Jojoba oil—and its counterparts jojoba butter and esters—are derived from the jojoba plant, which is a shrub. The oil and butter contains tons of fatty acids, which provide extreme moisture. The jojoba seed is similar to a coffee bean in size and color, and is comprised of 50% “oil” (technically a liquid wax) by weight. This wax substance is extracted by cold-pressing in a machine, and is sometimes further refined or leached. Unrefined oil takes on a golden hue while refined jojoba oil is clear.
Benefits: Because it’s non-comedogenic, it won’t clog your pores, worsen acne, or cause inflammation. It delivers intense moisturization, which in turn helps to smoothen and nourish the skin. It also helps those with skin conditions like eczema!
Skin Types: Fatty acids, especially those in jojoba oil, work amazingly well for dry skin. However, all skin types have responded well to jojoba oil. In fact, jojoba oil is often celebrated by oily and acne-prone skin types, and those with psoriasis and eczema have also sung its praises.