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The newest farm-to-skin care craze has all of us talking: Hemp.
Originating from Asia and very well known for its psychoactive properties, the plant that has been used for all types or products is now coming to light for its skin care benefits.
Cannabis has been around for thousands of years. The two main species of cannabis are Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. Almost every part of the plant has been used to give us fabric, oil, paper and is a great source for vegan proteins. While advances in studies on the mental effects of the plant have been made, researchers have become more focused on the medical and therapeutic effects of the plant’s natural non-psychoactive compounds.
The Hemp oil we use in our natural skin care products is sourced from the seeds. Hemp seed oil has a high content of high quality rich proteins and essential fatty acids including Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9, which are present in the ideal ratio for absorbing into the body. These fatty acids are critical for helping the body maintain optimal ceramide levels and keeping the skin moisturized and balanced. They are also providing the essential building blocks for healthy skin. The seed oil is also a great source of GLA (gamma linolenic acid), a fatty acid that is vital for the human body, as we cannot produce it ourselves.
Along with an amazingly balanced amount of fatty acids for your skin, Hemp oil is also packed with vitamins and antioxidants that help provide nutrients and defense against free-radical damage. It also contains key amino acids that help prevent fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the signs and symptoms of aging skin.
All these components work together to lubricate the skin and provide a healthy skin barrier to protect against water loss and to help increase water retention. Some studies have shown that the properties of Hemp oil can help with skin defects and deficiencies such as scaling, cracking and eczema as well as providing anti-inflammatory effects for dry, irritated skin.
Not only is this power-plant providing us with great skin care benefits, Hemp is great for the environment and for the naturally and organic inclined – because the plant is so efficient at growing, it does not need herbicides or chemicals to help it grow.
We have developed a unique Hemp skincare range with products that provide a natural skin care and vegan skin care solution based on the amazing benefits and properties of Hemp seed oil.