Jojoba (pronounced as “ho-ho-ba”) is often referred to as “liquid gold” due to its known skin beautifying properties.
Jojoba is commonly mistaken for an oil as it looks and feels like an oil, but in fact it is actually a liquid plant wax- a nutrient-rich organic wax extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant.
Jojoba contains powerful antioxidants and vitamins A, D and E which help protect the skin from harsh environmental elements. It is also a natural source of Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids, which are building blocks for collagen, repairing damaged skin cells.
It is a humectant which means it penetrates the outer layer of the skin and forms a protective film over the skin, effectively trapping in moisture.
Jojoba promotes healthy, youthful skin and the wax esters in jojoba help skin retain moisture, keeping it soft and supple in the same way adequate sebum levels do. Its wax has a molecular structure that resembles sebum; so, your skin recognises jojoba and allows thorough absorption of its active ingredients.
The skin on our body is often ignored, neglected and even at times mistreated such as with sun and wind exposure, extreme water temps, dehydration and lack of moisture.
As we age, we lose our moisture balance in our body, so areas such as our legs and hands become dry and scaly. Jojoba oil is the perfect addition to body care products as it helps replace that lost sebum in the skin. Packed with vitamin E, Jojoba oil is known for its regenerating properties.
We capture the magic of jojoba in our very nourishing Waratah & Wattle Seed sugar scrub.
Its a delicious blend of organic sucrose, olive fruit, coconut, avocado & jojoba oils, combined with wild harvested waratah and raw wattle seed. It leaves your skin renewed and nourished.
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