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Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is a perennial woody 3-4 metre shrub. It evolved in the Sonoran desert in isolation from other plants and took a vastly different evolutionary path to every other plant in the world.

All plants other than jojoba produce plant oils. Jojoba is the only plant to instead produce wax esters. Wax esters are found in human skin sebum, the head cavity oil of sperm whales, and in the flesh and roe of the orange roughy fish and some other deep, cold water fish species.

Golden jojoba is the liquid wax pressed from the jojoba bean. The golden liquid wax is 50% of the mass of the bean. In its natural form jojoba is naturally antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, contains Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids and Vitamins A, D and E in the ideal balance for nourishing skin.

Native Americans have long used jojoba to help heal sores and wounds. Today, jojoba is still most commonly used for cosmetic purposes, particularly for the maintenance of healthy skin.

Wax ester production by skin decreases after adulthood, causing the skin to increasingly appear dull and to wrinkle. Reduced wax ester content in the skin can also lead to the development of conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis and rosacea.

Jojoba can prevent the skin from becoming too oily. Because the structure of golden jojoba so closely resembles wax esters that comprise up to 30% of the natural sebum in skin, jojoba floods sebaceous glands signalling the glands to back off sebum production.

Jojoba is very stable, and has demonstrated an ability to withstand both high pressure and temperature. Its antioxidant abilities ensure not only a long shelf long but also a powerful ally in the fight against oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation.

The extraordinary oxidative stability and skin benefits of golden jojoba and its ability to smother and protect natural triglyceride plant extracts, and carry them into skin drives this remarkable breakthrough back to nature.