I bought this product after reading endless pages of reviews on this website. Whenever i came across someone who said "it made me breakout" I would tell myself that they must be doing something else that made them breakout, because this stuff isn't supposed to do that. So here is what happened with me:
I have skin I would classify as dry, super sensitive, and acne prone. The only thing that ever kept my face clear was differin gel (retin-a) but my insurance stopped covering it and it costs me $200 a tube now. So I switched back to clean and clear salicyclic acid, which was working okay but I still had mild-to-moderate breakouts (I didn't do BP because my skin reacts horribly with it).
Then I discovered dessert essence. I purchased tea tree oil (kinder to skin) and diluted it down to 5%, and purchased 100% pure jojoba oil. I would use the oil morning and night, sometimes mixed with a little tea tree oil, and was loving it. However, my breakouts went from mild/moderate to moderate/severe, which I figured was of course the purging period.
Well after about a month and a half, I bit the bullet and purchased differin again. It makes my skin super dry and sensitive, so I continued to use the jojoba oil as my moisturizer.
My acne slightly cleared up again, but never back to where I wanted it.
Well one weekend I went to visit my parents and accidentally left both the differin and jojoba oil at their house. I had to go without for a week, so I used my tea tree oil mixed into my old moisturizing cream and surprise, my skin ENTIRELY cleared up.
The moral of the story? Jojoba oil made my skin far worse than ever before, particularly when it comes to those large red pimples with giant white heads in them that are impossible to hide. I have never had more than one at a time previously and would have like 7 or 8 at a time with the oil.
I now use the dessert essence thoroughly clean face line and my dryness, sensitivity, and acne a