Jojoba has been dubbed a miracle oil in the natural beauty world — and for good reason! It is actually not an oil at all but instead a liquid wax with natural wax esters chemically similar to those found in our skin. So pure jojoba provides the same nurturing and protection to our skin and hair as it would its own plant cells. And recognising it as similar to the wax found in its own sebum, our skin lets the oil in to deeper and deeper layers to deliver all of its beauty enhancing goodness — it makes those pots of super expensive ‘special formulas’ you have lining your bathroom shelves seem like a royal rip-off. Actually, once you get your hands on this incredible plant magic you can give many of your lotions and potions the ol’ heave-ho.
Here at TVB headquarters we are absolutely loving our bottles of 100% natural Australian jojoba oil by The Jojoba Company that came in this season’s beauty box. This oil is packed with antioxidants; is rich in Vitamins A, D and E; contains Omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids and is suitable to all skin types. Plus it has more uses than a Swiss Army knife and is non-toxic, naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and hypoallergenic.
So, what makes The Jojoba Co Jojoba so much better than most on the market?
“The pure golden jojoba liquid wax that is used in our entire skincare range comes straight from our farm. It is located in Australia’s Riverina region, in Yenda, where we have created a plantation based on sustainability. Our range begins with the purest jojoba. Organically grown, extra virgin cold pressed, and then filtered fourteen times for absolute purity. The deep golden colour is completely natural and reflects the meticulous processing. Australian plant extracts like kakadu plum, lilllypilly and quandong are also blended as part of the range. Hand selected to bring their own powerful qualities to the mix, they work in perfect balance with jojoba”
Jojoba is easily absorbed and deeply penetrative so it is a highly effective moisturiser. It also acts to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and minimise scars and stretch marks. It is a gentle makeup remover, hair and lip conditioner, can control hair loss and dandruff, and works wonders on dry hands and messy cuticles. It can also be used to soothe and reduce the visible effects of sunburn, heat rash and other skin irritations such as rosacea, psoriasis & eczema. And its anti-bacterial properties make it a powerful player in anyone’s acne arsenal.
Jojoba is also a carbon negative plant, can live for 300 years and has no pests or diseases in Australia so no chemicals are applied to the crop — making it a beauty solution that isn’t harmful to our environment. And of course, this product is not tested on any of our fur friends. This little golden oil is a winner in our books — have you tried it yet? What do you think?
Emma Bailie is a freelance journalist, vegan blogger and travel-memoir writer. She is passionate about animal rights, social justice and the inner peace that can be found when dining on the tragically misrepresented potato. She has to read magazines back to front but she doesn’t quite know why. She prefers her hot chips cold but that’s just between you and her, okay?