Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil for Dry Skin
Hemp seed oil (Cannabis sativa) has a long history of safe and effective use.
Cold-pressed, unrefined hemp seed oil is a rich vibrant green and is packed with essential nutrients, including fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants.
Hemp seed oil has many benefits for your dry skin.
1. Hemp seed oil softens your skin
Hemp seed oil is rich in beneficial fatty acids, including linoleic acid (n-6), linolenic acid (n-3), and oleic acid (n-9) which act as emollients and can soften your skin.
2. Hemp seed oil strengthens your skin barrier
Hemp seed oil contains 56% linoleic acid, the major essential n-6 fatty acid found naturally in our skin barrier. Linoleic acid is a precursor for ceramides, which are bioactive lipids that play a role in keeping our skin barrier firm, smooth and healthy.
Hemp seed oil contains 11% oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid found naturally in the protective outer layer of the skin.
3. Hemp seed oil calms redness and irritation
Hemp seed oil contains 16% linolenic acid, an essential omega 3 fatty acid that calms redness and irritation. Hemp seed oil also contains 5% γ-linolenic acid, a unique n-6 fatty acid with potent anti-inflammatory activity.
4. Hemps seed oil has antioxidant activity
Hemp seed oil is rich in vitamin E, and phytosterols including β-sitosterol, phytol and campesterol, compounds with potent antioxidant activity.
Hemp seed oil makes your dry skin feel nourished, soft and calm.
Hemp seed oil is rich in key nutrients that play a critical role in maintaining skin barrier, calming inflammation and protecting against oxidative stress and damage.
We use organic hemp seed oil that is cold-pressed and unrefined. Our hemp seed oil is from Canada. It has a rich vibrant green color and a grassy aroma.
We use hemp seed oil in our Dry Skin Love Oil to Milk Face Cleanser for Dry Skin.
Leizer, et al. The Composition of Hemp Seed Oil and Its Potential as an Important Source of Nutrition. J Nutraceut, Funct Med Food. 2000;2(4):35-53.