Jojoba (Not an Oil)

Posted on 19 February 2014 by Marie Hunter

The oily liquid nature of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) makes most of us want to refer to this wonderful golden fluid as oil; however, it is more accurate to refer to jojoba as a wax ester. Not being entirely oily in nature, and quite similar in structure to our own skin wax esters, jojoba makes a suitable moisturiser for oily skin.