First of all, I don't have the Desert essence brand, but another bottle of jojoba oil. I'm writing about a month after purchasing it so that I could write a fair and balanced review.
I really liked using this oil on my face; it did take a while to sink in though, even though I didn't put on that much, so in that sense, it made my face feel greasy at night. However, I felt like my skin really loved it, and in the morning, unbelievably so, my oil-slick face didn't have a drop of grease on it. Surreal. I didn't break out for the first little while, but then I got large red bumps along my jawline, which I never get, so I attribute it to this oil. I've stopped using it now, and have reverted to my tried tested and true benzoyl peroxide for acne, but I will definitely continue to use my jojoba oil once in a while, perhaps more so in the winter.
Okay, I purchased the Trader Joe's brand a few months back. I tried it for a couple of days, not impressed so it's just been sitting on my bathroom shelf. I decided to give it another try, this time reading more about how people use it. I don't need it for moisture or anything, I like my moisturizer just fine and I have oily skin (I know they say this is good for oily skin) but my main goal is to cleanse clogged pores on my nose. For as long as I can remember I've had these plugged pores on my nose- sounds gross but yes, I can squeeze the goop out- of course I try not doing that. It is SO frustrating to me because I take very very good care of my skin. I've gone to a dermatologist on and off since middle school (28 now and STILL suffering). I can't imagine going the rest of my life battling clogged pores on my nose. I know it could be a lot worse, but I just want to feel like my skin is clean and looks clean, even way up close. My sister was on accutane when she was in highschool which dried up all her pores, she is for real, poreless. Me not so much with my oily skin. I'm determined to fix this problem- it's been talking up way too much of my time buying products and trying to find ways to get rid of clogged pores. By the way, I'm on Retin-A micro. I was off of it for a few months but recently got back on it. It works well for a lot of things, but did nothing for the pores on my nose (I was on it for a couple of years prior to starting back). Yesterday and today I've started my oil cleanse and can tell it's dissolving my clogged pores a little- but my face if sort of red right now because I'm sure I over did it a little. I'm also trying putting a layer on top of my moisturizer before makeup- I read this helps keep your foundation from clogging your pores. I'll report back after a few days!
really good product, dont be afraid, it wont brake you out.. im very acne prone and it works perfect for me.
love this product, give your skin a perfect finish and a glow without causing acne.
What it is: 100% pure moisturizing jojoba oil (for skin, hair, and body multi-purposes)
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Pros - my little bottle will last a while. this has helped do wonders for my uneven, acne prone skin. lightweight, absorbs quickly into skin and only a few small drops are needed for my entire face. I also add a drop or two to my hair conditioner and it has also helped make my hair glossier.
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Cons - Only downfall is the oil gets out around the lid making it slippery. slight smell (but nothing offensive IMO)
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Side note - I use this at night to remove my eye makeup and to smooth over my face. It removes my eye makeup more thoroughly and more easily than any store bought eye makeup remover. Since I've been putting it on my face at night I've noticed the texture of my skin has improved and that I've been less oily.
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Night routine - wash face with black soap, apply jojoba oil, then apply shea butter.
