3rd favorite organic jojoba oil on iherb; fabulous for complexion issues
Posted on Mar 30, 2011
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fyi, ours came in the purple opaque NOW bottle with the silvery cap (and IS still organic). even though jojoba is quite shelf-stable, i like that it's currently being presented in a tinted bottle, instead. and the oil works famously.
my boy and i use a small amount of organic jojoba to wash our faces (in very warm water); rubbed in, it seems to cleanse pores very well and rinses off to a soft feeling like you've already moisturized. (unless you don't rinse well enough, it's not at all greasy; google 'oil cleansing method'.) so, ultimately, you save $$ in not needing something extra for moisturizing afterward, and this does have mild SPF protection naturally (maybe an SPF of 8, i think?). one product, and depending on how you feel about sun-exposure, you're set.
btw, we both have MUCH better complexions using jojoba as a cleanser than we did with natural face-washes and organic cleansers. i get compliments on my skin often, and i really think it's because of using minimal products; and of those i do use, keeping it natural, organic, simple, without many ingredients seems to be the way to go, for me.
if you decide to try this as a face wash, look into finding the aura cacia organic jojoba oil for your first time (it comes with a really cool cap for dispensing extra tiny amounts), and you can just refill that bottle as needed, in the future buying whatever brand of organic jojoba suits your fancy and your wallet.
EDIT: here's my review ranking iherb's organic jojoba offerings: of the organic jojoba oils (100% oil, no additives) sold on iherb, here's my preference ranking, since sizes and prices are more-or-less pretty similar:
1) desert essence = this would be my favorite, because the oil itself smells more lively and earthy (leading me to the assumption that it's somehow less refined, but that could be wrong).
2) aura cacia = my second favorite, good to purchase at least once, so you can keep refilling the nifty bottle (which has a great flip top that keeps it tidy, and an excellent reducer hole so you don't spill out too much in one slosh).
3) now brand = oil seems fine, but no fancy bottle, no earthy liveliness. sorry, now, that makes you third choice.