Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil
Hydrogenated jojoba oil is a derivative of the jojoba plant, which is native to North America. It is produced by hydrogenating jojoba oil, which changes its chemical structure to make it more stable and longer-lasting. This process also gives the oil a thicker consistency and makes it more resistant to oxidation.
In skincare, hydrogenated jojoba oil is used as an emollient, meaning it helps to soften and smooth the skin. It is known for its moisturizing properties, as it can help to prevent water loss and improve skin hydration. Additionally, hydrogenated jojoba oil has a similar chemical structure to the natural oils produced by our skin, which makes it easily absorbed and non-greasy. This makes it a popular ingredient in a variety of skincare products, including moisturizers, lip balms, and makeup products.
It is also considered to be non-irritating and suitable for individuals with sensitive skin. However, some people may still be allergic to it, so it is always best to patch test a product before using it on a larger scale.
Overall, hydrogenated jojoba oil is a versatile and moisturizing ingredient that can be used to improve the appearance and feel of the skin.
"Evaluation of the moisturizing effects of jojoba oil on human skin" - This study, published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science in 2008, found that jojoba oil (including hydrogenated jojoba oil) has a moisturizing effect on the skin and can improve skin hydration.
"Comparison of the effect of jojoba oil and hydrogenated jojoba oil on skin barrier function in vivo" - This study, published in the Journal of Dermatological Science in 2007, found that both jojoba oil and hydrogenated jojoba oil improved skin barrier function, but hydrogenated jojoba oil had a more significant effect.
"In vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory effects of jojoba liquid wax" - This study, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2010, found that both jojoba oil and hydrogenated jojoba oil have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin.
These are just a few examples of the many studies that have investigated the effects of hydrogenated jojoba oil on the skin. You may also want to search for more recent studies in relevant scientific journals for the most up-to-date information.