5 Reasons You Need Hemp Seed Oil in Your Skincare Routine

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Natural oils can be great for the skin when it comes to nourishment, but some can cause congestion, oily skin, and breakouts (and scare some people away for life!). Enter the latest player to the skin oil game that’s dermatologist approved, and allegedly one of the best kept skincare secrets, Hemp Seed Oil. Not to be confused with hemp or CBD oil, both of which are extracted from leaves, stalks and flowers of the plant, hemp seed oil comes from the tiny seeds inside – which are super rich in nutrients, and won’t clog your pores. It contains no THC, and is completely legal here in New Zealand.

Referred to by some as “liquid gold”, the new O Cosmedics Vitamin C Hemp Seed Oil  offers something for every skin condition, whether it’s deep nourishment and hydration for dry skins, soothing and calming for irritated skins, or oil regulation for those suffering from congestion. Did we mention it also contains natural antioxidant protection, skin brightening and anti-ageing actions too? We run through some of the science behind the reasons we can’t get enough of this face oil…

1. It’s a powerful anti-ageing weapon

We’d all love skin that looks younger, and hemp seed oil delivers. Its antioxidants (Vitamins A, C E and F plus essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6) strengthen, firm and plump the skin, working to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as preventing new signs of ageing.

2. It regulates oil production and won’t cause congestion

How incredible is this – hemp seed oil can hydrate and nourish your skin while balancing oil at the same time. Many oils can cause congested skin, but this oil isn’t overly occlusive (meaning it won’t obstruct pores). It also acts as a humectant, meaning it attracts water, and contains calming properties to reduce acne, all while moderating natural oil production in the skin.

3. It’s ultra-moisturising

Not only is it great for oily or combination skins, hemp seed oil is also a dry skin saviour, working to deeply nurture and moisturise tight and dehydrated skins. This is all thanks to the rich fatty acid content, which also retains moisture and encourages new skin cell generation. The result? A healthy, glowing and supple complexion.

4. It eases skin inflammation

Studies have shown that the fatty acids (including gamma linolenic acid) found in hemp seed oil act to calm inflammation and irritation in the skin. Blind studies showed this oil eased the symptoms and appearance of eczema (atopic dermatitis), and others have reported it minimised their skin redness, psoriasis and the appearance of acne scarring too.

5. It protects the skin from free radical damage

We all know Vitamin C is a wonder ingredient when it comes to protection from pollution, sunlight, smoke, harsh weather and other harmful environmental factors, and this oil contains plenty of it – plus other antioxidants including Vitamin A, B and E. These are also powerful ingredients when it comes to brightening and reducing pigmentation in the skin tone.

Posted by on September 8, 2021