Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) is a shrub endemic to North America, with small greenish-yellow flowers. The oil extracted from the seeds is prized for its unusual composition, which is more similar to human sebum (the oil produced by your skin) than to typical vegetable oils. Jojoba Esters (beads) are produced from jojoba oil and can be used in skincare products as natural exfoliators on the skin.
Botanical name: Simmondia chinensis
Other names: jojoba, goat nut, deer nut, pignut, wild hazel, quinine nut, coffeeberry