Esters like Jojoba and Salicylates

Thanks to Cheryl from FibroFree for this explanation. Pretty much says it all! Thanks Cheryl! <3


A member was trying to find out if jojoba esters are ok. I saw the sentence that I made bold and outlined for you below:

Jojoba esters are the hydrogenation or interesterification product of Jojoba oil. Jojoba Esters are commonly used in cosmetic formulations as an emollient, due to its remarkable similarity to the natural oils produced by the human skin, and its high oxidative stability. Fully hydrogenated jojoba esters are most often small beads used to exfoliate the skin.

Chemical structure[edit]

Jojoba esters are proper waxes; there is no triglyceride component of jojoba esters. Chemically, jojoba esters are a complex mixture of long chain (C36-C46) fatty acids and fatty alcohols joined by an ester bond. Jojoba esters are produced by the interesterification of jojoba oil, hydrogenated jojoba oil, or a mixture of the two. Pure jojoba oil and pure hydrogenated jojoba oil are also correctly described as jojoba esters. The CTFA does not regard partially-hydrogenated jojoba oil as jojoba esters. For this reason, jojoba esters must not contain any trans-unsaturation. Jojoba esters’ chemical structure is very similar to that of human sebum and of whale oil.

I emailed Claudia and Dr. St. Amand.  Dr. St. Amand responded:

“Esters have chemical bonds between an added oxygen molecule. If that bond is broken, the original remains. I would avoid jojoba of any kind obviously.”

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3 Responses to Esters like Jojoba and Salicylates

  1. Leslie Lucenko says:

    I find it’s all overwhelming and very difficult. I have yet to be mapped but I’m looking forward to it.

    Do you have any suggestions for shampoos and conditioned.

    • Christine says:

      Hi Leslie! Not sure why my email sent your comment to spam, just glad I checked! How’d it go? DId you get mapped? FInd some shampoo and cond?

    • Christine says:

      that overwhelmed feeling is so very common, it’s alot to adjust to. Just hang in there, it will all get easier and become just second nature <3

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