If you’re looking to minimize toxic ingredients in your skincare and streamline the products you use, consider using jojoba as your makeup remover. In fact, jojoba is such an effective makeup remover that the Blue Man Group uses it. One our customers tells us that her eyelashes are longer and fuller now that she is using jojoba as her eye makeup remover. Pure jojoba has many fantastic benefits for the skin, which make it the ultimate makeup remover. In case you haven’t spent much time reading about these benefits on our website, here are a few: non-comedogenic, non-allergenic, and prevents dryness, alpha, delta and gamma tocopherols found in jojoba are all forms of Vitamin E, which eliminate free radicals.
Using jojoba to remove makeup is a simple process. There are two methods, try both and see which one works best for the makeup you use and your skin type.
First method: add a few drops of jojoba to a damp cotton ball or cotton pad then wipe over face and eyes. Use multiple cotton pads if you use lots of makeup. If there is still makeup in your lash line, add a drop or two of jojoba onto a cotton swab and rub along lash line. When all traces of makeup are removed, rinse face with water and wipe with a damp washcloth or use your favorite cleanser, then apply a drop or two of jojoba to your face.
Second Method: add a few drops of jojoba to fingertips, massage over face/eyes. Wipe with a clean, dry cloth or cotton ball. Repeat if needed. When all traces of makeup are removed, rinse face with water and wipe with a damp washcloth or use your favorite cleanser, then apply a drop or two of jojoba to your face.
Jojoba can also be used as an alternative to oils in the oil cleansing method. Simply massage a quarter teaspoon of jojoba onto your face for a minute, then lay a hot, damp washcloth over your face for a minute. Wipe your face with the damp washcloth and you’re finished. This method will remove makeup and dirt.
You can also use jojoba to clean and condition your makeup brushes. It is especially beneficial if you use natural bristle brushes. Massage a few drops into the brush, wash with shampoo or Dr Bronner’s soap, and let dry. It’s beneficial to massage a very small amount of jojoba into the brush after washing to maintain the natural bristles.
Using jojoba as your makeup and/or face cleaner streamlines your beauty routine. Not only will you need fewer products at home, travel will be easier. Jojoba can be used for so many things, it may be one of the only body/skincare products you need to travel with.
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Note: Not all jojoba is created equal, some brands of jojoba include lower quality jojoba, deodorized jojoba, or jojoba with other ingredients. Make sure you are using only first press, unrefined jojoba on your skin, especially the delicate skin around the eyes. This is especially important if you have sensitive or reactive skin! Rest assured our jojoba is of the highest quality.