The Cannabis Sativa plant has been known for its healing and medicinal properties for thousands of years. It is named one of the five sacred plants in Vedas.
In skincare, Cannabis Sativa (hemp) seed oil provides unique anti-inflammatory, hydrating and nourishing properties. It contains all of the 21 known amino acids and offers the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (Linoleic) to Omega 3 (alpha-Linolenic) essential fatty acids. In addition, hemp seed oil is also rich in “super” polyunsaturated fatty acids in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), oleic acid and stearidonic acid – which help reduce the symptoms of atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions. And if that was not enough, hemp seed oil also provides an adequate supply of antioxidants (Vitamin E), carotene (precursor to Vitamin A), phytosterols, phospholipids and a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc.
Thanks to its high amount of fatty acids, hemp seed has the ability to provide essential fatty acids that our bodies do not manufacture on our own. Hemp seed oil can prevent moisture loss in the skin and help prevent premature aging, and is effective in maintaining moisture balance. It can also be useful in alleviating certain skin conditions such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.
Hemp seed oil is produced by gentle cold press extraction which ensures that its unique composition of omegas, minerals and antioxidants remain intact. The plants used for the extractions are specifically cultivated to have the insignificant amounts of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The produced hemp oil that is used for skin care has NO psychoactive properties. The oil used in Haväng’s products is produced according to strict EU regulations to ensure highest quality, has not been run through filters or chemical processes, and is free of THC (guaranteed to contain < 0.02% THC, in accordance with EU regulations).
According to a 2005 study published in “Journal of Dermatological Treatment”, hemp seed oil helps alleviate dermatitis, and inflammation of the skin. This is due to the balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. During a study, the symptoms of skin dryness and itching significantly improved in dermatitis sufferers after using hemp seed oil for 20 weeks.
To summarize, here is what hemp seed oil will do for your skin:
Plump tired, dry skin: Rejuvenates the skin, creating a more youthful glow.
Provide long-lasting moisture: Continued use over time will help your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
Balance Oily Skin: Because hemp seed oil doesn’t clog pores, it’s often thought to be the ideal moisturizer for skin that has suffered from these issues.
Calming: Hemp seed oil is naturally anti-inflammatory and calming.
Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: Hemp seed oil can protect against different environmental factors and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Suitable for all skin types: What do you do if your skin is just struggling? Maybe you have clogged pores or dryness all at once. Hemp seed oil is calming and soothing while providing just the right amount of moisture.