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THE JOYS OF JOJOBA
Jojoba oil or beads seem to be in just about every skincare, body and hair care products these days. The jojoba plant, which is native to the southern USA and northern Mexico, produces seeds that are turned into a prized golden oil. Widely used in beauty products, the oil is cherished for its ability to smooth and soften the skin and hair. Other parts of the plant are used too as moisturizers and exfoliators. Rich in vitamin E, jojoba is a natural antioxidant that greatly helps in the battle against wrinkles. It is even a natural antibacterial agent, which explains its long shelf life – also a boost for beauty products. Here are a few of BITB’s favorite items featuring this versatile plant.
OH LA LA
Guerlain ‘Abeille Royale’ Day Cream ($144) contains the proprietary ingredient Pure Royal Concentrate, which pays homage to the natural healing power of bee products. Exclusive to Guerlain, it promotes the healing process for aging skin by repairing wrinkles and restoring tissue firmness. Jojoba extract provides enhanced moisturizing benefits for normal to dry skin, leaving face more firm and toned from the inside out.
DON’T LOOK YOUR AGE
Darphin Age-Defying Dermabrasion ($80) is a multi-action cream to rejuvenate and enhance natural radiance. This gentle, yet powerful, age-defying exfoliant removes dead cells and impurities while thoroughly polishing lines and wrinkles to a professional, smooth finish without damaging the skin’s surface. Developed for even the most sensitive skin types. Contains jojoba esters, silica plus pearl and lava powders.
GET RID OF FRIZZ
Philip B Vitamin E-enhanced Anti-Frizz Formula 57 ($35) conditions while smoothing, shining and revitalizing your hair. Formulated with anti-humidity barrier properties for a confident, long-lasting perfect finish, it leaves your hair with the lightweight definition and movement that you demand from a quality finishing product. With lavender, jojoba, rice bran and soybean oils for added protection from styling tools and the environment. One drop and you’ll forget you ever had a bad hair day.
BEAUTIFY WHILE YOU SLEEP
Ahava Night Replenisher ($48) will give your skin the added moisture it needs before heading to bed. Enriched with a perfectly-balanced concentrate of Dead Sea minerals and other key ingredients, it hydrates, revives and smoothes skin overnight. It even can be used as a 24-hour cream during winter time. Vitamin E helps prevent dryness and the effects of premature aging. Sweet almond extract, avocado oil and jojoba oil help preserve elasticity and promote smooth, soft skin.
MAKEUP WITH PIZZAZZ
Jane Iredale Circle/Delete ($29) is an all-in-one concealer and eye treatment available in three shade combinations. The formulation supplies the delicate eye area with conditioners like jojoba esters and avocado oil, both high in vitamins A, C, D and E, green tea extract and vitamin K to repair raccoon eyes. Circle/Delete conceals by providing two colors in each pot that can be mixed together for the exact shade needed to correct imperfections.
LOVE LAURA MERCIER
Laura Mercier Body Butter ($35), available in four good-enough-to eat scents, is packed with good-for-you ingredients like shea butter, grapeseed oil and jojoba esters. These super-rich moisturizers absorb quickly into the skin to hydrate, while honey and aloe vera help soothe. The Crème de Pistache flavor is inspired by the creamy and nutty aromas of pistachio desserts. This luscious Body Butter delivers the ultimate in hydrating luxury.
HYDRATE YOUR HAIR
De-stress your locks with Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Shampoo from Phyto ($24). This gentle moisturizing cleanser is formulated for dry, medium-to-coarse hair. The combination of jojoba oil, cornflower, mallow and coconut combine to nurture and soften distressed locks. The aromatic blend brings instant results.
DON’T NEGLECT THE NECK
Kate Somerville Neck Tissue Repair Cream ($150) contains peptides, jojoba and macadamia oils to firm the neck and smooth your décolleté. This hydrating cream helps to reduce the depth, density, and volume of wrinkles, prevent water loss, improve skin firmness, skin tone, and elasticity while providing superior skin smoothing benefits.
BRAVO FOR BOBBI B.
Olive and jojoba oils condition and soften in Bobbi Brown’s Cleansing Oil ($39). The two-in-one formula gently removes all traces of makeup and cleanses skin while maintaining natural oil levels. White ginger root extract calms skin.
REVIVE YOUR SKIN
ReVive Microdermabrasion Renewal Crème & Calming Gel ($250) is a two-part facial resurfacing treatment that retextures the skin while erasing the appearance of the small lines that make us look older. A micro-crystalline powder polishes the skin and reduces pores to give you a radiant glow. Aloe and jojoba oil soften and smooth. Follow up with Gelee Calme, which renews skin and fights environmental aggressors with a plethora of antioxidants.
POLISH & INVIGORATE
REN Jojoba Microbead Invigorating Facial Polish ($35) is just the ticket for a deep cleansing solution that leaves your face with a healthy looking complexion. The non-abrasive exfoliating polish consists of microbeads of jojoba oil that remove dead skin cells, cleanse and purify. Your skin is sure to feel cooled and refreshed.
REFRESH & CALM
Malin + Goetz Jojoba Face Scrub ($38) synthesizes calming cilantro with amino acid, and natural jojoba meal to help shred dead skin and stimulate cell renewal. Smoothes skin with cell renewal technology and soothes without irritation or drying. Rinses free to leave skin feeling like velvet.