One of frequent questions asked by women 40+ is whether face oils are really good for aging skin, compared to all the serums and creams. Can jojoba oil replace creams in your skincare routine?
So Is Jojoba Oil Good For Aging Skin?
It definitely is and it’s backed by many facts. Organic, cold-pressed Jojoba Oil is source of antioxidants and minerals that are like food for your skin. In many cases it works much better than branded lotions, creams and serums.
Benefits of Jojoba Oil for Skin
1. Excellent Nutrition for the Skin
Jojoba is loaded with nutrients like Vitamin E and Vitamins B (B-komplex), as well as antioxidants and minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc. All these natural ingredients nourish the skin and supply it with all it needs.
2. Deep Hydration and Long-Lasting Moisture
Jojoba Oil is lighter compared to other face oils and it is easily absorbed into skin. It penetrates deep, soothing and softening the skin leaving it greatly moisturized and adding a healthy glow.
It doesn’t evaporate like water-based moisturizers, which is extremely important when your skin is exposed to the environment. Studies have shown that Jojoba Oil provides a considerable long-lasting layer of moisture.
3. Anti-Aging Properties
Because of the great moisturizing effects, Jojoba Oil can help slow down the appearance of aging, and flatten out fine lines and wrinkles. In dermatological tests, it was shown that Jojoba Oil increases the skin’s suppleness; the effects were long-lasting.
In a study published by E. Ranzato in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, it was found that Jojoba oil accelerates wound healing by inducing collagen synthesis.
4. Light, not Heavy
Jojoba Oil mimics the skin’s own sebum – the human skin oil – so it penetrates the skin easily and makes the skin smooth, helping to promote healthy, glowing skin without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue.
Being very similar to sebum, Jojoba Oil actually helps with acne. Using Jojoba Oil, you can trick the skin into thinking it has produced enough oil, stopping producing excess oil and thus improving acne. Jojoba also naturally repels microbes, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria on skin.
6. Soothing for Sunburnt Skin
Jojoba Oil’s hydrating action soothes sunburn and helps reduce the chances of peeling.
Because of its sebum-like character, Jojoba Oil is recommended for people with sensitive skin (including psoriasis and eczema). Applying Jojoba Oil to compromised skin can help reduce breakouts.
8. Soothes Dry Skin
Jojoba Oil has anti-inflammatory properties: its helps reduce redness caused by drying, improve eczema and rosacea, and keep the skin calm and happy. The Vitamin E and Vitamins B in the Jojoba Oil help the skin to repair.
9. Anti–Inflammatory & Anti-Microbial
Jojoba Oil has natural anti-microbial properties, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria on skin. That’s why it’s good for people with acne-prone skin, but not only that. It also aids in wound-healing as shown in the study by E. Ranzato mentioned above.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Jojoba Oil were tested in a review published by MDPI in 2018.
10. Natural Preservative
Another great fact about Jojoba Oil is that the oil itself is a natural preservative so you don’t need to add one or to be worried about it.
My Experience with Jojoba Oil
Apart from Jojoba Oil, I’ve tried Hemp Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Frankincense and mixtures of oils in serums. So far, the best ones that work for me are jojoba oil and hemp seed oil, as I described in my article How To Moisturize Your Face After Washing.
I was inspired by a video on YouTube to start using jojoba oil. I thought nothing worse could happen than just having the same skin condition as before as my biggest problem is having increased number of fine lines and wrinkles, at the age of 52.
And I would try almost anything, apart from Botox and plastic surgery. Never say never, but for now I prefer trying all natural remedies, doing yoga and facial massage before sleep.
Surprisingly, using Jojoba Oil and Hemp Seed Oil every night after cleansing my face with an Aloe Vera Gel leaves my skin much more moisturized, supple and glowing than some very expensive serums and creams I used before.
Did you know that many celebrities use facial oils as well? Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchet, Julia Roberts or Kylie Jenner, to name a few. I think they know what they are doing!
Jojoba Oil has been called liquid gold and I can confirm this oil with an unostentatious look and smell is very powerful. When I use the oil on my complexion before going to bed, I can be sure that my face is as moisturized in the morning as it was before. That was not always the case when I used various serums, lotions and special facial creams.
The feeling of having a natural organic product on my face is fantastic. You can see on the picture below how glowing my skin is.
My Top 3 Picks of 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Jojoba Oils For Healthy, Glowing Skin
JOJOBA OIL BY KATE BLANC, USDA certified
Kate Blanc’s Jojoba Oil is organically grown and cold pressed without any preservatives. Because it’s 100% pure, it easily absorbs into your skin and won’t clog pores nor cause breakouts, leaving you looking fabulous.
It comes in an amber glass bottle which protect the oil from harmful UV light and it also include a glass dropper. The bottle is 100% pure jojoba oil with no carrier oil added.
JOJOBA OIL BY ARIA STARR Premium Grade
Aria Starr Beauty’s Jojoba Oil is another top quality product you can use as a face or full body moisturizer. Jojoba Oil is also fantastic at helping you remove stubborn makeup, and makes for an amazing facial cleanser. Delivered in a dark glass bottle to limit exposure to light and a glass dropper for easy application.
JOJOBA OIL BY MAPLE HOLISTICS Therapeutic Grade
This is my favorite one of all these three brands. I like the company’s philosophy, the design of the bottle, the quality. Maple Holistics Jojoba Oil is therapeutic grade, cold pressed and unrefined from the Simmondsia chinesis botanical.
All Maple Holistics products are made in the USA using natural ingredients and cruelty-free processes. All the naturally sourced ingredients are pure and obtained from carefully selected locations.
The Jojoba Oil works very well on dry skin making it smooth and silky but at the same time preventing the skin produce more sebum than necessary. I have experienced great results with it on my mixed skin: the areas that were very dry (mainly around the eyes) are now smooth and hydrated and the middle area is not as greasy as before.
Once you have your Jojoba Oil for your everyday facial routine, you can try to improve your hair quality with it (if you need to): adding a few drops in your shampoo or conditioner will benefit your hair as well.
Conclusion – Is Jojoba Oil Good For Aging Skin or not?
I believe the facts as well as my experience make it obvious that Jojoba Oil is one of the best things you can put on your face. More and more women use it on their skin and hair with great results.
If you have any questions about the use of Jojoba Oil, I’ll be more than happy to provide an answer to my best knowledge and experience.