Jojoba oil: the wonder ingredient for soft skin
It's the stuff of skincare dreams. An oil that can moisturise without blocking pores, speed up skin healing, soothe eczema and add a lit-from-within glow to your complexion.
I'm talking about jojoba oil – one of the plant world's true superstars and a powerhouse ingredient in some of our most-loved By Sarah London blends including the multi award-winning Body Oil and Ally Blemish Recovery Oil.
Derived from the jojoba plant (simmondsia chinesis), it boasts some seriously impressive credentials. Here, I explore all the benefits of jojoba oil for skin, face and body...
Hydrates without greasy residue
Did you know different plant-based oils have unique properties? Like gemstones, each offers individual strengths and works in its own way. The standout skills of jojoba? It behaves just like our skin's natural oils thanks to its unique molecular structure.
While the ingredient is a humectant (that means it attracts water, keeping skin hydrated), jojoba's small molecular size penetrates into the skin immediately, meaning its non pore-blocking and able to regulate excess sebum production. It's also antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal. Hello BFF for blemish-prone faces!
Used in our clever Ally Blemish Recovery Oil, jojoba helps to shrink spots, calm redness and bring a disrupted skin microbiome into balance – an essential element in the fight against acne.
This lack of greasy residue makes it a wonder ingredient in our By Sarah London Body Oil, too. Paired with organic Sweet Almond Oil and Evening Primrose Oil, the full-body elixir hydrates, repairs and dials up radiance without an oily feeling. That means you can slip into your clothes – or PJs –straight away... no waiting around required.
Jojoba oil can aid skin healing
We already know jojoba oil is brilliant for treating problems like eczema and psoriasis with so many of you telling me our Body Oil has helped transform your own dry skin conditions.
But there's scientific evidence to suggest jojoba oil goes one step further than that. The oil has shown real potential when it comes to wound healing and in one particular study, it was also found to stimulate collagen production.
Its Vitamin B complex also has antioxidant benefits to combat cell damage and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In our Ally Blemish Recovery Oil, the ingredient helps banish the marks left behind after big blemishes while our Body Oil can help repair skin after shaving nicks. Talk about an over-achiever!
Our body oil is organic, vegan and cruelty-free
I'm not just passionate about using oils that actively support our skin's health. The way we source these oils is a key part of my research, too.
Both our Ally Blemish Recovery Oil and Body Oil are registered with The Vegan Society and certified with Cruelty Free International. I've specifically chosen the finest organic jojoba and our cold-pressing process ensures all that skin-loving goodness is locked in. Ready, set, soothe...
Written by: Sarah, Co-Founder, By Sarah London
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