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Hemp Seed Oil

| [hemp, sēd, oil] |

Categories: Plant Extracts

Hemp Oil Skin Benefits:
Moisturizing

The cannabis plant is capable of producing seeds that give rise to a valuable skin-care ingredient known as hemp seed oil. Hemp oil skin care products possess high concentrations of omega-3 and omega-6. When topically applied, this allows improved skin barrier function by increasing the amount of essential fatty acids and linoleic acid found in skin cell membranes. This makes hemp seed oil for skin an ideal cosmetic ingredient for providing hydration. For this reason, hemp seed oil is most commonly found in lotions, conditioners, lip balms, and other moisturizing products. 1

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  1. Callaway, J. et al. Efficacy of dietary hempseed oil in patients with atopic dermatitis. Journal of Dermatological Treatment 16.2, 87-94 (2005)