Jojoba Oil Properties Oily Skin Benefits

Jojoba: An Oil to Fight Oily Skin?

As I’ve already said multiple times, my skin is oily. Not combination-oily, not oily that gets drier in the winter… Just plain oily. So most of the time, I don’t really feel like I need a traditional moisturizer: in the morning I always put on my beloved Collistar Hyaluronic Acid Serum and at night I’m currently alternating Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Alpha-H Liquid Gold.

Sometimes, though, (maybe twice a week) even if my skin doesn’t feel tight or uncomfortable, I still want to do a more comprehensive routine in the evening and follow my serum with something a little richer. It’s the same as when I drink water even if I’m not thirsty – I do it because I know it’s good for my body.

For this step, I simply like to use pure Jojoba Oil, which is said to be the nearest in molecular structure to our own natural oil. I’ve heard several times that, because of this, it is supposed to be able to trick the skin into stopping sebum overproduction, thus helping fight oily skin.

I don’t use it often enough to be able to verify if that’s true, but I guess that it does make sense somehow. How many times do you hear that if you use harsh products that strip the skin of its natural oil, you’ll end up with oilier skin than you started with? With Jojoba Oil you do the exact opposite: you put an oil on your face, so that the skin doesn’t feel the need to produce its own.

Anyway, whether it fights sebum overproduction or not, it definitely does feel good on my oily skin (especially after I’ve used a clay mask). I like to give myself a quick facial massage with it and when I’m done my skin feels super soft and only slightly oily, but in a nice way.

If you have oily skin and would like to start exploring the world of face oils, I think Jojoba makes a great entry-level option, as it is super affordable and, in my experience, doesn’t aggravate your skin condition. In case you don’t like it as a moisturizer, you can still use it to remove makeup or to heal chapped lips!

Do you use face oils? What is your skin type and which one works best for you?

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    December 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

    My skin type is oily that gets combination in the winter (wasn’t always that way, but it came with age). I have been loving oils for the longest time now: Avocado, jojoba and rosehip being my favorite. Moisturizing isn’t something I do on a regular basis, but my facial oils are a staple in my routine, I use one (almost) every night.
    Cant say if it helps with sebum overproduction, my skin has been all over the place throughout the last years with pregnancy, breastfeeding and now being pregnant again, but it helps with breakouts and makes my skin feel nice and supple.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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      Carol in a
      December 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      Do you by any chance use the Pai Rosehip Oil?

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    December 22, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Sounds great! Love the sound of the Serum that you use too.
    Gemma xx

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      Carol in a
      December 23, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      The Collistar one is my favorite!

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    Trishna Patel
    December 22, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I heard of Jojoba but I’ve never actually used it, I might just end up giving it a go ♥

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    Wendee Isaacs
    December 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    I havent used jojoba oil before. I use vitamin E oil.
    It doesn’t just help fight oil it also has anti aging properties and helps to make your face smooth.

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      Carol in a
      December 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      I’ve used vitamin E oil too in the past.

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    Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee ~
    December 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Oh, wonderful! ♥

    Have a nice holiday, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year | Gabrielle
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    Shireen L. Platt
    December 22, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve used Rodial facial oil, Josie Maran Argan oil and currently on Palmer’s facial oil which is the best by far. I have dry skin so facial oil has been a staple for me and I use it almost every night and I swear it helps nourish my otherwise very dry skin.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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      Carol in a
      December 23, 2015 at 7:07 pm

      I’m sure facial oils are a must for anyone with dry skin!

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    December 22, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I have oily skin, my T-Zone loves to shine and no matter how much powder I put on my nose within an hour it’s shining again! *cries* 😉

    I’ll have to give this a go!

    Laura xx

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      Carol in a
      December 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      I have the same problem with my forehead! 😉

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    December 22, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Didn’t know about this. Would definitely try it out.

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      Carol in a
      December 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Glad to hear you’re intersted in this!

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    December 22, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I love using Jojoba oil for my chapped lips, but I’ve never tried it on my face. I don’t have oily skin myself, but the logic of putting oil on your face to trick it makes sense. Glad it seems to be working out for you so far!

    Sam |

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    December 22, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I have oily skin which gets combination-oily in winter, I don’t really use oils because for so long, I thought they would make my skin even worse. I’ve heard about jojoba oil however I’ve never given it a try . I am not sure about using pure oil on my skin, however if it really helps and doesn’t make things worse, I am willing to give it a try.

