Since my early 20’s my skin seems to flare up in the winter months so I am always on the hunt for skincare that will give me ‘perfect’ skin. Before Christmas I had one side of my face that was really congested with painful underneath spots. My beauty therapist, who I see every 4 weeks for Microdermabrasion mentioned my skin could be lacking in something as it was more dryer than usual. I did my research and came across Jojoba oil. Using a facial oil can actually help oily skin types and acne suffers because using oil regularly can actually help by modulating the sebum production.
What is Jojoba: The seed of a desert shrub, MV Pure Jojoba is not an oil at all but a unique liquid wax that closely resembles the skin’s own sebum. This makes it highly compatible with the delicate skin inside the circle of the eye. This superfine wax with naturally occurring vitamin A, D & E is also perfect light moisturiser for use on the face, neck and body.
This 100% organic jojoba oil is a fantastically versatile product which can be used for everything from taking off even waterproof make-up to tackling dry skin, soothing shaving rash and balancing oily, acne-prone complexions. Jojoba naturally has a very similar make up to your skin’s natural sebum and thanks to MV’s superfine formulation, it penetrates the skin incredibly easily, softening and protecting without clogging pores. Also, if you use it as a make-up remover it’ll actually strengthen your eyelashes and condition the delicate skin around the eyes. It makes a great scalp treatment too!
I decided to purchase the ‘MC Organic skincare Pure Jojoba’ from Cultbeauty.co.uk, at £30 at 35ml, I was a bit hesitant because you don’t get a lot of product for your money, however the amazing reviews convinced me. For ‘perfect skin’ I would honestly pay anythng. Thanks to CultBeautys extra speedy deliver service I received mine the following day. I was so excited to see if it would help my skin. Jojoba oil has a clear golden colour and because the oil closely resembles sebum the consistency is more of a liquid wax so it doesn’t have that greasy feeling that I hate. Every time we wash our face, even with water, we are stripping the skin of its natural protecting layer of sebum. Dehydrated skin is vulnerable to irritants, however Jojoba oil seals in the moisture and creates an effective barrier to external elements.
I apply the oil before I go to bed on clean skin. I rub a few drops of the oil between my palms and apply it to my face in a patting motion, this helps the oil to sink deep into the skin. I have been using the oil for a few weeks now and I don’t know if it’s coincidence but my skin is a lot clearer and smoother compared to what it was before. I haven’t received any painful underneath bumps since I have been using it, and If I do break out it is just a small spot that disappears in a few days without trace. I am hoping this is a sign of clear skin from now on but I will keep you updated. I can’t recommend this oil enough for any skin type.
Have you tried Jojoba oil before? What’s your thoughts?