Any beauty oil that lands itself on the shelves at Trader Joe’s has our attention, particularly when it’s the triple threat of beauty products. Need a new cleanser? A natural makeup remover? Or even help growing out those bangs you swore you wouldn’t regret? Jojoba oil’s got your back. Here’s how.
So, what is it?
Technically it’s an odorless wax extracted from the jojoba shrub, but it has an oil-like texture. It absorbs easily because it mimics the natural sebum your skin produces, but it also regulates it, resulting in always dewy, never greasy skin (and scalp).
And why is it so great?
A few reasons: It’s gentle enough for all skin types because of its similarities to your own sebum. It hydrates dry skin and hair, and also acts as a two-way barrier, sealing in moisture while fending off environmental stressors. Its anti-inflammatory properties even make it a great one-ingredient face wash for blemish-prone skin types.