Written By Kassandra Foreman / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
In the search for better, safer skin care, jojoba seed oil is growing in uses. It has been used for generations in some cultures and is not only hypoallergenic but also moisturizing, antibacterial, as well as a good source of antioxidants and may even boost collagen production.
Grown in places such as New Mexico, the jojoba is a shrub that produces the jojoba seeds, which are then harvested and processed into an oil used alone or as an ingredient in skincare products.
Jojoba Seed Oil Adds Moisture To Skin
As the oil is added to the skin, the differences can be seen fairly quickly and consistently. It helps add moisture to the skin which absorbs the oil quickly and easily due to its similarities to the human body and its own natural oils.
This similarity also makes it hypoallergenic and decreases the likelihood of any reactions occurring. It is safe for all skin types and can be used for general and preventative skincare routines as well as in a more concentrated style to treat only areas that need the extra attention such as eczema.
The antibacterial properties make it a good choice for minor wound treatments and to help clear up any acne outbreaks that occur.
Jojoba Seed Oil’s Antioxidant And Antibacterial Properties
While the antibacterial properties remove the germs that cause acne and infections, it creates an environment for healthy and clear skin as well as an antioxidant boost for skin health healing abilities.
Antioxidants provide the skin with the nutrients that it needs to grow healthy skin cells, heal itself after injury, and boost the elasticity of the skin which reduces wrinkles and signs of aging. With an increased supply of antioxidants and a boost to collagen, skin retains elasticity, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, along with reducing sagging and puffiness.
The vitamin E boost is especially beneficial for avoiding and reducing scarring from either injuries or acne.
For a well-rounded ingredient that can address many issues and concerns with low risk of reaction or side effects, a product with jojoba seed oil can be a good choice. It brings nutrients such as vitamin E and several antioxidants to nourish healthy skin with added moisture and to help heal injuries all while slowing the aging process of the skin.
It helps reduce acne and smooths skin while the antioxidants help balance the color of the skin. The natural source of the seed also makes it fairly easily available and the occurrence of a reaction or allergy is low.
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Kassandra Foreman has been writing freelance for five years now and enjoys learning about new things to write about. When not writing she teaches yoga and meditation with a focus on health and fitness.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.