Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed OilJojoba oil, also known as goat nut oil or buxus chinensis oil, is a renewable plant-sourced ingredient pressed from the seeds of Simmondsia Chinensis. This woody, evergreen, desert shrub grows in the most arid regions of Argentina, Southern California, Northern Mexico, Arizona and Israel. However, the name ‘jojoba oil’ is misleading as it is not oil, but a wax ester that is very similar to the esters that make up 25-30% of human skin sebum. Wax esters are used primarily for moisture control, protection and for their emollient properties. And, as jojoba oil is completely miscible with skin sebum, it forms a very thin, partially porous layer when it is applied to the skin.