Using Jojoba Oil In Place Of Moisturizer
Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:53 AM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:54 PM
I know its a good idea to add a few drops of jojoba oil into the moisturizer but I've read some articles and blogs online that people use JUST jojoba or other oils as their daily regimen. Anybody do this? Is this a good idea?
First things first, let’s deal with a common misconception about oil. Oil is not a moisturizer! Oil lubricates the skin and ‘seals in’ any moisture you already have. If your skin is dry and brittle and you apply oil to it then you are doing more harm than good. The oil will coat the skin and prevent any further moisture from entering the skin.
The best moisturizers should always be water based i.e. the first ingredient should be water; water is in fact the best moisturizer! Good moisturizers should also contain humectants. These are ingredients which attract water from the atmosphere.
So you want water as the first ingredient. High up on the list should be a good humectant or two.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:31 PM
Jojoba oil alone is not sufficient enough to use with The Regimen as a stand-alone moisturizer. It works best when you add it to a moisturizer.
So, i use the jojoba oil as my main moisturizer, if need be. Its amazing because i thought this was just the worst thing you could do- add oil to your face. You use a small drop on your finger and then rub in as desired. Make sure you rub it in well and if needed pat your face lightly after about 5-10mins. And it does not leave your face shiny, oily, thought it makes it super soft, like vevlet. And i do not have a problem with flaking, though i never did.
So find what works for you. Trial and error.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:45 PM
I meant to quote and reply to your post and somehow hit edit instead and ended up removing part of your post. I'm sorry for that.
What I wanted to reply was that if you didn't experience dryness and flaking to begin with, then that is why you are able to use jojoba oil alone as your moisturizer. Most people do get dry and flaky. Very dry and flaky. For those people, jojoba oil alone just will not work, but it can give a big boost to whichever moisturizer they are using, whether it's the Acne.org moisturizer or any other brand. That's what's great about jojoba oil. You can add it to any moisturizer and it will improve it.
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