A lot of information online says that jojoba oil is very good for hydrating the skin, and therefore getting rid of wrinkles. However, some of the websites encourage usage of jojoba oil under the eyes to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, and some of the websites state that you should never use jojoba oil on the delicate skin around the eyes. I just ordered Jojoba oil to try for the first time from acne.org, and as I do have fine lines and wrinkles starting to form under my eyes, I am hoping my answer is the jojoba oil. Is it ok to use the jojoba oil straight from the bottle on the skin, especially under the eyes? I plan to mix a few drops with the moisturizer as instructed on acne.org, for my entire face, but wondered if I could get more concentrated effort under my eyes with the straight oil? Or will putting the oil directly on the skin under my eyes be harmful? Thanks for any help/advice/answers.
Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:25 PM
Jojoba oil doesn't penetrate into the skin very well, and there isn't anything in jojoba oil that I'm aware of that would be more "hydrating" than just the standard petrolatum + glycerin combo. Jojoba oil does make a nice emollient, though.
The tricky part about putting anything under the eyes is you might get stuff into the eyes. (Well, duh, but a lot of people don't think or care about that risk.) Also, having diseases like eczema and rosacea limits what you can apply near your eyes.
The closest you can safely apply things without doctor supervision is around the orbital bone, but I wouldn't personally do it.
Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:22 PM
It's not really going to help with under eye wrinkles unless they are caused solely by dry skin.
You should ideally use a humecdant based eye-cream with peptides.
- Avene Soapless Gel Cleanser
- Boots Time Delay AHA Toner
- Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz
- Hyaluronic Acid Serum (homemade)
- Hazelnut oil with rosemary + clary sage (on acne prone areas)
- Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Cream (10% Glycolic Acid)
- SK:N Sunscreen SPF 30
- W7 Camera Ready Primer
- Lush Ultrabland + Washcloth
- Soap & Glory ULTIMELT Hot Cloth Cleanser + Washcloth
- Boots Time Delay AHA Toner
- Differin 0.1% cream
- Hazelnut oil with rosemary + clary sage (stops oil production)
- Vitamin C Serum (also homemade) OR
- Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum
Once/Twice a week:
- Green Clay Mask (+ salicylic acid)
- Exfoliate with No7 skin cleansing brush
Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:55 PM
I apply Jojoba oil under my eyes. It keeps the area super soft and hydrated. I also used Emu oil for dark circles; it does wonders!
Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:45 AM
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