- Skin health is maintained by an oily (waxy) solution called sebum; 25-30% of the skin's sebum is made up of wax esters. The prime role of wax esters is to hold moisture in the skin, which keeps skin looking and feeling firm.
- As we hit our early 20's, our production of wax esters starts to decrease, allowing moisture to escape from skin cells. This begins the aging process of skin.
- Jojoba is the only plant known to produce wax esters similar to those in our skin (as shown in the molecular structure below). Therefore skin recognizes jojoba as its own and lets it in to deliver active ingredients into the deeper layers of our skin.
- Jojoba is naturally hypoallergenic and contains powerful antioxidants, Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids, and Vitamins A, D and E. Remarkably, when applied to skin, the wax esters in jojoba provide similar nurturing and moisturizing properties as our own sebum.
- Jojoba when applied to the skin performs similar functions to those of wax esters in the sebum. Jojoba can be applied to skin to put back what age takes away– wax esters.
- Jojoba is used on problematic skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and many rashes and skin irritations. Jojoba improves skin elasticity and has been shown to boost suppleness in skin by 50% and to support skin regeneration*.
- Jojoba controls water and moisture loss through skin, helps to control flaking and dryness of the skin, thereby also helping to fight wrinkles.
*Christensen, M.S. and E.W. Packman, Skin Surface Softening Effects of Jojoba and Its Derivatives, Proceedings from the Seventh International Conference on Jojoba and Its Uses, American Oil Chemists' Society, Champaign, IL, 1988.