In recent times the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa), has seen its fare share of the limelight. Whether it’s as a super healthy ingredient in food recipies or as a medicinal treatment in the form of the CBD oil.

This is such a versatile plant and the benefits doesn’t stop there. Hemp seed oil has some amazing benefits for your skin too. But before we get to that, let’s get to know hemp seed oil a little better.

How is hemp seed oil produced?

Our hemp seed oil is derived from cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant, that is family of the cannabis sativa plant species. Other than refined oils, the cold pressing method ensures that the oil retains more of its natural and healthy properties. The species member used to make the drug contains high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive component. Our oil has much lower levels of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which is similar to the strains used to produced the medicinal CBD oil.

Why hemp seed oil for your skin?

There’s good reason why hemp seed oil is called “Nature’s most perfectly balanced oil“. It contain all 21 known amino acids with the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (Linolenic) to Omega 3 (Alpha-Linolenic) essential fatty acids, the optimum requirement for human health.

In addition hemp seed oil has the ability to combat symptoms of atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions with its high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), oleic acid and stearidonic acid.

On top of it all, hemp seed oil is rich in antioxidnats: Vitamin E, carotene (Vitamin A), phytosterols and phospholipids as well as minerals like sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. All of which help maintain healthy skin.

Thick brush of green hemp leaves
Above: Leaves of the Hemp plant.

Benefits of hemp seed oil for your skin

So, now that you know all about how our hemp seed oil is produced and all the great stuff it contains, let’s look at some specific benefits for your skin:

  • Relieves skin irritation:

    Studies have shown that the topical use of hemp seed oil can dramatically decrease skin dryness and in the process alleviate itching and irritation. This is due to the presence of Linoleic and alpa-Linolenic acids which has anti-inflammatory properties and delivers potent antioxidants.

  • Helps retain moisture:

    It’s been proven that continued application aids your skin’s ability to retain its moisture. Thus allowing for longer periods between moisturisation routines.

  • Reduces wrinkles:

    Because of its ability to protect your skin from various forms of environmental damage, it could reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Ability to balance oily skin:

    The unique compound of hemp seed oil doesn’t clog pores, thus it’s an ideal partner for oily skin types.

  • Reverse osmosis protection:

    Hemp seed oil improves the skin’s water resistance, thus reducing the effects of reverse osmosis which causes the skin to lose essential nutrients.

  • Anti-aging effects:

    Because it improves the composition of the fats on the outer layer of the skin, it improves the overall functioning of the skin which leads to a more youthful appearance.

  • For all skin types: 

    Hemp seed oil’s soothing and skin calming effects makes it suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, while also providing the perfect amount of moisture.

All Tameless lip balms contain hemp seed oil, view them here.

References
  • Wikipedia. (2019, January 25). Hemp oil. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp_oil
  • Healthline. (2018, August 30). Hemp Oil For Skin [Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/hemp-oil-for-skin

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