For starters, don’t confuse hemp seed oil with CBD oil

Cannabis sativa is the Latin name for hemp. Hemp seed oil is produced by cold-pressing the seeds of the cannabis sativa plant. CBD, or also called cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid and an extract from the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the cannabis sativa plant. CBD oil can also be derived from marijuana plants, but hemp seed oil will always come from hemp. It has no CBD, and no THC (the psychoactive component of cannabis plants).

Hemp seed oil helps to maintain the moisture in the skin

Hemp seed oil is rich in several vitamins as well as omega fatty acids, and is great for moisturising the skin and hair. In terms of vitamins, this oil is specifically high in vitamin E, a natural skin-softener and hydration-booster. But it’s the omega fatty acid content that makes hemp seed oil such an interesting ingredient in skincare.

Studies show cannabis sativa seed oil features high levels of both omega-3s and omega-6s. These fatty acids are integral to a healthy, functioning