The Jojoba Company–part 3–Australia series – GIVEAWAY

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.

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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.

The Jojoba Company starter pack

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.

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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?
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Good luck xx

Comments

    • says

      If it feels like you are having a holiday every day then I think I want to live in the Gold Coast 🙂 Sounds perfect Coco 🙂

  1. Helen says

    I love the Jojoba company’s jojoba oil. Have been using it for over a year and given it to my mum and daughter also! Use it to remove makeup and moisturise.
    Anyway! Back to the question, Cairns would be my favourite place to live as it’s so beautiful and green and tropical! Belligen on the NSW Coast comes in close second!

    • says

      So pleased to see that you love The Jojoba Company’s products Helen 🙂

      I have been to Cairns and I loved it up there but haven’t been to Belligen before so I may have to put it on my list.

      • Helen says

        Oh yes I do love the jojoba products! It’s one of very few products that I repurchase and repurchase. I agree the serum would be wonderful to add into my jojoba collection which would end up being a staple no doubt as their products are really beautiful.
        There are so many beautiful places to see in our gorgeous country we are very lucky! I think I misspelt bellingen lol a little town on the nothern NSW coast..well not far inland. So many gorgeous places along the east coast.

        • says

          One day I would love to do a road trip and just drive along the coast and stop where ever we felt like it rather than work to an itinerary. There are so many beautiful places that I haven’t explored yet and I can’t wait.

  2. stackcats says

    Melbourne! Been living here since I moved to Australia 13 years ago. I love cold weather and Melbourne winter is perfect

  3. says

    I have to say I love living in Newcastle NSW, its a smallish friendly town but is close to the bright lights and shopping mecca that is Sydney. It’s also close to the ocean which is special to me. The only thing that would improve it is slightly warmer weather like in Queensland 🙂 Would love to try some Jojoba products, it’s been on my wishlist for awhile xx

    • says

      I am glad to hear that you are loving living in Newcastle Kayte. I have heard that it is a lovely place and I am sure that it is great being back with the family.

  4. Stephanie Veljanovska says

    I Love living in Melbourne but I really love Hobart too it is so relaxed and beautiful.

    • says

      Melbourne feels like my second home Stephanie as I try to get over there at least once a year (if not more). The shopping, food and good friends always entices me back.

    • KAREN MCDERMOTT says

      I would love to live on the beach in Esperance, Western Australia, the ocean is the most beautiful transparent shade of blue I have ever seen and the sand on the beaches is pure white.The contrast is breathtaking.

  5. Mandy W says

    I already live in Sydney & I really love it here! I guess I just really like it because it’s familiar to me but there are areas around that are also new to me, & that makes me comfortable but also keep Sydney interesting

    • says

      Exploring your own city can be great fun can’t it Mandy? There are still areas of Adelaide which I haven’t explored. I remember being on a tour in a city overseas and the tour guide told us all to do a tour in our own city as he was sure that there were things that we didn’t know about our own city. I am still to do that!

  6. Lea Roussac says

    I’d love to live in Tasmania, from what I’ve seen, the forests are absolutely gorgeous and ethereal.

    • says

      Tasmania is one of the places that won my heart when we visited 10 years ago. I would go there again in a heartbeat and would love to explore it for about a month as there were so many places that we didn’t get to see.

  7. catn2kittens says

    I live at the Gold Coast and I wouldn’t change a thing! I love Melbourne to visit, but the weather here is gorgeous, we have the beach, the rainforest hinterland and all the awesome theme parks, yay! I feel very lucky 🙂

    • says

      Yes the Gold Coast is beautiful catn2kittens. We love visiting there – especially up in the mountains near Maleny. It is breathtaking!

      • catn2kittens says

        We go to Maleny every 4 months and stay at Blue Summit cottages – it’s the best place to unwind 🙂

  8. Claire says

    I love living in Perth, the beaches and coast line is stunning. The weather for most of the year is great for entertaining and enjoying the out doors.

    • says

      I have always said that if I had to move that I would consider going to Perth. I think that it is very similar to Adelaide so that I why I like it so much 🙂

    • says

      Ooh – I like your suggestion of Noosa. It is gorgeous up there and I have very fond memories of going on a trip with my late Dad when I was about 16. We have since revisited as a family and they all loved it too.

  9. Anna M says

    Right where I live at the moment in QLD. Im luck that my home backs on to the bush and we live on the high dunes of the beach. I love drifting off to sleep at night to the sound of the waves on the beach. Very lucky.

    • says

      I want to live where you do Anna – it sounds just gorgeous. I am really pleased to hear that you love where you are as it is so important to feel happy at home.

  10. lidya says

    Hobart. It reminds me of Kyoto (one of my favourite city), it’s close to the water and the mountain. Fantastic food and friendly people.

    • says

      I’ve been to Hobart but not to Kyoto before Lidya. Anywhere that has good food, friendly people and beautiful scenery is a definite winner for me too 🙂

    • says

      I have only been to the Northern Territory once before and loved it. We have definite plans to do a trip up there at some stage.

