Ingredient Spotlight: 12 Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Your Skin, Hair and Beard

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Jojoba Oil is lighter than other skincare oils.

And its structure is very similar to the natural oils of our own skin.

So Jojoba Oil moisturizes your skin, but also absorbs faster than other face oils.

And doesn’t leave a layer of shine on your face.

It has an oil-regulating action, so it’s perfect if you’re prone to oiliness. And because it contains vitamin E it helps delay signs of aging too.

Which is why it's one of the key ingredients in our Hydrating Daily Moisturiser.

Here's all the benefits of Jojoba Oil for your skin, your hair and your beard - and why it’s especially good for men.



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Jojoba Oil is included in our Hydrating Daily Moisturizer 


What is Jojoba Oil? 

Jojoba Oil comes from the seeds of the Simmondsia Chinensis shrub found in the deserts of North America.

Like other skincare oils, Jojoba Oil is rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

But what sets it apart from other face oils?

Well it has the same molecular structure as the natural oils (or sebum) of our own skin.


What does this mean for your skin?

When you apply Jojoba Oil to your face it mimics the skin’s natural sebum and balances out your complexion, adding more moisture where it’s needed, and reducing oil production where it’s not.

And because of this unique structure, Jojoba Oil is absorbed quickly and is able to penetrate deeply, without leaving a layer of shine on your face.

Perhaps best of all, it does great things for all skin types, from dry and sensitive to oily and acne-prone.


And for your hair? 

Sebum also naturally coats each strand of hair, so applying Jojoba Oil to your hair and beard will make everything feel soft and boost shine. It’s also great for your hair follicles and scalp.

Ready to discover the best way to use this amazingly versatile oil? Keep scrolling to learn the many uses and benefits of Jojoba Oil for a man’s skin and hair.


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Amazingly versatile, Jojoba Oil offers many benefits for a man's skin and hair


The easiest way to benefit from Jojoba Oil every day is to use skincare that includes this amazing ingredient.

That’s why we made it one of the key ingredients of our Hydrating Daily Moisturizer. Like all of our products this lightweight moisturizer was developed especially for a man’s skin

And versatile Jojoba Oil is the perfect ingredient for your skin.  


  1. Jojoba Oil hydrates your skin 

Jojoba Oil is lighter than other face oils so it’s easily absorbed. It penetrates deeply to soothe and hydrate while providing an excellent moisturizing effect, making your skin look healthier.


  1. It keeps your skin moisturized all day long

Jojoba Oil doesn’t evaporate like water-based moisturizers.

Instead it works to seal your skin with a protective barrier to retain moisture. And it does this without clogging your pores.

So it keeps your skin hydrated and looking fresh and healthy all day long. 


  1. Jojoba Oil makes your skin look younger 

A protective anti-oxidant, Jojoba Oil helps the skin defend itself against the free radicals that cause the signs of aging and skin damage.

It prevents the breakdown of elastin, whilst also nourishing and increasing the suppleness of skin, making it an excellent anti-aging ingredient.

The result? A reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firmer looking skin and improvements in your skin texture and tone.


  1. It reduces acne 

Jojoba Oil also prevents the build up of bacteria in your pores. It’s this bacteria that can cause blackheads and lead to acne.

So getting rid of it will keep your skin looking clear.


  1. Jojoba Oil protects your skin 

Jojoba oil contains a natural form of Vitamin E, a powerful anti-oxidant.

This means that it helps your skin fight the damage caused by everyday exposure to the environment, pollutants and toxins.


  1. It doesn't clog your pores 

The makeup of Jojoba Oil is so similar to the oils (sebum) that your body naturally produces that your skin can’t tell the difference.

So Jojoba Oil won’t build up on your skin or clog your pores, leading to fewer breakouts.


  1. Jojoba Oil gently soothes your skin 

Unlike many other essential oils, Jojoba Oil is non-irritating, and an allergic reaction is very rare.

In fact, its gentle nature means that it is often recommended for people with very sensitive skin conditions (such as psoriasis and eczema). Applying Jojoba Oil directly to the skin can help to reduce flare-ups.


  1. Jojoba Oil reduces excess oil and grease 

Jojoba oil is excellent at regulating your skin’s sebum production because it’s so close to what your body produces naturally.

When you apply Jojoba Oil not only does it moisturize but it also sends a signal that your skin doesn’t need to produce additional sebum for hydration.

This stops over-production and keeps your skin from looking oily.

And most importantly…


  1. It absorbs instantly - with no shine 

Because it’s so light and similar to the oil our own skin produces, Jojoba Oil is absorbed immediately, helping to promote smooth, healthy skin - without leaving any greasy residue.



Jojoba Oil is great for your hair and beard too 


  1. It promotes hair thickness and growth 

The vitamins and minerals found in Jojoba Oil help to nourish hair follicles causing your hair to grow stronger and healthier.

That’s why it’s often added to beard oil.

You can massage a few drops through your beard or hair to encourage growth and thickness.


  1. Jojoba Oil makes your hair shine 

Jojoba Oil molecules are similar to the sebum which naturally coats your hair and keeps it moisturised. So applying it to your scalp and hair can hydrate individual hair strands and help lock in moisture, leaving your hair feeling soft and healthy.

You can massage in a few drops of jojoba oil directly to strands post-shampoo for instant smoothness and shine.


  1. It helps get rid of dandruff (on your scalp and in your beard) 

Whether it’s on your scalp or in your beard, the added hydration from Jojoba Oil can help to prevent dandruff and itchiness.


You can also apply Jojoba Oil directly to … 

Moisturize dry, chapped lips 

Because of its oily consistency and moisturising benefits, Jojoba Oil is great for use on your lips. Massage in a few drops of nourishing jojoba and you'll see a big difference in just a few days.

Rub onto your cuticles 

Jojoba can soften the skin around your nails too.
And because it’s antibacterial and has anti-fungal properties it can give you extra protection against nail infections.




Is Jojoba Oil good for under eyes?

Yes. Jojoba Oil is a lightweight oil, and is non-irritating. Making it perfect for the delicate skin under your eyes.

It will reduce fine lines and wrinkles and protect your skin from the damage caused by the environment.


The Takeaway

Lighter than other skincare oils, the structure of Jojoba Oil is very similar to the natural oils of our own skin.

And because of this unique structure, Jojoba Oil is absorbed quickly and is able to moisturize deeply, without leaving a layer of shine on your face.

It has anti-bacterial properties and an oil-regulating action too, so it’s perfect if you’re prone to oiliness or acne. As well as helping to reduce signs of aging.

That’s why Jojoba Oil is one of the key ingredients in our HYDRATING DAILY MOISTURIZER.

Plus it’s excellent for encouraging hair growth and conditioning your beard.


All you need to stay looking handsome. 





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