At Cannabella, we take great care in choosing only the most effacious plant-based ingredients to create skin alchemy in every one of our formulas. This is why jojoba oil – used for skin and hair care since the 1700s when the Native Americans unearthed its magic – has a special place in our product range, and our hearts!

What exactly is jojoba oil?

While we refer to it as an oil, did you know that jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-bah) is actually not an oil at all? It’s a wax produced from the seeds of Simmondsia Chinensis, a shrub tree which is native to southern Arizona, California and northwest Mexico.

Why do we all adore it?

Jojoba oil is a multi-tasking marvel that can tackle any skin issue from dryness to oiliness, ageing to acne and inflammation to irritation. It’s incredibly gentle and versatile, which means everyone, even babies, can use it. That’s why you’ll find it alongside our hero ingredient, Hemp Seed Oil, in our Renewal Serum, Hemp Jelly (both vegan and standard), Complex CoQ10 Serum, Clarify Serum and La Tropica Body Serum.

It’s so beneficial because:

1. It’s like a second skin

Jojoba oil is so similar to your skin’s own sebum that when it sinks into your pores, it heals and fortifies your complexion without clogging it or making you greasy. It’s basically a hype man for your own natural skin barrier to encourage it to do what it does best!

2. It boosts balance

By smoothing Jojoba oil-infused products into your pores, you can actually trick your skin into thinking it has enough oil, so it won’t keep overproducing it. This is great for naturally oily or acne prone skin types as it helps balance your oil levels and prevent breakouts. How cool is that?!

3. It’s an age-defying ally

Jojoba oil is loaded with vitamin B, which helps fight free radicals that cause premature aging. It also helps maintain your skin’s elasticity, smoothness, suppleness and glow.

4. It’s sensationally soothing

Jojoba oil is rich in vitamin E which helps heal damaged skin, calm inflammation and speed up cell renewal. This makes it perfect for soothing sensitive skin conditions that are known for being temperamental, like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis or acne, and also calming down areas of sun damage. You can use it as many times as you like during the day, and it’s also safe to use all over your body. This is why we’ve loaded up our hemp jellies and La Tropica Body Serum with jojoba oil.

3. It busts bacteria

With natural antibacterial properties, jojoba oil is high in iodine, which aids elimination of acne-causing bacteria. The skin shield it forms also keeps out environmental bacteria and toxins, perfect for city living or as a primer before applying foundation.

4. It’s a hydration helper

Jojoba oil is absolutely packed with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants that deeply moisturise your skin. This botanical barrier powerfully locks in moisture to keep your complexion radiant and renewed; in fact, our serums are especially designed to have a consistency which helps it reach as deeply into your dermis as it can go, so you can get the most out of it.

5. It’s a formula enhancer

We love incorporating jojoba oil into our formulas because it is naturally self-preserving and heat-resistant, which means it can improve the stability and shelf life of other ingredients it’s mixed with. It’s like when you add a fresh, high quality olive oil to any salad: it just makes the whole thing better!