It is time for Part 3 in my Australia Series.
Today’s Australian brand in the Spotlight is The Jojoba Company
Today I am joined by Vicki Engsall who is the Brand co-founder and Product Director of The Jojoba Company.
The Jojoba Company is a true family business having been founded by Vicki’s father Ian Turner after planting Jojoba on the family estate in New South Wales. They are both passionate about promoting the skin benefits of their 100% natural Australian jojoba and they now have over 30 SKU’s in the range.
How long have you been in operation and what was the first product that you developed?
We began developing our range in November 2008. It took us a little over a year to develop and our first products were ready to sell in January 2010. The first product we developed was our pure 100% Jojoba in our signature bottle.
What is the philosophy behind your brand?
The philosophy behind our brand is that we believe so strongly in the power of Jojoba that every single product that we develop has the maximum amount of jojoba possible in it. The Jojoba is the single ingredient which carries all the other beautiful ingredients deep into the skin for maximum benefit. Without jojoba, most of these beautiful ingredients would just sit on the surface of the skin. We believe that using our beautiful, natural jojoba coupled with other beautiful natural active ingredients that we have a beautiful, natural product that works.
What do you believe is your point of difference?
Our point of difference is definitely Jojoba. We have our own jojoba farm so we have complete control over the supply and quality of our hero ingredient. Jojoba is a very unique ingredient indeed being the only plant in the plant kingdom that doesn’t produce oil, instead it produces wax esters almost identical to our own skin oil so has a natural affinity with our skin and the ability to carry active ingredients deep into the skin. We are the first to produce a skin care range based on this amazing ingredient.
What is your favourite product in your range?
Oh that is a hard choice as I love them all! I guess my favourite would have to be our Gold Ultimate Jojoba Youth Potion. It smells amazing and does wonders for my skin.
How have you seen the Australian market/consumer develop over the last few years?
The Australian consumer is definitely becoming more educated in beauty and become more health conscious. Hence there has been a huge move towards natural products as people are becoming aware of the amount of chemicals they are exposing themselves to. The natural skin care category has grown so much over the last few years.
What do you believe makes our Australian products so special?
Australia has a clean, green, pollution free environment so that products produced using our lovely natural ingredients are free from pollutants and are good for you. We are conscious of the earth and sustainability. Australians are also very innovative and conscious of quality. Anything made here is of a very high quality. So many things now days are outsourced overseas so Australian made is sadly becoming rare.
Do you have an online shop? If so, do you ship Internationally?
I am excited to say that we launched our online shop and yes, we do ship internationally.
With a global interest in looking after our planet, and ourselves how does your Company address these issues?
We are very conscious of sustainability and looking after our planet. All of our packaging is recyclable, we don’t test on animals and we are currently changing all of our palm derived ingredients to RSPO certified palm oil or where possible, palm free. In addition, the jojoba crop is a carbon negative crop so by using jojoba as a main ingredient we are decreasing our carbon footprint.
Thank you so much Vicki for taking the time to giving us an insight into your great Australian company The Jojoba Company 🙂
If you are looking to try some of these products and don’t know where to start I would suggest that you look into purchasing one of the fabulous Starter packs.
In this you will get some very decent starter sized bottles of their 100% natural jojoba, Jojoba bead facial cleaners, CoQ10 antioxidant serum, Hydrating day cream, Intense overnight renewal cream and their 100% natural makeup remover. This starter pack costs $59.95 and is available here.
Now that I have got you excited about adding some products from The Jojoba Company into your skincare regime, they have kindly offered a giveaway for you.
I have 3 of the CoQ10 antioxidant serums valued at $29.95 each to giveaway.
Entry is via the Rafflecopter widget below. Don’t forget to answer the question
If you could live anywhere in Australia, where would it be?
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck xx