Vantage™ is pioneering the science behind jojoba in beauty and personal care
Jojoba is a shrub native to the Sonoran Desert that produces seeds containing a conditioning oil. This oil is used across many applications in the beauty and personal care industry.
Although it is referred to as an oil, jojoba oil’s chemical structure is different from that of other natural oils. It is actually a protective wax rather than an oil. Native Americans pioneered this protective wax as medicine, using it for centuries to treat sores and wounds. In the 1970s, jojoba oil became a commercial hit when scientists discovered it could be used as a vegan alternative to whale oil in cosmetics.
Today, Vantage is the leading global supplier of jojoba oil and derivatives. Our From Farms to Formulations™ initiative provides total transparency and control of the jojoba oil supply chain. We own the end-to-end process—from growing jojoba on our farms to creating jojoba derivatives for our beauty and personal care customers.
Because we have jojoba farms in Arizona and Argentina, we are the only supplier that can offer geodiversity for year-round supply and protection against shortages or supply chain disruptions.
As a result, we offer a complete range of jojoba oil grades, from standard to organic, virgin, golden and colorless, as well as more than 70 jojoba derivatives.
For Vantage™, clean and conscious beauty comes, in part, from jojoba and the way we grow and process it to be good stewards of our environment.
Our Sustainable PracticeVantage makes continuous investments in farming and production, improving harvest yields and expanding capacity to continue meeting the fast-growing demand for natural and sustainable beauty products. Vantage is committed to following socially responsible farming practices to minimize the impact on the environment and local communities.
Here are the main ways we responsibly grow and produce jojoba oil:
We use water-efficient irrigation. Jojoba shrubs require less water than most other crops. For the water our jojoba shrubs do need, Vantage uses state-of-the-art drip irrigation. Our drip system, which is about 40% more water efficient than furrow irrigation methods, significantly reduces loss from evaporation and run off.
When needed, we use organic pest control and only on a limited basis. We are extremely conscientious of our disease and pest prevention methods. When pest control is necessary, only organic-approved methods are used and are strictly monitored. Vantage takes everything into account—good soil health; selection of the heartiest, best-producing young shrubs; use of greenhouses for replanting; and predator insects—to reduce the use of pesticides.
We have modernized equipment and facilities. Our continuous upgrades to equipment and facilities allow us to monitor extraction rates to minimize loss and maximize output. We follow regenerative farming practices by reducing waste and utilizing all parts of the seed. Once oil is extracted, the “cake” is used as soil amendment, which improves the physical and chemical properties of soil, or it’s composted for later use.
We follow responsible land use practices. Ground mineral content is 100% replenished, and each farm has fallow land (untouched natural desert landscape) that is set aside for conservation.
Vantage™ has developed more than 70 jojoba oil derivatives that provides a variety of benefits for all types of beauty and personal care applications. We leverage our uniquely rich industrial expertise and capabilities to offer an array of derivatives with distinct physical form, properties and benefits for formulators and beauty users.
Jojoba Derivatives – Naturally Derived, Scientifically Designed
Vantage™ is the only supplier that is 100% vertically integrated in jojoba oil and its derivatives. We manage safety stocks of both seeds and oil, we handle quality control, and we test the performance of jojoba derivatives directly in our labs. This ensures high levels of control, quality and performance for all jojoba ingredients and provides beauty manufacturers with total transparency and traceability.
In 2022, Vantage™ debuts SenseID™, a formulation architecture that harnesses the sensorial impact of jojoba derivatives. Because our perception of a product’s efficacy is heavily driven by our senses, the feel of a cream, from pick up to application and after-feel, generates attraction and conveys a sense of activity that consumers associate with performance. Ultimately, this sensorial experience is the key to building brand loyalty. With SenseID™, jojoba derivatives are expertly formulated together to trigger our skin intelligence and convey specific sensorial cues that are connected to skin benefits. This comprehensive architecture with unparalleled performance, combined with our expertise in traceability provides formulators with ethical solutions for an elevated beauty experience.
- Unparalleled performance in formulation
- Sensory activated formulations
- Traceable & ethical
- Clean beauty ready
SenseID™ leverages the extensive Vantage™ portfolio of jojoba derivatives:
Jojoba esters, butter, waxes and soaps
By using a combination of esterification, saponification and hydrogenation processes, Vantage has created a broad range of sensorial and active ingredients to improve our formulations’ aesthetic and performance in a wide variety of applications.
We produce COSMOS-certified jojoba esters using a proprietary esterification process, which meets the criteria of green chemistry. Using this process, we create our Liponate™ Jojoba, a range of oil-free emollients that transform the sensorial profile of formulations to add softness, spreadability or thickness. In addition to these sensorial improvements, consumers enjoy substantiated skin care and hair care benefits.
The complete control of the transformation chain of jojoba oil—from harvest to quality control—contributes to our best-in-class quality jojoba esters.
Liponate™ Jojoba 20
Jojoba Wax Flakes
Iso Jojoba™ 35
Iso Jojoba™ 50
Jojoba Aqua™ 120 Co-surfactant
Vantage™ combines its expertise with ethoxylation and jojoba chemistry to create Jojoba Aqua™ 120, an water-soluble co-surfactant that disperse in aqueous formulations at room temperature to create a subtle film-forming sensation that elevates the sensorial profile of sheet masks, cleansers and shower products.
Jojoba Aqua™ 120
DW Jojoba Milk and Desert Milk™
Vantage™ uses a proprietary nano-emulsion technology to create vegan milks from botanical oils and extracts. DW Jojoba Milk and Desert Milk™ are light emulsions based on a synergistic combination of oils that perfectly condition skin and hair.
DW Jojoba Milk
Jojoba Glaze™ Gelling Agents
Jojoba Glaze™ LV BF (low viscosity) and Jojoba Glaze™ HV BF (high viscosity) are anhydrous gels composed almost entirely of jojoba oil. They have excellent suspension properties for pigments and glitter particles, making it possible to create a variety of aesthetically pleasing, novel skin and hair care products. Jojoba Glaze™, consisting of more than 88% jojoba oil, is a superior emollient, providing gloss and moisturization to skin and hair. Jojoba Glaze™ provides stability and emolliency in the oil base of an emulsion without feeling tacky on the skin. Because it is so substantive, Jojoba Glaze™ is also an ideal ingredient for long-wearing color cosmetics.
Jojoba Glaze™ HV BF
Jojoba Glaze™ LV BF
Vantage™ encapsulants are used for innovative and eye-catching effects. These soft spherical particles entrap DW Jojoba oil inside a matrix composed of either naturally derived cellulose or naturally derived agar, depending on the desired final visual effect and manufacturing process. Upon application, DW Jojoba oil bursts out of the encapsulants to condition the skin.
Lipobead™ Golden Pearl with Desert Whale Jojoba
Liposphere™ Golden Pearl with Desert Whale Jojoba
Vantage™ offers a wide range of natural and biodegradable jojoba exfoliants as an alternative to polyethylene beads, helping address the growing concern about plastic micro-particles contaminating our oceans and waterways. Jojoba exfoliants are derived from natural, eco-friendly jojoba oil or oil-free jojoba esters. They are available in a variety of colors for impact visual effect. These perfectly spherical beads provide a gentle exfoliation, compatible with formulations for sensitive skin.