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Jojoba Oil For Skin

Is there anything jojoba oil can’t do? Learn more about the incredible benefits of using jojoba oil on your skin & hair and what makes it so unique.

Jojoba Oil Benefits For Skin

Jojoba is used by many people as part of their skincare routine, and its popularity is only increasing. This is due to its many skin care benefits, as well as healing properties that make it a unique and versatile ingredient for skin care.

Jojoba Oil For Skin

  1. Moisturising - jojoba oil benefits for skin include its moisturising properties that aren't too dissimilar from the natural oils your skin produces. This helps to provide hydrating moisture that doesn't feel like a thick layer left on the skin, it works in tandem with the natural oils your skin produces

  2. Antibacterial - jojoba oil is naturally an antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal substance, and this makes it ideal for a number of skin conditions.

  3. Antioxidant - jojoba oil contains natural Vitamin E, a well known antioxidant. This means it helps to prevent damage to the skin caused by free radicals such as pollution, while also boosting skin complexion by discouraging the oxidisation of things like oil, which helps to prevent clogged pores and blemishes.

  4. Helps balance out sebum & doesn't clog your pores - the make up of jojoba oil is very similar to sebum, which is the natural oil produced by our bodies. As jojoba oil is similar to this naturally occurring substance,when applied, the skin believes it has produced enough oil which prevents to production of more oils on the skin. Hence helping to balance out sebum production and prevent clogged pores from excess oils on the skin. Jojoba oil for oily skin is a powerful ingredient that will work wonders.

  5. Aids wound healing - jojoba oil benefits don't stop there, research shows the jojoba oil binds with your skin when damage has been caused on it, providing a protective coating while aiding the repair of these separated skin cells.

  6. Anti-inflammatory - jojoba oil has long been used as an anti-inflammatory for dry, itchy or sensitive skin. It moisturises while providing the skin with a nutrient rich substance to soothe.

  7. Soothing for skin damage like sun overexposure - the soothing balm like qualities of jojoba oil help to soothe skin that has been damaged by the sun, and the vitamin E properties help to absorb UVB light as a type of extra protective barrier for the sun from the sun.

  8. Reduces wrinkles - this is because jojoba oil is an excellent moisturiser which helps to fade deep set wrinkles and fine lines. Research shows that jojoba oil also increases the skin's suppleness in the short-term and is somewhat long-lasting.

  9. Heals scars - this is due to the rich vitamin E content of jojoba oil, in the same way it helps to heel wounds, it also helps to lighten dark patches of skin due to its skin repair qualities.

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Where does jojoba oil come from?

Jojoba Oil is derived from the the seed of the jojoba plant, which is native to Arizona, California & Mexico. Jojoba seeds can be described as being similar to coffee beans that vary more in size and are usually much larger.

Native Americans discovered Jojoba Oil and used it for their hair and skin as well as to preserve animal hides. They also believed it was beneficial for pregnant women to eat, and hunters would eat it to keep their hunger at bay when out hunting. Jojoba oil for skin is the more commonly used function these days, but it has a number of other jojoba oil benefits if used differently.

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NIVEA & Jojoba Oil

Here at NIVEA, we understand that the jojoba oil benefits for skin are too hard to resist in skin care, so we've created a variety of products including body care, lip care, sun care, shower care and face care all containing jojoba oil so you can experience all the jojoba oil benefits there is to offer.

naturally good radiance day cream

NIVEA Naturally Good Radiance Day Cream

Our Naturally Good Radiance Day Cream is made with 99% ingredients of natural origin, including Organic Aloe Vera, Jojoba & Almond Oil. This face cream, which has been inspired by nature, brings out the natural beauty in you skin. The combination of specially selected ingredients provide effective 24 hour moisture for your skin, leaving you with healthy looking and fresh feeling skin.

naturally good sensitive day cream with jojoba oil and chamomile

NIVEA Naturally Good Sensitive Day Cream

Carefully created to meet the needs of sensitive skin, our new Naturally Good Sensitive Day Cream with 99% of natural origin ingredients contains Organic Chamomile and Jojoba Oil. The caring formula is perfume free and effectively moisturises skin for 24 hours, whilst the combination of naturally derived ingredients soothe irritation and relieve the feeling of tight skin.

naturally good night cream with jojoba oil

NIVEA Naturally Good Regenerating Night Cream

Unlock your natural beauty overnight, when your skin is most receptive to absorbing nourishing ingredients, with our new Naturally Good Regenerating Night Cream. Again made with 99% of natural origin ingredients, including Organic Argan, Jojoba and Almond Oil. The rich caring formula luxuriously moisturises and supports skin's own renewal process overnight, so you can wake up with supple and refreshed skin.


This indulgent cream is enriched with jojoba oil to give you velvety smooth, radiant body care. The souffle consistency means it's easy to apply and melts into the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind.


This caring shower cream not only leaves your skin smelling of exotic coconut, it also deeply nourishes your skin with an indulgent lather enriched with jojoba oil to keep skin looking radiant and feel cared for.

Homemade Jojoba oil Skincare

Versatile and adaptable are two words that best describe jojoba oil. Take a look below to find out how to make this oil work for you.
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Soothing face mask with jojoba oil

Dry or sensitive skin could benefit from a revitalising jojoba mask. Simply mix three teaspoons of aloe vera gel with one teaspoon of jojoba oil and massage into clean skin. Leave for around 20 minutes before rinsing. Regular application will help to keep skin hydrated and blemish-free.

How to make jojoba oil

  1. Cultivate the jojoba seeds: Jojoba oil comes from the seeds of the jojoba plant. Once you have your plants, it’s important to cultivate the hard, brown jojoba seeds that will eventually become the oil.
  2. Dry the jojoba seeds: The seeds should take one to two weeks to dry out and lose enough of their moisture.
  3. Press the jojoba seeds: Now place the dried out seeds into a seed press, making sure to separate the wax, which should look like a clear oil.
  4. Discard the meal from the jojoba seeds: Remove all traces of the seeds to leave behind the pure jojoba oil.
  5. Store in a clean glass container: Next transfer the jojoba oil into a glass jar with a tight lid. This fresh oil should be stored somewhere cool and dry – you may be surprised at how long it keeps if it’s stored and used correctly.

4 different ways to use this multi-purpose beauty oil

Jojoba oil for skin

Thanks to the fact it is similar to human sebum, jojoba oil makes a great moisturiser. It doesn’t clog the pores or leave a greasy residue on the skin – plus it’s a completely natural way to give skin what it needs.

Jojoba oil for hair

Nourish your hair the natural way! Not only does jojoba oil provide the hair shaft with intensive hydration to leave it looking shiny and healthy, its anti-inflammatory properties mean it can help you to maintain a healthy scalp too.

Jojoba oil for lips

The waxy texture of jojoba oil forms a protective barrier over dry or chapped lips to lock in moisture and leave them feeling soft and smooth – even in the chilliest of weather conditions!

Jojoba oil for face

Jojoba oil contains Vitamin E, which is a natural anti-aging ingredient for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, it can be used as an effective hypoallergenic make-up remover for both the face and the eyes – is there anything it can’t do?