Have you ever wondered what hemp seed oil actually does for the skin? Read on to discover the skin benefits of hemp seed oil...
-Soothes Redness & Irritation
Hemp seed oil contains Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) - an essential omega-6 fatty acid. GLA acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation. This can help to calm inflammation and irritation on the skin, including from acne and skin conditions, as well as soothe puffy eyes.
A big word for something pretty simple: non-comedogenic refers to ingredients which are "non-pore-clogging". While some oils may be good for the skin in general - olive & coconut, for instance - are comedogenic, meaning they will clog pores, potentially leading to blackheads, worsening acne or pimples. Whereas hemp seed oil is considered a "dry oil" which absorbs quickly, doesn't leave a greasy residue and won't cause skin blockages.
Rich in Essential Fatty Acids - Moisturises & Strengthens Skin
Hemp seed oil not only has a high content of essential fatty acids, but furthermore an excellent balance of the Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. This cell-supporting balance of hemp seed oil provides the skin with the necessary nutrients to build new cells, as well as locking in hydration and restoring the skin's barrier function i.e. strengthening the skin.
High in Antioxidants
- Counteracts Skin-Ageing
Hemp seed oil is also rich in vitamins E and C which help counteract free-radical damage and therefore (skin cell) ageing. This helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.