Ho-ho-ba. No, we’re not bursting into a Christmas jingle: it’s how you pronounce the skincare ingredient we all need to try: jojoba. This all seasons, all skin types approved natural oil packs a mighty punch that benefits our face, body and hair.
What is jojoba?
Jojoba (also known as simmondsia chinensis) is a natural emollient that comes from jojoba plant seeds. Even though it’s often referred to as an "oil," it's actually a wax ester that's very similar to the oils our skin produces, which means it’s easily absorbed by the body for the best results. Used as a hydrating ingredient in skincare formulas, or in its pure form as a face oil, jojoba is one of the best face oils you’ll find for every skin type.
Who should use jojoba?
Jojoba is a multipurpose oil that’s suitable for all skin types. Jojoba oil mimics natural sebum, delivering hydration to dry skin and locking in moisture, without clogging pores or exacerbating acne. Its lightweight texture makes it a great option for those looking for the nourishment of a facial oil without the greasy feel.
Jojoba’s top benefits for skin
Rather than ask what jojoba does for skin, it’s almost easier to ask what it doesn't do! A natural ingredient with many attributes, jojoba hydrates the skin, balances natural oil production, delivers antioxidant protection, has anti-inflammatory properties, and can help reduce acne.
#1 / Moisturises
Provides balanced hydration for all skin types
#2 / Non-Comedogenic
Won't clog pores, suitable for acne-prone skin
#3 / Soothing
Reduces irritation and calms sensitive skin
#4 / Antioxidant-rich
Rich in flavonoids and vitamin E, it shields skin from environmental stressors
#5 / Great for hair, too!
Conditions hair, reduces frizz, and promotes health
How is jojoba used in beauty products?
Jojoba is more stable than most oils and plays nicely with all other ingredients, so it’s used in a wide range of product types, including makeup and haircare. Jojoba beads are also a popular choice in natural exfoliates as they’re more environmentally-friendly than plastic microbeads that end up in our waterways and pose a threat to marine life.
a-beauty Jojoba Edit
Vanessa Megan Rosemary & Jojoba Bead Exfoliating Cleanser
A luxurious cleanser that gently yet effectively removes dead skin cells and impurities.
MAAEMO Purifying Gel Cleanser
A certified organic gel cleanser designed to help manage breakouts and congestion and leave your skin looking even and radiant.
Ere Perez Jojoba Eye Pencil
A soft natural eyeliner pencil for creating a natural-looking finish without tugging on the skin.
Original & Mineral The Power Base Protein Masque
A 2-in-1 treatment that helps add strength to hair while leaving it looking glossy and healthy.
Salt by Hendrix Body Polish
A body scrub scented with fresh pink grapefruit and vanilla that helps nourish and smooth skin.
Sodashi Vitamin Rich Body Oil
A deeply luxurious blend of cold-pressed plant oils for plumping and hydrating the entire body.