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.