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Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp 4 fl oz (118 ml)

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Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz
 
4.4

(based on 158 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (112)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooths & softens (48)
  • Gentle (42)
  • Moisturizes well (35)
  • Adds shine (33)
  • Goes on smoothly (32)

Cons

  • Greasy (11)
  • Smells bad (8)
  • Leaves residue (4)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry hair (29)
  • Daily use (26)
  • Deep moisturization (26)
  • Winter dryness (24)
  • After shower/bath (23)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (21), Straight hair (19), Very curly hair (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (26), Survivalist / minimalist (22), Budget shopper (20), Brand buyer (18), Product junkie (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing product!

This is a wonderful product. I used to suffer from severe acne. I was on accutane twice, once when I was 19, and again at age 26. Until just a couple of...Read complete review

This is a wonderful product. I used to suffer from severe acne. I was on accutane twice, once when I was 19, and again at age 26. Until just a couple of years ago, I constantly had to treat with a dermatologist to keep me face from erupting. But I've found some natural products that have given me beautiful skin for the first time in my life. This is a wonderful product. I've used it for a couple of years. It has great anti-aging properties as well as keeps your skin clear. I used to suffer from severe acne. I was on accutane twice, once when I was 19, and again at age 26. Until just a couple of years ago, I constantly had to treat with aner. I do this morning and night. Second I use a witchhazel/tree tea oil toner. I buy a bottle of witch hazel and then add a 1/2 oz. or so of tea tree oil. Third I use benzoyl peroxide. You won't need this if you are not acne prone.Fourth I use a face cream with glycolic acid. Aqua Glycolic and [@] have good products. The glycolic acid encourages rapid skin growth and helps keep your skin clear. Supposedly it is a good anti-aging product. In the morning I then apply sunscreen, at least 50 SPF.If my skin still needs it, I apply moisturizer. At night I mix a couple drops of jojoba oil in my moisturizer. I don't add the oil in the morning because it's a little greasy. And my makeup won't stay on if I have jojoba oil on my skin. But the JO is an amazing make-up remover! This is the best regimen I have found - when I tell people who haven't known me for years that I used to have cystic acne, they can't believe it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Smells Funny

I love Jojoba Oil! To me it's a miracle oil that is great for EVERYTHING! Skin problems, hair, cuticles, wrinkles, moisturizing, ANYTHING! This specific brand has a different smell than all...Read complete review

I love Jojoba Oil! To me it's a miracle oil that is great for EVERYTHING! Skin problems, hair, cuticles, wrinkles, moisturizing, ANYTHING! This specific brand has a different smell than all the other brands I have purchased. It smells like dry coffee beans or toasted nuts. Very strange when it's supposed to be 100% natural. Not sure. The uses are still great but the only thing that turned me off was that smell. I will finish it but I doubt I will buy this brand again.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Multiple use product

By Dream Ross

from New jersey

describe yourself Beauty Conscious

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Improves Hair Health
  • Smooths & Softens

Cons

  • Greasy

Best Uses

  • Curly Hair
  • Daily Use
  • Dry Hair
  • Fine Hair
  • Thick Hair

Comments about Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz:

This product is light and does make my hair feel soft plus adds shine.

  • Hair Type:
  • Very Curly Hair

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

bathroom staple

By k

from oklahoma

describe yourself Minimalist

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Removes Makeup

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Chapped Lips
    • Makeup remover

    Comments about Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz:

    I prefer to use coconut oil for my hair

    I do use this to remove all of my makeup (just follow with your normal face wash)

    I also use it in place of chapstick, especially after I brush my teeth. After a week or so of using it every night, my lips were no longer chapped. I don't even buy chapstick anymore.

    Rehydrates lips after using lipstain, adds a little shine without being sticky

    I've been putting it on my eyelashes and eyebrows, and noticed that the hair isn't breaking off or growing in crazy directions. Looks great!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    pleasantly surprised

    By musa

    from Miami, FL

    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adds Shine
    • Detangles
    • Gentle
    • Improves Hair Health
    • Odorless
    • Smooths & Softens

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Deep Conditioning
      • Dry Hair

      Comments about Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz:

      I needed something for my dry scalp and the dry patches on my hairline and face and i honestly was really surprised at how great it moisturizes. It last a long time and although i will always have dry skin it is a noticeable difference. anytime i see a dry patch i take a q-tip and dab the spot and by the morning its no longer there. I mix it with my conditioner when i wash my hair to have more of a deep conditioning effect. i'm sure combining it with lotion will leave your skin silky smooth. My bottle is odorless! i see many people complaining about the smell and i guess it depends on the batch. i honestly can't smell a good nor bad odor its neutral to me. This little bottle is my little miracle worker.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love Desert Essence Jojoba Oil....

