7 Reasons Why Jojoba Oil is a Winning Oil.
Updated: Jul 15
This week we are moving on to the not so easy to pronounce jojoba oil “hoh hoh ba”. This is a strong plant which can grow in the harshest of climates and is native to Arizona. Native Americans have been using it as far back as the 1400s for its wound healing properties. Isn’t it amazing that oils can heal?! There is now plenty of evidence supporting the use of jojoba oil for your skin and even your hair.
So let’s dive in…
1. It is wonderfully moisturizing
Jojoba oil is a humectant ingredient, so it works to seal your skin with a protective barrier to keep it from losing moisture. The wonderful thing about jojoba oil is that it balances the oil in the skin, rather than adding oil to it. To get a little technical Jojoba oil is an identical molecule structure to your own skin sebum, this means that jojoba mimics our skins owns natural oil and can penetrate at a deeper level.
This makes it beneficial for all skin types since it won’t clog pores or cause acne. It adds moisture where it’s needed, but can also help reduce excess oil production.
2. It’s an antioxidant
Jojoba oil can help your skin fight oxidative stress caused by everyday exposure to pollutants. In an NCBI study, they have found Jojoba oil to contain natural forms of vitamin E which works with your skin as an antioxidant. Also, if you have a spot, scar or burn it would help reduce inflammation and promote wound healing.
3. It may help promote collagen synthesis
A study in NCBI found that the antioxidants in jojoba oil may help your body produce collagen, and at the moment this word seems to pop up everywhere.
So what is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein in your skin and joints and the parts of your body made of cartilage. However, as we get older, our collagen levels naturally decrease, this is part of the reason our facial structure changes as we age.
The thing with ageing skin is that it will happen to all of us, it’s natural. But we slow down the process by being preventative and applying products rich in antioxidants is one way of doing this.
4. It soothes eczema, psoriasis, and other drying skin conditions
Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory and healing properties dating way back, and maybe it was ingested too. However, is it safer to say more research has taken place on the topical application which was shown to relieve dry, flaking, itching, or sensitive skin.
5. It helps soothe sunburns
It is a very popular ingredient in natural sunscreen products because it has both vitamin E and antioxidants which can help protect your skin from sun damage. If you have ever been sunburned you know it is horrible, your skin feels sore, dry, red and then becomes flaky and nobody wants that.
Sunscreen is key to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, so make sure you apply when you’re out in the sun and then after you could apply some Jojoba oil as after sun to restore moisture and soothe your skin and heal the skin.
6. It may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
At the moment there is no research that links jojoba to treating wrinkles and fine lines directly, but other NCBI studies have shown other plant products such as Rosehip with antioxidant properties to improve the elasticity of the skin.
As jojoba oil is also rich in antioxidants, this is a positive sign that it too can help slow down the signs of ageing when used on your skin.
7. It helps minimize the appearance of scars
As Jojoba oil is packing in Vitamin E and this has been long known that vitamin E helps with scarring, NCBI study claims that it can be beneficial in the healing process. So next time you get a cut or scratch, try using some organic jojoba to help the healing process.
Next Week: The benefits of Frankincense oil, this is the last star ingredient in our best seller Organic Rejuvenating Facial Oil.