Ingredient of the day: Jojoba oil

Origin: Vegetable + Synthetic

In our products: vegetable

INCI name: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

Derived from : Jojoba seeds

The base:

Jojoba oil is obtained from the wax contained in the seeds of the Jojoba plant. For several decades, this odorless yellow-gold liquid has been used to stimulate hair growth and "treat" certain skin conditions. It has been marketed more in recent years to substitute the whale oil whose production is banned in 2018. It consists among other fatty acids and triglycerides which makes it particularly interesting for the skin. Its composition is very compatible with the sebum of the skin makes it an excellent moisturizer, soothing, moisturizing and occlusive. She would also have some anti-inflammatory properties.


In cosmetics, jojoba oil, though somewhat expensive, is highly valued. When applied topically, it forms a protective layer on the skin that retains moisture. The fact that it is non-greasy and odorless is equally interesting. You will find it often in care for dry skin. It can be used alone on the skin or in a complex formulation in creams, serums, cleansers, etc.

What to remember:

Jojoba oil is an excellent moisturizer. Some studies have shown that it has certain anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, but the literature on the subject needs to be further developed. Use without restraint to enrich a moisturizer or simply to protect and soothe the skin.


  • Non-irritating
  • Non-sensitizing
  • Not a significant allergen

They contain:


  • Aburjai T, Natsheh FM. Plants used in cosmetics. Phytother Res. 2003, 17: 987.
  • Baumann, Leslie S. Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients (P. 33). McGraw-Hill Education. Kindle Edition.
  • DJ Undersander, EA Oelke, Kaminski AR, JD Doll, DH Putnam, SM Combs, and CV Hanson, "Jojoba," Alternative Field Crops Manual, 1990

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