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Jojoba oil moisturizers are better for your skin, moisturize well and don’t risk your skin health.

Jojoba oil is a natural oil used in the best jojoba moisturizers. There are a number of uses of jojoba oil, including in skin care products, and we are going to answer some readers questions about using jojoba oil as a moisturizer.

If you’ve read this website before you will know that we attempt to highlight the use of unnatural chemicals and irritating substances such as petrochemicals in so many of the mainstream skin care products, health products and cosmetics that are so commonly in use today.

And we also seek to tell you about natural alternatives that work as effectively, and often more effectively, then their chemical alternatives. Jojoba oil moisturizers are a fine example of high quality natural anti aging products that use safe natural ingredients.

So let’s see why the oil from the seed of the jojoba plant is good for your skin and is safe when used as an ingredient in skin care products.

Unfortunately, as we have highlighted before, many anti ageing products use petrochemical ingredients to moisturize. We have written recently about the risks of petrolatum (a petrochemical oil) used in many skin care products, and have also explained that petrolatum does nothing to moisturize your skin other than to coat it in oil.Jojoba Moisturizers

And there are other examples of petrochemical and chemical ingredients used in skin care products, including moisturisers, that do not actively moisturize and which may put your skin and your health at risk. These ingredients are used because they are extremely cheap.

There are many excellent natural ingredients which can be used in top shelf natural skin care products which are known for their excellent moisturizing properties, which are entirely safe to use on your skin and many of which have been used as a food for centuries. Olive oil is a good example.

Jojoba oil is another example of a natural oil which is safe to use on your skin and has excellent moisturising properties.

The oil is chemically extremely similar to the oil produced in human skin, called sebum, which is produced in the sebaceous glands. In fact technically the oil is more a liquid wax then an oil. It has been shown to be beneficial in treating acne, also has healing properties against other skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema and also has excellent skin moisturizing properties.

Unlike many of the chemical and petrochemical ingredients used in regular moisturizers it is able to penetrate the skin very effectively and it’s use does not result in a film of oil being left on the surface of the skin and face. (Though there are excellent moisturizers around).

It does not create skin irritation or allergies because it’s chemical make up is so similar to the makeup of sebum. It actually helps balance the skin’s production of sebum which means that it is perfect for those with oily skin, helping reduce the production of oil.

It helps reduce wrinkles and stretchmarks.
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And also unlike many regular moisturizers it does not block the pores, which is also good news for acne sufferers. In fact it helps clean the pores.

Because it has such beneficial effects it is used in a range of products including soaps and hair conditioners as well as lip balms. A few drops of jojoba oil very effectively helps remove eye makeup.

So why would you use regular moisturizers when jojoba oil does the job better? That’s a good question, however so many women still choose to use mainstream moisturisers containing the chemical and petrochemical ingredients.

If jojoba oil is so good at moisturizing then why not just use it on its own each day? Well of course you can however is always better to use skin care products which contain jojoba oil as an ingredient but also contain a range of other natural oils including olive oil and Shea butter, all of which have their own slightly different moisturizing properties.

Combine a range of such ingredients into high quality natural skin care products and you have the recipe for an outstandingly effective (and safe) range of skin care products. Jojoba oil moisturizers which combine a range of such natural ingredients are very effective.

The best jojoba moisturiser is not a moisturiser. That is because the company that makes what we consider to be the best natural skin care products available offer a range of products all of which moisturize very effectively and which use many such natural ingredients together. Because all the products moisturize effectively there is no need for a dedicated moisturiser.

And they are so confident of the quality of their products that they even offer a money back guarantee, which is something extremely rare in the skin care industry.

So if you’re beginning to learn about the benefits of natural oils to your skin, and the risks of the chemical and petrochemical ingredients used in the big brand names then you may prefer to try a jojoba moisturizer from a company which makes the best in care products in the world.

We know you won’t be disappointed. And remember, pay attention to general lifestyle factors, this also benefits your skin and your health generally.

Many mainstream moisturizers use ingredients that may harm your skin and your health. Not products using natural ingredients, like olive oil moisturizers.

Today we want to look at olive oil moisturizers, and examine the use of natural oils as skin moisturizers compared to the use of artificial chemical moisturizers commonly found in the big brand skin care products.

The benefits of olive oil as a moisturizer have been known for centuries. Olive oil moisturizers work very effectively to moisturize and rejuvenate skin that can be low in essential oils.

Many big name skin care products use chemical and petrochemical ingredients as moisturisers. A good example of this is petrolatum.  Petrolatum is a petrochemical product derived from crude oil. It is used in many skin care products primarily because it is very cheap, but also because it is supposed to have some moisturising properties.

Petrolatum can also be known as petroleum jelly or Vaseline. It does not penetrate the skin and so does not have any direct moisturising properties. What it does do is coat the skin with a thin film of oil thereby preventing some moisture loss. This isn’t health and can lead to acne.

We won’t go into all the details of petrolatum as we have done so in a dedicated article about petrolatum in skin care products.

There are many excellent natural essential oils which work very effectively as natural moisturisers and which do not have any of the risks to your health, or your skin, of petrochemical ingredients such as petrolatum. We always recommend that you buy natural skin care products using safe natural ingredients, both because these are safe for your health and they work better.Olive Oil Moisturizers

Olive oil moisturizers are a fine example. Olive oil is obviously safe to eat, and in fact is nutritious and healthy, particularly because of the nature of the fats found in it. However it also works effectively to moisturize the skin.

