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Is jojoba oil antibacterial?


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#1 Jschuster207

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 08:22 PM

Can jojoba oil kill the acne causing bacteria? I've read that it has antibacterial properties on websites such as livestrong, but I am hesitant to believe it. Does anybody have anymore information?

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:44 AM

Sorry for digging up an old post, but I am also reading about this. Just Google 'jojoba oil antibacterial' and you will find tons of info. I just started using this stuff and it almost seems too good to be true. I just put like 2-4 drops with my CeraVe moisturizerand it works great.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:22 PM

Breaks me and others out, so I'd say no. It doesn't break out some people though.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:24 PM

It works like a charm for me. Is amazing to my skin, and definitely doesn't break me out - guess it all depends, eh.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:53 PM

Jojoba oil is an anti-fungal, and as far as we know, doesn't exhibit any anti-bacterial effects. (that is, no studies have been conducted analyzing its effects as an anti-bacterial agent).

Edited by nomit, 23 December 2011 - 10:59 PM.


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Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:14 AM

For an antibacterial oil, the best is definitely Tea Tree Oil.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:51 PM

I've tried several times to use jojoba, but it breaks me out too. i asked my esthetician about it, and she said she didn't care for jojoba in face products, even though it has many other uses.




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