Pronounced ho-ho-ba, (the J is silent) this well known oil features heavily in many skincare products and rightly so too. It possess numerous benefits
for skin health including containing many important vitamins and minerals like; vitamin E and B complex, silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. It also
has a very high percentage of iodine which gives this oil powerful healing qualities while also containing essential fatty acids.
What’s more this oil is almost identical to the sebum secreted by human sebaceous glands. When sebum supplies decline as a result of age, pollutants, or
environmental stresses, jojoba oil can be used to duplicate sebum oil. Which makes skincare that includes this ingredient highly effective given the
skin readily accepts this oil as it’s own.
It’s also non-comodogenic, which means it doesn’t clog pores and if you are trying to identify this ingredient on a skincare product you may see it listed as it’s official botanical name Simmondsia Chinesis. It is also known and referred to as goat nut, deer nut, pignut, wild hazel, quinine nut, coffeeberry, and gray box bush. (But I’ve not seen any of these names featured on ingredient listing before).
Native Americans discovered and used this plant way back in the 18th century. Using a morter and pestle they grinded the softened jojoba seeds into salves for skin and hair to condition.
While Jojoba is great for treating acne due to its healing properties and its ability to balance the oil production of the skin, other benefits include;
- Keeps hair soft and glossy and makes a great scalp oil for dry scalp
- Softens cracked heals
- Heals and moisturisers chapped lips
- Prevents damage from free radicals
- Ideal for treatment of psoriasis and eczema.
MiSMo uses Jojoba Oil in Anti-Wrinkle Cream, ACE Vitamin C Serum and Nourishing Cream for its skin rejuvenating, softening and anti-aging qualities.
Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a powerful anti-aging moisturiser that also includes Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid.
While ACE Vitamin C Serum also contains Vitamins A, C & E together with Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, another very light oil containing essential fatty acids and absorbs quickly. This serum is also a concentrated anti-aging treatment that offers much needed anti-oxidants for the skin.
Nourishing Cream is a mix of nut oils together with Jojoba Oil resulting in a moisturiser that offers vital skin health benefits.
Tip – During the cooler winter months why not add a drop of ACE Vitamin C to MiSMo PHP mask for an extra moisturising and nourishing treatment for your skin. Perfect if your skin is suffering from the harsh and drying winter winds. The addition of the ACE Vitamin C Serum and all of its ingredients including Jojoba Oil takes this treatment to a whole new level.