The Jojoba Company Ultimate Youth Potion claims to be a deeply moisturising facial oil that restores skin elasticity with the full spectrum of vitamins (A, B, C, D, E, F), essential omega acids (3, 6, 9) and potent antioxidants.
The brand’s hero ingredient, Jojoba Seed Oil is composed of 97% wax esters. This oil/wax resembles human sebum ensuring fast and effortless absorption into the skin for superior moisturisation without clogging pores. Additionally, this characteristic helps regulate sebum production and balance facial oils. Important for skin cell regeneration, it is rich in natural Vitamin A while essential omega 6 and 9 fatty acids help repair and regenerate skin cells. Similarly, Meadowfoam Seed Oil is a waxy oil which contains over 98% long chain fatty acids making it extremely stable and highly resistant to oxidation and heat. It helps to both preserve the product and prevent water loss through the skin.
Known as the beauty secret of Japanese geishas, Camellia Seed Oil is a dry, non-comedogenic oil, easily absorbed to offer hydration without leaving a greasy residue. Very high levels of Oleic acid (over 80%), a mono-unsaturated Omega-3 fatty acid, as well as Omega-6 Linoleic acid make it an excellent emollient, effective at retaining and enhancing skin moisture. Further, Camellia oil is one of the highest naturally occurring antioxidant sources, protecting against free radical damage caused by the environment and the sun.
Replenishing behaviour is supported by another fast absorbing ingredient, Baobab Oil which displays excellent softening, healing and regenerating properties. This emollient oil contains moisturizing vitamins A, D, E and F which promote rejuvenation of damaged skin cells without clogging pores. The full range of essential omega fatty acids helps to soften and treat damaged, dry and itchy skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Additionally, Argan Kernel Oil retains a high content of essential fatty acids including linoleic and oleic acids and tocopherol (Vitamin E) to assure hydration and protection against free radical activity.
Ubiquinone (Co-Enzyme, CoQ10) is a powerful antioxidant that is naturally found in our bodies. Levels decrease with age. CoQ10 boosts skin repair and regeneration, plumps skin and reduces free radical damage. This results in an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and a healthy glow, making it a force against ageing.
Albeit at a low concentration, the blend’s sweet aroma comes primarily from Linden Blossom Oil, an essential oil that imparts a sweet floral scent with facets of honey, enhanced by Manuka Oil. They additionally contribute antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to naturally preserve the product.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Tilia Cordata (Linden Blossom) Oil, Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka) Branch/Leaf Oil
The oil is beautifully presented in a clear, elongated glass bottle with a gold pump for hygienic dispensing and clear plastic protective cap. It is encased in a shiny gold box with decorative design.
After cleansing, dispense 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massage onto face, neck and decolletage. User morning and night.
The Jojoba Company Ultimate Youth Potion has a sweet natural scent.
A 50ml bottle of the Ultimate Youth Potion costs AUD$39.95 (accurate at time of publishing).
The Jojoba Company range is available from the brand’s website where they provide free shipping within Australia for orders exceeding AUD$50 and internationally on orders over AUD$100. Products are also available from Priceline pharmacies for Australian consumers.
This oil must be used within 12 months of opening.
In preparing this review, I did a bit of research and discovered that this brand was founded by father-daughter team, Ian Turner and Vicki Engsall. This year, they celebrate a decade of trading and in celebration, have given their range a fresh new look. They have also introduced sustainable packaging to complement their all natural formulations which boast no chemicals, animal testing, artificial fragrances, perfumes or petrochemicals. The company’s hero ingredient is of course Jojoba which is sourced from their farm in Yenda, in Australia’s Riverina region, a plantation based on sustainability.
This product is nothing short of aesthetically pleasing. Even the outer box is extra! I find myself admiring the long bottle with gold pump and plastic cap as it sits on my bathroom vanity each night. Clear glass packaging suggests it is not subject to light degradation, however as with all my serums and oils, I store them in a dry, dark cabinet or drawer when not in use. The golden colour is consistent and beautiful throughout the bottle. The formula doesn’t separate when it sits idle, the blend perfectly fused from start to finish. It’s a very lightweight product with a runny consistency that spreads like a dream. And the smell… wow, it’s totally intoxicating, in a good way! I love the natural scent. It’s a combination of soft and sweet floral smells that are clearly evident without being overpowering. The scent reduces as the product absorbs into the skin.
It’s also well priced. The generous 50ml volume will last several months when used day and night and retails at AUD$40. This equates to around AUD$24 for 30ml which is the volume so many counterparts produce and sell for significantly more. So, it’s definitely affordable and well worth every cent.
Many like to end their routine with oil but I enjoy topping oils with cream so I apply this both AM and PM after serums before moisturiser. I am pretty heavy handed and use two pumps to cover face and neck. I have finished over half the bottle and am happily working my way through the rest. It is particularly enjoyable at the moment, during the Melbourne winter as it layers so well to give me an extra boost of comfort in both morning and evening routines. It leaves my skin nicely hydrated and dewy immediately after application, so makes for a great makeup base too.
So, to the claims…. The Ultimate Youth Potion is said to deeply moisturise, restore elasticity and protect from ageing with potent antioxidants. This oil blend feels instantly satisfying, nourishing, softening and moisturising. My skin feels so plump and juicy after I apply this, the resultant bounciness retained until the next application. It also manages to soften drier parts of my combination skin while ensuring the oilier T-zone remains controlled. Touching my face, it feels youthful and soft and that added hydration and emollient effect surely goes a long way to preventing premature lines and maintaining a healthy moisture barrier. The antioxidants present in the formula would also contribute to this, ensuring free radicals are destroyed to keep ageing at bay.
Furthermore, the combination of oils used are non-comedogenic so pores remain clear, making it a particularly good choice for oily complexions. In fact, this product is suitable for all skin types, the only exclusion being those particularly sensitive to essential oils, one included for fragrance.
I have seen The Jojoba Company products on store shelves for a long time but never reached out to explore them. Probably because I have only really gotten into oils in a big way over the last year or two. Understanding more about oils and their impact on skin now, I thought the formulation sounded too good to ignore. My first experience with this brand has been overwhelmingly positive and as such, I hope to try a lot more in the future.
This is a beautiful, lightweight oil blend that provides moisture, softness, suppleness and glow while also doing a good job at slowing the signs of ageing.
Note: Having analysed the brand’s website, it appears not only the packaging but the formula has been updated with the 10 year anniversary upgrade. The update includes the addition of Farnesol, Geraniol, Eugenol and Linalool (derived from natural essential oils) which may enhance scent but may also increase sensitivity.
|CosDNA and EWG ideal safe ratings||Formula includes a potentially sensitizing essential oil|
|Quick absorption without greasy residue|
|Leaves skin soft, supple and balanced|
|Protects against premature ageing|
The Jojoba Company website
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Cosmetics Info
Simple Ways to Use Jojoba Oil for Hair, Face, and Body Wellness Mama
Benefits of Jojoba The Jojoba Company
Why Silkia camellia oil is better for your skin Goldport Beauty
Organic Camellia Facial Oil Reviews BeautyHeaven
The skincare benefits of CoQ10! Nourished Life
What is CoQ10? The Benefits to Skin & Weight Loss Dr Perricone
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