Natural beauties will love this Hydrating Day Cream from Australian brand The Jojoba Company. Packed with anti-oxidants, this makes for a lovely little find under the tree.
The daily cream is lightweight and quickly sinks in, making it a great base for makeup. best of all, this is as natural as it gets: containing jojoba as the hero ingredient, olive leaf extracts and Siberian ginseng – it infuses skin with moisture, and protects and nourishes but you will be safe in the knowledge that you are not putting any nasties onto your complexion.
The Jojoba Company was founded in 2008 by Ian Turner, when he planted his first crop of jojoba on the family estate in New South Wales, Australia. As a pioneer of jojoba farming in Australia, Ian believed that his crop could revolutionise the skin-care industry due to its natural qualities for skin. The family-run business now offers a full range of skincare products made with natural and organic ingredients sourced from around the globe, but with jojoba at its heart. I also love the simple, yet bold, typography, colour palette and packaging – it’s a natural brand with a premium edge.
So, what’s the fuss all about when it comes to jojoba? As many good things, its properties go back to ancient times, when the plant, which is native to southwestern North America, was highly valued by the Native Americans of the Sonoran Desert. They used it as a balm for skin ailments and a skin restorer. The golden liquid wax (often called jojoba oil) is made from the jojoba bean and the Native Americans quickly sussed out that it is particularly good for helping to keep skin smooth, supple and moisturised. It’s like a gift from Mother Nature herself.
Available from: thejojobacompany.co.uk