Hemp oil is packed with Omega-3, 6, 9 fatty acids and vitamin E, which helps keep the skin baby smooth and young, soothes facial redness and inflammation, and even fixes dry patches. But despite its obvious beneficial properties for the skin, many potential users steer clear of hemp-based skincare products because of concerns about psychoactive ingredients, such as marijuana’s top psychoactive ingredient, THC, which might get absorbed through skin and get them intoxicated.
In reality, hemp oil only contains THC’s non-psychoactive cousin, CBD, and little to no traces of THC. And even the skeptics who tried hemp-based beauty products were impressed by their effectiveness.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, a star ingredient of hemp oil has been monopolizing the headlines in recent years due to its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. People affected by common skin issues, such as acne, flakiness, dryness, or red spots, also have to deal with inflammation, and this is where hemp oil shines bright.
What’s more, hemp-derived CBD is also a powerful antioxidant therefore it will keep your skin young-looking for longer time. Some users have even likened hemp oil to hyaluronic acid and retinol when it comes to anti-aging effectiveness.
What Is Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is extracted from industrial hemp, a strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant. It can be derived from either hemp seeds or other parts of the plant. Hemp contains negligible levels of two very popular cannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), which can be found abundantly in the marijuana plant.
When extracted from seeds, hemp oil’s production process is very similar to olive oil’s as the seeds are usually cold pressed. Hemp seeds have zero traces of THC, the cannabinoid behind the ‘high’ feeling in pot users. So, hemp oil contains no THC as well.
If hemp oil is extracted from other parts of the plant, trace amounts of both THC and CBD can be found in the product, but the oil will still be labeled hemp oil, instead of CBD oil or cannabis oil, because it is derived from hemp.
A powerful anti-inflammatory natural remedy, CBD oil can be extracted from both hemp and other types of cannabis plants. So, it may contain THC as well. But under the U.S. federal law, CBD hemp oil is not allowed to contain THC concentrations that might get users intoxicated.
Now, let’s take a look at hemp oil’s benefits for the skin.
Hemp Oil Benefits for the Skin
The first thing you will notice about hemp oil after applying it to your skin is its impressive soothing effect. It can calm down inflammation and irritation caused by many types of skin conditions from acne and dryness to rosacea and even eczema.
Hemp oil is also very moisturizing as it can retain water skin-deep without clogging the pores. And while it is recommended for all skin types, if you have very oily skin steer clear of it.
Hemp oil is also rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids which shield the skin against sun exposure damage, dryness, very cold or hot weather conditions, and more. The components also lower the risk of psoriasis, eczema and even skin cancer. Plus, you can use hemp oil as a superfood by slathering it on your smoothies and food.
But hemp oil’s top benefit is its moisturizing effect even on some of the driest of types of skin without clogging the pores. This prowess is due to its high content in Omega 3 and Omega 6. Also, hemp oil boosts collagen and elastin production for a younger and tighter looking skin while its fatty acids work together to restore the skin’s natural production of oil, which is often disturbed by diet, weather, and prolonged stress.
Hemp oil can help the skin produce oil at normal levels, which will make your skin silky smooth without it being greasy. This makes the product an excellent skincare solution for those cold and windy days when skin tends to get drier.
What’s more, vitamin E in hemp oil teams up with fatty acids to lower inflammation and irritation and even reduce scars. Hemp oil is also ideal for baby care as it can gently help heal baby rash while being kind on the baby’s skin. And since hemp oil is so great for a baby’s bottom is all the more effective on sensitive skin types.
Skincare experts recommend using hemp oil on every type of skin, but if your skin is extremely oily, the product might do more harm than good. Also, hemp oil has been proven effective at fixing dry spots and flakiness on skin types.
CBD Hemp Oil’s Benefits for the Skin
CBD hemp oil is extracted from the parts of the hemp plant other than the seeds. It has powerful antioxidant properties which can rival beauty industry’s favorites in this category, such a vitamins C and E, omega 3 and retinol. What’s more CBD hemp oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory and stress reliever that can be used both internally and externally for maximum health benefits.
CBD hemp oil can help treat acne and other skin conditions. It also locks moisture within the skin without clogging the pores. It also soothes skin irritations and calms down soreness associated with said skin conditions and nourishes dry skin while helping cure dry spots.
Our CBD Kukui Hemp Oil is made of the whole hemp plant and comes with a 500 mg CBD content. It is enriched with more than a dozen plant oils, including organic Kukui seed oil, grape seed oil, and Sweet almond oil, to ensure that your skin gets all the nourishment it needs to stay soft, smooth, and hydrated.
Thanks to its high CBD concentration, our hemp oil will ensure that you no longer have to worry about skin inflammation, irritation, and rashes. CBD is known as a powerful natural anti-inflammatory and has been used topically for chronic pain or joint inflammation by countless happy customers.
In addition, our hemp oils are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and gluten, and all the ingredients are sourced using sustainable practices. Plus, our products are cruelty-free and vegan.
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