benefits of Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil for the skin

benefits of Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil for the skin

Consumers often ask us if Cannabis sativa seed oil is the same as hemp seed oil.  First of all, what is Cannabis sativa?  Cannabis sativa is a plant species that describes both the plant that contains high levels of THC commonly know as marijuana, and also the low THC variety commonly known as hemp.  While there are over 100 known cannabinoids within the cannabis plant, CBD and THC are the two cannabinoids that have stolen the show. It’s pretty much common knowledge by now that THC causes psychoactive effects within the body, and that Cannabidiol aka CBD is known for its non-psychoactive effects within the body.  They both work within the body’s endocannabinoid system.  A different type ingredient entirely, Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil is not a chemical compound – it’s a nutrient-dense oil containing many vitamins, proteins and amino acids that come from cold pressing the seeds of this powerful plant.

Now, you may be thinking, “There are hundreds of oils on the market.  Why should I care about Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil?”  You are correct, currently there is a lot of talk about hemp seed oil, but let’s talk about its skin care benefits and why High Beauty has chosen to formulate with this exceptional oil. 

Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil has numerous health benefits, including those that improve your skin health.  Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil is nutrient-dense, containing Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids, vitamins, beta carotene, phospholipids, minerals and twenty amino acids. Here are some of the benefits of this oil:

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Will not clog pores.

Moisturizes and Soothes Inflammation

Omega-6 also known as gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, while encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.  This powerful essential fatty acid can help calm inflammation and irritation in all skin types – including blemished skin.

Helps Control Oil Production

Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil is beneficial for all skin types as it will moisturize without clogging pores.  It will help regulate an oily skin, while keeping it moisturized, balanced and acne-causing bacteria at bay.  Did you know that dryness can cause your skin to over-produce oil? Hemp oil will soothe dry skin and moderate oil production.

Anti-Aging Benefits

Linoleic and oleic acids are essential fatty acids contained in hemp seed oil.  Neither are produced in our bodies, but are very beneficial to the health of our skin.  Linoleic and oleic acids provide anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing support, as well as fight acne and keep skin supple and youthful looking.  These essential fatty acids found in hemp seed oil will also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and fight early signs of aging.  

Antioxidant protection

Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil will help protect skin from environmental damage.

Restores Tone and Texture

The phytosterols in hemp seed oil will help boost collagen production to help restore and rejuvenate skin’s tone and texture.

Why Not CBD?

It's really pretty simple, while CBD has lots of practical applications for well-being, high skincare is created to help you reach your skin's highest potential.

We aren’t afraid of a stigma or believe using CBD is taboo. It just simply is not the most potent part of the plant for skincare. We’re not here to chase a fad or ride a bandwagon. We’re here because there is a part of the cannabis sativa plant that is truly revolutionary for skin care. – the oil from the plant’s seeds.

Want additional information on Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil? Head to our science page here. If you have any questions regarding this topic, please reach out to me at joanne@highbeauty.com.

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