Oils are the most ancient beauty product in the world, and I think we can all agree that they’re also the best. Some people are afraid to use oils, because they think those will clog their pores and make their skin shiny and greasy. But that’s absolutely not true. Yes, they will make your skin look a bit oilier, especially the heavier ones, but that’s not bad. Still, we don’t want to look like that during the day, so apply it before bedtime. Trust me, you’ll love your skin the morning after, and your skin will love you back.
There are many different types of oils and they’re generally suitable for all skin types. But most oils have specific properties and benefits, and can therefore be better for certain skin types. For example, oleic oils (omega-9) are more suitable for dry and aging skin, while linoleic oils (omega-6) are lighter and better for people with oily or combination skin.
Here are some examples. Oleic oils: Argan, Almond, Avocado, Camellia, Olive, Tamanu, Marula and Moringa. Linoleic oils: Hemp Seed, Grape Seed, Rosehip and Sunflower. Jojoba oil has a balanced amount of linoleic and oleic acids, so it’s great for everyone. And that’s the one I want to discuss more in detail.
Jojoba oil is technically not an oil, but a liquid wax from the Simmondsia chinensis plant. It’s great for your skin and hair, because it’s similar (not identical) to the skin’s sebum. So if you have oily skin, jojoba makes sure you produce less sebum; and if you have dry skin, you don’t produce enough of it, and jojoba then sort of plays the role of sebum. In other words, it’s the perfect moisturiser for any skin type, as it keeps your oil levels balanced.
Another reason to love jojoba oil is because it naturally removes dirt, bacteria, excess oil, blackheads and whiteheads from your skin. So, you can use it as a make-up remover, even on your eyes, because it’s hypoallergenic. Plus, it stimulates eyelash and general hair growth. So yay! Jojoba also contains iodine, which fights bacteria that cause breakouts.
I think it’s a great product and I really recommend it. But make sure you get 100% natural jojoba oil, without any additives. For example, I’m currently using the pure cold-pressed jojoba oil by the German organic skincare brand Apeiron. You can get it for €12.95 on Natural You Box.
Hope you enjoyed the post and thanks for reading!