Jojoba oil is gentle enough to be used as a carrier oil to mix with other essential oils. You can also use it on its own.
Jojoba oil works to seal your skin with a protective barrier to keep it from losing moisture. This may help prevent bacterial infections, acne, and dandruff from forming.
It also contains antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
It is antioxidant and contains natural forms of vitamin E that can help your skin fight oxidative stress caused by everyday exposure to pollutants and other toxins.
It is non-comedogenic. Although jojoba oil is a botanical substance, its makeup is so similar to the oil (sebum) your body naturally produces that your skin can’t tell the difference. This makes it less likely to build up on your skin and clog your pores, leading to fewer breakouts and less severe acne.
On a molecular level, jojoba oil is a wax. Although it can be absorbed into your skin, its waxy nature allows it to create a soothing seal on the surface.
Jojoba oil regulates sebum production. When you put jojoba oil on your skin, your skin is soothed and moisturized. This sends a signal to your hair and sweat follicles that your skin doesn’t need additional sebum for hydration.
Jojoba oil stimulates wound healing. Jojoba oil encourages your skin cells to bind together after they’ve been separated by a scratch or cut. This may also be the reason for its ability to treat acne and acne scarring. These wound-healing properties could be connected to jojoba oil’s concentration of natural vitamin E.
Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Topical application may help relieve dryness, flaking, itching, and related symptoms. People who have inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema may find jojoba oil especially beneficial.
Jojoba oil’s natural wound-healing properties combined with its vitamin E content, could minimize the appearance of scars.