Botanical Name: Cannabis Sativa
Extraction Method: Cold Pressing
Plant Part: Seeds
Applications: The oil can range from light yellow to dark green and have a strong grassy odour meaning that care should be taken before selecting this for use in a white emulsion or colourless product. This cosmetic-grade oil also has a low smoke point so is unsuitable for use in candles.
THC: This product is derived from Hemp seeds and has an extremely low THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content <20 mg/kg
Hemp oil is widely incorporated in many skincare products and cosmeceuticals. In fact, it’s become quite a trendy ingredient. Hemp oil is not just trendy, but it can offer benefits for your skin.
This is the biggest and most well-verified benefit that hemp seed oil can deliver. Hemp oil is emollient and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple.
Hemp seed oil is high in antioxidant constituents: fatty acids like gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and vitamins A, C, and E. Antioxidant skincare products may help give your skin some protection against premature aging.
Hemp oil contains components that have anti-inflammatory properties, and current research suggests it may help relieve skin inflammation. There’s more research that needs to be done here, though, to fully understand how this works on the skin.
Potential Antibacterial Qualities
Studies also suggest that hemp oil has antibacterial qualities. What effect this has on the skin, if any, is still being looked at.
Hemp oil, CBD oil, and other cannabinoids are being studied as possible treatments for a vast array of skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and skin cancer.
Drawbacks or Side Effects
Hemp seed oil has no side effects on its own, although it’s possible you may be sensitive to the ingredient.
When trying any new skincare product for the first time, be on the lookout for any signs of irritation: redness, itching, burning, or rash. If you notice any of these, stop using the offending product and give your physician a call if irritation doesn’t improve after several days.