The Incredible Beauty Benefits Of Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp’s reputation has certainly made a comeback in the last few years, and the beauty world is going crazy for it! If you’re not using Hemp Seed oil in your skincare regime, or consuming it in your morning smoothie, you’re missing out on some amazing complexion benefits!
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Not to be confused with its infamous ‘cousin’ Cannabidoil (CBD) oil – Hemp Seed oil is made from purely from the seeds of the Cannabis Sativa plant and contains a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of less than 0.3%. Hemp Seed oil contains little to no cannabinoids, which is the substance in CBD oil that is used for its effects on the brain.
Hemp Seed oil is made up of mostly Omega Fatty acids, which have been shown to work wonders for the skin!
Beauty benefits of Hemp Seed Oil
Packed full of nutrients, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and bio-active compounds, it is no wonder Hemp Seed oil has taken over the beauty and health world for its incredible beauty boosting benefits! Whether you are lathering it on your skin or slurping it down (ideally both), the hemp trend is certainly one you want to be a part of!
Hydrating – Hemp Seed is extremely rich in Omega 3, 6 & 9 Fatty Acids which reduce moisture loss, nourish and lock in skin moisture. Hemp Seed Oil also acts as a humectant, meaning it draws in and traps moisture deep within the skin.
Balancing – Hemp Seed oil is great for use on all skin types. It work to moisturise without clogging pores, so is the perfect moisturiser for oil prone skin.
Anti-ageing – Oleic and linoleic acids in Hemp Seeds are anti-ageing superstars! They work to visibly reduce existing fine lines and wrinkles, and keep the skin soft and hydrated to prevent further ones from appearing. Studies have found that Hemp Seed oil can greatly improve the skins moisture content, elasticity, and texture.
Anti-inflammatory and soothing – Hemp Seed oil has been shown to soothe skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis due to its anti-inflammatory properties (National Institutes of Health, 2014). A 2005 study found that including Hemp Seed Oil in diet may help to improve skin itchiness and dryness. Hemp Seed oil’s anti-inflammatory properties have also been shown to aid in the improvement of acne and breakouts (Jin, S., Lee, M., 2018). Gamma linolenic acid in the oil acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell regeneration.
Hyperpigmentation – Hemp Seed oil contains α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, which work to increase the removal of melanin (the pigments that give the skin its colour). This property can help to repair UV damage to the skin and help to reduce hyperpigmentation.
Acne fighting – Hemp Seed’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties make it a great oil for those with acne prone skin. Its lightweight consistency and ability to balance production helps to hydrate the skin without clogging the pores, whilst also tackling acne and breakouts.
Try Hemp in your skincare
We have included this superfood with a cult following in our & Pure Enchantress Make-Up Remover Oil! Not only deeply nourishing, Hemp Oil hydrates without clogging pores, as well as plumps, firms and tightens for a flawless, youthful complexion. Abundant in Omega-6 Fatty Acid Gamma Linolenic Acid, it has anti-inflammatory actions to soothe and nourish the skin. Hemp oil is wonderful for calming conditions such as acne, psoriasis and any redness or irritation. It also brings the benefits of key anti-ageing nutrients linoleic and oleic acids which help to keep fine lines at bay.
Our Pure Enchantress Makeup Remover Oil is a delicate cleansing oil that works to remove makeup, excess sebum, sunscreen and daily dirt and grime that buildup on the skin. The blend of oils in the makeup remover are rich in Omegas and Vitamins A and E, offering skin enhancing benefits and boosting moisture retention to unveil a visibly smooth and hydrated complexion. Makeup removal will be a treat as you revel in the soft and fresh citrus delight of this luxurious oil.
You can also find hemp seed oil in the Green Goddess Lip Oil.
Try Hemp in your food
Not only is Hemp fantastic for topical application, it also works wonders for your beauty from the inside-out! Hemp seeds contain over 30% fat, 25% protein, and are also a great source of Vitamin E, potassium, calcium, iron and zinc.
Hemp is extremely rich in dietary fibre, with over 60% of your fibre RDI in just one tablespoon! Fibre is so important in our diet as it can help keep you full for longer, help to stabilize blood sugar levels and promotes a healthy gut. Hemp is also low GI, cholesterol free, low sodium and low in sugar.
Hemp is also a great source of essential fatty acids, which the body is not able to produce on its own and must absorb them from your diet.
We have included Hemp Bran in our Complexion Protein + Powder. This vegan protein powder contains highly bio-available plant-based protein, along with skin loving superfoods (such as Hemp Bran, Kakadu Plum and Camu Powder), and nutrients designed to support healthy collagen formation, tissue building and repair, and deliver essential minerals for beautiful and radiant skin.