Five Surprising Benefits of Jojoba Oil

By now, many people are already aware of the amazing skincare benefits of a little nut-derived natural skin treatment substance called Jojoba oil. For those that aren’t, Jojoba oil is a liquid wax that’s extracted from the nut of an indigenous North American shrub.

The benefits of Jojoba oil are by no means a new discovery. Native Americans such as the O'odham peoples of the Sonoran Desert have long used Jojoba oil to treat their hair and skin. What they found, and what many researchers have seen since, is that Jojoba oil has a multitude of incredible benefits to preserving and treating skin.

Here are the top five out of many amazing benefits of using Jojoba Oil for your skin…


1. Moisturizing and softening

What makes Jojoba unique from a scientific standpoint, is that its chemical structure very closely resembles an oily secretion produced naturally by human sebaceous glands called sebum.

Sebum is used by the body to lubricate and waterproof the skin, so Jojoba oil imitates sebum in the sense that it locks in moisture and creates a barrier from elemental factors like excessive sunshine and dry climates.

Jojoba oil is therefore a great natural substitute to chemical-heavy lotions and moisturizers for hydrating and protecting dry skin, and incredibly, accomplishes this without leaving behind an oily residue.

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2. Controlling oily skin

One of the downsides to the body producing sebum is that oftentimes the body produces too much sebum.

Excess sebum = excess skin oil, and in addition to the unappealing aesthetic problems of oily skin, it can also lead to bigger problems like dermatitis.

Jojoba oil can actually reduce oiliness by regulating sebum production in a process that essentially sends messages to the body.

When skin remains well hydrated by a protective layer of Jojoba oil, the sebaceous glands read this, and respond by producing less sebum in those areas. For this reason, applying Jojoba oil to the skin can actually reduce the skin’s overall oiliness.

3. Treating symptoms of dry skin

Dry skin can be itchy and flakey, and tends to look just as rough as it feels.

Jojoba oil has the ability to treat these painful symptoms by hydrating the skin and locking in moisture to alleviate dryness, reduce redness, and relieve irritation of the skin.

4. Alleviating Sunburn

Perhaps one of the most well-known benefits of Jojoba oil is its ability to alleviate the symptoms of sunburn.

For the same reasons that Jojoba oil works great for moisturizing and softening skin, it also does an incredible job of treating skin damaged by the sun.

Not only does Jojoba oil have moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, it also contains vitamin E and B-complex vitamins.These vitamins can help skin to repair and regenerate, so the oil is a perfect way to treat skin after too much time in the sun.

5. Anti-aging benefits

In addition to its ability to moisturize and treat damaged skin, another huge benefit of Jojoba oil is its powerful anti-aging property.

It all comes back to sebum. As we age, our sebaceous glands produce less and less of the oily substance, and therefore, our skin and our hair tends to dry out as we get older.

By playing the role of sebum and moisturizing skin after the body has stopped producing its normal amount of sebum, Jojoba oil keeps natural oil levels constant and keeps the skin young and supple.  

So what’s the most effective application?

The best place to find Jojoba Oil in its most effective form comes by the way of Lavilin Jojoba Gel Cream, the 2014 Beauty With A Conscience Award Winner.

The Lavilin gel version of this age-old product moisturizes and softens skin, treats the symptoms of dry skin and sunburn, and effectively regulates the delicate balance of skin oil in a way that even that human body can’t do.

Deodorants Vs. Antiperspirants: What's The Difference?

To maintain a happy and healthy internal balance, the human body needs to rid itself of built-up impurities that can be absorbed through the skin, as well as through our diets, over time.

These impurities can be a variety of things—ranging from alcohol, cholesterol, heavy metals and sometimes even pesticides. So how can the human body rid itself of these toxins? It secretes them from our pores through the release of sweat.

Sweating is necessary. Sweating is healthy. But let’s face it, sweating can be… unappealing.

It’s wet, it’s sticky and worst of all, it smells bad, so people tend to use products that attempt to mask or eliminate the odor that comes along with secreted sweat. To save from potential sweat-related embarrassment, there are two primary products most people choose from to protect against sweat-odor.

Those two products are deodorants and antiperspirants.

So, what’s the difference?

Perhaps the main difference between the two is the functional application with which they attempt to fight against sweat-odor.

Basically, the reason that sweat smells is that once sweat leaves the body through sweat glands, normal skin bacteria breaks down the liquid sweat. Body odor mainly originates from the apocrine glands in the armpits, which release a thick and oily sweat that is rich in proteins and lipids that bacteria on the skin feeds upon.

Deodorants do exactly what their name implies: “De”-meaning rid, and “odorize”- meaning smell.

So, deodorants look to rid the smell of sweat-odor by eliminating or masking the smell. Many deodorants do this by being alcohol based, as alcohol kills bacteria. And deodorants also have active ingredients that act as a perfume, to not only kill the bacteria that cause odor, but also to mask the odor itself.

As far as antiperspirants go, their function is also distinguishable by the name of the product.

“Anti”- meaning against, and “perspirant”-meaning sweat.

Antiperspirants fight against sweat by attempting to stop or significantly reduce perspiration and therefore, reduce the moist climate in which the bacteria thrive.

In order to accomplish this, most antiperspirants contain aluminum. Aluminium-based complexes react with electrolytes in the sweat to form a kind of “gel plug” in the duct of the sweat gland, which prevent the gland from excreting liquid.

The only problem with aluminum-based complexes is that they can have harmful effects on your skin. The entire concept of blocking your sweat glands so that sweat cannot escape is problematic, considering one of the main reasons we sweat in the first place is as an outlet for our bodies to excrete toxins that the body doesn’t want or need.

Claims over the past 10 years that detail how antiperspirants can cause breast cancer, or Alzheimer’s disease due to their aluminum content are ultimately unfounded, but there are still many other potential harmful effects of using antiperspirants over long periods of time.

All-in-all, the primary difference between deodorants and antiperspirants is the way in which they seek to fight sweat-odor.

Deodorants do it by killing the smell of sweat and masking it with more pleasant scents, while antiperspirants cut off the ability of the glands to excrete sweat entirely, through chemical reactions between aluminum complexes and our sweat glands.

For the more health conscious individual, deodorants probably pose less risks when it comes to long-term health of the bodies sweat glands.

There are hundreds, if not thousands of deodorants on the market, but some deodorant companies have chosen to follow a model that uses ingredients that are not only effective at fighting sweat-odor, but also prevalent in the natural world in order to reduce the risk of harming or irritating the sweat glands or skin.

Lavilin deodorant is a solid example of this model. Our natural deodorants accomplish their intended function with natural herbs and essential oils, and have big-time benefits when considering the long-term health of sweat glands and skin.

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