7 May 2013

Product Review: The Jojoba Company Starter Pack

Since being pregnant, I have taken an increasing interest in more natural skincare products, and have, where possible, tried to avoid those filled with too many chemicals. Getting pregnant took a lot of time and a lot of heart ache (which you can read about here), so naturally, during my I have wanted to ensure that I’ve only been using products which cannot harm my little baby boy. Here are my thoughts on the *Jojoba Company Starter Pack;


What They Say: 

 "An introduction to our range with some of our favourites".

RRP: $59.95 – Available from select retailers, pharmacies and online stockists

What I Say:

A while ago I reviewed the Jojoba Oil from the Jojoba Company, (you can see my review here, as well as here ), and I absolutely loved it – so of course I had big hopes for the rest of the product range as well. 

The Starter pack includes a selection of the bestselling Jojoba Company products including Bead Facial Cleanser, Absolute Serum, CoQ10 Antioxidant Serum, Hydrating Day Cream, Intense Overnight Renewal Cream, 100% Natural Makeup Remover and 100% Natural Australian Jojoba. 


All the products are natural and free from chemical nasties, which means that the products do not contain parabens, sulphates, silicones, petrochemicals, phthalates, mineral oil, harmful chemicals or detergents, paraffin, DEA, artificial fragrances or colours! Of course they are not tested on animals either. How good does that sound!

Some of the samples in the starter pack are a little small, so obviously I’ve only been able to use them a few times, but still I will do my very best to let you know my thoughts.

100% Natural Australian Jojoba , 30ml

“Powerful natural moisturiser, wrinkle smoother, anti-aging, soothes the appearance of skin, hair, scalp, hand and cuticle conditioner. 100% Natural.”

Again, I have reviewed this wonder product before (you can see the review here), so I will not go into too much depth again. But in my opinion, this is the key wonder product from the Jojoba company, as it is such a brilliant multi-tasking product. It can be used as a moisturiser, to tame flyaway hairs, to soften dry cuticles and nails, you name it, this product does it all.

Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser, 20ml

“A deep penetrating balanced cleanser enriched with jojoba beads that release intensely nourishing esters and gently exfoliate. Vitamin C rich quandong, aloe vera and Vitamin E deeply cleanse without stripping skin of its natural oils. Jojoba’s natural cleansing and moisturising properties leave the skin clean, soft and luxuriously hydrated. 98% Natural.”
The cleanser has just the right amount of beads give the skin a nice exfoliating. Not too much and not too little. It is very gentle, so it can be used daily, and consequently I think this is also perfectly suited to those with sensitive skin types.

Unlike other facial scrubs, it doesn’t leave the skin dry and tight, but rather it feels very clean, soft and very moisturised.

It has a natural yet gentle scent, no doubt coming from the essential oils in the cleanser, which includes Ylang Ylang, Rosa Damascena and Cedarwood Bark.

Jojoba Absolute Serum, 3ml

The Absolute Serum “helps reduce the visible signs of lines and wrinkles and firm up the appearance of slackened skin naturally. The di-peptide carnosine in conjunction with hyaluronic acid and silymarin, a potent antioxidant from milk thistle, work together to aid collagen production and refine skin smoothness and expression lines. Skin is relaxed, less lined, intensely re-plumped and visibly smoothed. 97% Natural.”
The serum claims to decrease frown lines by 24%, decrease crow’s feet by 27% and increase skin firmness by 19.5% after 4 weeks of treatment. But of course with such a small sample, there is no way that I can test this claim.

According to the box it is recommended to use the Absolute serum in the morning under the Hydrating Day Cream. This is a very small sample, but as it is very concentrated, not much is needed, so I still managed to get about a weeks worth of use out of the small tube. Always worried that intensive serums are going to make my combination break out, I am happy to say that has so far not been the case.

The serum is a clear/white light gel which absorbs quickly into my skin, so it is instantly ready to for the moisturiser. It leaves my skin soft, moisturised and plump. And without any greasy residue, so it works perfectly under makeup as well. When I take my makeup off at night, my skin still feels soft, and very moisturised, almost as if I have just removed a moisture mask, so it has clearly done its wonders underneath my makeup during the day.

Unlike the other products, the Absolute Serum has a slightly stronger and spicy scent, than the Jojoba Oil and the Bead Cleanser, possibly due to it containing kakadu plum fruit extract, ginseng root extract, lilly pilly fruit extract, and the bitter orange flower oil. But as I know these are natural ingredients, it doesn’t not bother me at all, and besides, the scent quickly fades once the serum has absorbed into the skin.


CoQ10 Antioxidant Serum, 3ml 

“This naturally potent CoQ10 Antioxidant Serum works to energise and revitalise the appearance of skin. Co enzyme Q10 works in a synergistic way with Vitamin E to boost the antioxidant capacity of this serum, helping to maintain a healthy, younger looking complexion. This serum is ideal to help protect skin against the signs of premature aging. 97% Natural.”
This serum s to be used at night under the Intense Overnight Renewal Cream, and it claims to help with the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles, but as this is another of the smaller samples, unfortunately I cannot put this claim to the test.

