Ingredient Spotlight: Hemp Oil

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Used around the world for centuries, hemp oil is extracted from hemp seeds and contains nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. Because of its immense value as a topical ingredient, we use it within our CBD-infused skincare line.

While both hemp oil and CBD oil come from the very same plant, each ingredient has different applications and beneficial qualities. We have found that, when combined, these qualities work flawlessly together to soothe, hydrate, and nourish the skin.

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of hemp oil.

What Is Hemp Oil?

Hemp oil is a natural oil extracted from hemp seeds, essentially the fruits of the hemp plant. The oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins A, D, and E, and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).

For centuries, hemp oil has been used in skincare, including in traditional Chinese medicine, where hemp seed oil has been used to treat a variety of skin conditions. In Ayurvedic medicine, it’s been used to treat digestive issues. And in Western medicine, it’s often used to relieve pain and inflammation.

The nutrients in hemp oil are what make it so beneficial for the skin. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential for maintaining a healthy skin barrier. 

These fatty-acids also help to keep the skin hydrated and protect it from environmental damage. Vitamins A, D, and E help to soothe and nourish the skin, and gamma-linolenic acid aids in balancing the skin’s natural oils.

Hemp oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores. This makes it an ideal choice for people with acne-prone skin or for those who want to avoid breakouts.

If you’re looking for a natural skincare ingredient to help soothe, hydrate, and protect your skin, hemp oil is a winner.

CBD Oil vs. Hemp Oil in Skincare: Different Ingredients, Same Plant

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Give your skin a hydrating boost with skincare products that include healthy oils — like hemp seed oil.

CBD and hemp oil are both derived from the same plant: hemp. However, they are different in their composition and thus offer different benefits.

CBD oil is high in cannabidiol (CBD), which is thought to have potential medical benefits, while hemp oil contains no CBD and is mostly used for its nutritional value or in skincare products.

CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from hemp flower, leaves, and stems. It’s added to a carrier oil, such as MCT or coconut oil. Hemp oil, on the other hand, is made by pressing the seeds of the hemp plant to extract the oil.

The different composition of CBD oil and hemp oil means they offer different benefits. CBD oil is said to offer potential health benefits such as reducing anxiety, relieving pain, and improving sleep. Hemp oil, on the other hand, is most useful in the kitchen or in a topical.

4 Benefits of Hemp Oil for Your Skin

Hemp oil is a longstanding staple ingredient in a variety of skincare products. Its popularity is due to the many benefits it can offer.

Here are four benefits of hemp oil for your skin:

  1. Hemp oil is a natural way to hydrate and nourish your skin.
  2. The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids present in hemp oil are beneficial for the health of your skin.
  3. Hemp oil can also help to reduce inflammation and soothe irritated skin.
  4. Hemp oil can help rebalance the skin’s natural oils.

Another Hemp-derived Natural Skincare Solution

Hemp oil is a natural emollient that can help soothe irritation and nourish dry skin. It can also help to balance the skin’s natural oils and protect it from environmental damage. 

Plus! It won’t clog pores. This makes it an ideal choice for people with acne-prone skin or for those who want to avoid breakouts. All good arguments for adding a dash of hemp oil in skincare.

We use all-natural hemp oil in our Fresh Pick Hemp Apple Stem Cell Anti-Aging Cream and CBD’Luxe Eye Cream because of all these beneficial qualities. Blended with CBD and other carefully selected natural ingredients, these hemp oil options hydrate, nourish, and help your skin develop a natural glow.

Ready to investigate the power of CBD and hemp oil for yourself? Shop now.