I’m having great success with jojoba oil as are most of the people who rate it here on Acne.org, so I thought it warranted another mention. I will probably talk about it regularly on the blog. That’s how great I think it is. I mention in the video how you can use it in your moisturizer, but there are lots of other uses for jojoba oil. You can also check out more videos of me playing around with it here.

Hey you guys. I’ve been swamped around here and haven’t had a half hour free to do a video. I miss it. I’ll try to get back to it on Monday.

I wanted to mention that few people have mentioned that their jojoba oil has arrived with cloudiness or particulates in it. This is normal and to be expected when jojoba oil gets very cold or freezes. The oil is still good and will work just the same, so no worries.

Also, Brandy sent me an interesting video regarding doxycycline, an antibiotic given for acne. Evidently it can get stuck in the esophagus and cause ulcers. Just something to potentially be aware of.

Have a great weekend everybody! :)

I’m happy to announce that the jojoba oil is for sale. Details:

– 100% organic (Our partner farm were the first in the world to grow organic jojoba)
– 8 ounce bottle
– Dispenses one drop at a time or in larger quantities (I think you’ll like the cap. It’s cool.)
– $14.75 (I managed to keep it under $15 like I wanted!)

If you try it, please post about it on the boards so we can all learn how you like to use it.

More info on the jojoba oil page of Acne.org.

Once you’ve tried it, please post your honest review.

Ever since a few years ago when Paul (real maverick) introduced many of us to jojoba oil, word has spread and now lots of us are using it. I always make sure to have some around. Lately I’ve been using it for lip balm at night. I found an awesome organic grower and I’ll be bottling it for us soon hopefully. In the meantime I made a page all about jojoba where you can read up.

New and Improved Moisturizer: After many iterations of our moisturizer with increased moisturizing ingredients (humectants) and with little improvement, I’ve decided the best way for us to move forward is to keep our current moisturizer just as it is minus the stearic acid. The stearic acid is only in the formulation at .4% however, so it will stay remarkably similar. So what do people do who want more moisturization? Add a few drops of jojoba oil. I do this myself from time to time if I want more moisturization on a particular day. I found us a fantastic local, organic jojoba supplier so I’ll be able to offer that in the coming months once I order bottles and get them filled. In the meantime, because I seem to be unable to stop myself :) , I’m working on another few moisturizer formulas with our chemists which will include alpha hydroxy acid. I’ll keep you posted on that.

SPF Moisturizer: I sampled a micronized titanium dioxide moisturizer because it is supposed to be “translucent”, but these words are really just thrown around. It is not translucent. It goes on white. The bottom line is we’re going to have to deal with some whitening if we want full spectrum protection. I’ve got several more samples coming my way.

Salicylic Acid: I am a little obsessive and decided to do further research on the best options for each of our ingredients, and changed a few things here and there. I should get sampled on the final batch Wednesday. I’m hoping it still has the great feel everyone loved when we tested it.

10% Glycolic: People are loving the glycolic so it is good to go. I gave the final OK and got pricing. It is eye-poppingly expensive to produce, but the product is pretty darn great. I’ll try to keep the price as low as I can. Buy a lot of it so we can keep prices low. :)

Organic Jojoba Oil: I just need to order bottles and caps and we’ll start filling. Bottles and caps take a couple of months to produce.