skin-nourishing advantages.
Drops of jojoba oil can be added to any lotion to provide all-day moisture for the skin. Because jojoba oil is very similar to the type of oil your skin secretes, also called seburn, it can help to balance your body's oil production. This is especially helpful for people with oily skin or scalp.
Jojoba oil has many commercial uses, and it can be found in products like shampoos, conditioners, lip balm, make-up remover and massage oil. Since jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, meaning that it does not block skin pores, it can be used to moisturize virtually any part of the body without acne breakout. Jojoba oil can be purchased in its concentrated state and added to various moisturizer products, or it can be used by itself for the applications previously described. It's a versatile, all-natural product.
Jojoba oil is non-allergenic, so it is safe to use on sensitive skin and even around the eyes when using it to remove make-up. The International Jojoba Export Council states that jojoba oil extracted from seeds of the jojoba tree is odorless, non-greasy and has a long shelf life. Furthermore, it is a natural carrier of vitamin E and natural antioxidants, which offer additional health benefits to your body.