Thursday, May 22, 2008

Desert Essence Jojoba Oil (Review)

What it claim it does: Desert Essence Pure Jojoba Oil is a pure and natural plant extract, which will penetrate and moisturize your skin without leaving any oily residue. This luxurious oil can be used to remove makeup and to cleanse clogged pores leaving the skin clean. Soften your hands and feet by massaging them with Jojoba Oil after bathing. Treat your hair and scalp to a rejuvenating massage with Jojoba Oil - especially good for moisturizing the scalp and to prevent dry skin or dandruff. This makes it suitable for even the most sensitive skin. May be used as a leave in hair treatment while in the sun or as an aftershave moisturizer.

Ingredients: Jojoba Oil (100% pure)


Desert Essence Jojoba Oil Report Card:
Quality: 4 out 5
Price: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 3 out 5

Overall: 4 out of 5

What I like about this product: Desert Essence Jojoba Oil doesn't break me out. I haven't really broken out since I started using this as my moisturizer even if it's that "time of the month." And for the readers that have been reading my blog, ya'll know that I'm acne-prone and I usually get enormous, red, cystic pimples when they do decide to come out. Anyway, I initially bought this product to replace my Philosophy Hope in a Jar Moisturizer. Although Hope in a Jar worked out for me (and I loved it), I wasn't willing to shell out $40 for every time my jar runs empty and because I know there are cheaper alternatives out there that work just as well or maybe even better. And I'm so glad I found this product because it's such a huge savings for my dear pockets. Another good thing about this product is it's all natural. No chemicals, additives, or parabens. It's 100% pure Jojoba oil. So it's only the good stuff that's going on your face.

You also only need about 2-3 drops to moisturize (anything more than that can make your face look oily), so the 4 oz bottle will last you a long time. This product also some how manages to control oil on my face keeping it oil-slick free at the end of my long day.

What I don't like about this product: The packaging could be better if it came in a bottle with a dropper. Since the product is in bottle with a pop-up cap, you might end up with more product in your hand than you hoped for. And if you put on a lot on your face, it will look too oily. It also has a slow drying time, so you might need a blow dryer to speed up the process if you're in a hurry. And for the people will oily lids, it will make your lids oilier! So try to avoid applying it around that area to prevent your eyeshadows from creasing if you do decide to use it.

Overall: I think Desert Essence is a great product especially for summer. It's a light moisturizer and it won't clog your pores because it sinks through your skin; however the oil will require some drying time. I'm not sure if it's correlated, but ever since I started using Jojoba oil, it did help minimize the appearance of my old, old acne scars on my cheeks that the Ly-na cream hasn't faded yet. It definitely has helped improved my skin that I rarely find the need to wear foundation at all. For those who might be skeptical in using this as their daytime moisturizer, try it out at night first for the whole week.

Desert Essence Jojoba Oil is available at Trader Joe's for about $6-7.


  1. Natural oil as a moisturizer? Nice. :) Glad you were able to find a cheaper alternative to your Hope in a Jar moisturizer that's more cost effective for you. :D

  2. Nice multi-use find!!

    I never know how to pronounce it though... is it like JOEJOEba or like HOHOba? LOL

  3. great review. so far, i've been using kukui nut oil and camellia oil. i tried out almond oil, but it made me break out. bleh. maybe i'll try the jojoba next.

  4. Use it on my face everyday. Love it. I'm acne prone, oily in my T-Zone etc. Great product.

  5. This sounds promising. I have combo skin. My forehead and the spots next to my nose can get really oily and the rest of my face is quite sensitive. Do you think that it will help me? TIA

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