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Hemp and Skin Care

Sept 14, 2012

Hemp is typically used as hemp seed oil when put into skin care products. The hemp plant, or Cannabis sativa, is different than the illegal Cannabis indica, which THC and actual marijuana come from. Hemp is from the same genus, but a different species. Hempseed oil does not have any THC or psychoactive ingredients. It is not banned by any government. The hempseed oil used in beauty aids and personal care products are classified as a fat/oil and filed under miscellaneous skin-conditioning agent. Truly Hemp skin care products are made with the finest in hempseed oil.

 

What Hempseed Oil Is Made Of

 

The oil of the Cannabis sativa, or hempseed oil, is made up of 50 percent to 60 percent linoleic acid, 19 percent linolenic acid, and approximately 23 percent proteins/amino acids. It also has various antioxidants and minerals. These antioxidants are used to fight free radical damage on the skin, helping keep it from looking damaged and discolored. It helps keep skin fresh-looking.

 

Linoleic Acid

 

Classified in the United States as an antioxidant, anti-irritant, and emollient, linoleic acid is used to moisturize and thicken some beauty products. It is an unsaturated fatty acid. Some research has shown that it can be an anti-inflammatory and used in cell regulation. This keeps the skin from showing bloat and puffiness, as well as keeping cells rejuvenated. The anti-irritant properties keep it gentle on the skin. Linoleic acid is frequently abbreviated as LA in many skin care products and research papers.

 

Linolenic Acid

 

The U.S. classifies linolenic acid as an emollient and antioxidant. It is a fatty acid that helps reduce inflammation and promotes healthy skin growth. It is used in personal care products and beauty products because of the rich moisture it can provide and because it can help aid in puffiness. This is frequently abbreviated as LNA in many of the beauty products that use hemp as well as the research behind it.

 

Amino Acids/Proteins

 

Amino acids help the skin because at their very foundation they are peptides. Peptides are proteins, too. Proteins work on the skin to help the cells, which can help keep skin even-toned and smooth. They are also very helpful in keeping skin less irritated and less sensitive to light. Amino acids are found naturally in the body, as well as proteins. This similarity helps lower the chance of reaction and gives it a more body-friendly make up.

 

Hempseed oil is used in many products, but more so in beauty and skin care products because of its rich emollient properties. It aids the skin in providing rich moisture that keeps skin looking revitalized and fresh, helping diminish fine lines and lowering the chance of photosensitive-induced age spots.

 

Truly Hemp products use the highest quality hemp so that the best in you shines through. Our hemp products really work well in creating the optimum skin care program. We care about our customers and want them looking and feeling their very best, which is why we only use the finest ingredients in our products. Give Truly Hemp a try today!

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