How To Use Jojoba Oil in Cosmetics?

How To Use Jojoba Oil in Cosmetics?

Jojoba oil is one of many cosmetic oils currently available in the beauty market. However, it has unique features that set it apart from olive oil or coconut oil, to name a few. After all, diving into the extensive beauty oil catalog can be a defiant task, and you may not know where to begin- or that Praan Naturals jojoba products are your best and go-to option.

Jojoba oil has been around for a while and for a good reason. With a few drops of this oil, you get endless benefits for your skin and hair. 

Indeed, jojoba oil can improve your skin barrier, soothe dry skin, treat acne, ditch dandruff and even delay signs of aging. So, jojoba oil is a true multitasker ingredient.

And, talking about the best jojoba oil in the market, Praan Naturals jojoba products are highly versatile. They can be included in a wide variety of products, including cleansing pads or scrubs, bath oils, nourishing facial creams, hair conditioners, makeup removers, and even shaving creams.

What is Jojoba Oil? Is It an Oil or a Wax?

Although commonly referred to as jojoba oil, it is a light golden liquid wax, so it is not technically an oil but shares the best traits of both presentations, making it a versatile ingredient. 

Indeed, jojoba oil has a thick consistency and waxy texture, more similar to sebum and lanolin (wool wax from sheep). It has a pleasant, nutty taste with a golden, yellowish color.

Jojoba oil comes from a perennial plant (Simmondsia chinensis) that grows in the deserts of North America and Northwestern Mexico. Although, it is also cultivated worldwide in Egypt, Chile, and Argentina.

This woody shrub is highly resistant to drought, and its oil also shows great endurance, high oxidative stability, and low degradation due to the presence of antioxidants. Also, it is a great mixture of esters of long-chain fatty acids and alcohols.

Jojoba oil accounts for up to half of the plant's dry weight in seeds (50-52%), and it has more nutritional value and efficacy when it is pure, 100% organic, and cold-pressed instead when it is refined and with preservatives.

After all, heat and chemical processes may alter jojoba oil's chemical structure, compromising its integrity and overall performance.

Jojoba Oil Benefits

Jojoba oil is no newcomer when it comes to cosmetic formulations. 

This non-irritating, non-comedogenic oil has been used since ancient times by Native Americans in the Sonora desert (California) to treat wounds and sores. Nowadays, it is a common additive to moisturizers and sunscreens.

After all, its emollient and moisturizing properties are well known. But there is more to that story. 

Numerous clinical trials have demonstrated jojoba oil's antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-acne properties thanks to the chemical composition of jojoba oil wax esters. 

Also, jojoba oil can be a carrier oil for other actives due to its high skin penetration, improving the delivery and efficacy of other ingredients in skincare formulations.

So, jojoba oil has excellent properties on its own and can also improve the performance of other actives or essential oils- talk about being a team player!

Jojoba Oil Skin Barrier Repair Effects

Jojoba oil shows a high content of wax esters, making it an excellent choice for dermatoses with damaged skin barriers, such as eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and acne.

After all, skin dryness is synonymous with a compromised skin barrier.

Indeed, jojoba oil is a great moisturizer. It attracts water, retains moisture, and prevents Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL), forming a protective layer with an occlusive effect but without blocking the passage of water vapor.

Also, jojoba oil can effectively and naturally restore the skin's lipids because it is rich in triglycerides and fatty acids. It contains fatty acids such as ferulic acid, docosenoic acid, eleven-eicosenoic acid, oleic acid, palmitoleic acid, and erucic acid.

So, with jojoba oil, you can say goodbye to dry patches, itchiness, and flakiness. Its skin surface-softening effect, though, comes without the oily, greasy after feel of other oils, lanolin or petrolatum.

Jojoba oil's unique composition, with a high molecular weight and low viscosity, shows a keratoplastic effect and can effectively restore the skin's natural shine.

Due to its waxy consistency, similar to natural sebum, jojoba oil can somehow cheat the skin. It can upregulate oil production in dry areas while also diminishing sebum in oily ones, so jojoba oil offers hydration and emolliency where needed. 

Indeed, the topical application of jojoba oil shows a pivotal role in skin homeostasis.

Jojoba Oil Unique Properties Anti-Inflammatory Potential and its Role in Treating Eczema, Psoriasis, and Atopic Dermatitis

Usually, the skin is exposed to noxious stimuli such as pollutants, stress, infection, and wounds. And the physiologic response is to induce inflammation to later contribute to tissue repair or infection control. 

However, the pro-inflammatory substances (chemokines) produced by activated skin and immune cells could also damage the healthy skin tissue near the target of the inflammation process. 

Therefore, the intensity and duration of inflammation are critical in limiting damage to normal skin tissue and jojoba oil is essential to tone down and modulate inflammation in chronic diseases such as eczema and atopic dermatitis.

Additionally, jojoba oil's antipsoriatic activity is due to a positive keratoplastic paired with a slight keratolytic effect that diminishes excessive skin scaling.

Jojoba Oil for Acne Vulgaris 

A commonly acknowledged truth is that a compromised skin barrier leads to acne and blemishes. 

Acne-prone skin results from clogged pores due to excessive sebum production, bacterial colonization, and secondary inflammation.

Jojoba wax is now considered a complementary or alternative acne treatment, such as green tea and tea tree oil.

A prospective observational study in 2012 showed significant improvement in skin lesions due to mild acne vulgaris after a six-week self-treatment with clay jojoba oil face masks applied 2-3 times per week.

As a liquid wax, jojoba oil penetrates hair follicles and pores, removing sebum deposits, thus clearing the skin and eliminating comedones.

Jojoba Oil for Anti-Aging and Wound Healing 

In vitro studies have shown that jojoba oil can positively impact wound healing processes, inducing migration and proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes (skin cells).

Also, it has been shown to induce type I collagen production, which could also effectively diminish fine lines and wrinkles. This, paired with its high content of vitamin E and antioxidants, turn jojoba oil into a novel anti-aging ingredient.

Jojoba Oil for Hair Care and Dandruff

Jojoba oil is used for hair care and different scalp disorders, including dandruff. After all, sebum naturally coats your hair strands, so applying jojoba oil can make your hair feel soft, thick, and healthy, promoting hair growth.

Indeed, adding a few jojoba oil drops to your usual conditioner can nurture the hair fiber, prevent protein loss, protect the hair thread, and improve breakage resistance.

Praan Naturals Jojoba Products: Taking Jojoba Oil To the Next Level

We already discuss the benefits of including jojoba oil in your skin routine and cosmetics. But, Praan Naturals took this golden elixir to the next level, manufacturing it in oil form and as wax beads.

Indeed, when adding Praans jojoba oil to creams and lotions, you get emolliency and lubrication while maintaining thickness and a rich product.

But, with Jojoba wax beads, you get 100% natural, gentle, and non-abrasive exfoliation when included in soap and face and body formulations.

Yes! Praan's jojoba wax beads can give you gentle exfoliation without causing micro lacerations or damaging your delicate skin. These small, round, soft, colorful beads are superior to ground nut shells or pumice powders. 

So, Praan Naturals jojoba products are versatile enough to be included in almost any cosmetic formulation. You get emolliency, softness, exfoliation, and hydration tailored to your needs. Say goodbye to dryness, acne, hair fallout, and more!


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