I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. This is my favorite facial and skincare product! It gives me the perfect amount of moisture (1 drop in the AM and 2 drops in the PM for the face), I wear this either under (in the AM SPF) or mixed in with (in the PM night cream). It never breaks me out, it leaves me with super soft, blemish-free skin. I also mix it with various body lotions. It's like my secret skincare weapon.
I took it out of the bottle it came in and put it in a dropper bottle, which I highly suggest if you just need a little at a time. It lasts me a long time since I only use a little at a time.
I use jojoba oil as a daily moistirizer on my face. I use about five drops and mix it with water, then apply it on my face and throat. I've noticed my pores look smaller and I can skip my loose powder. Yay! I love it. All I have to do is blot my skin with tissue and it looks like I'm wearing makeup because my skin looks better!
I have sensitive acne prone skin and this gets rid of the flakies with the TINIEST drop :D absolutely love it! My mom tried it and loved it for her dehydrated skin as well :) Seems to smooth the frizz out of my horribly damaged hair if I apply it when my hair is still damp :) I dont think I broke out from using this on my face but I use about 1/2 to 1 drop mixed with my moisturizer per day, so its not like im using 2 drops like most people seem to be doing. Im just too scared of breaking out to increase my dosage..
I ended up slowly increasing the amount of jojoba oil I use over the course of 2-3 months because I ended up loving it so much! Probably because I started off slow, I never got the initial breakout some people seem to have experienced :) Keep in mind though that there are some people who are actually allergic to jojoba (surprising since I have extremely thin, sensitive acne-prone skin that cannot tolerate oils that others use such as grapeseed oil, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E oil and avocado oil).
I now use 2 drops for 1 pump of my milk cleanser, and I use 3-4 drops before moisturizer morning and night :) I swear it gives me a fantastic glow!
Asian, oily/combination skin, acne prone during PMS. Estee Lauder Doublewear is the only foundation that stays on my face two hours after application.
My face is oily but the tip of my nose or the skin around my lips can easily get flaky - the major sign that my skin, albeit still oily, were lacking moisture. I kept slapping on more oil-free moisturizer in vain. Turns out many moisturizers intended for oily skin includes alcohol as an ingredient, which gives the product cool and fresh feeling but actually takes away more water from your skin as it evaporates.
I did learn that many of oily skin ladies actually need more oil to trap moisture, because without enough oil the skin will try to produce its own oil to protect itself - and using alcohol-containing products for oily skin just exacerbates the problem.
Well. So here comes the jojoba oil!
I wasn't very into the idea of applying oil on my already oily face, but I tried. Here's what I did: two or three drops of jojoba oil plus my daily moisturizer. And it worked! a week from now my nose is less flaky, and my skin feels comfortable and moisturized. As opposed to my initial worries, jojoba oil did not sit on my skin but was absorbed completely when I rubbed it in. No break-outs. Rich yet not oily when applied to skin - sounds like an oxymoron but true.
I use it everyday for my body and sometimes for my frizzy, permed hair too. But oil weighs down your curls, so beware!
I don't think there is a difference in product quality between brands of 100% pure organic jojoba oils but I like this one better simply because of the snap cap. I use this as a facial moisturizer and as nightly hair oil. Itís light but very moisturizing. It's inexpensive and has an extremely long shelf life. I have been working on my current bottle (9) months; a little really goes a long way.
I think this is one of the best jojoba oils on the market for the price, and Desert Essence is strict about their sourcing, so I have a lot of faith in it. I use it mainly to oil the ends of my hair, but also as cuticle oil or as a carrier oil for essential oils.
It's an excellent product for the price, doesn't go rancid, and a little goes a long way.
Initially liked it but after a few months of use, found that it didn't moisturize and in fact was making my face red and feeling tight. I didn't expect this to irritate my skin at all but I guess it did. Not bad at removing eye makeup, but I prefer grapeseed oil for removing makeup.
Jojoba oil is my miracle product. I've been using it for the past 2 years on my face, body, and hair. I've only used Desert Essence because it's available everywhere, but I'm sure any other brand would work.
After washing my hair, I massage the oil into my scalp and ends of my hair.
For all over body care, I add jojoba oil to my lotion to give it extra moisturizing qualities and so it spreads easier.
For skincare, just a couple of drops go a long way. I especially like using it in the winter time or when I'm using acne products that are drying.
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I have larger pores, acne-prone, sensitive skin. This stuff never fails to cause tiny flesh-colored bumps all over my face after about a week of use.... I've been using it on and off for years now and have had varying degrees of breakouts from it, depending on what other products I'm also using at the time. Castor oil does the same thing to me too.
I'm placing order for 3 more 4oz bottles of this. At first I didn't feel like it does anything for me, I mean, it's just jojoba oil and there's no anti aging benefits, no mile long ingredients and it can't clean my bathroom for me. So I threw it to one side and never glanced at it anymore.
A month ago I started breaking out after using Revlon Colorstay foundation, and my skin just went crazy - sensitive and acne prone. I tried a whole slew of salicylic products until rosacea condition I never knew I had all along started to flare up badly. Once I realized I had rosacea, I knew I had to start over and threw out everything I had been using, and use the GENTLEST products. I bought Avene Thermal Spring Water (I LOVE this stuff) and Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser for oily, blemish prone sensitive skin and along with this jojoba oil as moisturizer.
MY SKIN HAS NEVER LOOKED BETTER. My mild rosacea has calmed down significantly and let me tell you, as far as I can remember I've always had pink cheeks. Today, I used blush for the first time. And the extra benefit that I never expected is that my oily T zone no longer looks oily! ALL DAY! I just can't believe it... I'm still in shock, and I wanted to cry from relief.
This is how I apply my jojoba oil: After I cleanse my face, I spritz Avene Thermal Spring Water on my face, wait a few seconds, then using clean hands, pat it into my skin until dry. Then, I spritz ATSW into my palm quite generously and put two drops (no more!) of jojoba oil, rub my palms together and pat it onto my face and neck. That's it. It didn't clog my pores, it didn't do anything other than just being kind to my skin, and that's what I need right now. For anti aging I just bought Avene Eluage cream and I'll review that once I felt sufficient time has passed.
PS: I also add this into my DIY Vitamin C serum.