March 24, 2021
While we have all heard about Jojoba Oil, do you know what it actually does for the skin? In fact, did you know it is technically not an oil?
Thanks to its skin-friendly properties and a vast array of nutrients, this humble ingredient can provide our skin with many amazing benefits. Here’s everything you need to know about this skincare hero!
Unlike other oils like sunflower seed oil and argan oil that are triglycerides, jojoba ‘oil’ is actually a wax ester extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant. Wax ester, a mixture of long chain esters (97–98%) of fatty acids and fatty alcohols, are a main component of the sebum our skin naturally produces, which means it acts and functions like our own sebum, and thus is extremely skin friendly, making it suitable for all skin types, be it dry, sensitive, or acne-prone.
Rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E, essential fatty acids, amino acids, minerals like zinc, selenium and copper, and powerful antioxidants, as well as naturally antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory, jojoba oil provides many skin benefits.
Since the molecular structure of jojoba oil is very similar to our own sebum, it adds moisture where it is needed most, whilst balancing the skin and preventing the overproduction of sebum. Also, it also won’t clog pores or cause acne, and is thus great for all skin types, even oily and acne-prone skin——in fact, because of its microbial properties, it helps reduce acne!
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Reson8™ <- Click to shop
A lightweight moisturizer in a hydrogel texture suitable for all skin types, Reson8™ comprises ingredients including Green Tea Extract, Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, Marine Collagen, Gotu Kola Extract, Neroli Oil, Frankincense Oil and Rose Geranium Oil to calm, repair and stabilize the skin’s barrier while providing penetrating hydration, healing, rejuvenating and regenerating effects to the skin.
People with eczema, psoriasis and rosacea usually have a compromised skin barrier, meaning their skin can’t retain moisture and efficiently block out allergens and bacteria. Jojoba oil can help soothe these skin conditions by adding the much needed lipids back to the skin and restoring a healthy skin barrier. Being a natural anti-inflammatory, it will also help bring down redness and itchiness.
Elements of Comfort <- Click to shop
Enriched with oils like Hemp Seed, Avocado, Jojoba, Kukui Nut Seed and Tamanu Seed, Noni extract, Benzoin Resin, as well Neroli and Rose Absolute, this lightweight body oil delivers and replenishes nourishment and nutrients to even the driest skin, soothes irritations and sensitivities including eczema and psoriasis, provides anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant actions, and boosts the skin's natural process of collagen synthesis.
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Anoint™ <- Click to shop
Formulated with Apricot Kernel Oil, Olive Oil, Candlenut Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil that are rich in essential fatty acids (omega-3, 6 and 9), potent antioxidants, Vitamins A, C and E, minerals and phytonutrients, it nourishes, repairs and strengthens the skin to reduce itchiness and dryness. Its multi-functional, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory formula is also amazing in promoting skin regeneration and accelerating scar healing.
Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, and when combined, can help slow down and prevent premature aging of the skin. It’s also rich in amino acids, the building blocks of collagen. This means with regular use, you will be able to see a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improvements in skin texture, tone, and elasticity.
holi(body) Ageless Body Serum <- Click to shop
Fortified with high concentrations of organic Rosehip Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Jojoba Oil, Damascus Rose & Helichrysum extracts, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Caffeine & Theobromine, etc., it provides long-lasting nourishment, stimulates collagen & elastin production, tightens & firms skin, lightens, smoothes & prevents scars, cellulite & stretch marks, whilst French-patented Calcium Ketogluconate promotes hyaluronic acid & elastin production and lifts skin!
Because of its skin-compatible properties, jojoba oil is able to penetrate through the epidermis and all the way down to the skin matrix. This essentially means, when combined with active ingredients like retinol, niacinamide, and sodium ascorbyl phosphate, it can help pull these ingredients deep into the skin along with it, making them work more efficiently.
Immersion Serum Concentrate <- Click to shop
Besides having a wide range of ultra hydrating ingredients, including Green Tea Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Jojoba Oil, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate & Sodium Hyaluronate, the serum is also packed with 3 forms of Peptides to stimulate collagen synthesis and micro-circulation, improve skin barrier and hydration, reduce wrinkles and inflammation, regenerate collagen fibers, and rejuvenate skin. Whilst, Niacinamide, Reishi, Gotu Kola, White Tea and Chamomile etc. are added to brighten, fight free radicals, hydrate and soothe.
Native Americans have been using jojoba oil for its wound healing properties dating as far back as the 1400s. Thanks to its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its high antioxidant content, jojoba oil can bring down inflammations, reduce redness, itchiness and pain, and speed up wound healing.
Supreme Seed Delicate Purification Mask <- Click to shop
Formulated with Kaolin, Papaya Extract, Wild Cherry Bark, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice and Green Tea Leaf Water, it gently purifies and decongests to improve clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. Together with soothing and balancing Jojoba Oil, Panthenol, Gotu Kola, Kelp, Ginkgo, Calendula, and Cacao amongst other botanicals, as well as nourishing oils, it also helps calm, soothe, and improve the appearance of redness and irritation.
Many makeup and pollutants are oil based, and thus cannot be completely removed with water based cleansers. This is where an oil cleanser comes in, as oil dissolves oil. However, note that not all oils can be used to remove makeup——for instance, coconut oil is comedogenic, thus shouldn’t be used for makeup removal. Jojoba oil, with a lightweight and non-greasy texture, as well as its skin-friendly properties that does not clog pores, is excellent for removing makeup whilst soothing and protecting the skin.
holi(cleanse) Cleansing Face Oil <- Click to shop
Enriched with a nutrient-dense base of luxury oils, including Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Rice Bran Oil, and Rosehip Seed Oil, it completely emulsifies and removes dirt, oil, and makeup in the most nurturing manner. The gentle formula is also rich in calming botanical extracts to alleviate sensitivity, ease redness, and protect the skin during cleansing.
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