Hemp Seed Oil may just be the skincare superhero you’ve never heard of. Its unique composition allows it to deeply moisturize the skin and soothe irritation without clogging pores. Curious? Read on to find out more about why Hemp Seed Oil needs to be in your skincare regimen.
What is it?
Hemp Seed Oil is obtained by pressing the seeds of the hemp plant, or cannabis sativa—the same species known as marijuana. While hemp plants and marijuana began as the same plant, over centuries of genetic breeding, hemp plants became almost completely devoid of the psychoactive compound called THC that causes marijuana’s high. Instead, hemp contains a different kind of cannabinoid—CBD—which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects instead of psychotropic effects.
Hemp is widely grown around the world to create fabric and paper. But the real magic lies in the seeds, which boast nutritious properties including a large amount of protein, and omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
What does it do for the skin?
The composition of Hemp Seed Oil is actually chemically similar to the natural oils your skin produces. This means that it acts as a highly effective moisturizer, and is perfect for rejuvenating dry, tired, or dehydrated skin. Unlike other heavier oils that sit on the surface of the skin, hempseed oil is actually able to absorb into the skin slightly, so it has a moisturizing effect without greasiness.
If you have oily skin, Hemp Seed Oil is a good moisturizing option because it doesn’t clog pores. Irritated skin can benefit from hempseed oil as well, thanks to hemp’s naturally calming properties. Despite popular belief, Hemp Seeds themselves don’t contain any CBD or THC, which is why you’ll often see CBD added for therapeutic, anti-inflammatory, and pain-reducing purposes.
What is it used for?
Hemp Seed Oil makes a great addition to any skincare routine, and can serve a multitude of purposes on its own. This powerhouse ingredient can be used as a moisturizer, a makeup remover, and even shows some promising results as a soothing treatment for eczema and psoriasis. Like all oils, it should be applied at the end of your skincare routine so that it seals in the benefits of your water-based serums and moisturizers. If you apply it before these products, water-based products won’t be able to pass through the layer of oil on your skin. Look for Hemp Seed Oil in our Calming CBD Elixir!