Jojoba oil benefits the skin 

To all you millennials, you must surely remember Steve Martin or the famous Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther franchise, dancing around the quaint little french kitchen, with shampoo on his head, to the tune of ‘ho-ho-bah’. Yes, pronounced as ho-ho-bah, Jojoba is a native plant which thrives in the dry and arid belt of the southwest United States. Jojoba derives its name from the word ‘hohowi’, which means a bean or a nut, in the O’Odham Native American tribe’s local language. Commonly also known by names such as Pig Nut, Coffeeberry, Deer Nut, and Quinine Nut this perennial shrub is hailed as the superfood for our hair. Its medicinal properties are pretty impressive in skin care as well. 

The collection and domestication of the Jojoba seeds started as early as the 1700s by the indigenous people of Mexico. Picking up the Jojoba seeds, treating them with heat, and then grinding them using a mortar pestle, to form a silky soft buttery paste, which was then used as a conditioning agent, as a cosmetic ingredient for the hair and skin, and as an ointment for the bruises and cuts on the skin. These tiny golden nuggets of gold came to use in the mainstream cosmetic and skincare industry, just a few decades ago. Let’s learn about some of the curative and miraculous cosmetic properties, these little seeds hold. 

• Moisturizing
 Jojoba oil not only prevents moisture loss but it also retains it. It acts like a humectant, which means it attracts moisture from the environment to the outermost layer of our skin, keeping it hydrated. Jojoba oil mimics the waxy quality, just as the sebum your skin produces. Thus forming a protective shield on your skin, which locks in the moisture levels of your skin, keeping it hydrated and soft. 

• Soothes skin 
Ok, so we just covered how Jojoba oil is a humectant, which makes it great to soothe some damaged skin. Jojoba contains B- complex and Vitamin E which helps reduce burning, redness and skin discomfort. Its unique skin healing and calming abilities make Jojoba a popular choice in sunscreen products. The therapeutic qualities of Jojoba oil prevent skin peeling and help support hydrated, soft and supple skin. 

• Prevents acne 
The chemical structure of Jojoba is almost the same as the natural oil produced by our body, sebum. This is one of the main reasons, why Jojoba oil is accepted so well by the skin, vis à vis controlling its own sebum production, thus leaving the skin more balanced. Jojoba oil also has unique anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties which help treat existing acne and prevents the formation of new breakouts. 

• Reduces signs of ageing 
Jojoba oil is rich in antioxidants and various other nutrients, which results in younger-looking skin. Jojoba, being the most effective and efficient moisturizer, helps maintain the skin’s elasticity, which reduces the pace at which the fine lines appear and deepen. It gives your skin’s elasticity a boost, keeping it plumper and healthier, for longer. 

• Keeps skin healthy 
Jojoba oil is packed with powerful skin nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. It also contains Omega 6 as well as 9 fatty acids which rejuvenate and restore your skin’s volume and make your skin look plumper, smoother and more radiant. 

• Controls excess sebum production 
As we know the chemical structure of sebum is almost identical to the structure of Jojoba oil. When our skin lacks moisture, it produces its own natural oil, sometimes in excessive quantities. Using Jojoba oil as a natural moisturizer can trick your skin into believing it to be sebum, thus signalling your sebaceous gland to not produce additional oil. This not only prevents you from looking overly greasy but also balances out your skin’s oil control, making it look healthy and bright. 

• Boosts collagen production 
Our body produces a protein called collagen, which is the base of our body’s bones, muscles, skin, tissues etc. It helps our body heal faster. As we age, collagen production in our body decreases. Infusing Jojoba oil in our daily skin massage, can boost the skin’s collagen production and improve its elasticity. 

• Natural cleanser
Oil Cleansing may seem like a recent fad, but in reality, this is a practice which has been used since time immemorial. Massaging Jojoba oil on your face, after rinsing it with lukewarm water, is one of the best and most natural ways to get rid of all the day's grime and pollutants, leading to clear, healthy and happy-looking skin. 

• Reduces scarring 
We all are aware that Vitamin E is the way to go if you want to eliminate acne scars or any other scars on your skin. Jojoba oil is packed with Vitamin E and can be highly beneficial in healing and reducing scars. Its wound-healing properties not only lighten the appearance of scars, but it also has a calming effect on them. 

Jojoba oil has several other benefits for our skin too, it reduces the size of the pores, helps reduce sunspots, lightens the under-eye bags etc. It is also effective in treating various skin issues like eczema, psoriasis and acne. Keeping this in mind, at Jovees herbal, we try to incorporate, all the goodness of natural herbs that Mother Nature has been kind enough to bestow upon us. Jovees Revita Glow face cream, Jovees Jojoba and Neem face scrub, Jovees Strawberry face wash, Jovees Bridal Brightening face cream, Jovees Vitamin E lip balm, Jovees Sandalwood Protection day cream and Jovees Sun Protective sunscreen are a few amidst many, many Jovees products which include the nutrients of this liquid gold in it. 

So, delay not my friend, now that you know of the multiple benefits of this miracle worker, include this magic potion in your daily regime today.