Answering Your Hemp Seed Oil FAQ's
You may have heard about cannabis sativa, or hemp, oil in recent years as a dietary supplement, but did you know that hemp oil has amazing benefits for the skin as well?
Although many people have been skeptical of hemp oil in the past, today it's a top skincare ingredient thanks to its moisturizing, soothing, and anti-aging properties.
If you have some questions about hemp oil, you're not alone. Don't worry -- we're here to answer all your frequently asked questions about hemp seed oil.
What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil is derived from the hemp plant, also known as cannabis sativa. Hemp plants are different from other types of cannabis because of their very low THC content -- less than 0.3%.
High Beauty's hemp oil is extracted by cold pressing hemp seeds. Cold-pressed hemp oil provides more benefits than oil extracted in other ways. Because the process doesn't involve any abrasive chemicals, the seed's oils and proteins are separated while retaining beneficial nutrients.
What are the benefits of hemp seed oil for skin?
What makes hemp seed oil stand out from other plant oils is the huge array of benefits it has for the skin. In addition to softening and moisturizing, hemp oil can soothe skin conditions like acne and, prevent signs of aging, and regulate oil production.
In scientific terms, the essential fatty acids in hemp oil have been shown to slow down TEWL, or trans-epidermal water loss. This strengthens the skin's moisture barrier and softens fine lines.
With concentrations of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids of up to 80%, hemp oil helps calm the body's inflammation response, reducing redness and helping skin.
What nutrients, vitamins, and minerals does hemp seed oil contain?
Hemp oil was first used as a dietary supplement thanks to its very high concentration of nutrients. High Beauty's products are formulated so your skin can absorb these nutrients and receive an array of benefits as a result.
This oil is most well-known for containing a very high concentration of fatty acids, including omega-6, omega-3, omega-9, alpha-linolenic acid, and more. These acids are essential for proper health, but they also help improve skin condition and soothe irritation.
In addition to fatty acids, hemp oil also contains large amounts of vitamin A and E. Widely used in skincare for their protective properties, both vitamins shield the skin from free radicals and pollution.
Is hemp seed oil safe?
Yes, hemp seed oil is completely safe. Because it's derived from special plants that don't contain cannabinoids like CBD or THC, hemp oil has no psychoactive effects and is totally legal.
Hemp oil is a 100% natural ingredient and has not been shown to have any negative side effects. High Beauty's hemp is grown without pesticides and our products do not include any parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, or gluten.
Is hemp seed oil suitable for oily skin?
As opposed to some other plant oils, hempseed is highly suitable for oily skin. Because it contains only polyunsaturated fats, it's non-comedogenic and won't cause breakouts.
While it might seem counterproductive to apply oils to skin that's already oily, plant oils like hemp can often decrease excessive oil production. If dehydration causes your oily skin, the moisturizing and softening properties of hemp oil can help restore a proper moisture balance, thereby reducing oiliness over time.
Can hemp seed oil help with signs of aging?
One benefit of hemp seed oil that is less well-known is its surprising anti-aging properties. Due to its vitamin and mineral content, hemp oil protects the skin from free radicals, which are unstable atoms that can damage skin cells.
By reducing the number of free radicals that penetrate the skin over time, hemp oil minimizes wrinkles, skin sagging, and other aging signs. Its mineral content, such as potassium, magnesium, and iron, also promotes cardiovascular health and improves blood flow to the skin.