The beauty industry is experiencing an all-time high! There are buzzy skincare ingredients (vitamin C! hyaluronic acid!). And then there are skincare ingredients with a buzz. In the beauty verse rn, there’s nothing buzzier than hemp-derived ingredients.
While smoking cannabis is still mostly illegal, the plant itself can be used for more than a high. Hemp seed oil, which is legal, is actually a beauty superstar. Loaded with plenty of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants- hemp is the next ‘it’ ingredient taking the skincare space by storm. Clear skin, a brighter complexion, and evened-out discolouration- hemp offers a multitude of beauty benefits. All sounds pretty impressive, right? So today we’re rounding up the benefits of hemp seed oil, from how great it is for the skin to the most hardworking formulas. Your preconceived notions about hemp might go up in smoke!
The hemp plant is a variant of the cannabis plant which in common parlance would be referred to as weed or marijuana. However, the hemp used in cosmetics and skincare products is devoid of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It is acquired by cold pressing the seeds post-harvest.
Searches for the ingredient have skyrocketed, turning it from relatively unknown to the power term on every big skincare brand’s hit list. Being a rich source of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory – hemp will give your skin a next-level glow. It’s non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog pores. Apart from this, hemp oil is rich in vitamin E, C, and B3. What’s more, hemp seed oil is also rich in fatty acids such as linoleic acid and oleic acid that help moisturize the skin and keep sebum production in check. It can be used alone or in a concoction with other essential oils such as rosemary, tea tree, or lavender oil to fight dryness, eczema, and psoriasis. It has manifold beauty benefits. It’s no surprise that hemp is hailed for being a wonder drug- pun intended- in your beauty regimen. If you’d like to add it to your beauty routine, here are a few products to get you started.
If your dry skin is currently in the depths of a hellish breakout, try this hydrating face wash. It’s filled with 3 magical ingredients, tea tree hemp, and neem – which are all anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial – so they can help reduce redness while also helping to boost moisture levels. It breaks down oils and impurities while leaving your skin barrier moisturized and plump. Which, FYI, is exactly what you want.
Warning: after applying this hand cream you will sniff your hands all day long and people will stare at you. That aside, it really is a dream to use. In addition to its next-level moisturising abilities, it absorbs instantly with zero stickiness.
If you are looking for a salon-level glow in the comfort of your home, this can be your go-to face mask. An intense blend of hemp and vitamin that works together to absorb excess oil and overhauls the complexion. The result? Smaller-looking pores, smoother and softer skin every time you apply this face mask. Oh, and it smells like rain!
Meet the best facial you’ve ever had in a bottle. It’s a lightweight oil (so much so it feels like water), doesn’t clog or irritate the skin, is next to scentless, and works to give a dewy, healthy glow with all the moisture you need in the summer and a trusty layer in the winter. It doesn’t come with a hefty price tag and a bottle lasts a year- not something we can say often.
Add these heavy-hitters to your cart and get the glow of your damn dreams!
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