INCI: Simmondsia chinensis seed oil
What is Simmondsia chinensis seed oil?
Simmondsia Chinensis, commonly called jojoba or goat nut, is a shrub native to southwestern parts of America and Sonoran deserts. The plant is commercially grown for its seeds, which are used to extract jojoba oil. For more information, refer to jojoba oil.
Use & Benefits:
Emollient: Jojoba oil is a natural emollient that helps soothe and moisturize the skin. It is often used in cosmetic products, such as lotions and creams, to provide a hydrating effect to the skin.
Skin conditioning agent: Due to its high content of vitamin E and antioxidants, jojoba oil is a great skin conditioning agent. It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote overall skin health.
Hair conditioning agent: jojoba oil can also be used as a hair conditioning agent. It helps nourish and hydrate the hair, making it look healthy and shiny.
Jojoba oil is composed of esters, fatty acids, and fatty alcohols.
It is a clear, oily, golden liquid with no or a faint odor. It is easily absorbed by the skin, making it a popular ingredient in many cosmetic products.
Jojoba oil has many benefits for the skin. It can help regulate sebum production, which is beneficial for those with oily skin. It is also non-comedogenic, meaning it does not clog pores, making it suitable for acne-prone skin. Furthermore, jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and inflammation on the skin.
In addition to its benefits for the skin, jojoba oil is also great for the hair. It can help hydrate and nourish the hair, making it look healthy and shiny. It can also help prevent hair breakage and split ends.
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