Magazines, newspapers and bloggers are all talking about the latest trend that is taking over the beauty industry: hemp oil and cosmetics that contain it help support the skin’s natural healing processes.
In this article, we will explore the different benefits of hemp oil for our skin as well as its popular use in beauty products.
What is hemp oil?
Hemp oil (also called hemp seed oil) is made from cold pressed hemp seeds, while CBD oil is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. Hemp oil has a lighter texture than other natural oils and can be absorbed quickly by our skin.
Hemp oil is rich in omega-3-6-9 fatty acids, which are responsible for the antioxidant, antiseptic and antimicrobial effects on our skin. Gamma-linolenic acid - one of the essential fatty acids - is very rarely found in plants and can be used to treat skin conditions like neurodermatitis and psoriasis.
Hemp oil is also rich in vitamins A, C and E, which provide powerful anti-aging properties and keep our skin hydrated and protected from environmental aggressors.
Hemp oil is gaining popularity as an ingredient in natural cosmetics, as along with its fast-absorbing light consistency, it is also naturally non-comedogenic meaning it will not clog your pores. Hemp oil is suitable for all skin types.
How do hemp skincare products work?
Its silky-smooth texture is not the only reason hemp oil is trending in the beauty & wellness community. The popular oil also serves as a natural remedy for a variety of skin diseases, while keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized without leaving an unpleasant shine on your face.
The antioxidant effect of hemp seed oil in skincare products helps to reduce inflammation and soothes irritated skin. Studies show that the oil can also provide a powerful punch against acne. Its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties kick-start a quick healing process for pimples, other blemishes and small wounds. When used topically (externally), the unsaturated fatty acids contained hydrate and moisturize your skin without weighing it down.
Skin care products with hemp oil have the potential to strengthen our skin and keep it protected from external influences. They can also fight free radicals and balance out dryness.
Gamma-linolenic acid is used to soothe neurodermatitis, psoriasis or itchy spots. It also leaves your skin with a soft feeling and provides instant pain relief for flaky, scratched up areas of the skin. This is why hemp cosmetics not only suit all skin types but even can help patients with skin diseases.
Beauty Benefits of Hemp Oil
- Reduces and heals acne
- Anti-aging effect
- Soothes itchy spots, rashes & eczemas
- Helps treat neurodermatitis
- Prevents cell damage
- Refines pores
- Moisturizing & hydrating
Health Benefits of Hemp oil
Cold-pressed hemp seed oil can be found in many supermarkets - usually right next to sunflower oil and olive oil. Used in food and drinks, it is an old remedy that not only provides multiple benefits for your skin but also for your whole body.
Hemp oil contains high amounts of amino acids, fibers and vitamins that are essential for our body to function properly. While there are many different ways to consume those, hemp oil provides a natural alternative to nutritional supplements such as pills.
A balanced diet, natural body care and lots of fresh air are the 3 most important key factors for a healthy life.
Anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, relaxing, antioxidant and full of vitamins: cold-pressed hemp oil offers a variety of health care benefits. This is why hemp plants are grown for thousands of years and are continuously used for health and wellness products.
How do I use hemp cosmetics?
Hemp oil is suitable for internal and external use. Hemp cosmetics on the other hand should only be used externally on your skin and never internally. They can be used by all skin types. You can choose from lotions, creams, serums, and even cleansers that contain hemp oil. Depending on the application area and desired effect, you can opt for different intensities and formulas.
For best results, apply a thin layer of product and gently massage it into your skin. If used as a treatment against acne or inflammation, apply the product locally on the affected areas.
Our house brand HERBLIZ offers a wide range of skin-calming creams suitable for every skin type. Try our pure balm or discover our Pure Lotion for quick relief to dry, itchy skin.
For your daily skin care routine, we recommend the HERBLIZ Instant Effect Face Serum as well as our Eye Lifting Serum. These products can be applied both morning and night.
All of our hemp oil cosmetics at New Garden Lab are COSMOS-certified and carefully made from organic hemp plants.
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