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Ingredient of the Month: Jojoba Oil

Ingredient of the Month: Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil, the one ingredient that is used in every product in the Ogee collection.This month we are highlighting this super ingredient and exploring the many benefits of jojoba oil. 

To ensure purity and potency, the 100% organic jojoba oil used in Ogee’s products is grown and cold pressed on an American farm. The oil is extracted from the seed of the Jojoba plant, a shrubby tree that was used by Native Americans for its many benefits. The jojoba plant grows in hot, dry regions, native to California and Arizona.

 Suitable for all skin types and full of nutrients and antioxidants - jojoba oil (pronounced, "ha ho ba") helps tame inflammation, reduce fines lines, control acne breakouts and soothe sunburns.  

But did you know, jojoba oil is referred to as an “oil” but it is, in fact, a liquid wax? This wax structure of jojoba oil is very similar to the natural oils of your skin, which means it not only moisturizes but absorbs faster than any other skincare oil. 

10 Benefits of Jojoba Oil 

1.  Deeply-Hydrating. It is lighter than other face oils and easily absorbed into skin. It deeply penetrates to soothe and soften while providing an excellent moisturizing effect and adding a healthy glow.

2.  Long-Lasting Moisturization. It doesn’t evaporate like water-based moisturizers, which is very important when your skin is exposed to the environment. Studies have shown that jojoba oil provides a substantial long-acting layer of moisture. 

3.  Nutritious for Skin. Jojoba is full of nutrients like Vitamin E and B, as well as antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc, which all nourish and protect skin. Organic, cold-pressed, jojoba oil has the highest level of antioxidants and nutrients.

4.  Anti–Aging. Because it is the perfect moisturizer, Jojoba can help slow down the appearance of aging, and help to fade fine lines and wrinkles. 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.

5.  Non-Acnegenic. Because Jojoba oil 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.  Easy, Not Greasy. Because Jojoba oil is very similar to our own skin oils, it immediately penetrates skin and smoothes easily, helping to promote healthy, glowing skin without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue.

7.  Soothes Sunburn. Jojoba oils hydrating action soothes sunburn and helps reduce the chances of peeling.

8.  Gentle & Non-Allergenic. Jojoba oil is recommended for people with sensitive skin (including psoriasis and eczema) because of its gentle nature. Applying Jojoba oil to compromised skin can help reduce flare-ups.

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. Bonus: Jojoba oil acts as a natural preservative.