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    December 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I have fairly oily skin too, so I might give this a try. Although, thanks to the super cold weather in Finland, mine does get drier during Winter.
    I use a face oil from the Body Shop and love it a lot 🙂
    Hope you’ve had a fab day <3
    Emma xxx

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    rin handika
    December 23, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Aaah I love your review! Because i have oily skin too and i think the products looks great!

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    December 23, 2015 at 2:15 am

    I love using oils on my skin and Jojoba oil is actually one of my favorites!

    Thirteen Thoughts

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    December 23, 2015 at 7:26 am

    I use Fresh seaberry oil, it works better at night but during the day it makes me look oily! I haven’t tried jojoba oil, but I’ve had lotions with jojoba oil in it and it’s very moisturizing!

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    H A Parker
    December 23, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Thank you for sharing this Carol, it was really interesting to read! I have combination skin, but I would still love to try this. I love the feeling of oils on my skin at night time. It makes my face feel really rejuvenated in the morning. I love the Clarins oil at the moment, but when I finish that, I would love to test this one.

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    December 23, 2015 at 11:27 am

    woww..that’s new for me..i didn’t know about this..thanx for the post now i will try this as i have super oily skin too 🙂

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    Trang Do
    December 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    It looks great product! Thanks for sharing this Oil!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    December 23, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    My skin is ridiculously oily, and I’ve never considered using oils to fight it… Interesting suggestion! I might have to look into this. 🙂 <3


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    December 23, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I’m all about natural skincare for oily skin. Mine is dry so I use a lot of masks and scrubs but when I had oilier skin I did use a lot of jojoba <3 Following you on Bloglovin' now.

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    December 23, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Wow, this sounds great! I have combination skin, so I usually stay away from oily products.
    But what you said makes a lot of sense actually, so I might just give it a try!
    Glad you found something to match your skin 🙂


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    December 23, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Isn’t it great to find the right products for the skin!! Oils are great!

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    Heather Lisa Noire
    December 23, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I don’t have oily skin but my sister does, and I think this could help her with that issue. I love what you described here and it looks nice since natural products are a gem. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Happy Christmas and New Year 2016!

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    December 24, 2015 at 12:20 am

    I’ve heard many wonderful things about jojoba oil, I definitely need to try it!

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    December 24, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Wow, such a great review, Carol! I’ve recently started to get into oils; I’ve been using one by Medyskin, their beauty brightener. I haven’t tried Jojoba oil, but have heard great things about it. I have combination skin, leaning more towards oily. I think once I’m finished with the Medyskin, I’ll try the Jojoba; thank so much for sharing, beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful day!



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    Hanna Marie
    December 24, 2015 at 4:02 am

    It looks like an interesting product. Thanks! –Hanna Lei

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    December 24, 2015 at 6:38 am

    I massage oil at night to get rid of acne marks. Great post 🙂

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    December 24, 2015 at 7:56 am

    The thing about jojoba oil is that it’s very different from most plant oils, it’s actually waxy rather than fatty, so it feels a lot let greasy on the skin. I’ve never tried to use it pure, but I’ve used several facial oils that contained it! I think you can also use it as a makeup remover.


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    Anna - Alina
    December 24, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I know jojoba oils very good for nails. Had no idea that helps for oily skin that I have.

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    Danielle Beautyblog
    December 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    This sounds great, I think I used to have a jojoba hair oil but not one for my face! I love Rosehip oil, it’s meant to help with scarring and I find it really good for my skin!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

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    anu dev
    December 24, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    This surly looks tempting to try..Can we order online??

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    December 25, 2015 at 2:46 am

    using oils to fight oily skin has also been a trend in asia which is why i’ve turned myself over to the cleansing oils in my skincare routine. definitely works wonders!

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    December 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    My skin is combination. So interesting to hear that you should use oil to fight the oiliness (:
    I can imaging how goog it feels on your skin
    Merry Christmas!!
    Nati xx

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    Keen On Beauty
    December 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I like to give a quick massage with facial oil too 🙂 I’m using either REN Omega 3 or Caudalie Divine Oil every evening, as my skin is slightly dry in winter. I’ve read many good things about jojoba oil, I should try it one day too xx

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    Adaleta Avdic
    January 11, 2016 at 1:32 am

    This is a really informative & awesome post. I really like how you explain that you yourself have oily skin so you’re almost like patient 0 and you’re giving us the authentic advice. Love it!

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    January 15, 2016 at 3:06 am

    I’ve only used Vitamin E oil I really like how effective they are. Jojoba oil sounds really good. Will try this!

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