Jojoba oil is obtained from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis plant, a shrub native to North American desert climes – southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. The jojoba seed is comprised of approximately 50% oil, by weight, and has abundant healing properties. Nature’s Shield jojoba oil is certified organic and sustainable and is cold-press extracted for preservation of its natural qualities.
- Jojoba is unique amongst oils in that it is not in fact an oil, but a liquid wax. This makes it uniquely compatible with the skin’s own sebum production and even more useful as the skin ages and sebum production naturally decreases.
- Jojoba has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, thus can be useful in any bacteria or fungi- related skin issues.
- High in antioxidants, vitamins A, D and E, it is protective against oxidative stresses such as sun exposure, poor air quality and ageing processes.
- May be used on skin, hair or cuticles as a conditioning treatment – nourishing and protecting tissue.