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 skin barrier.
It provides a deep-cleanse of the pores
The star omega-3 in hemp seed oil is linoleic acid. This particular fatty acid is found at lower-than-normal levels in people who experience acne, so experts estimate that applying linoleic acid from an outside source (such as hemp seed oil) can help reduce inflammation and de-clog pores. Linoleic acid does this by balancing out the thicker, stickier oleic acid that’s naturally found in sebum. Since linoleic acid is so lightweight, this Omega-3 also makes for a skincare product that sinks right into the skin.
It soothes and calms
On the omega-6 end of the spectrum, you have gamma-linolenic acid (or GLA), which is a true skincare superstar. In addition to calming inflammation, GLA supports the generation of new skin cells and has even been shown to soothe psoriasis.
The bottom line — hemp seed oil works for everyone
Because it is non-comedogenic — meaning it will not clog pores — it can be used on oily skin and acne-prone skin to maintain moisturisation in the skin cells. It can also be soothing for dry skin and sensitive skin types, as well. Hemp seed oil is suitable for all skin types; everyone could use a helping in the name of a healthier skin barrier. That’s precisely why you will find it in our Everyday Cleansing Oil and also in our newest product which we are working away on and hopefully bring to you end of this year. The bottom line, hemp seed oil can lead to less inflammation, better protection, and regulated oil production for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.
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