Jojoba Oil – Jojoba Oil (or Simmondsia Chinensis Oil) is a liquid plant wax extracted from the seed of the Jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba) plant. This “oil” closely resembles the sebum that our skin produces, making it a natural skin conditioner that most people are not allergic too. As an emollient, it works to naturally moisturize and smoothen our skin, and its safe to use even for people with sensitive skin or open wounds. The iodine and antioxidants in jojoba oil also function well to keep the skin free from acne-causing bacteria and helps smoothen the skin’s surface and reduce signs of ageing. Having such moisturizing properties, jojoba oil is also often used on hair to keep it lustrous and free from frizz.
Jujube – Jujube or Chinese Dates is a fruit native to southern Asia, including southern and central China, that’s why you may find that these fruits usually originate in China. But the amazing thing is that Jujube fruits are full of nutrients like iron and powerful antioxidants, which can help with blood circulation, stress-reduction and even detoxify the blood. With such wonderful characteristics, it’s no wonder that it is being increasingly used in skin care products to aid in calming inflamed skin and maintain skin health. However, due to its high carbohydrate content, people with diabetes should be cautious with the consumption of this fruit.