jo·jo·ba | \hə-ˈhō-bə \

Definition of jojoba 

: a shrub or small tree (Simmondsia chinensis synonym S. californica) of the box family of southwestern North America with edible seeds that yield a valuable liquid wax used especially in cosmetics

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The tea tree oil in it also helps fight breakouts while jojoba, olive, grapeseed oils and aloe vera extract hydrate skin. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "How I Used Korean Skin Care to Treat My Hormonal Acne," 9 Mar. 2018 Add the blend to a diffuser or make your own headache roller ball by adding 1 drop each of the essential oils to a 10 ml roller ball and fill with a carrier oil (jojoba, sweet almond); shake well and store in a cool, dark place. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "8 Best Essential Oils For Headaches And How To Use Them," 30 Oct. 2017 While shea butter mixture is melting, combine jojoba or rosehip, rose water, and aloe gel in a large glass measuring cup. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How To Make A DIY Face Cream With Skin-Protecting Essential Oils," 15 Nov. 2017 Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil $44, Sephora This lighweight oil comes with a sunflower and jojoba oil blend. $44 at Sephora Buy 4. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Putting Oils on Your Face," 12 July 2018 Try a Gentle Scrub Created with ultrafine jojoba beads and exfoliating glycolic acid, this new face and body scrub sloughs off dead cells without overdrying and controls skin’s oil production. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "6 Ways to Get Rid of Acne for Good This Summer," 8 July 2018 Wander Beauty's Wanderlust powder foundation will take your face on an international journey via its wide-reaching ingredient list, which includes Korean aloe leaf and honeysuckle, U.S. jojoba esters, and French hibiscus. Wendy Gould, Allure, "The 9 Best Powder Foundations to Thwart Summer Sweat," 3 July 2018 Plus, it's infused with some heavy-duty hydrating ingredients — like vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil — so your lips will feel refreshed and supple when you're done, too. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Yes, E.L.F. Makeup Is Under $1 — But Only for a Limited Time," 13 June 2018 The massages are done with a special jojoba oil that has a similar pH to human skin and is nonallergenic. Dewayne Bevil,, "Discovery Cove adds animal tour, massage options," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of jojoba

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jojoba

Mexican Spanish, of Uto-Aztecan origin; akin to O'odham hohowai jojoba, Yaqui hohoovam

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