Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinenis
Comedogenic rating: 2
Description: Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of the Jojoba plant and is closest to the oil produced by human skin called ‘sebum’ that helps protect and heal skin from external toxins and therefore is a natural replacement for it. It also penetrated to deeper layers of skin where cell regeneration and synthesis occurs. It has been long used by Native Americans and is a shrubby tree that is native to Southern Arizona and California.
It contains high amounts of minerals, antioxidants and vitamin E, which helps in promoting healthy hair and skin. Because it is an excellent emollient, the manufacturing industry uses jojoba as an ingredient in a variety of products like shampoo, lipstick, makeup, cleansing products, and in the face, hand, and body lotions.
Retains Moisture: Jojoba oil helps retains moisture in the skin thereby keeping the skin hydrated and looking fresh. It helps moisturize the skin, without clogging the pores. In addition, it prevents buildup of bacteria in the pores, which causes blackheads and breakout of acne.
Gives soft lips: Our lips are thrice more sensitive than our usual skin and therefore requires more care and love. Jojoba oil contains essential vitamins such as Vitamin B, E and key minerals such as zinc, copper which are beneficial for soft lips and skin.
Helps reduce Wrinkles: The essential vitamins present in Jojoba oil help greatly reduce wrinkles and the visible effects of aging. Since it is a great moisturizer, it can slow down the appearance of aging and helps to fade fine lines and wrinkles.
Treats sunburns: Jojoba soothes any burnt skin by going deeper into the tissues and healing them, this helps the pain after a sunburn or tan. It also helps reduce the chances of peeling. Thus it is a popular ingredient in natural sunscreens.
Overall scalp and hair health: It helps strengthen hair follicles on the scalp thereby making hair to grow stronger and healthier. The presence of Vitamin E & B conditions the hair making it shinier, adding volume and density. The stronger hair shaft prevents hair breakage due to drying of wet hair. Head massages with jojoba oil help to also condition the scalp which removes scalp dryness. Thus avoiding dandruff and itching. It is the perfect hair oil for oily scalp.
Great makeup remover: It can also be used as an effective makeup remover which is natural and free of harmful chemicals.
Skin Type: Balances oily skin, soothes sensitive skin, hydrates dry skin and can even be used on acne and breakouts.
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the average woman uses 12 products, containing 168 different chemicals daily. Most of these chemicals have been linked to significant health issues:
- 60% chemicals can act like estrogen or disrupt hormones
- 45% chemicals harmful to the reproductive system of baby’s development
- 33% chemicals linked to cancer
As a result, 80% of the ingredients we supply have a comedogenic rating of 3 and below allowing us to produce products that are safe for everyone
Carrier oils are used to dilute the essential oils and help "carry" them into the skin. Unlike essential oils, they do not evaporate. Carrier oils are assigned comedogenic rating and that is the likelihood of that ingredient/product causing or exacerbating acne prone skin. Any such ingredient that will actually "cause" acne is called a Comedogenic.
Here is the rating scale:
0 - won’t clog pores at all | 1 - very low likelihood of clogging pores | 2 - moderately low likelihood | 3 - moderate likelihood 4 - fairly high likelihood | 5 - high likelihood of clogging pores
Essential Oils "The Enhancers"
Essential oils are highly concentrated compounds extracted from plants. They have not yet been shown to be comedogenic. Essential oils cannot be used alone as hair or skincare product and must be mixed with a carrier oil. They can however be used pure for use in diffuses for aromatherapy
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Rising consumer awareness indicates that people are looking for brands that are inclusive, transparent about the ingredients in the products and honest about wellness claims. All of our ingredients are 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free which immediately eliminates the exposure to harsh chemicals and toxins that are concerning. Additionally, our unique application allows consumers to mix and match different ingredients to create products tailored to their unique hair, skin and wellness needs.