Jojoba oil in Over-the-counter acne medications and products Posted January 13, 2008 After washing my face with Cetaphil cleansing lotion for a month and then having to stop using it because it made my skin red and like it was burning everytime i used it. i thought id give jojoba and castor oil a go. I have been using it for about a week and i know its not very long but my skin feels and looks much better than it did when i was using cetaphil also my skin has cleared up i am on antibiotics too and have been for around 10weeks.When i looked up Jojoba oil on wikipedia this is what i found:*Unlike common vegetable oils, jojoba oil is chemically very similar to human sebum. Most jojoba oil is consumed as an ingredient in cosmetics and personal care products, especially skin care and hair care. Jojoba derivatives, including jojoba esters, isopropyl jojobate and jojoba alcohol, are particularly widely used in this context. When i looked up Castor oil this is what i found:*Ricinoleic acid is the main component of castor oil and it exerts anti-inflammatory effects. *Traditional or folk medicinesThe use of cold pressed castor oil in folk medicine predates government regulations. Cold pressed castor oil is tasteless and odorless when pure. Uses include skin problems, burns, sunburns, skin disorders, skin cuts, abrasions, etc.The oil is also used as a rub or pack for various ailments, including abdominal complaints, headaches, muscle pains, inflammatory conditions, skin eruptions, lesions, and sinusitis. A castor oil pack is made by soaking a piece of flannel in castor oil, then putting it on the area of complaint and placing a heat source, such as a hot water bottle, on top of it. This remedy was often suggested by the American Healing Psychic, Edgar Cayce, given in many healing readings in the early to mid-1900s.