I'm actually not using the Desert Essence oil, I'm using a clear version in a pump bottle that I got at the health food store which I recommend everyone tries since it will eliminate your leaky bottle problems. Anyway I mix a few drops of this in with my Olay Complete Moisture Lotion every morning and have been for 3 months now (still on same bottle). I haven't had a pimple since I started using it! Also the blackheads on my nose are slowly disappearing. I have a hypertrophied scar on my neck from thyroid surgery and I have been rubbing the oil into the scar as well, and I'm not SURE, but I think it's beginning to fade. I'm positive that it's flatter and less inflamed. All in all I think jojoba oil has brought a nice balance to my skin and I will continue to use it.
Thank god for this wonderful oil!!! It does wonders for my skin. I've used this for only a week, yet my skin has improved greatly. My dry/flaky/red skin went away, replaced by a soft and even-tone. The ONLY downside to this oil is that it takes a little too long to absorb completely into your skin. It takes about 15-20 mins. Patient is required but it's great afterward. Packaging leaks and is messy. Other than that, it's a great buy.
I am sooooo glad I found this stuff, it's amazing. I mix a drop into my AHA moisturizing cream in the am and pm . In the two weeks I've been using it, I absolutely notice a difference in my skin. It's so much more radiant and my fine lines are seriously disappearing before my eyes!!!!
Love it. Any oil works best when used sparingly; massage a small amount in and then wipe of the excess. I have acne-prone combination skin, and I live in a polluted city, so my face was always breaking out. But I've been using jojoba oil for about two weeks along with sunscreen (Blue Lizard SPF 30 Suncream Sensitive...great stuff), and my skin has really cleared up. Jojoba oil is a match for human sebum, which means that it actually penetrates the skin, unlike products like Vaseline and even olive oil. And jojoba oil doesn't have any health risks, so it's safe to use everywhere. Why pay more for expensive moisturizers/bath oils/makeup removers when this works even better?
I sure have tried this for quite some time. However it seems to have given me drier skin than normal. When I wake up, I have facial dandruff. It's very unsightly and it doesn't seem to address my oily skin. I feel vitamin e oil works better. However the longstanding caveat of what works for others doesn't mean it will work for you comes to mind when I use this. Too bad, because I wanted to love this, like all people really say. I have had an acne problem and oily skin problem and this somewhat abated the acne issue, but more build up of oil and congestion ensued. Was this the case for anyone else?
Also I would always look greasy, it never quite sunk in for me.
I love this. I have oily skin and this has helped my skin be LESS oily! I use it after I wash my face at night, and again after I wash in the morning, under my make-up. Been using it for about two months. love it. : )
UPDATE: this was breaking me out. I no longer use it on my face, only once in a while in my bath for my body.
LOVE this. i leave it in my shower and rub it all over once i turn off water and am about to jump out. replaces any lotion anyday. i also use this during the day on my face as an intense moisturizer (for my dry days) and leaves no residue/smell! bought it at trader joes.
I have been using this jojoba oil for 5 years and it works great. Perfect for acne prone or sensitive skin. But I notice as I get older I need more moisture. I'm still looking for a good moisturiser to go with the jojoba oil.
Also, I'd love to hear from any MUAers who have tried using jojoba oil as a cleanser and alternative to the DHC cleansing oil.
I love this product. I use it as a makeup remover and skin moisturizer. It's odorless and non greasy. So it doesn't clash with my perfume. I have eczema during the winter and this product works. I have not gotten eczema this winter since I started using this. It's a bit pricey $14 for a small little bottle, but I found it at www.vitacost.com for $7 Can't beat that right!
i have oily/combo/acne prone skin, and i use this as a pre-cleanse twice a day. i basically just rub it all over my face to break up oil and dirt and/or make-up, wait a few minutes, then wipe it off with a warm wash cloth. i then wash my face like normal. just adding this step has decreased breakouts, oiliness, and the occasional dryness from my toner. i also use a few drops of tea tree oil mixed with a little bit of water on a cotton pad as a toner, which helps prevent breakouts too. *just make sure you wash your hands well before applying this, as it's a carrier oil!* i'm sure there are many ways you can use this effectively, with or without adding other oils (tea tree, lavender, etc.).