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Top 3 Reasons Your Skincare Routine Needs Hemp

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The skin is our largest organ, acting as a barrier that protects the body. An ecosystem in and of itself, it interacts not only with our internal environment but also with the outside environment. That means if either environment is disrupted or changes, we can experience skin irritation, disorders, or infections.

Cue hemp; your internal and external helper. All the benefits we currently know it offers your body, like regulating your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and reducing inflammation, positively affect more than just your internal function. These benefits can also impact your skin.

Most hemp skincare is derived from hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is pressed directly from the hemp seeds, and while that offers some benefits, it’s not the same as using a full-spectrum product. At Carolina Hemp Company, we use full-spectrum CBD that’s derived from the whole hemp flower in our skincare products. This process preserves the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other phytonutrients in the hemp plant, offering your skin even more support. If that’s not reason enough to enhance your skincare routine, consider these other advantages to full-spectrum hemp skincare:

     1. Hemp has Anti-Acne and Anti-Aging Benefits

Hemp’s anti-inflammatory properties already make it a helpful treatment for acne, an inflammatory condition. But it also has other elements that can help to reduce acne. By acting on your ECS, it can regulate your skin’s oil production and help balance the amount of sebum your skin produces, reducing excess oil on your skin.[1]


Not to mention, it contains an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid that reduces inflammation and stimulates cell growth, working as both an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging compound.[2] Other acids found in hemp, like oleic acid, work to reduce acne, fine lines, and wrinkles by creating a barrier on your skin that locks in moisture and locks out harmful bacteria and free radicals.[3]

      2. Our Hemp Skincare Is Vegan

Vegan may not apply to every hemp skincare product you come across, but it will [always apply to ours]. We never test our products on animals, and like our other full-spectrum hemp products, we maintain a focus on all-natural ingredients, extracting from plants like hemp, raspberry, avocado, mango, and others. Using natural ingredients is important to us because the skin can absorb up to 60 percent of the product applied to it.[4] From there, it goes directly into the bloodstream, so it’s critical to use products with quality ingredients.

Natural Extracts In Our Hemp Skincare:

  • Hemp
  • Raspberry
  • Tamanu
  • Calendula
  • Shea
  • Mango
  • Cocoa
  • Tea Tree
  • Blueberry
  • Cranberry
  • Avocado
  • Rosehip
  • Wheat germ
  • Carrot

      3. Our Hemp Skincare Avoids Harmful                     Ingredients

One of the staples in the skincare industry is a preservative ingredient called phenoxyethanol. Its safety is a bit controversial, with some studies showing humans can experience skin irritation, rashes, eczema, and hives when exposed to it. Highly regulated, it’s been deemed safe by the FDA only in concentrations of 1 percent or lower when applied topically.[5] 

The issue with that guideline is that it doesn’t take into account that people can apply several topicals throughout the day, increasing their exposure to more than 1 percent. So, we opted to skip phenoxyethanol altogether, keeping it out of all of our skincare products.

The Hemp Skincare Products You Need

Taking into account all skin types, our hemp skincare products are safe and non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog your pores. Each features full-spectrum CBD extract, utilizing hemp’s natural ability to heal and nourish.

Vegan Face Oil

Featured Ingredients:

Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract

Raspberry Seed Oil

Tamanu Oil

With raspberry seed oil, tamanu oil, and 500mg of CBD, our Vegan Face Oil offers anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and skin regenerating benefits. Raspberry seed oil is an excellent source of vitamins A and E, both of which help create smoother, tighter skin. Tamanu oil hydrates the skin and improves complexion, making it helpful for skin conditions like eczema.

This oil is best applied to slightly damp skin after cleansing to help lock in moisture. If you have drier skin, it can also be applied on top of moisturizer to add an extra layer of hydration.

