Thursday, February 25, 2016

Review | The Jojoba Company - Pure Jojoba & Hand Cream

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The Jojoba Company specializes in featuring 100% natural Australian jojoba in their skincare products. Jojoba is a natural ingredient that is good for the skin, they have a whole page on their website dedicated to Jojoba information and benefits. Here are some key points in understanding its importance in skincare:
  • Jojoba will hydrate and nourish skin
  • Jojoba can work on the deeper layers where the cell regeneration and cell synthesis occurs
  • Jojoba replenishes the wax produced naturally in young healthy skin
  • Jojoba also protects what is added to it so jojoba is able to carry important nutrients with it deep into skin to support skin health
  • Jojoba is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic

I found this tidbit the most interesting:
100% pure liquid wax esters make up to 50% of the mass of jojoba beans. Wax esters make up to 30% of the sebum produced in young, healthy skin. They kill germs, smother viruses, keep sebum liquid and flowing, naturally condition hair and create the barrier in skin that stops moisture from escaping from deeper living skin cells.

I started using the 100% Natural Australian Jojoba ($14.95) as my nighttime moisturizer. I would apply about 2-3 pumps of it all over my face and neck, sleep with it over night and wake up with supple glowing skin. It has no scent, so I found it very easy to wear daily. There is no greasy residue, I'm pretty sure the skin absorbs it completely because within a few minutes you can't tell I applied an oil to my face. I've even applied makeup right on top and it did not break down the products or make my skin oily.

I do have some freckling from past sunburns in my younger years, and I have not really noticed them reduce at all. However, I did have scarring from old breakouts that never seemed to lighten on their own, until I started using the 100% Natural Australian Jojoba on a regular basis. I can tell in the excessive self photos I take every day when I'm modeling products, those spots I used to feel compelled to conceal, don't seem to show through anymore.

I have also noticed that my extremely sensitive chin area has been the most healthiest it's been since I started puberty and developed skin sensitivities years ago. This is the main selling point for me because my chin is always alligator dry, tight, itchy, and flaky. But after using the Jojoba, my chin feels just as supple and smooth as the rest of my face. The redness has calmed down, and I've noticed I can actually wear SPF cosmetics products without having a bad reaction or feeling a burning sensation. I honestly think Jojoba saved my sensitive skin, and I don't think I can ever stop using it! (My Skincare Journey)

Moving on to the Lemon & Coconut Hand Cream ($22.95), I enjoy this product, it is definitely not greasy and it soaks into the skin just as quickly as the 100% Natural Australian Jojoba does. It has a slight lemon aroma, nothing strong or lingering. I was a bit sad that it didn't smell like coconut, instead it has some coconut oil in the ingredients, along with macadamia oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter.

I really enjoy this hand cream, it stays in my desk drawer for when I'm done with swatching products and need to hydrate my skin from all the wiping and scrubbing. This price is pretty high, but I think the quality is worth it. You only need one pump per use, and with 1.7 fl oz, that will last quite a long time. I much prefer this formula over some other pricey shea butter and coconut oil hand creams and lotions out on the market.