November 20, 2019
Why We Love Hemp Seed Oil
Get the 411 on its vitamin-rich goodness
Photo courtesy of Moth Haus Design Studio/Schmidt’s
By Natalie Shukur
writer for The Natural
Derived from the most nutrient dense part of the cannabis plant — the seed — hemp seed oil is gaining traction as a nourishing skincare ingredient. Not to be confused with CBD (more on the difference here), the clear green cold-pressed oil is bursting with nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds. Here’s why we love it.
It’s rich in skin-loving lipids
A 2014 study looking at the lipid profile of hemp seed oil found that it is rich in healthy oils and fatty acids, including omega‑6 and omega‑3. Fatty acids are essential for nourishing and moisturizing the skin and may even strengthen the skin and make it more resistant to infection.
It’s suitable for all skin types
Because hemp seed oil is known to moisturize without clogging pores, it’s great for both dry and oily skin types and can even help to balance out oily skin by hydrating it while regulating oil production.
Hemp seed oil is rich in the omega‑6 gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while also encouraging skin growth and new cell generation. This makes it especially calming, and is known to be used to help alleviate irritated and inflammatory skin conditions including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
It promotes radiant skin
Because hemp seed oil nourishes and moisturizes the skin (the linolenic acid and oleic acids found in hemp oil aren’t produced by the body but can play an important role in skin health), it can help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and keep skin looking more plump and youthful.
Interested in a hemp seed oil body product? Look no further than right here on schmidts.com. Schmidt’s new Hemp Seed Oil collection is designed for sensitive skin and enriched with hemp seed oil for an application that is gentle on skin. Try our award-winning Rose+Black Pepper scent or schmidts.com exclusive, Patchouli+Hops.
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