Moisturizing, nourishing, softening, soothing, regenerating ... if there was only one, it would be it: jojoba oil. This fluid and odourless vegetable oil promises to take care of your skin and hair, while regulating excess sebum and preventing skin ageing. Multifunctional, it is the ideal care for all those who wish to keep only the bare minimum in their bathroom, and use only natural cosmetics, respectful of their body and the environment!
WHAT IS JOJOBA OIL?
Jojoba oil is obtained by pressing the wax contained in the seeds of jojoba, a shrub native to California, southern Arizona and northwestern Mexico. Known as "desert gold", jojoba has been cultivated for many centuries, especially by the American Indians who used its oil for its healing, moisturizing and protective properties.
The delicate amber colour of jojoba oil promises many wonders... It is rich in omega 9 fatty acids, and unsaponifiables (components of a vegetable oil that cannot be transformed into soap, and which have preserved all its properties) such as: nutrients (copper, zinc, linoleic acid), biotin, niacin and vitamin E. As you will have understood, jojoba oil is a concentrate of benefits. Its composition, particularly close to that of human sebum, gives it unequalled virtues to regulate the production of the latter. Last but not least: it is easily assimilated by the skin, leaving no oily effect.
Omega 9 fatty acids: Omega 9s contain a large proportion of oleic acid, present in the sebum of our hydrolipidic film, whose role is to protect the skin from external aggressions. They ensure good membrane plasticity and play the role of anti-inflammatories while nourishing the epidermis. The skin is elastic, supple and moisturized!
Unsaponifiables (copper, zinc, linoleic acid, biotin, niacin and vitamin E): by trapping the free radicals responsible for the oxidation of our cells and their premature aging, unsaponifiables help prevent the first signs of aging. They boost the skin's barrier function, activate collagen production and promote skin elasticity by protecting elastin (a protein that helps the skin regain its initial shape after a movement or a pinch).
Akane's advice: choose a 100% pure and natural, organic and cold-pressed jojoba oil to be sure that it has not undergone any chemical treatment and that it has retained its countless benefits!
IN WHICH CASES SHOULD IT BE USED?
TO NOURISH AND MOISTURIZE THE FACE AND BODY
Jojoba oil can be used on the face and body. Its advantage: it is suitable for all skin types! It nourishes and repairs dry, very dry and/or atopic skin, firms up mature skin lacking in tone, and moisturizes normal, combination or oily skin. With an index of comedogeneity null (0/5), it does not block the pores, and does not involve the appearance of any button, black spot or microcyst. For combination skin, this is a much better option for you than coconut oil.
Directions for use: apply jojoba oil to clean, dry skin, just after showering, to soften the epidermis dried by the hard water and rubbing of the towel. In the palm of your hand, pour a few drops and then apply from the bottom of the body upwards in a circular massage. Hydration and tonus guaranteed!
It can also be used at any time of the day, whenever the need arises, and even on the particularly sensitive skin of very young children.