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Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil 4 fl oz (118 ml)

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Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz
 
4.5

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (14)
  • Moisturizes well (14)
  • Softens skin (11)
  • Absorbs quickly (10)
  • Smooths & softens (10)

Cons

  • Bad smell (5)
  • Greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • After shower/bath (10)
  • Dry/chapped skin (9)
  • Winter dryness (7)
  • Daily use (6)
  • Deep moisturization (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (11), Survivalist / minimalist (9), Beauty conscious (4), Brand buyer (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (5), Wavy hair (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Skin Wonder!

I use this product, and ONLY this product, to clear up my clogged pores. My clogging was awful! I have very oily skin - thick oil, too. The jojoba oil will...Read complete review

I use this product, and ONLY this product, to clear up my clogged pores. My clogging was awful! I have very oily skin - thick oil, too. The jojoba oil will 'trick' your face into thinking it's producing enough oil (sebum), so your face will actually slow down its own production of sebum, so therefore, you have less oil to deal with. Even though jojoba oil is an oil, it's so close to our natural oils, that it does not add to the problem, but rather manipulates it. If you put a quarter size on your fingertips and lightly rub your face all over, for about 15 - 30 minutes (no kidding, but you need to work it in your pores after having had it warm up to your body's heat). Rub slowly, and in small circles, all over your face (not your eye area), your neck, behind your ears, behind your neck, and in all the crevices, even your lips. You will notice some gunk in your pores coming out. Just wipe this away, gently, with a non-soapy cloth. Do not wash your face afterwards. Leave the oil on, after having wiped off any excess with a non-soapy cloth. It needs more time to do the rest of its job. You many notice a few whiteheads, usually just within the first few days, as the oil is working its way down into the deeper recesses of your pores, but if you ROUTINELY put it on before you go to bed, this will end quickly, and then you may only see one or two spots a month. Don't scrub them, but they will be broken open, and raised enough to be wiped away after being steamed in your morning shower. Adding Lavendar & Tea Tree Essential Oil helps. It's all I use, and I don't need to wear base foundation anymore. I will wear minerals, but just a light dusting of powder. Run some oil (dime size) through your hair before bed. Won't grease up your pillow, and it washes out so easily. Concentrating on your ends.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unfortunately, I did not ...

Unfortunately, I did not experience the wonderful skin clearing benefits that other reviewers had when using this product. I used this as a moisturizer for over a month, and instead of...Read complete review

Unfortunately, I did not experience the wonderful skin clearing benefits that other reviewers had when using this product. I used this as a moisturizer for over a month, and instead of "purging" my skin and then clearing up, it gave me constant cystic-type pimples that are finally going away now that I've stopped using it. I wish I could say that it was a great hair moisturizer, but all it did was make my hair super flat, even when used in my shampoo.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

JoJoba Oil is the best!

By Charmed Muggle

from DMV

describe yourself Minimalist

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Adds Shine
  • Combats Dryness
  • Gentle
  • Improves Hair Health
  • Improves Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use
    • Deep Conditioning
    • Dry Winter Skin

    Comments about Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz:

    I use JoJoba Oil for many many things - my hair & in my hair conditioners & leave-in conditioners; my skin right after my shower before I dry off; my face in the evening for my dry skin in the winter; to clean my makeup brushes I use for cream products before I clean the brushes with a regular cleanser.

    The Dessert Essence Jojoba Oil is too too expensive for such a teeny bottle. I buy my oil by the liter or gallon from Hobacare.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Couldn't get past the smell

    By K

    from Massachusetts

    describe yourself Minimalist

    Pros

      Cons

      • Smells Bad

      Best Uses

        Comments about Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz:

        I intended to use the jojoba oil on my scalp because it gets dry and flaky during the winter months. Generally with oils I leave the products on for between 1-3 hours before shampooing them out. I had this on for about 2 hours and the smell was just not good. I don't know if I got a bad bottle, but it lingered for the entire time and I was so afraid of it that I shampooed twice to guarantee that it did not stay on my hair. I wish I could get past the smell because I've read great things about it but I'd much rather have a dry scalp then walk around smelling like rotten oil.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        5.0

        protects and softens my hair

        By Mia and Ellie's Mom

        from Seattle

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Improves Hair Health
        • Improves Texture
        • Smooths & Softens

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz:

            I use this oil to protect my hair from sweat while jogging. my hair was breaking and drying out from daily jogging and sweat. I've tried olive oil but it's waaaay too thick and hard to wash out. This oil is perfect, washes out nicely and leaves my hair super soft and not dry.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great oil

            By oiler

            from Michigan

            describe yourself Beauty Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Mixes easily
            • Smooths & Softens

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz:

                I use this oil to mix with my YL essential oils. This oil works perfectly.