      By Wheezer

      from No Olmsted, OH

      describe yourself Minimalist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Shine
      • Detangles
      • Gentle
      • Improves Hair Health
      • Smooths & Softens

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Deep Conditioning
        • Dry Hair
        • Fine Hair
        • Thick Hair

        Comments about Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz:

        This product not only works well on scalp and hair, I also use it to moisturize my dry facial skin. Keeps my skin soft and pores clear without clogging.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not what I was hoping for.

        By Skip

        from CA

        describe yourself Minimalist

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Adds Shine
        • Detangles
        • Moisturizes

        Cons

        • Greasy
        • Ineffective
        • Smells Bad

        Best Uses

          Comments about Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz:

          I've read about this oil being able to balance skin and clear up acne, which is the reason I bought it. My skin was already pretty clear, thanks to birth control, but had a few stubborn spots. I used two drops on my face at night and in the morning. It went on really smooth and it made me all glow-y. I loved the dewy look it gave me when I put it on under my make up. The smell is a little off-putting, just as described by other reviewers. The worst part, however, is it made me break out. Bad. It basically undid all the progress I've made over the past couple of months, and I'm still recovering from the damage. Another con: the bottle is really dribble-y and the stuff gets everywhere, so be careful.

          I'll continue to use this in combination with body lotion and in my hair, as it moisturizes and detangles really well. But not the miracle I was hoping for. Don't buy into the hype!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good oil

          By jane product junkie

          from centennial, co

          describe yourself Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adds Shine
          • Detangles
          • Gentle
          • Smooths & Softens

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Hair

            Comments about Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz:

            Good for cradle cap

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Absolutely LOVE this product!

            By Cat

            from Buenos Aires, AR

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Great Smell
            • Lightweight
            • Smooths & Softens

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dry scalp
              • Sensitive skin
              • Skin moisturizer

              Comments about Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz:

              I love this oil, I bought it based on some of the reviews and I sometimes use it on my scalp when it's dry, and it's great for that. So soothing. I mostly use it as a body moisturizer. I combine it with a lotion I have and apply it right when I get out of the shower. A little goes a long way! It leaves my skin silky smooth, and it doesn't make my chest or back break out (they are prone). It has kind of a nutty smell, which I find appealing.

              I have put it on the ends of my hair before, and it left them kind of crunchy... So I guess that's something to look out for.

              Love it!

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good for hair!

              By zliycyj6

              from Boston, MA

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adds Shine
              • Detangles
              • Gentle
              • Improves Hair Health
              • Improves Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dry Hair
                • Thick Hair

                Comments about Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz:

                I use this as a daily leave-in conditioner. Just apply 2-3 drops through damp hair and then dry it. This softens my hair, adds lots of shine, and really makes my hair remain moisture and look healthier. And it won't weigh my hair down! I got tons of compliments on my hair. I only use it on my hair so this bottle seems to last forever! I recommends it to many of my friends because it is worth every penny. Maybe I will mix it with body lotion during winter and see how it works.

                • Hair Type:
                • Straight Hair

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Quality product!

                By JoanO

                from Oxnard, Ca.

                describe yourself Minimalist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adds Shine
                • Great for skin also
                • Improves Hair Health

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fine Hair
                  • Hair and Skin

                  Comments about Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz:

                  I have bought expensive oils ie.Apricot, Argon, etc. and this works as well or better! It is a wonderful product for the hair, but works equally as well for my skin. It is a fairly light oil that is absorbed very quickly and in this ever drying weather it is a real godsend!!!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Be careful when using on face.

                  By Bilbo

                  from Undisclosed

                  describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Cleans
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Smooths & Softens

                  Cons

                  • Can clog pores
                  • Greasy
                  • Leaves Residue

                  Best Uses

                  • Body moisturizer

                  Comments about Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil for Hair, Skin & Scalp, 4 fl oz:

                  I had been using this jojoba oil for a while until I finally concluded that it was clogging my pores. It moisturizes fine, but personally it would make my face too greasy as the day wore on, and my pores were definitely getting clogged from it. I haven't used it in about a week or a little more and my skin is definitely for the better. However, I still use it on my legs after I shower because I get little bumps/blemishes on my thighs for some reason and this still keeps them at bay without breaking that portion of my body out. For some it may also work great on the face, and this can be used as a quick cleanser/makeup remover as well, but be careful because it might clog you up!

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