Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil



Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil at a glance

  • Non-fragrant emollient extracted from the seeds of a perennial shrub
  • Has been shown to enhance skin’s restorative properties
  • Provides topical skin-soothing benefits
  • Rich source of numerous fatty acids and antioxidants

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil description

_Simmondsia chinensis_ (jojoba) seed oil is a non-fragrant emollient extracted from the seeds of a perennial shrub. It has been shown to enhance skin’s restorative properties and can also provide topical skin-soothing benefits. _Simmondsia chinensis_ (jojoba) seed oil is a rich source of numerous fatty acids and antioxidants. The texture of _Simmondsia chinensis_ (jojoba) seed oil is similar to the sebum (oil) human skin produces, which makes it a brilliant ingredient for dry skin but potentially problematic for those with oily skin prone to clogged pores and breakouts. (Note: jojoba wax is considered more of an issue for breakout-prone skin than jojoba oil.) _Simmondsia chinensis_ (jojoba) seed oil has the distinction of feeling lighter and less greasy than many other oils, particularly highly saturated oils such as coconut. It is one of the more stable plant oils in use today.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil references

  • Energy Conversion and Management, December 2016, pages 293-304
  • Journal of Italian Dermatology and Venereology, December 2013, pages 687-691
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2008, pages 268-274
  • Journal of Dermatological Science, May 2008, pages 135-142
  • 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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