Product Review: The Jojoba Company Jojoba Bead & Bamboo Facial Exfoliant

I have a am developing a deep love for The Jojoba Company. Though this is only the second product I have officially reviewed so far, I am loving the entire range of products that was sent to me for review. The Jojoba Company Jojoba Bead & Bamboo Facial Exfoliant is currently my favourite exfoliant that I have on rotation. As I already use Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant quite a bit during the week I try not to overdo it with any other exfoliation products. The Jojoba Bead & Bamboo Exfoliant is a manual exfoliant, which means there are little grainy bits in the product that scrub away to remove dead skin cells. The first time I used this product I used it in the shower and for some reason my face felt like it was reacting negatively to the scrub. I was sure that when I stepped out of the shower my face was going to be beet red, but it wasn’t. It was ghost white as always and looked freshly scrubbed and clean. Ever since that first use, I have not experienced the same sensation when using the product so I’m really not sure what that little episode was about. Having said that and despite this product being recommended for sensitive skin, I would recommend those of you with sensitive skin try a sample of this product before investing in the full size tube just to be on the safe side. One of my favourite things about the Jojoba Company products I’ve tried so far is that my skin doesn’t feel “stripped” in any sort of way after using them. Apparently you can also leave the Exfoliant on for 10-15 minutes for a luxury treatment face mask. I am yet to try the product in this way, but it does sound divine. The Jojoba Company Jojoba Bead & Bamboo Facial Exfoliant retails for $34.95 AUD and you can search for a local stockist on the Jojoba Company website. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)

Product Review: The Jojoba Company Botanical Hydrating Face Mask

I’ve started up a new Sunday night tradition of trying out a new face mask while relaxing in front of the TV and drooling over Alex O’Loughlin in Hawaii Five-O. (I know some of you are with me on this already, but if you’re not sure who I’m talking about please see here. And here. You’re welcome.) Speaking of Hawaii Five-O, I’m still undecided as to the hotness levels of Scott Caan due in most part to his tiny man big hair syndrome, but he’s got undeniable swagger none the less. Anyway, I digress. The Jojoba Company Botanical Hydrating Face Mask is my new Sunday night favourite, and kind of feels like the face mask equivalent of a nice long nanna nap. It’s soothing, relaxing and it cures what ails you. Or as the Jojoba Company say, the mask is “deeply hydrating to rebalance dryness and re-energise.” Yes please. This is a super hydrating clay-based mask and my (sensitive) skin loves it. There is a mild ‘botanical’ smell to the product which I normally wouldn’t like but it’s so subtle that I didn’t really notice if after the initial application of the mask. The results are plumped, soothed and hydrated skin which is exactly what I need during these weird seasonal-change months. (note: This product is 97% naturally derived, and not tested on animals) I would definitely repurchase this mask in the future. The Jojoba Company Botanical Hydrating Face Mask retails for $49.95 AUD and you can find your local stockist on the Jojoba Company website. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)