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How do I Choose the Best Jojoba Oil Moisturizer?

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Several different jojoba oil moisturizer formulas are available to consumers from different skin care brands. These moisturizers contain jojoba oil as well as other ingredients meant to hydrate and soften skin. While some of these additives can be beneficial, when choosing the best jojoba oil moisturizer, it is wise to consider that some formulas add ingredients that only serve to dilute the natural oil. With a few exceptions, the best jojoba oil moisturizer is usually a sample of pure jojoba oil itself.

Jojoba oil is a natural moisturizer that hydrates and softens most skin types without causing blocked pores or acne. This is possible because jojoba oil closely resembles the oils naturally produced by the skin, and therefore mimics natural hydration. The substance itself is manufactured by pressing oil from the seeds of the jojoba plant, and contains high levels of skin-nourishing vitamin E. These properties make pure jojoba oil a very effective moisturizer even without any additives.

Applying pure jojoba oil as a moisturizer is very simple. First, obtain a sample of pure oil from a vitamin shop or health food store. Oils such as jojoba are generally sold in small amounts, so the bottle or vial should be pretty easy to handle. A small amount of oil can be dispensed into the palm, and then applied with clean fingers to the face or body.

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Sometimes producers of cosmetic products dilute nutritive ingredients with unnecessary additives to increase profits. This may be the case with some moisturizers; it would not be unheard of for a product claiming to be a jojoba oil moisturizer to actually contain very little pure jojoba oil. Consequently, when choosing the best jojoba oil moisturizer it is a good idea to read the list of ingredients and make sure that jojoba oil is present near the beginning of the list. If the first ingredient is water, for example, chances are good there is not a high jojoba oil content.

Jojoba oil, which can usually be found in pure form in health or vitamin stores, is relatively inexpensive. This is another thing to keep in mind when purchasing a jojoba oil moisturizer; if the formula contains very little pure jojoba oil and the other ingredients possess no proven nutritive properties, an excessively high price is inappropriate and probably not worthwhile. If the formula contains other nutritive ingredients, such as additional natural moisturizers or sunscreens, in addition to a significant amount of jojoba oil, it is probably a better purchase.

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