Originating from semi-desert regions, the jojoba is a shrub with tough foliage. Highly valued in cosmetics, the oil extracted from it is particularly used for its benefits on excess sebum and skin imperfections.
The origins of jojoba oil.
The cultivation of jojoba has primarily taken root in the southern United States (California and Arizona) and northern Mexico. A few years later, it spread to other countries such as Australia, Argentina, Egypt, Peru, and Israel.Jojoba oil, like most vegetable oils, is obtained by cold pressing, by crushing its seeds. The resulting oily liquid is yellow in colour, rich in waxy esters, which positions it as the only "wax" of vegetable origin. Exceptionally pure, it has the advantage of not turning rancid, due to a molecular structure rich in esters and monounsaturated fatty acids. Jojoba also contains a substance called simmondsin, which is notably recognised for its antioxidant properties.
The production of skincare treatments.
The waxy liquid found in jojoba seeds closely resembles human sebum. Nutritious, it promotes the absorption of skincare products without leaving a greasy film on the surface. Therefore, all skin types can benefit from the use of jojoba oil, whether it be dry, dehydrated or oily.
The production of hair care treatments.
The properties of the cerides found in jojoba are extensively utilised in haircare products. For oily hair, this oil aids in the regulation of excessive sebum production. With a weekly application, the scalp is cleansed and nourished, and the hair visibly shinier, as its nourishing virtues act on dry ends, limiting breakage and split ends.