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All About Jojoba

jojoba oil for skin

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What is Jojoba Seed Oil? And why is it the first ingredient on the Outer Being Face and Body Oil?

Jojoba seed oil, in short, is a miracle ingredient. It's amazing for skin, it’s sustainable, it does it all. Locally grown and drought tolerant, it is as sustainable as it is effective! Jojoba oil comes from the seeds of the Jojoba plant, a shrub native to the South West with a long history of indigenous use. Deceiving as it may be, Jojoba oil is actually not an oil at all but a semi-solid wax! Its unique chemical composition of fatty acids, fatty alcohols, and wax esters makes for a non skin-clogging super emollient that's hypoallergenic and perfect for daily use. 

Moisturization Powerhouse

Jojoba Seed Oil moisturizes and soothes skin, of all types, so your body doesn’t have to work too hard.

It is a humectant very similar to naturally produced sebum. Translation: It’s a super moisturizing plant that creates a barrier over your skin to protect you from moisture loss. This may benefit skin that is prone to acne, wrinkles, or dandruff. Because Jojoba oil is so similar to the sebum that our skin produces naturally, it’s also able to help regulate our body’s hair and sweat follicles from excessive oil production, as a means of hydration. It basically tells your body “I’ve got this.”
 

Nutrient-Rich

The benefits seem to be never ending when you factor in that it is also an antioxidant, rich in vitamin E. This means it is able to protect skin from environmental stressors that can negatively impact your skin, like pollution in the air and smoke. The natural forms of Vitamin E found in Jojoba oil attribute to other healing and soothing properties. Jojoba oil can be used to aid the healing process of wounds, sunburns and scar tissue.

Perfect for all skin types

This wonder ingredient is all-inclusive and well-suited for sensitive skin. It’s a hypoallergenic anti-inflammatory meaning it’s safe and actually perfect for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and other drying skin conditions.

Jojoba oil isn’t a means of treating medical conditions though the genetic makeup of it may assist the body in its naturally occurring healing process.

Sustainable

We chose to use this oil in the Outer Being Face and Body Oil, in addition to all of its benefits, because of how and where it’s produced. It is a perennial, drought-tolerant crop, native to North America. We love and prioritize all that is locally produced, USDA Organic, and sustainable.

Extracted Jojoba oil is nontoxic, biodegradable, and is resistant to spoiling. It’s difficult to not fall in love with all its properties and uses. 

Anti Anti Anti

The uses are endless! Moisturization is a heavy hitter, definitely! Though we find this plant to be extra-special due to all of its anti’s; those being the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.

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