Originating from semi-desert regions, the jojoba is a shrub with tough foliage. Highly valued in cosmetics, the oil extracted from it is particularly used for its benefits on excess sebum and skin imperfections.
The origin of jojoba oil.
The cultivation of jojoba has primarily taken root in the southern United States (California and Arizona) and northern Mexico. A few years later, it expanded to other countries such as Australia, Argentina, Egypt, Peru, and Israel.Jojoba oil, like most vegetable oils, is obtained through cold pressing, by crushing its seeds. The resulting oily liquid is yellow in color, rich in waxy esters, which positions it as the only "wax" of plant origin. Exceptionally pure, it has the advantage of not turning rancid, due to a molecular structure rich in esters and monounsaturated fatty acids. Jojoba also contains a substance called simmondsin, which is notably recognized for its antioxidant properties.
The production of skincare products.
The waxy liquid found in jojoba seeds closely resembles human sebum. Nutritious, it promotes the absorption of skincare products without leaving a greasy film on the surface. Therefore, all skin types can benefit from the use of jojoba oil, whether it's dry, dehydrated, or oily.
The production of hair care products.
The properties of the cerides found in jojoba are widely utilized in hair care products. For oily hair, this oil aids in regulating excessive sebum production. With weekly application, the scalp is cleansed and nourished, and the hair appears visibly shinier, as its nourishing virtues act on dry ends, limiting breakage and split ends.