Vegan Face Moisturizer

Featured Ingredients:

Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract

Avocado Oil

Rosehip Oil

Wheat Germ Oil

Carrot Oil

Our Vegan Face Moisturizer nourishes like no other, bringing vitamins A, B, C, D, and E to the mix. The wheat germ oil in particular is great for moisturizing dry skin. The avocado and rosehip oils protect against UV rays, while the carrot oil and 250mg of CBD help to reduce inflammation.

You can use this face moisturizer morning or night. It’s suitable for drier skin types and should be applied to clean, dry skin.

Vegan Eye Cream

Featured Ingredients:

Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract

Blueberry Extract

Raspberry Extract

Cranberry Extract

Our Vegan Eye Cream is loaded with Vitamin C to brighten the under-eye area, while the 250mg of CBD helps to reduce puffiness and swelling. The raspberry and blueberry extracts help to minimize sun damage, and the cranberry extract offers a unique, perfectly balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, encouraging youthful-looking skin.

This cream is suitable for all skin types. Simply apply under the eye with your fingertips using light pressure.

Hydrating Face Wash

Featured Ingredients:

Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract

Calendula Extract

Gently soothe dryness and irritation with our mildly-foaming Hydrating Face Wash. The antiseptic properties of the calendula extract help to treat acne and scarring while the 100mg of CBD help to reduce inflammation and regulate oil production.

You can use this face wash morning and night. For best results, follow it with our Vegan Face Moisturizer and Vegan Face Oil.

Deep Pore Face Wash

Featured Ingredients:

Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract

Activated Charcoal

Tea Tree Oil

Calendula Extract

Using activated charcoal and tea tree oil, our mildly-foaming Deep Pore Face Wash pulls out toxins and impurities from the skin. The charcoal exfoliates while the tea tree oil reduces scarring, leaving your skin with a refined glow. With 250mg of CBD, it also reduces redness and swelling in the skin and helps to regulate oil production.

You can use this face wash morning and night. For best results, follow it with our Vegan Face Moisturizer and Vegan Face Oil.

Body Butter

Featured Ingredients:

Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract

Shea Butter

Mango Butter

Cocoa Butter

Between shea, mango, and cocoa butters, our Body Butter is extremely hydrating. The shea butter creates a barrier that seals in moisture. The mango butter provides nourishing antioxidants, and the cocoa butter improves elasticity, helping with scars and wrinkles. Topped off with 250mg of inflammation-reducing CBD, this is a great daily lotion for all skin types. You can use it all over or apply it to targeted dry areas.

Massage Oil

Featured Ingredients:

Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract

Jojoba Oil

Grapeseed Oil

MCT Oil

Our Massage Oil is perfect for kneading sore muscles, with 100mg of CBD to help reduce pain and inflammation. The jojoba oil helps to speed up wound healing and moisturizes the skin, and the grapeseed oil promotes the skin’s barrier function. Use for pain-specific issues or just for a relaxing, tension-melting massage.

[Coming Soon] Topical Roll-On

Featured Ingredients:

Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract

Ylang Ylang Oil

Jojoba Oil

Cold-Pressed Orange Oil

Our full-spectrum Topical Roll-On is a perfect on-the-go companion for relaxation and relief. Its floral scent brightens and clears the senses, while the 250mg of CBD and cold-pressed orange oil help to reduce inflammation. 

For daily use, we suggest applying the oil roll-on to the inside of wrists, temples, top of the forehead, or back of the neck. You can also apply it to targeted areas like sore muscles, joints, or places of tension. Lightly massage the oil in after rolling on for best results. 



SOURCES

  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nomanazish/2020/12/30/everything-you-need-to-know-about-cbd-skincare/#3fbaf0753abf
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17168669/  
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/
  4. https://www.vogue.com.au/beauty/skin/is-it-better-to-be-using-vegan-beauty-products/news-story/868338688a343b198c812b86cc246f22 
  5. https://www.healthline.com/health/phenoxyethanol#why-is-it-added-to-cosmetics
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535073/

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