Jojoba oil is an excellent beauty ingredient with a myriad of benefits. Extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant, this natural oil mimics the oil produced by our skin – sebum. In other words, jojoba oil is an effective replacement for it, providing a barrier for the skin and protecting it against external aggressors.
Loaded with essential vitamins like vitamins B and E and minerals such as copper and zinc, jojoba oil can be used not just for promoting healthy skin but for boosting hair health too.
We’ve got all the details on this beauty oil, including all of its amazzzing benefits.
Hydration is essential for both the skin and hair. Luckily, jojoba oil is bursting with moisture-retaining abilities.
“The reason jojoba oil is such a potent moisturizer is due to its ability to act just like our skin’s natural oils,” says Dr Alan Durkin, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Basically, jojoba oil tricks the skin into thinking it has produced adequate oil, balancing the skin’s oils.
You can either use a jojoba-formulated product like Truly’s Pineapple All Purpose Skin Salve, or mix the oil into your daily moisturizer for added benefits.
“If you want to mix jojoba oil in with your moisturizer, make sure you are using an oil- or emollient-based product,” recommends Dr. Durkin. “The oil won’t mix well with water-based formulas.”
Thanks to its fatty acids and other nutrients, jojoba oil is a superb treatment for dry, brittle strands.
“Jojoba oil’s main benefit is moisture,” says naturopathic doctor Tess Marshall, N.D. “So when it comes to hair, you’ll commonly see it in hydrating and moisturizing shampoos or conditioners. It also makes a great addition to any deep conditioning mask.”
Sleep in Truly’s Super Fruit Conditioner, a jojoba-oil-formulated hair treatment designed to increase hair elasticity, boost shine, and promote long-lasting hydration.
With vitamin E that strengthens the capillary walls in the skin and speeds up cell regeneration, and vitamin B complex that wards of free radicals, jojoba oil is an awesome anti-aging ingredient.
“You may find it used in sunscreens, as it has been shown to help prevent damage to collagen from UV rays,” says Marshall. “This can be very helpful if you are looking to prevent sun damage and age better. You can drop a few drops into your favorite sunscreen if it doesn’t already have it.”
As mentioned before, jojoba is structurally similar to sebum which doesn’t just benefit dehydrated skin. It also helps acne-prone skin.
See, sebum is actually good for the skin as it keeps it hydrated and well-balanced. But too much of the stuff can cause breakouts. If you’re prone both to dryness and acne, you’ll benefit immensely from adding jojoba oil into your skincare routine. It’ll keep your oil levels balanced and prevent excess oil production from giving you pimples.
According to skincare specialist Lucy Xu, there’s another explanation for jojoba oil helping acne.
“A benefit of jojoba, which usually gets missed is that it is a natural repellent for microbes and helps prevent any bacterial growth on the skin,” says Xu. “This means if applied onto the skin, it will protect against developing skin conditions such as acne.”
Wash your skin in Truly’s Hemp Jelly Anti-Blemish Facial Cleanser. Made with salicylic acid, CBD, and organic jojoba seed oil, this daily cleanser helps clear congested pores for a smooth and blemish-free complexion.
With its high concentrations of B and E vitamins and minerals like zinc and copper, jojoba oil may help combat hair loss and promote faster hair growth.
It’s also loaded with antioxidants that reverse oxidative stress triggered by diet, mental stress, and pollution – a major contributor to hair loss.
To keep your lips soft and juicy, you need to care for them, which involves keeping them hydrated.
Whether used alone or within a lip balm, jojoba oil offers vitamins and minerals that nourish your pout and soothe dry, chapped lips.
And because jojoba oil absorbs so easily, you won’t have to worry about greasy residue on your lips. For best results, apply the oil to lips every evening before bed.
Try Truly’s Pineapple Hemp Glossy Lip Butter, made with pineapple, mango, and jojoba oil for moisture all day long.
Jojoba oil’s anti-inflammatory properties come from its high antioxidant content. Experts say it can soothe a number of skin conditions and relieve skin irritation.
“Jojoba oil has been shown to help soothe eczema and may aid in calming inflammation in the skin, especially if layered underneath a thick layer of petrolatum for stubborn patches of dryness,” says Dr Dhingra, M.D., a New York City-based dermatologist.
According to Miami-based dermatologist, Dr Stacy Chimento, M.D., jojoba oil can help clean away the day’s makeup.
“This is a great way to remove excess dirt and grime without stripping the skin of its natural oils,” she says. “Massage the oil gently all over the skin in circular motions and wipe away with a warm, wet washcloth.”
Alternatively, massage 10-12 drops of Truly’s jojoba-oil-formulated Purple Rain Oil into your skin to break down makeup, and remove the oil with a warm washcloth and gentle cleanser.
Rich in vitamins and fatty acids, jojoba oil can condition the scalp, lessen dryness, and eliminate dandruff.
Massage the oil into your scalp before bed for an overnight treatment. Keeping it in as you sleep will let jojoba oil’s anti-inflammatory properties work their magic to soothe dry, irritated skin on your scalp.
Nobody would want to miss out on jojoba oil’s list of beauty benefits. With so many uses, it’s quite the universal beauty potion isn’t it?
So grab yourself a bottle of organic jojoba oil or one of the recommended Truly products above, and start soaking up the benefits of this incredible oil!