This is quite an amazing product. Its a moisturizer for the face, body and hair all in one. You do not need to much for the face, just a few drops cuz a little goes a long way. I always apply the jojoba oil to my face and body right after I step out from my shower. The dampness on my face and the steam from the shower helps my face absorb the oil better. I also apply it to the ends of my hair before and after blowdrying it. It smooths out my frizzes and gives my hair a very sleek look to it. Give it a shot. :)
Let me start off by saying that I am acne prone but up until the age of 16 I really had no problems with my skin. My skin was so clear that I really had no idea what a pimple was and when I heard that other girls my age got pimples I was worried that there was something wrong with me because I had never gotten a single pimple. For all I know I used to wish I had pimples! My glory days ended in the year of 2006 when I first started experiencing these nasty little bumps on my forehead. They started off just above my nose then spread out all around my forehead. My cheek and chin were clear but my foreahead suffered. I didn't know what they were i'd never had a pimple so I decided to visit my doctor who told me they were in fact pimples. She prescribed me with some topical treatment which I had used but it failed to even show any sign of healing. I thus went back to my doctor and this time she prescribed me with some oral antibiotics which I had to take for three months. Now this was one miracle antibiotic because it literally cleared up my forehead acne within one month. Downside of it was that I was diagnoses with IBS because the antibiotics interfered with my digestive system. Now I need to live with that for the rest of my life! A couple of months later I started to get the same forehead bumps again and I immediately started the antibiotics and once again my acne cleared up. This time my IBS got worse. The next year I started breaking out all over my face not just my forehead but also my cheeks. I tried several products, to name a few; biore, clearasil, nivea, cetaphil, proactive, clinique, etc etc.. This process went on unsuccessfuly treating my acne until 2010 when I discovered a brand called clean and clear and a topical ointment containing clindamycin. These two products cleared my acne up 100% but unfortunately the clindamycin started to give me whiteheads and that was the day I decided to try jojoba oil and it has been one week of using it. I was my face with neostrata glycolic cleanser and then clean and clear face wash then dry my face and apply the jojoba oil generously. It is the last day of my first week of trying it and I actually love it! I haven't had purging yet but it's only my first week. The bumps on my forehead are reducing to a very small size and my cheek acne has also reduced not that I had much to start off with but I will update you guys on the last day of my second week but right now I'm loving my skin because it is clear of bumpy acne!!!
I love this stuff. Especially for my hair. I have been coloring it a lot and I always use a flat iron so its starting to get pretty rough at the ends. This helps smooth it out and gives awesome shine and moisture.
Jojoba oil is the best thing I have ever done for my skin (aside from not using conventional face wash and moisturizers). My skin is pretty sensitive, especially on my face, and this oil makes it feel heavenly. About five drops is enough for my entire face and neck. I basically slather this stuff all over my body and boy, does it feel awesome. The smell is actually pretty nice, too. Kind of like sesame oil with a hint of fruit.
I've tried coconut and olive oils, but jojoba wins hands down. I would recommend at least trying this if you have oily skin. Jojoba is light, as far as oils go, and if you take a minute to massage it into your skin you'll be good to go.
GIVE THIS A TRY! You won't regret it.
I love this, I`ve been using ti for about 2 months as a moisturizer on my face twice a day after washing it, and itīs great, iīts very light weight and absorbs into the skin quite fast, it doesnīt make me feel greasy and has help with oil control during the day. I recently started to use this after I cleanse my face with honey and /or apply a honey mask, for about 20 minutes and my skin is as soft as itīs ever been. Try this!
I found the cure for my acne and i am sooooooooooooooooo happy!!! I have been prolonging to write a review here because i wanted to give it enough time to use and fully review it based on my experience with it. Thank God for these boards that I found JOJOBA oil!!! My acne scars have diminished by 80% and I my skin is looking like it hasn't in years! It is super soft and moisturized. This is my regime: Apply about 10 drops of jojoba oil to my face at night to "melt" all my makeup off, then apply my Formula 2 cleanser from Mary Kay. Let them sit there while i brush my teeth and then get a wash cloth, damp it with HOT water and put over my face for about 30 seconds. Then I wipe off. Rinse the damp cloth and wipe until i see no dirt/make up on the wash cloth. Dry my face and apply 3 drops of oil over night. My skin feels moisturized and clean after this.
In the morning i do the same, but less oil. and i apply my moisturizer over it. My skin has controlled the oil during the day and my skin looks healthy and dewy.
jojoba oil is multi-functional. I use it as makeup remover, moisturizer, (all over body too), dry scalp, dry ends on my hair, etc.. i love it!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe i finally found my HG product!
The only thing that sucks is the packaging.. It drips and it's messy, but i'll take that any time over having nice clear skin!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!