  11. Jennifer B. says

    I’ll live like a nomad. ANYWHERE beach-side would be heaven,
    I’ll start north and work down… PORT DOUGLAS, 4877!!!

    • says

      Great place to start Jennifer 🙂 We went to Port Douglas 3 years ago for a few days and wished that it was longer. Hopefully we will manage to get back there at some stage in the not too distant future.

    • says

      Ooh I like the warmth Pauline but I am not fond of humidity. It is ok for short periods of time but I tend to struggle if I am in it too much.

  12. Ariane says

    I live in Perth and yes it is lovely. For a change I would love to live in the Margaret River WA, I love the lifestyle and handmade treats, cafes and beaches

    • says

      I love Margaret River as well Ariane. You have described it beautifully. I actually have a tea cosy that we bought from there about 20 years ago that we still use every day!

  13. Samantha Brown says

    I love living anywhere where my loved ones are close by. I’m lucky to have that at the moment in beautiful Canberra. Four distinctly different seasons all with something beautiful to offer. I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

    • says

      I love having 4 distinct seasons too Samantha. We tend to get them here in Adelaide but we don’t get the extreme cold that you do in Canberra thankfully. I haven’t visited Canberra before but both of our children have and they tell me how beautiful it is.

  14. Nick says

    Gold Coast as it’s a unique place with office towers with a view of the beach would be a nice place to work each day.

    • says

      It would be nice to work there and then head down to the beach at the end of the day – especially as it is great weather most of the year.

  15. Jo says

    I love the town of Harrietville in country Victoria, and if I lived there I could eat trout several times a week as there is a trout farm there!

    • says

      That sounds a beautiful part of Australia Jo. I don’t think I have ever had trout before but I like the sound of fishing for it though.

  16. Teena Lewis says

    Groote Eylandt, I lived there for a few years when I was in my teens, untouched beaches, crystal clear water, fishing and camping, amazing place!

    • says

      That sounds absolutely idyllic Teena. I will admit that I haven’t heard of it before so I will be off to google it 🙂

  17. Krystal Dee says

    Anywhere right on the beach would be fun,
    I love the sand, surf and sun.
    Noosa, Palm Beach or Byron Bay,
    the perfect environment to laze and play.

  18. Charlotte S says

    Terrigal… for me it’s the perfect mix of city and coast, a laidback coastal town where the hustle and bustle of the city are replaced by the gentle lapping of the sea against the sand 🙂

    • says

      Terrigal sounds very much like the town I grew up in. Unfortunately it is not like it used to be as a lot of the big shops and chain stores have now come so it has lost some of its charm in my opinion. I hope Terrigal retains it country charm

  19. Lea Anita Black says

    I would love to be in Queensland, with the all those lovely beaches, never been, never yet seen!

    • says

      One of the things I have loved about reading everyone’s responses has been that a lot of people love where they live. It is great that you love Victoria Sandra. I have always loved it when I have had the opportunity to visit.

    • says

      I love the beach too Mia but 100% agree about no sharks! I am not that fond of swimming in the sea for that very reason 🙂

  20. Michelle Fortune says

    I live in Sydney & it’s too hot. I’ve been to Hobart on holiday & I loved the climate, but there’s not enough life in the city. I’d relocate to Melbourne purely to get away from the heat, if only I could afford it.

    • says

      I have heard that Sydney can get quite hot and humid although I have never experienced it when I have visited. It is such a beautiful city but it is a bit busy for me 🙂

    • says

      A friend of mine lives in Newcastle and she loves it too. I haven’t had the opportunity to visit there but I may have to after hearing such great things about it.

  21. Rachel Kriss-Newell says

    I’d while away my days in Tassie – the lush vegetation, the cooler climate, the less populated, the open spaces. I have always maintained I was born in the wrong country in the wrong era. My very fair skin is testament to my Irish bloodline. Tassie has always held a strong pull to me, visiting it on our Honeymoon. I’d happily bask in the more tepid climates – but only if I was surrounded by my beautiful family as it wouldn’t be complete without their love.

    • says

      You have summed up Tassie perfectly Rachel. I felt the same way when we visited. I am also fair and of English heritage and it definitely reminded me of the countryside in the UK.

  22. Tess Thomson says

    One day, I’d love to pack everything up and make a sea change. Somewhere like Byron Bay or Queenscliffe.

  23. Rose Kenworthy says

    I would not swap the seaside area I perth that we live in – less traffic , less stress and less people on our beaches .

  24. Karen Crotty says

    Couldn’t imagine living anywhere other than where I’ve lived for the last 21 years – in
    the Sutherland Shire in Sydney, nestled between two national parks and only 15 mins drive to the beach – best of both worlds!

  25. Caroline Kelly says

    Where I am – close to shops, entertainment, beautiful beaches and a short drive into nearby hills.