Hemp oil: Composition, properties and application in cosmetics


Perhaps the very first thing that comes to your mind when hearing ‘hemp oil’ isn’t connected with hair and skin care, however, I have to tell you that this substance is used to boost hair and skin appearance. Surely, if you use this oil, you’re well-aware of its benefits. But if you aren’t, feel encouraged to learn hemp oil properties by reading the following article. Find out what properties and applications hemp oil offers.

Hemp oil: Profile

First of all, hemp oil is extracted from Cannabis sativa. The best version of this oil is cold-pressed, unrefined and has yellow-and-green color. Apart from being used in hair and body care, hemp oil is also found useful in: paper, sails and rope manufacturing as well as in paint and varnish industry. A variation of Cannabis sativa is Cannabis indica that, as you probably knows it, provides intoxicating effects.

Chemical constituents of hemp oil

In almost 80% hemp oil is composed of unsaturated fatty acids. You can find there omega 6 linoleic acid and omega 3 linolenic acid, where the former is in larger concentration. Hemp oil also features the following vitamins: A, D, E, K.

What are the benefits of using hemp oil?

Hemp oil offers the following benefits:

  • rebuilds hydro-lipid coat of the skin;
  • protects skin skin against external aggressors;
  • relieves inflammations;
  • heals various skin ailments;
  • reduces the risk of irritations and discolorations;
  • evens out skin tone;
  • balances sebum;
  • makes skin more supple and erases wrinkles;
  • is a natural UV filter;
  • stimulates hair growth.

What products is hemp oil included in?

Hemp oil is used in the following beauty products:

  • body balms
  • washing and cleansing products
  • colour cosmetics
  • hair and body care products
  • massage oils

Hemp oil can be applied directly to skin and hair, and this includes kids too. This oil is fast-absorbing and doesn’t leave any greasy feel.

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