Oh wow. What a mess. Unfortunately, some of us do seem to have a rather severe reaction to jojoba oil. I tried it for three days as a makeup remover and I have had THE worst breakout of my life. I now have a cyst (not a cystic pimple mind you but a cyst) about the size of a milk dud and it has a whole cluster of gi-normous friends along my chin and cheeks. Holy f#$@king zits Batman! My face is gone for a good month or so. Thank god for bentonite clay, rosehip seed oil and a good sense of humor. Be warned. Definitely do a skin patch test with this stuff for a few days before you decide to slather it on.
For years I had pretty bad acne. At some point I started using jojoba oil, and used it for years, and my acne worsened. I was using other treatments as well but nothing seemed to have any significant impact. Finally I stopped using everything BUT jojoba oil because I had heard, and believed that it was good for acne. When I used nothing but jojoba oil on my skin my skin broke out worse than it ever had, it was nearly cystic acne. I stopped using jojoba oil completely and now just use a gentle cleanser and I have had almost no acne in over 6 months. My skin is 95% better. I could have avoided years worth of acne scarring if I had just realized this sooner.
I love this stuff. I bought it from the company Fushi....and I really do love this. I got it after hearing it was good for acne and acne scarring. Most of my acne has healed up pretty well however I'm now left with scars.
After initially applying it before bed, it felt greasy/oily and i was pretty worried that it isn't going to be a pretty picture when I wake up the next day. Surprisingly, my skin was SO soft and smooth...it wasn't oily....and even better, it lightened my scars. So I've been now using this every evening in substitute for a moisturizer. Happy days!
This stuff is amazing! i put a couple drops on my face (along with a few drops of vitamin E which helps with acne scars) before i go to bed and wake up with rejuvenated and refreshed skin.
My nightly regiment: Cleanse face with pure organic honey (the darker and more crystals the better, thats how you know its truly organic) Put a couple of drops of Jojoba oil mixed with even portions of vitamin E. The combination of the two are suppose to condition and moisturize the skin, and free the skin of free radicals which contribute to aging. *I would recommend starting off with a couple drops of each and increase if needed. Personally, I only need two drops of each, but everyones different.
I also put the jojoba oil on my hair to nourish my dry ends. It moisturizes my hair and gives it a nice sleek shine. Apparently it helps with dandruff too.
I started using this at the same time I started using apple cider vinegar as a toner. So I'm not sure which one I can thank for clearing up my skin. I'll just go with both of them. This stuff is incredible. It makes my skin look so soft and supple. This along with acv has completely cleared up my skin and has stopped it from breaking out. I'll never stop using jojoba oil. I payed $13 for this at health food store but I'm sure I can find it online cheaper.
Unfortunately, I had to delete my glowing review and replace it with a cautionary tale. This stuff is fine for cuticles and stuff (but then again so is olive oil) but during the past year, I also started using this stuff on my face and I now believe that it has been contributing considerably to my acne. It took me a long time to realize this because this stuff doesn't break me out immediately--the breakouts I get from it would surface about a week after I used it, and I was using it on and off, sometimes to remove my make-up and occasionally to boost my moisturizer (I would add a drop or two to it).
So watch out for the slow worsening of your condition! In the past couple months I had started to use this stuff more and more (as my acne was getting progressively worse) believing that it was safer than other moisturizers and make-up removers. About 2 weeks ago I quit using it and I have noticed a definite change! No--my acne didn't completely disappear, but MYGOD it has finally gone back to it's previously mild state!
But jojoba oil is supposed to be non-comedogenic, right? Like as close to the body's natural sebum as we can get. But the thing is, if you have active acne, you are clearly having excess sebum issues, as acne (hormonal or otherwise) is caused by sebum getting trapped into the follicles and becoming impacted. Unless you happen to be on a round of Accutane, adding more oil into the mix is probably just going to make things worse (plus jojoba oil actually IS mildly comedogenic).
Also, if you are looking for something to remove your make-up just use a gentle cleanser with one of those make-up remover pads (try different ones out until you find one that suits you). Do it just like you would with an Olay facial cloth, or you know, one of those stupid pre-soaped pads. Contrary to what all the supposed acne experts claim ("Never ever scrub"), my skin has been glowing ever since I started doing this and it's now clearer than it's been since I hit my 20's (and coincidentally stopped washing my face properly due to overblown fears of aggravation and dryness).
Love to use it on hair and face. After reading many positive reviews on MUA, I decided to try it as a face moisturizer. And it moisturizes skin well without causing me breakout (YAY~) Be aware that it may cause skin to have a dewy look on cheeks if applying it during daytime. I apply it on top of my moisturizer (1 drop or 2) whenever I feel like a heavier moisturzing and it does its job!
I have purchased jojoba oil for years and have used it for many different purposes so I feel I can give a good review. Note, I do not use this on my face. (I have many times, though)
Here's my take on jojoba oil for the face: it can be used as a treatment. I would not use this everyday. Jojoba does not break me out, or clog my pores. It has been good to me, but it does actually dehydrate my skin and my skin gets so dry it compensates and produces more oil, which in turn then I started breaking out from dead skin and such trapped in the oil. So I can use this for a few days, but not much longer. Which is why I DO NOT recommend this as a moisturizer. However, jojoba oil is a beautiful thing, and it's actually one ingredient in my ultimate HG moisturizer of all time. So, I'm convinced this stuff cannot make you breakout. I think it can irritate or clog some, though.
I only ever use this on my face once in a blue moon as a moisturizer. Kind of like a treatment overnight and I wake up to glowy skin.
However, I still buy this because it is great for my hair and legs. After epilating this calms down my skin. I apply it to my legs most nights. Also, I pour a bunch on my hair in the afternoon and then shower it out and come out with hair soo soft.
I recommend it, but I have to say, don't rely on it to fix your skin. Also, YMMV and for some people it is a miracle. Patch test and give it a go.
Unfortunately, I must echo the voice of the minority here. I am acne-prone, although have had relatively clear skin for about 2 years. So hearing from various sources (namely acne.org) that this was pretty much a miracle fool-proof all-purpose no-frills moisturiser, I had to get my hands on it. I put up with it for over a month seeing absolutely zero positive change in my skin. Instead, my skin ever so gradually took a turn for the worse. We are talking dramatic increase in blackheads on the nose (ten-fold really), pores seemed a lot bigger, skin felt oilier and texture felt uneven and congested.
I then researched this a bit more and realised it's nowhere NEAR as innocent as I originally thought, especially for sensitive skin or those with rosacea. I experienced two cyst like lumps on opposite sides of my face and, at the time, did not know what to attribute it to, I convinced myself Jojoba Oil was harmless. NOW Im sure it was contributing to those under-the-skin congestion bumps and those days when I'd wake up with tiny whiteheads scattered around my face.
Anyone thinking of trying this should go for it, but keep in mind it really is a YMMV product and test the waters before assuming, as I did, it wouldn't cause breakouts because it's so similar to the skin's natural oils. Did I mention it made my makeup look gross and shiny all day? Back to my Eucerin Aquaporin Light.
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.