Jojoba Esters



Jojoba Esters description

Complex mixture of esters from jojoba oil and hydrogenated jojoba oil. The result is an ingredient with a wax-like texture that functions as an excellent emollient and occlusive agent for skin, especially when used with glycerine.Jojoba esters have other uses, too. For example, rounded jojoba beads are sometimes used in facial scrubs. These beads are available in various sizes, with the smaller beads being preferred when the goal is creating a gentle, non-abrasive scrub.

Jojoba Esters references

  • Biological Research, August 2017, ePublication
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, March 2009, Supplement 1, page AB83
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 2008, issue 4, pages 268-274
  • Pharmacological Research, February 2005, pages 95-105

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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