Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis)
Jojoba Oil is comprised of an array of natural liquid wax esters produced from the seeds of the desert shrub Simmondsia Chinensis. Native to Arizona, California and northern Mexico, it is now grown as a commercial crop in many countries around the world, most notably in Israel and Argentina.
Unlike other vegetable oils, Jojoba does not contain tryglycerides, making it structurally different. Technically, it is not an oil at all, but a mixture of long chain monounsaturated liquid wax esters that make up 97% of it, the balance being a combination of mixed tocopherols, free sterols and other unsaponifiable material. Structurally and chemically Jojoba is very similar to the human sebum produced by the skin's sebaceous glands which is comprised largely of wax mono esters. It is non-toxic, non-comedogenic and non-allergenic with a non-greasy feeling in use.
Our Jojoba Oil also contains Vitamin E to help minimize oxidation.