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Hemp Seed Oil is a botanical oil that can be traced back 10,000 years from China and Taiwan.
It comes from the cannabis sativa varietal and is raised without any substances associated with impairing mental processes, specifically THC (tetrahydrocannabinol.)
Hemp seed oil has many benefits to care for the skin - both face and body.
Source Vitál Apothecary Hemp Seed Oil is sourced from Canada and is lightweight, organic, and cold pressed.
By sourcing a cold pressed Hemp Seed Oil, we can ensure that the desirable properties found within the oil remain intact and active. These includes various omega fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants.
Hemp Seed Oil can be used by most skin types. It is extremely beneficial in those with oily or acne prone skin, sensitive skin, and skin experiencing first or advance signs of aging.
Oily or Acne Prone Skin
Hemp Seed is an ideal oil for those with oily skin. It has a lightweight consistency and is often referred to as a “dry” oil.
It contains about 60% linoleic acid, which helps to reduce pimple-causing sebum in the skin. Its tightening and toning effects can assist in reducing the appearance of large pores, blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of acne.
For sensitive skin, Hemp Seed Oil can help soothe redness and irritation and it can offer hydration to thirsty skin.
It is high in omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9 which can help repair the skin barrier and help skin retain moisture. Those same omegas also can help reduce the look and feel of inflammation that can come with sensitivity.
Whether you are seeing fine lines, or more pronounced wrinkles on the face, Hemp seed oil can also be a welcome addition to any skin care routine.
It is rich in antioxidants, which can help prevent further damage to the skin with daily use. Ultimately, it will improve with the appearance of lines and wrinkles by plumping the skin, and helping with loss of elasticity and sagging.
Use Hemp Seed Oil in place of a traditional facial moisturizer for a quick glow without the greasy feel. Try it at the end of a facial to hydrate and protect the skin.
We love adding a few drops to our favorite toners, such as Sea Tonic or the Toning Essences (formerly Aromatic Emulsions), to aid in balancing the skin - a must for oily skin.
Add a few drops to your favorite lotion, cream or use as a carrier oil for an essential oil to offer your skin an extra boost of hydration and protection.
Or choose a body cream already enhanced with Hemp Seed Oil, such as our Nourishing Body Cream.
Apply directly to cuticles to help strengthen and moisturize dry, brittle nails.
Hemp Seed Oil is an extremely versatile oil, with many different uses for a variety of skin types.
Whether you are using it in its purist form, or adding it to one of your current product protocols, you and your clients will absolutely see the benefits.
What are your favorite ways to use Hemp Seed Oil? Let us know in the comments below!