INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Emollient

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

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Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

A unique plant-based lipid that closely mimics skin’s natural sebum composition.

Type of Ingredient

Emollient

Why we use it

Unlike most plant-based oils, jojoba oil is technically a wax ester. That means it contains no triglycerides or fatty acids, and it also means interesting things for your skin. Your skin’s natural oil, called sebum, is also a waxy lipid that helps keep everything healthy and waterproof. Jojoba oil is the most similar plant-based substance to your natural sebum, helping to moisturize skin without clogging pores.

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