A perennial woody shrub native to the semiarid Sonoran Desert region of northwestern Mexico and the neighboring southwestern United States, Buxus Chinensis grows in dense stands in the wild. Jojoba oil has been used by the native population for centuries as a gentle, soothing moisturiser.
Jojoba “oil” is different from other vegetable oils in that it is not actually triglyceride oil but a liquid wax. Its unique chemical makeup mimics the sebum naturally present on human skin.
Jojoba oil is light textured, easily absorbed, and rich in omega fatty acids. It has antiseptic properties, which help fight infection and clear the pores and forms a protective barrier to help the skin retain its natural moisture.