You know me, I do like a good oil. Argan, Coconut, Avocado – tried ‘em all, love ‘em all. But one that hadn’t made it to my bathroom shelf was Jojoba. So when the MV Organics Pure Jojoba* offering made its way into my arsenal I wasted no time and got all oiled up. Turns out it’s naturally packed with vitamins A, D and E making it a prime candidate as an all-round skin soother. Who knew?
Now the list of uses is much like that of any other oil: dry patches, cuticles, moisturiser (my second favourite use for it), hair treatment, bath emollient – you know the drill. But the act that this performs so well is surprisingly waterproof mascara removal. I shun a cotton pad and take two drops massaged into my fingertips straight over the eyes, work it in a little then remove gently with a muslin. Mascara and any eye makeup gone and I feel like I’m giving a little somethin’ somethin’ back to my lashes and eye area while I do it. I think it may even beat my ol’ fave Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover.
It’s pricey – a whooping £26 for a teeny tiny 35mls from Cult Beauty – but after a bit of Google-centric research I’ve done it looks like a good quality Jojoba will set you back a bit. I’ve found some cheaper alternatives online at Holland & Barrett and the likes so I’ll see if I can get my hands on a less wallet whacking option and report back. At this rate I’m going to need a new bottle by next week, I’m flying through the stuff. And that’s always a sign of a good’un.
P.S) A little link for you as I’ve had JoJo in my head the whole time while writing this.