The clear serum absorbs quickly into the skin, and leaves it feeling nice and refreshed no doubt due to it containing soothing Aloe Vera and green tea meant to reduce puffiness. And again, it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy.

Like the Absolute Serum, the CoQ10 Antioxidant Serum is very concentrated, so in spite of being a very small sample, I still manage to have sufficient serum to last me for a week.

It has a nice but gentle refreshing natural scent, (again probably from the Aloe Vera, and the green tea).

Hydrating Day Cream 30ml


“High performance anti-aging moisturiser enriched with green tea and olive leaf extracts, skin calming chamomile, beta glucan, Vitamins B & E and skin firming Siberian Ginseng to supplement the deep moisturising properties of jojoba. 95% Natural.”
This is one of the more generous samples in the pack, so it gives a good opportunity to use it for a while.

The Day Cream comes in a small glass bottle, with a handy pump, which I really like, as it makes it easy to use.

In spite of being called a cream, it is a very light, almost watery, so I think the name lotion is more fitting. It is very concentrated so you only need to use a little for the full face, two small pumps is more than sufficient. It absorbs instantly, and leaves my skin moisturised and soft to touch, with no greasiness in sight. With the serum underneath, it works well at keeping my skin well moisturised. And it seems to stop my skin from getting greasy during the day too, but in saying that, we are also heading towards winter, where my skin automatically does get a little drier.

Again, it has a natural scent, which although it does fade as the cream has absorbed into the skin, it does linger around for a while. The only negative about this day cream is that it unfortunately do not contain any SPF, which I do find is very necessary under the harsh Australian sun.

Intense Overnight Renewal Cream, 20ml

“A restorative, luxurious cream with concentrated powerful natural active ingredients to encourage skin renewal. Antioxidants including Vitamin E, CoQ10 and green tea protect skin from drying effects of the environment, while beta glucan, argan oil and wild yam nourish and hydrate. Marine collagen, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin A reduce the appearance of wrinkles and plump skin. 97% Natural". 
This is another generous sample, so again, a great opportunity to give a good test-run.

This cream is very concentrated, and only a little is needed. Due to being so concentrated, I did find that it takes a little while for it to absorb into the skin. But it does leave my skin soft, moisturise, and looking plumb. But unfortunately the next morning, my skin is looking and feeling a little greasy and a bit congested, so the combination of the CoQ10 Antioxidant Serum and the Intense Overnight Renewal Cream is simply too much for my combination skin, so I consequently stopped using it out of fear it would make my skin break out. So in spite of being recommended for all skin types, I do think it is more suitable for those with more dry skin.

100% Natural Makeup Remover, 30ml


“A 100% natural jojoba based makeup remover enriched with a nutrient rich blend of natural fruit oils, kiwi, passionfruit, blood orange, musk melon, cranberry and pink grapefruit which also work as natural AHAs to gently remove dead skin cells. It will effectively remove all traces of makeup, leaving your skin clean, deeply hydrated, soft and smooth. 100% Natural.”
This is another decent sized sample in the box, which come in the same style frosted glass pump bottle as the Hydrating Day Cream. Simple and stylish, and easy to use.

Having very sensitive eyes that easily water, I always wear long wearing eye makeup, including mostly waterproff mascara, so this was going to put this makeup remover to the test. But just a few pumps onto a cotton ball and wiped over my eye makeup, and it was gone. No rubbing or tearing needed, and no stinging in my eyes!! Afterwards my eye area is left feeling a little greasy, but as I always double cleanse my full face with a facial wash (as also recommended by The Jojoba Company) after removing my eye makeup, it quickly got rid of any oily residue.

Unlike the rest of the products in the starter pack, the makeup remover has a nice and fruity scent, from the natural fruit oils from among others the kiwi, passionfruit, melon, and pink grapefruit used in the product.

All in all, this is a fantastic starter pack as it contains a little bit of everything, with some larger samples as well, so it will give you a very good idea of the product range, and give you a chance to see if they work with your skin type. I also love the fact that the box gives very detailed description of all the products, and explains how to use the products as well. I already loved the Jojoba Oil, but can now also add the Makeup Remover, the Hydrating Day Cream and the Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser to my favourites! So natural products, yet so efficient, what’s not to love!

* Products were kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. 

Have you tried any of the products from the Jojoba Company before? If so, what did you think? Do you use natural skincare products?




  1. I'm a huge fan of natural skincare products...makes so much sense to me not to put chemicals on my face.This range is new to me, but certainly sounds good!

    1. I agree, it really does make sense to avoid the chemicals!!

  2. I've heard so many great things about Jojoba products but unfortunately I haven't it before. This looks like a great pack to purchase for those starting off! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It is a great pack, as it gives you the opportunity to trial several products before buying the full sizes.

  3. I purchased the full size make up remover Monday. I can't wait to use it tonight. I'm really interested in the brand and this pack looks great.

    1. I look forward to hearing what you think of the makeup remover. Hope you like it as much as I do!

  4. After recently trying their Skin Refining & Brightening Face Masque I cannot wait to try other products.

    Check out my review:


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