It has anti-inflammatory properties and also works effectively against some skin conditions such as eczema, skin rashes, psoriasis and more. It’s natural oils show the closest compatibility with human skin of all the natural essential oils.

It is rich in nutrients and antioxidants and is particularly high in vitamin E. It is beneficial for sensitive skin, oily skin and dry skin. As a facial treatment it helps fight wrinkles and improve overall skin health that declines with age.

It is quite possible to use olive oil on its own for it’s skin health benefits. For instance you could add a couple of teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil to your bath at night. Don’t forget to splash some of the bathwater on your face.

However it is also possible to get excellent natural skin care products that incorporate olive oil. The best available, (though not actually a moisturizer, if you’re interested to find out why then read our article about the best moisturizer) uses an emulsifier developed from olive oil that is highly effective for improving skin health and reducing the effects of aging on your skin.

Using olive oil on its own can be quite effective for your skin, however the best natural skin care products combine an olive oil formulation with a range of other ingredients to increase the moisturising properties of the products compared to using olive oil alone.

The big name skin care brands make use of a wide range of cheap chemical and petrochemical ingredients, and here at Restore My Skin we seek to alert you to the risks of these types of products. Feel free to read more about this using the categories at the right.

But there are also some outstanding skin care products on the market using safe natural ingredients that are usually more effective than the chemical alternatives. We also hope to point you towards safer more effective alternatives to the big brands. A good olive oil moisturizer is a good start.

The best moisturizer for sensitive skin just has to moisturize well, even if it’s not a moisturizer.

If you believe health and beauty literature there are some wonderful sensitive skin moisturizers around. So how could it be that the best moisturizer for sensitive skin isn’t even a moisturizer?

If you read the magazines you’ll see advertisements for many different sensitive skin moisturizers. Just a quick look and we found ads for the Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 and the Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturiser Spf 15, for example.

So what we wanted to do today is first have a look at some common moisturizers, see what problems they have and then consider why you need to have different moisturizing options than just buying the big brand name daily moisturizers.

We’ve spoken previously about the Cosmetic Safety Database. This database offers information about a wide range of skin care products and cosmetics that you don’t find on the label. For instance the skin moisturizer you’re thinking of buying might look good in the ads, but on closer examination you may find that it’s use has some unexpected risks.

These risks usually stem from the fact that the companies that manufacture such skin care products as skin anti-wrinkle creams and facial moisturizers use chemical ingredients in those products that may pose risks to your health. The Cosmetic Safety Database is somewhere you can look to see if that may be the case for an individual skin care product.Best Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin

As we saw an ad for the Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 lets see what the Cosmetic Safety Database says about that.

The database rates products on a score of 1 to 10. The score indicates the possible health risks, or hazards, that users may be subjected to from some of the chemical ingredients in the product. (10 being higher health risk, 1 lower.)

The Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 scores a 6/10, being a “moderate hazard”. In particular it is noted that this product contains ingredients linked to reproductive toxicity, allergies and immunotoxicity, and other health problems including possible neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, persistence and bioaccumulation, organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), contamination concerns, occupational hazards and biochemical or cellular level changes.

That’s a little scary. Now lets look at the Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 15. It scores a 7/10, being a product that is not recommended due to possible health concerns. And according to the results it is also a potential health risk for the same conditions as outlined above.

(Note that there are some excellent natural skin care products that do not contain nasty ingredients).

And of course if you have sensitive skin these problems may be exacerbated. If you’re looking for effective moisturizing you need to consider something dramatically different to the big brand-name moisturizing creams.

If it comes as a shock to you that many mainstream skin care products, and cosmetics, and much more, contain chemical ingredients that may be dangerous to your health then spend some time reading about this. We suggest you begin with the Cosmetics Safety Database and the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics.

There are many natural skin care oils that are extremely effective at moisturising your skin and which do not offer any of the risks of chemical ingredients. They are also very good at promoting healthy skin generally.

Some examples are avocado oil, jojoba oil, shea butter and much more. Excellent natural moisturizing oils exist in abundance, however because they are more expensive than the chemical alternatives they are rarely used in the big brand name products.

Now lets consider why the best moisturizer for sensitive skin, or for that matter dry skin or oily skin, isn’t a moisturizer at all.

The reason is that there is an excellent natural skin care company that makes a range of different skin care products, including an excellent eye cream, skin anti-wrinkle cream, night cream and much more, all of which contain natural skin care oils which moisturize your skin effectively. They do not manufacture a dedicated moisturizer because if you use their natural skin care products you will get all the benefits of a moisturizer in those products.

Remember what we said at the beginning. Once you begin to understand the potential health risks of the chemicals used in so many mainstream skin care products you start to understand why you need a dramatically different moisturizing solution.

Healthy skin is, by definition, well moisturized skin. Dry skin is not healthy skin. That is why the natural skin care products of Xtend Life seek to produce healthy skin, the result being that it is also well moisturized. And that is why they do not make a dedicated facial skin moisturizer.

And that is why the best sensitive skin moisturiser isn’t even a moisturiser at all.

If you have sensitive skin the best facial moisturiser for you should not contain any artificial chemical ingredients at all, particularly if they may produce skin irritation. You need to source natural skin care products which use such natural moisturisers as avocado oil, jojoba oil and shea butter, and which moisturise effectively without putting your skin at risk.

Xtend Life are so confident of the effectiveness of their skin care products that they even offer a money back guarantee. If the products didn’t work then they would go broke fast doing this. Try getting a money back guarantee from the big brand-name companies.

The skin care products best for sensitive skin are not the big brand names, and the best moisturizer for sensitive skin is not one of the big brand names either.

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