Review: The Jojoba Company’s Pure Australian Golden Jojoba
Okay. How exactly do you pronounce Jojoba? Is it as written or is it Yoyoba? or Hohoba? or something completely different?
In any case, I was kindly sent these items from The Jojoba company some time ago to trial and review over a 2 week period. Sad to say, that 2 week period was quite awhile ago now but it isn’t till now that I actually got the chance to write up the review. Whoops. Still better late than never?
Today, I’m mainly going to be focusing on the Pure Australian Golden Jojoba.
If you were to feel its texture, one wouldn’t blame you for thinking that it is an oil. But the truth is, it is liquid wax. Have I confused you yet? I was quite confused when I first read that, so much so that I had to go and read it again. A wax? On my face? You’ve gotta be kidding right? In my mind’s eye, I’m seeing myself rubbing a candle all over my face….. no. I don’t think so.
But the Jojoba company isn’t joking around. It is indeed a liquid wax that is obtained from the beans of the female jojoba shrub when they are cold pressed. It is said to contain high amounts of nutrients your skin delights in such as vitamin E, B complex vitamins, silicon, chromium, copper, zinc, and iodine.
The bottle of Golden Jojoba in question is the one that is bright yellow in the photo. I was given a small 30ml pump bottle made from frosted glass to trial and I remember the day I got it quite clearly because the glass was so cold from having gone through the outdoor postal system that I nearly dropped the bottle. Whoops.
When I first used it, I was a bit thrown off. Like I said before, it reminded me a lot of an oil. And having oily skin, I sure wasn’t keen on lumping this oil-feeling wax onto my skin. But I went with it anyways. After all, after reading all the amazing properties of the Jojoba oil, I’d be silly to not give it a go at least.
So here’s what I think:
Putting it on, I felt uncomfortable. It definitely felt oily and I was mentally preparing myself for a big cleanse in the morning. However, after 5 minutes, the liquid wax has been absorbed by the skin quite visibly. My hands don’t feel oily anymore, but my face still feels like it needs a big cleanse. The next morning however, the feeling is gone and I have a beautifully soft face. Hooray!! Using it on alternate days with my Benefit Facial Emulsion have kept my face beautifully hydrated – no dry patches! No breakouts. The scent is subtle, slightly woody. Not overwhelmingly pleasant, but not unpleasant either.
Has my skin improved in leaps and bounds since using it? I’m not sure. Mainly because I’m blessed with fairly good skin to begin with. I do have dry patches occasionally and they seem to have disappeared. Definitely this winter, the dry weather has not affected my face as much.
I do have to point out tho. I have really, really dry patches on my elbows. I usually have a medicinal lotion I put on them as my doctor reckons it’s eczema. But one night after not being able to find my tube of lotion (I’m pretty clueless at the best of times), I gave up and used the Golden Jojoba on it.
And you know what, I’ve never had a dry elbow day ever since. So while on my face, it hasn’t shown huge visible improvements, it’s definitely done wonders for other parts of my body. Brilliant! Just what I needed. Eczema be damned, I just needed Jojoba!
Would I repurchase? Definitely!
**These items were sent for my consideration in accordance to my disclosure policy.