I have combination skin so I avoid using this product too frequently. When my skin is dull and prone to drying/breaking out I will reach for jojoba to moisturize or use as a gentle make-up remover [depending on how dry/oil it is] so not to aggravate it.
The bottle is a pain and leaks, So - for that. At £8 for a 60ml bottle of oil which usually spills, I've had to be tight with it :(
love it. soaks into my face. makes my hair soft with just a drop after I towel dry.
Absolutely the best moisturizer I've used! Keeps my combo skin hydrated and oil-free & I use it as a makeup remover so its my night cream too. I'm on my second bottle & will keep on using this for as long as it makes my skin look good. It's cheap, too, only $7.oo a bottle. Don't be afraid to use this because it's an oil; it doesn't make you break out. On the contrary, it soothes your skin and keeps it clear.
I dont think my skin likes this, I first tried it as a moisturizer and it broke me out badly, so I just used it for my hair. Ive got damaged hair and I do think it made it a little softer, and for long hair this oil definately is a good thing. I did give it another try recently on my face as a pre-cleanser, but this was after being sick one weekend and not caring for my face properly so I cant tell what broke me out, so Im going to give it another try when I get my skin back to shape a little.
love it! soothes my easily upset skin very well and helps with flakey, red patches of dryness. i put a couple drops on my finger tips, rub them together, then pat on my face, especially forehead. i wear mineral makeup so my skin needs to be moist, but not greasy. this sinks in nicely. i also use with this another cream when very cold/dry outside, as jojoba on its own wouldn't be enough for me. i love this for an overnight treatment for my hair as well....it washes out easily and leaves my hair soft and lovely. i take my eye makeup off, when i wear any, with jojoba oil and it works very well. i don't have to tug or scrub at my eyes. but wipe with a dry cotton ball after eye makeup is gone to get the residual oil off to prevent blurry vision. very gentle and natural and inexpensive. about $8 at whole foods. lasts a long time! *UPDATE* somone said to pat this on with damp fingers on a damp face and it works so much better! thanks!
I have been using this for over a year now, since i read about it on MUA. It is wonderful. When i see my friends and family they always tell me my skin looks great, and i tell them, i only use dove soap, this jojoba oil, and exfoliate once every two weeks (i think you can use the asprin mask). i use the oil for everything, eye makeup remover, lotion for body, apply around eyes, put in hair. everything, and it really makes you so so so so soft. I love it, and it lasts for a very long time... go buy it, and tell everyone you know about it. My sister who had acne was very hesitant to use it, but she finally started, and just bought her own bottle.
this is the best thing EVER! i have absolutely impossible skin - it gets irritated by the gentlest, most-raved-about creams in about 2 weeks time, but jojoba oil has been working for months now! i LOVE it! it moisturizes quite well but most importantly does not irritate and does not cause any break outs. i did get a few zits from it, but that was because i used way too much of it on an oily spot (T-zone). the overall tone of my skin has improved so much - it's way smoother and healthier looking. i used to get this "wrinkle" on my forehead because i could never use a moisturizer often enough, but now it's gone bec i finally get the moisture i need. i also use lots of it on my face before every shower as my skin totally freaks out after showers, and when i get out, my face's lightly moisturized and not irritated from shampoo/chlorinated water. it's also a great make-up remover/under eye night "cream". this is not very good on my body - too light, but it is extremely good on hair - put some in your shampoo or even a little bit just on the ends and you'll get gorgeous, healthy looking hair. esp good for hot oil treatments... anyway, i can't stop loving this thing! i never thought i'd find something that brings instant relief for dry skin and also has positive effects in the long run. def give this a try.
I wanted to love this...i really did. At first it was amazing as a moisturizer and i was using it morning and night. Then one day I got a rash on my neck and underneath my chin. Hoping it wasn't the jojoba i started only using it on my face. I broke out in little skin colored bumps on my forehead. They're practically invisible but my face isn't smooth like usual. Doesn't work for everyone.
My experience with this product mirrors all the postive reviews. God bless the desert's jojoba plant, let's hope it doesn't go extinct in our lifetimes.
After my doctor stopped prescribing me Accutane, this product single-handedly saved my skin from being doomed to perdition.
I started to break out really badly one winter after I stopped taking Accutane for acne (I actually have rosacea, but hadn't been diagnosed at this point). I think this is what happened: I was using products for combo/oily skin and eventually, when the humidity dropped, it just kept drying out my skin. This resulted not only in dry, flaky skin, but a surge in oil production, and tons of pimples. And it was physically painful, too. Small red pustules (characteristic of rosacea-type acne) covering almost every single inch of my face. I felt horrible about how I looked almost every day. I even dropped a ton of money on Creme De La Mer to remedy my dry, irritated, broken-out skin. This turned out to be a big, expensive mistake. Moisturizer after moisturizer failed me. I became really depressed after a while and avoided going out during the day.
But, one day, after buying Jojoba oil lip balm, I noticed how well it moisturized (I still use it). I read some stuff on Jojoba oil...mimics sebum, anti-microbial, soothing, etc...so, at my wits end, I decided to buy a bottle and give it a try. I use it like any old moisturizer; applying after I wash my face. Prior to this, I had never thought of putting anything with oil in it on my face. Turns out, this was my biggest mistake. The improvement wasn't immediate (my face was in a really, really awful state) but soon enough, the redness, dryness, itchyness, acne, and general discomfort began to subside. I went to a new dermatologist finally and was rediagnosed with rosacea. I did a lot of research on it, changed my skincare regimen and developed a completely different way of treating my skin. Turns out a lot of my old skincare products were contributing to my dermatitis.
Now, I take no oral antibiotics. I do have Duac gel, but only use it when I get the occassional period pimple. My skin hasn't been this smooth since I was in 5th grade or when I was actively taking accutane. I research my ingredients and shop for sensitive skin. Even so, without jojoba oil, my skin wouldn't be this great. I lost my bottle once, had to go without, and it made such a difference. This is definitely the cornerstone upon which my skin's health rests on. continued >>