                 
                5.0

                a great oil that soaks right in

                By organic grandma

                from the high plains

                describe yourself Minimalist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Gentle
                • Great Smell
                • Smooths & Softens

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz:

                    I use this as a skin oil on very dry areas and under eyes to remove makeup gently. Use sparingly and it soaks right in unlike most oils.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great product!

                    By tootie

                    from Minnesota

                    describe yourself Minimalist

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adds Shine
                    • Smooths & Softens

                    Cons

                    • Smells bad at first

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz:

                    I use this on my skin -- I live in hot, humid southern Florida and lotions just get slimy on my skin. This soaks in and isn't noticeable except that my skin isn't flaky and dry like it is when I don't use anything. The only reason I couldn't give it a 5-star rating is that it smells kind of bad when you first put it on -- but after it dries, the smell is completely gone. I'm going to put some drops of lavender essential oil in to see if that helps. I also run my hands through my hair to use up whatever is left on my hands and it adds shine there too. GREAT PRODUCT!

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic Stuff!

                    By SunnySD

                    from San Diego, Calif.

                    describe yourself Budget Buyer

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Absorbs Quickly
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Moisturizes Well
                    • Not Greasy
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • After Shower/Bath
                      • Bedtime
                      • Deep Moisturization
                      • Dry/Chapped Skin
                      • Winter Dryness

                      Comments about Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz:

                      I tried Jojoba Oil with the Oil Cleansing Method (google it if you are unfamiliar), and after initial purging of my skin, it became super clear and "glowy." Hyperpigmentation from old acne scars was decreased, and the overall moisture level was improved.This oil has so many great uses, and the bottle lasts a long time because you only need a small amount! I use Jojoba Oil nightly underneath my nighttime facial moisturizer (Cerave PM). I also use this as an eye makeup remover because it is so gentle and effective. When my hair is dry, I rub some oil into the ends overnight and shampoo it out in the morning. As others have mentioned, this is also great for a dry, flaky scalp. Just massage it into the scalp, and then shampoo out! I have not noticed that it significantly improves eczema when rubbed into my hands, but it does add nice moisture. I often add a couple of drops of the oil to my hand cream at night before putting on cotton gloves.

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Make Up Remover

                      By *******

                      from Virginia

                      describe yourself Budget Buyer

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Not Greasy
                      • Softens Skin

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz:

                          Great make up remover--super gentle.

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Not that great

                          By Alexandra

                          from Marshall, VA

                          describe yourself Budget Buyer

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Moisturizes Well

                          Cons

                          • Bad Smell
                          • Doesn't Absorb Well
                          • Too Greasy or Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • After Shower/Bath
                          • Dry/Chapped Skin

                          Comments about Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz:

                          I read that this oil had many uses: skin, hair and as a make-up remover. It does work as a moisturizer and as a make-up remover, but not for hair (unless you like the greasy hair look).
                          The only problem with this product is that it smells like vegetable oil, and I just couldnt' live with that! Well, and it also feels like vegetable oil on your skin and does not absorb for hours.

                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great for clogged pores

                          By nema

                          from Chicago, IL

                          describe yourself Budget Buyer

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Absorbs Quickly
                          • Goes On Smoothly
                          • Long Lasting
                          • Moisturizes Well
                          • Not Greasy
                          • Softens Skin

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • After Shower/Bath
                            • Bedtime
                            • Deep Moisturization
                            • Dry/Chapped Skin
                            • Eczema
                            • Winter Dryness

                            Comments about Desert Essence Organic Jojoba Oil, 4 fl oz:

                            I've been using drops of this to moisturize the ends of my hair or add into skin toners, but within the past month (out of desperation) I tried massaging it more liberally into my skin to treat clogged pores. I was amazed at the immediate results. It does seem counter-intuitive to use oil to treat oil issues, but this seems to lubricate my pores and loosen keratinized sebum so that I no longer need to use abrasive exfoliators or resort to squeezing (yuck, I know). I do a fairly brief skin massage with jojoba oil after every cleanse, concentrating on problem areas, then follow with my sunscreen. Not only is my skin texture improving, but it's such a soothing/pampering technique, much nicer than scrubbing or using harsher chemicals. I'm excited about trying scalp and cuticle massages as has also been suggested.

                            Oh, and in response to some other reviews: my jojoba oil just has a "clean" odor, which I don't even notice at all without removing the cap and taking a big whiff. The only problem I've had is with the packaging. With the way the cap is designed, I often get a bit of oil leakage after pressing it closed, which eventually gets the whole bottle feeling oily. I would prefer a pump bottle, but I can easily get one to pour it into...

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