Jojoba oil is suitable for the care of impure, dehydrated, dry and mature skin as well as combination skin. As a liquid wax, jojoba oil is a unique cosmetic raw material: thanks to its similarity to the human lipid film, it biomimetically protects the skin from water loss and thus has a moisture-binding effect. At the same time, jojoba oil does not create a greasy skin feeling and is therefore an ideal component for moisturising creams or hydrating fluids. Blemished skin benefits from the antibacterial properties of jojoba oil.
Thanks to the fatty substances and antioxidants contained in jojoba oil, such as sterols or vitamin E, it can also be used for cosmetics that combat inflammatory ageing processes, so called inflamm-aging. The moisture-binding effect of the oil also ensures more elasticity of the skin and also offers a light UV protection.
Jojoba oil is also popular in eye creams or make-up removal products because it spreads relatively slowly and therefore hardly creeps into the eyes. Jojoba oil requires less preservative additives in formulations and stabilises other vegetable oils. This is particularly interesting for minimalistic formulated products. It also serves as a substitute for the in the meantime banned sperm whale oil, which used to be extracted from sperm whales.
Product ideas for jojoba oil
Jojoba oil and shea butter fit into the formula of a protective and rich eye cream.
Jojoba oil is suitable for use in a two-phase make-up removal oil (e.g. with rose water).
In a light moisturiser for combination skin, jojoba oil and grape seed oil can be combined.
A formulation with jojoba oil, neem oil and clay forms the basis for a scalp mask.
For a facial oil for night care of mature or even inflamed skin, jojoba oil can be mixed with rosehip seed oil to stabilise it.