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Facial Moisturizers with Jojoba Oil Are Good For Your Skin

Rose Otto Facial MoisturizerFacial moisturizers made with Jojoba will help to balance and keep your skin supple.  It is important to stay hydrated and drink enough water to keep your skin moist.  Apply 2 to 4 drops twice daily to clean skin. You may use sun block and/or foundation over the TherArome® moisturizer.

USDA Natural Organic Program (NOP) certified

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is 100% USDA Natural Organic Program (NOP) certified organic, made from expeller pressed Jojoba seeds.   Jojoba closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum, so it is easily absorbed and is hypoallergenic.  The body’s natural sebum also contains wax esters, which act as a natural moisturizer and environmental barrier for the skin.  Unlike triglyceride oils such as olive, sunflower, or other seed, fruit and nut oils, jojoba does not break down and go rancid.

Pure jojoba also naturally contains alpha, delta, and gamma tocopherols, all natural forms of the anti-oxidant Vitamin E and B complex vitamins.  Jojoba has antimicrobial properties, which means it discourages the growth of some bacterial and fungal microbes that attack the skin. There are no synthetics, fillers or additives.  It leaves a non-greasy feeling, and the tocopherols in Jojoba act as preservatives.  Jojoba oil can prevent the skin from becoming too oily.

Because there are only two ingredients in the facial oil, the essential oil and the organic Jojoba oil, there is no need to add emulsifiers.  These are binding agents used to create a homogeneous blend when manufacturing a cream or lotion made with oil and water.  We do not add vitamins or supplements because many vendors have no idea what vehicle they are in; vitamins do not come in liquid form and in order to create that liquid form they are compounded into various unlisted ingredients.

A moisturizer works by regulating the rate at which moisture evaporates from the skin.  Using water-based creams or lotions will not moisturize your skin in the long run because emulsifiers or binding agents give an initial impression of adding moisture to your skin; however, the binding agents end up emulsifying the skin’s inherent natural barrier of moisture-protective fats and absorbing those natural oils.  The result is that the balance of moisture retention is disrupted and this can lead to dry skin conditions.

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