Vegetal Origin. Also known as the “Gold of the Desert,” jojoba oil can be used on the skin and hair. Both calming and regenerating, it has characteristics that make it unique in the plant world. Jojoba oil is actually the liquid wax contained in the seeds of the jojoba plant. Also called wild hazel, it grows in Latin America. One of the best-known and most popular botanical oils, jojoba oil is used to beautify the skin and hair, and also makes a very pleasant massage oil. It has healing properties, enabling it to strengthen cellular defenses against free radicals. This makes it perfect for treating minor skin problems, stretch marks and diaper rash. Because its composition is very similar to that of human sebum, jojoba oil is able to strengthen the skin’s hydrolipidic film. It helps to cleanse skin of bacteria and regulate sebum production in oily and acne-prone skin. Due to its hydrating properties, jojoba oil is also known for its anti-aging action. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps to limit attacks on skin’s elastin fibers and restore density to dermal tissue, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles.