Why Everyone Is Switching To Hemp Skincare

Why Everyone Is Switching To Hemp Skincare

Hemp has taken the skincare industry by storm in recent years, but it’s not just a fad or fiction. Hemp continues to be scientifically proven as deeply beneficial to the human body, and we’ve only just scratched the surface.

It’s been two years since the passing of the Farm Bill that legalized the production of industrial hemp (aka. hemp with less than 0.3% THC) and opened the floodgates to new hemp products hitting the market, particularly in skincare. With good reason, too.

Here are the top reasons why everyone is taking their skincare routine to the next level by switching to hemp.


1. Hemp is a special kind of hydrating. Providing gentle and natural hydration for sensitive skin, hemp:

        • moisturizes without clogging pores, which makes it perfect for normal to oily or acne prone skin
        • has little to no record of adverse effects, whereas some plants can cause allergic reactions


    2. Hemp is an added level of protection for the skin. Hemp is known to fortify the skin’s natural moisture barrier, preventing damage from free radicals and other environmental stressors.


    3. Hemp is rich in essential fatty acids (omega-3s + omega-6s + omega-9s), the main reason why it is so helpful in strengthening and protecting the skin. This family of essential fatty acids are not naturally produced by the body, but are vital to skin health. Well known for their ability to repair damaged skin, omega 3-6-9 all help to provide a protective layer over the skin and lock in moisture.


    4. Hemp is believed to be reduce redness, inflammation, and irritation due to acne. It’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties are all big benefits to healthy, radiant skin.


    5. Hemp may assist in the healing of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Capable of soothing irritated or inflamed skin, hemp has been used to ease and could possibly treat a variety of skin conditions.


    6. Hemp may benefit overall skin health by balancing pH and the skin’s naturally produced oils - another reason why it is believed to combat acne, making it a perfect hydrating element for oily skin.


    7. Due to its antioxidant properties, hemp may have anti-aging effects. The hydrating vitamin and cannabinoid rich elements of hemp not only provide preventative measures for anti-aging, but are believed to assist in skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, contributing to overall healthier, more vibrant skin.