Jojoba oil is the liquid that comes from the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) plant, which is a shrub native to southern Arizona, southern California and northwestern Mexico. Although called an oil, it’s actually a liquid plant wax and has been used in folk medicine for a number of ailments. A key benefit of jojoba oil is that it plays the role of sebum and moisturizes our skin and hair when our body stops doing it naturally. Jojoba oil also helps removes sticky buildup or excess oil too and keeps your skin balanced. Jojoba oil is also an emollient and traps moisture in the skin by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin that traps water in the skin.