Jojoba oil is the best you will find. You can use it alone as a moisturizer, bath or shower oil, hair oil, skin oil
You can use as a massage oil (add your own lavender oil, etc)
I use it as a make up remover
The BEST thing about Jojoba oil vs. many of the others -- it NEVER goes rancid
Many oils are delicate, need to be stored in the 'fridge and have a max shelf life of 6 mo to 2 yrs tops
You don't need to worry about this oil as it can last forever and will never go rancid
I tried to use this in conjunction with the Acne.org moisturizer because my skin was drying out from all the benzoyl peroxide, but somehow this actually made my dry skin worse! I'm not sure what happened but it was only after I stopped adding the jojoba oil that my skin got back to its normal texture. I'm not sure if this is normal or not, but I thought I'd mention what it did for me.
That being said, it seems like a good quality oil, and it's a good amount for what you pay on the Acne.org site. The dropper bottle leaks horribly so there's a constant film of oil on the side of the bottle. This didn't work at all for me on my face so now I'm trying to find other uses for it, or just ship it back.
Years ago I tried Jojoba oil, and there was a problem.
Here's how oils and skin work.
Things that have a low molecular weight such as Jojoba oil, Squalene, apricot oil, and some other natural oils *will* clog your pores,because of the small molecules and lack of viscosity.
Petroleum jelly *Will NOT* clog your pores because it has a high molecular weight which creates an impenetrable film on the skin. While it doesn't moisturize the skin, it keeps it hydrated. Petroleum Jelly traps the moisture in the upper layers of the skin surface and prevents it from evaporating. If your cleanser is ineffective or your face simply isn't clean (if yuou have active pustules on your face) you will break out because vaseline traps that stuff in. That's why so many people *think" it causes break outs, but they don't know the science.
You know what doesn't clog pores?
Pond's cold cream.
I need to verify that i didn't purchase the jojoba oil from acne.org...i got a bottle from a health food store....Tried for only three days (day and night) but didn't moisturized at all and dried my face like a raisin....I was thinking maybe it's the change of weather or coz i felt sick these days but noooo..........it's definately because of this oil...i stopped using the oil today while my skin is still feeling tight and hot during the day........but after i washed everything off again at night and put on my usual skincare without the oil my skin is back to normal again...........i was hoping this can replace my expensive vichy serum but i guess not............
I've read a lot about jojoba oil and its benefits for anti-aging, moisturizing, acne, etc. This particular bottle has lasted me a little over 2 years for almost every day use at night.
Pros: feels nice when putting on, can be mixed with moisturizer pretty well, doesn't break me out, little dropper at the top of the bottle allows you to adjust how much you use.
cons: packaging lets the bottle leak oil everywhere during travel. And even when careful, oily film goes on the side of the bottle. doesn't absorb quickly into skin. doesn't really seem to moisturize my skin even after using it for so long. haven't noticed any significant change in my skin such as less fine lines, brightening, youthful looking skin, or healthier skin.
I started using about 6-12 drops per use at first because I was suffering from dry/flaky skin, but I started noticing it was drying out my skin a lot. I've noticed 1-2 drops is the correct amount to even out my dry/oily skin.
I used this back when I was going through the Acne.org regimen when my skin was horrible. When my skin was really really dry from getting used to the BP, I added a couple drops of oil to my moisturizer and it completely took away the dryness after a couple days! It was amazing! Now, I use it in my hair as a weekly moisturizing treatment! I actually didn't buy through Acne.org, because I think I found it cheaper on Amazon or something.
I've been buying the Acne.org jojoba oil for about 8 years now. I haven't found a single other manufacturer whose oil is as light and moisturizing as this one.
I don't know anything at all about oil processing but every other brand of jojoba oil feels very heavy compared to this one and some have a noticeable odor. Acne.org also provides the absolute best bang for your buck: a huge bottle for the same price as a much smaller size in other brands.
I mix this with my moisturizer and it keeps my acne prone skin moisturized and supple. Also works great as a hot oil treatment. Another great Acne.org product.
I am acne prone and just could not trust that this wouldn't break me out. I broke down and got a tiny $10 vial from the health food store when my dryness was at its peak, and a drop or two of the oil helped without breaking me out.
I quickly found about 900 other reasons to use it and ended up ordering the acne.org version because its a good deal.
Works like gang busters to remove eye make up. Makes my hair shine like hell. It will soften the scaliness of eczema during a Minnesota winter. Safe for my dogs weird dry spots in January.... The list goes on. Google it and you will find hundreds of things that it will help with.
Maybe the packaging needs a little work. I got a clean empty eye dropper bottle and now put the oil in there because its easier to handle. I will get this again.
I have read that Jojoba Oil is a great makeup remover and it truly is! I am so happy i bought Acne.org's Jojoba Oil because it has so many great beauty uses. I apply a few small drops on a cotton pad to remove mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow. I then pour a small dot and evenly apply to face after washing. My face has a great glow afterwards and also feels moisturized.
with my acne prone skin (totally clear now, thanks to acne.org!) - it's so nice that this oil works so well for me. It is truly not comedogenic for me and I break out easily. I have used Melvita before and I could not trust that one. I use this to remove heavy waterproof eye makeup. I also add a few drops to my moisturizer (acne.org) and I also put a few drops in my hair conditioner etc. I was very cautious at first. Now I don't worry about it (how much, where etc.). Very very VERY pleased. I have been using for a few months. I am finishing my first bottle. I have just ordered 3 more...It's great stuff to have around. Best part is that over time jojoba is supposed to balance oil production. Also, I think that for skin to be healthy - if your skin has been messed up - give your lipid barrier time to improve. If you have other products that you trust and love -- just add some drops to whatever product you like it boosts the moisture.