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The Jojoba Plant, and more specifically, the oil derived from the Jojoba Seed, is a very popular and naturally extracted ingredient used in thousands of different skincare products on a regular basis. Their key role within our skin is to form a barrier against water, a role similar to that of cholesterol, in order to prevent evaporation and help keep moisture within the skin. A less than optimal level of ceramides within the skin can lead to higher levels of skin dryness, and the issues that come along with it.
The properties found in the Jojoba Oil is that of a humectant, a type of ingredient that helps absorb and maintain moisture where it is applied. There are, of course, various types that are available, but Jojoba has gained notoriety in recent years.