Among the properties that make jojoba such a desirable topical oil is its molecular similarity to sebum. Sebum is the oil naturally produced by our skin. Ordinarily, it is washed away when we cleanse with soap and warm water, leaving our skin dry and vulnerable to damage.
Jojoba oil has been used for centuries to restore this protective barrier in a way that our skin loves, due to its similarity to our natural skin oils. Other properties contributing to jojoba oil’s popularity include it being completely odorless and it having consistent viscosity at variable temperatures. This means you don’t need to warm it up to apply it smoothly and evenly to the skin, and it will not go rancid in warmer temperatures.
Because jojoba oil is odorless and so similar to our own natural skin oil, it is a great choice for those of us with sensitive skin. It rarely causes an allergic reaction, and is a highly stable natural oil. It will not grow bacteria or lose its effectiveness, or indeed any of its desirable qualities at all, over time.