Jojoba Oil

Buxus Chinensis
Also called:
Jojoba Seed Oil

Jojoba oil also known as Buxus Chinensis oil is a trophy winner ingredient of quality moisturizers, creams, lotions and wide range of cosmetic and make-up products. It is included in composition of almost all types of body care formulations up to the concentration of 100%. Why is it so popular? What makes it so appealing to beauty product manufacturers? Let's dig in and uncover the mystery.

Jojoba seed oil is a dense liquid derived from the seeds* of Simmondsia chinensis. This oil is extremely stable and exerts unique beneficial properties for skin, hair and nails. The exclusiveness of this ingredient is hidden in its composition. It mostly (97%) consists of liquid wax which is structurally very similar to the natural wax of human sebum. So, actually, Jojoba oil is not a plant oil, but it is called so because of it pale yellow color and oily consistency.

This liquid wax acts as a perfect emollient, which lubricates skin, seals it and blocks its dehydration. Being structurally close to body's natural lubricating agents it makes skin smooth, moisturized and radiant without leaving a greasy film on it. It is a rather lightweight moisturizer which benefits acne treatment as well. The application of the oil stops the production of excess sebum which usually causes acne breakouts.   

Jojoba oil fights wrinkles and skin aging due to its antioxidant activityTocopherols (vitamin E) and polyphenols included in this oil effectively neutralize free radicals which are notorious for their collagen damaging action.

It also demonstrates anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. Inflammation causes collagen and elastin degradation, which negatively affect the aspect of skin. Jojoba oil anti-inflammatory properties prevent skin sagging and wrinkling. In addition to that, research shows that this unique oil activates the production of collagen leading to reinforcement of skin scaffolding.

Jojoba seed oil is an outstanding performer. It is a comprehensively effective, safe and stable ingredient which highly benefits human skin, hair and nails.    

*These kernels are also called wild hazel, oat nut, coffeeberry, deer nut, goat nut, pignut, gray box nut and quinine nut.