Tuesday, 28 June 2011

jojoba company skin care

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To tell you the truth, I like to keep my skin care simple. As much as I sometimes like the idea of fancy products, I tend to avoid them, and prefer to use a few select reliable favourites. I have sensitive skin which needs to be handled gently, and anyway, my initial response to most products is that it's snake oil. Beautifully packaged, delicious smelling snake oil, yes, but it's still snake oil!

One thing that does crop up for me, though, is the thought of the chemicals in the products I use. I do get tempted by organic or natural skin care ranges now and then, but I also know I need to tread carefully; a rather nasty reaction about a year ago to some cosmetics, noted for their natural approach, has left me very wary. Still, for topical lotions I use to care for my skin, organic and chemical free obviously sounds like a better idea.

This is why when the Jojoba Company approached me with an offer of testing out some of their range, I accepted. I like that they are an Australian company, and that their approach is eco conscious – their website tells us they are "... committed to a sustainable, green future.". They sent me the Jojoba Absolute Serum and the Pure Australian Golden Jojoba.

I used the Absolute Serum on my face, but my eyes seemed a bit sensitive to it after a day or two so I stopped. I should point out that I obviously wasn't using it on, or near, my eyes! It does have quite a strong smell, but it's not a cheap-y, perfume-y smell. The smell has grown actually grown on me, and I went on to try it on my hands, with no bad reactions. It does make the back of my hands lovely and smooth. I'll show you sometime! It also has a nice non-greasy feel, which I like for my hands.

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I decided to try the Pure Australian Golden Jojoba on my arms. I have super sensitive skin on my upper arms (why? why?!) so I have to be really choosey about what I use here. I am happy to say that the Jojoba worked a treat, and definitely soothed my often angry-about-something-but-who-knows-what arms. Again, the smell of this is quite strong, different to the Absolute Serum and, again, I quite like it; it has a wood smokey, cigar-y smell that isn't too overpowering. My arms feel really silky and smooth, and this is definitely my favourite of the two. Nice!

9 comments:

Chacha. said...

I like to keep my beauty regime very simple as well. And my skin shows better results!

Esz said...

Waaa my upper arms get all weird too - I don't know why, they're just not always smooth like they should be. This stuff sounds awesome! I like strong smelling things too so it sounds good to me.
I think you've activated a lemming!

Fran said...

Skincare can be tricky. I love the idea of organic products, but also had an awful reaction to a "super sensitive" organic product a few months back and I've been wary ever since. I agree that for sensitive skin, its often just better to keep it simple.

Sarah said...

Great review! I often want to try more natural, organic products as I'm quite eco-conscious, but my acne ridden skin just flares up. It seems most products are too rich or just not strong enough for oily skin. However, your description of the oil has intrigued me. Sounds lovely for my dry winter hands and chapped skin. Thanks! x
p.s. I'd love to hear about your skin concerns and what products you include in your skincare? I'm a bit nosy like that! :P

Helen said...

I've always found that the natural 'green' companies have the products that work the best!

Lainie said...

I know what you mean, I have rosecea and am prone to rashes myself. I use an organic cold pressed golden jojoba oil for EVERYTHING-body, face, hair and it really is great for my skin. I really like it.

MissMarbelle said...

Thanks for the review - it's always good to hear about organic products that I haven't tried out yet! I usually use rosehip oil, but I've been wondering about Jojoba, might give it a try sometime.

lobelia321 said...

Gorgeous sofa!!!

Anonymous said...

i too have very sensitive skin and even get allergic reactions to a lot of things (which if it is an eye cream make my eyes swell and go red) but i have had a lot of success with advanced naturals. they are an Australian company, all natural and not tested on animals

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