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My Favourite Ingredient!

I rave ALOT about Jojoba, it's one of my favourite ingredients (both as an oil and butter) so I thought it would be good to write about it and why I like to use it in everything! 

  1. Deeply-Hydrating. Lighter than other face oils and it is more readily absorbed by the skin. It deeply penetrates to soothe and soften while providing an excellent moisturisation. 
  2. Long-Lasting. It doesn’t evaporate like water-based moisturisers, which is important when your skin is exposed to the environment (car fumes, smoke, artificial heat and germs!). Studies have shown that jojoba oil provides a substantial long-acting layer of moisture.
  3. Nutritious for Skin. Jojoba is full of Vitamin B, E, along with antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc, which all nourish and protect skin.
  4. Anti–Aging. In dermatological tests, it was shown that jojoba oil increases the skin's suppleness and the effect was still present as time passed. Tests also showed continued use of Jojoba oil resulted in reducing superficial facial lines. So Jojoba can help slow down the appearance of aging, and help to fade fine lines and wrinkles.
  5. Non-Acnegenic. As Jojoba structure is very similar to human skin oils, its use can trick the skin into thinking it has produced enough oil and thus balance oil production, without promoting acne or other skin problems. Jojoba also naturally deters microbes, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria on skin.
  6. Not Greasy. Jojoba oil is very similar to our own skin oils, it immediately penetrates skin and smoothes, helping to aid healthy, glowing skin without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue.
  7. Soothes Sunburn. Jojoba oil's hydrating action soothes sunburn and helps reduce the chances of peeling.
  8. Gentle & Non-Allergenic. Jojoba oil can be used for people with the most sensitive skin (including psoriasis and eczema) because of its gentle nature, it is even recommended for use in baby products.
  9. Soothes Dry Skin. Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, ease the effects of eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba oil help in skin repair and damage control.
  10. Anti–Microbial. Jojoba oil naturally deters microbes, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria on skin. This property makes it useful for those with acne, and also provides an added wound-healing benefit.