It’s seems there’s a new hot oil every season or so, and if you’re experiencing argan, coconut or oil-blend fatigue, there’s a new player in town… And it’s jojoba oil. Lauded for its ability to hydrate every inch of your body from head to toe, there’s no end to the uses for this oil. Face, body, hair, scalp, cuticles, hands… You name it. And because this wax ester (it’s not technically an oil) has a similar composition to the oil that our bodies produce naturally, it won’t clog pores and make breakouts worse.
I recently got a lovely delivery from The Jojoba Company out of Australia, and they happen to serve up this oil in a variety of formulations to fit your particular needs. Of course there’s the 100% Natural Australian Jojoba, which is straight-up jojoba oil that you can use to cleanse, moisturize and remove makeup—or for just about anything else for that matter. The price tag starts at a super-affordable $14.95, and this is seriously a multitasking skincare essential that can do just about anything.
If you prefer a more targeted treatment, you can reap the benefits of jojoba and then some with the 100% Natural Ultimate Jojoba Youth Potion, which combines jojoba with CoQ10 and vitamin E for antioxidant protection, plus essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B, C, D and F for a veritable anti-aging cornucopia. Again, the price is right, and you can rival the nourishment of much pricier products for a mere $39.95.
In case you’re a little late to the game, oils are where it’s at in skincare these days, and if you’re either on the fence (or on a budget), these jojoba-based treatments are well worth it.