jojoba

noun
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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That's where the Bulgarian rose otto oil, laced with balsam fir, comes into play: as an add-if-you-wish option for the jojoba. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "This All-Natural Skin-Care Line Comes in the Most Striking Glass Apothecary Bottles Yet," 12 Dec. 2018 Essential ones, like oakmoss, bay leaf, and petitgrain, plus a blend of jojoba, grapeseed, argan, pumpkin seed, and baobab oils. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "The Best Natural and Organic Grooming Products to Restock Your Cabinet," 8 June 2018 But that's offset with additives like nourishing kale and winter cherry, skin-strengthening peptides, and marula and jojoba oils to help prevent any peeling that comes from retinol. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Drunk Elephant's Vegan Retinol Doesn't Irritate My Sensitive Skin," 26 Dec. 2018 There are microfibers in it that allegedly help build volume, while argan, jojoba, and coconut oil (note: not castor oil) help condition. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "CoverGirl’s New Mascaras Condition and Thicken Lashes," 2 May 2018 Blue Venom is infused with the same plumping ingredients as classic Lip Venom, but includes hints of cinnamon, wintergreen, ginger, jojoba and avocado. Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, "DuWop Launches Blue Venom Lip Plumper," 20 Dec. 2010 Its main ingredients are well-known skin hydrators, like aloe, jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid, cucumber extract, along with an antioxidant called matrixyl 3000. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Amazon's Baebody Eye Gel Has 13,000 Rave Reviews," 10 Oct. 2018 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

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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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