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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 155 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (110)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooths & softens (46)
  • Gentle (39)
  • Moisturizes well (35)
  • Goes on smoothly (32)
  • Adds shine (31)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Dry hair (28)
  • Deep moisturization (26)
  • Daily use (24)
  • Winter dryness (24)
  • After shower/bath (23)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (20), Straight hair (17), Very curly hair (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (25), Survivalist / minimalist (21), Budget shopper (20), Brand buyer (18), Product junkie (14)

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.

Reviewed by 155 customers

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(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!

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tried EVERYTHING for my Dry Skin...

              By JJ McG

              from San Diego, CA

              describe yourself Product Junkie

              Pros

              • Great Moisturizer
              • Smooths & Softens

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Skin

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

                I have been battling "adult" acne for a couple years, it all of sudden hit (not cool). Dermatologist put me on a prescription for Retin-A Micro, which has been a miracle worker BUT I get severely dry patches on my face. Basically looks like my entire face is peeling off, not cute and pretty embarrassing.
                I've tried EVERY moisturizer I could find that was sensitive enough for my "raw" skin; but would help with the peeling. They all looked like they were working for a couple hours, then the "peelies" would come back.
                I found other people having the same issue and recommended various oils, Jojoba Oil happened to be on top of the list.
                It has been a miracle worker. On my extra dry days, I do a few drops of oil for my whole face and then go over with a thin layer of my moisturizer; on less dry days I add a couple drops to my DML Lotion just to get nice base for my makeup. I never considered the acne benefits that Jojoba has as well until I started reading other reviews! How can a little 4oz bottle be so AWESOME! :)
                Highly Recommended!

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AMAZING

                By Mushro0m

                from Ludowici, GA

                describe yourself Product Junkie

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Doesn't Clog Pores
                • Gentle
                • Moisturizes skin
                • Smooths & Softens

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Deep Conditioning
                  • Moisturizer

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

                  Normally, I have dry, dull looking skin. After a few weeks of using this stuff as moisturizer (after washing my face and using an astringent) I can honestly say my skin has never looked better. It's glowy (something I thought I could never acheive with my dry skin) and soft and super moisturized - not greasy looking at all. It's a little greasy looking when you first apply it, but it sinks into your skin rather quickly. I reccomend (with clean hands!) using three drops for the face (don't rub it into your hands before you put it on your face, otherwise your hands will just soak it right up!) twice a day. Overall I amm EXTREMELY pleased with this product and I will continue to use it for a very long time.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Straight Hair

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works beautifully

                  By Bad Skin

                  from Western Washington

                  describe yourself Minimalist

                  Pros

                  • Smooths & Softens

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Just picked this up to help with my skin problems, not just the adult acne on my face, but also the bumps on my arms and legs.

                      At night I use a very small amount over my face after cleansing and before applying BP. My pores appear smaller and noticably clearer after about a week of use.

                      I use approximately three drops per two pumps of lotion after a shower for the rest of my body. My skin is very soft and I've noticed a slight improvement in keratin bumps on my upper arms and thighs.

                      I was a bit worried that there would be a bad smell, but it's fine. Some other reviewers must have had a bad batch? I've read that Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax and not prone to "going bad" like regular oils. It also hardens when exposed to cold - when it arrived in the box it was solid but quickly melted at room temperature.

                      Don't use too much or you'll feel like a grease ball.

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