- CAS #: 90045-98-0 | EC #: 289-964-3
- Origin(s): Vegetable
- INCI name: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL
- Comedogenic potential (pc): 2
- Classification: Vegetable oil
- Also known as Jojoba Oil
- Derived from an evergreen shrub native to south-western North America
- Often mistaken for another plant oil, jojoba is in fact a wax ester
- Known for being one of the most stable skincare ingredients
- Delivers an array of skin benefits when used along or in formulations
Who can use it?
Every skin type is able to use it if they first perform a patch test for 24 hours before applying it all over the skin.
What is Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil?
More commonly known as jojoba oil, simmondsia chinesis seed oil is not technically an oil, but instead is a wax ester. Not too sure what a wax ester is? Well unlike oil wax ester is a mix of fatty acid and fatty alcohol which comes as a long molecule. The main benefits of these are impressive amount of protection you get when applying simmondsia chinesis seed oil from the daily aggressors such as exposure to UV rays, pollution and other environmental skin stresses. It is also able to mimic the sebum in the skin tricking it into thinking there is even produced and therefore balancing and strengthening the skin barrier.
Side effects of Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil
No known side effects when using simmondsia chinesis seed oil in your daily skincare routine. Should you have any concerns consult with a doctor or dermatologist to ensure you use the ingredient properly.
Scientific evidence of Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil
- Glob. J. Agric. Food Safety Sci., Vol.2 (3): pp. 270 283 (2015), Chemical studies on grown jojoba oils under Egyptian conditions