Hemp Seed Oil is definitely up there on my list of favorite ingredients, I use it in many of my formulations. Hemp Seed Oil is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant, which is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant species. It has become increasingly popular as an ingredient in skincare due to its amazing benefits for the skin. It is a natural, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly ingredient that is packed with nutrients essential for healthy skin.
It has so many benefits, one of the most significant being its ability to moisturize without clogging pores. It is a light oil that is very easily absorbed by the skin, making it an excellent choice for those with oily or acne-prone skin. It is actually beneficial for use any skin type.
What makes Hemp Seed Oil so unique is its amino acid composition. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which are essential for growth, repair, and maintenance of the skin. Hemp Seed Oil is one of the few raw ingredients that is rich in all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own. This makes Hemp Seed Oil a complete protein source that can provide the skin with the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
This amino acid composition makes Hemp Seed Oil an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, which are molecules that can damage skin cells and cause premature aging. Amino acids also play a role in helping balance the skin's moisture levels. They are able to penetrate the skin and help regulate the production of sebum, the oil that is naturally produced by the skin. This can be particularly beneficial for people who’s skin produces too much sebum causing skin to become oily or acne-prone. By regulating the production of sebum and allowing the skin to maintain a proper balance, Amino acids can help prevent breakouts and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
In addition to its amino acid composition, Hemp Seed Oil is also rich in other nutrients beneficial for the skin. It is high in vitamins A and E. Vitamin A helps promote cell turnover, while vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV rays.
Hemp Seed Oil is an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids help strengthen the skin's barrier function, prevent water loss keeping skin hydrated, improve the skin’s texture, tone, and reduce inflammation. Inflammation being a common cause of issues like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.