Hemp Oil is becoming increasingly popular in skincare due to the many benefits it has. The oil is a very good source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are called essential fats because they are needed to maintain healthy cell function, and applied topically it adds a protective layer to the skin, helping prevent rashes and providing relief from irritating skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Not only is hemp oil rich in essential fats, it also contains vitamins A and E – antioxidants which help to prevent or slow cell damage – and trace amounts of important minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium and phosphorus.
The fats in hemp oil are very similar to those found in the skin making it a perfect choice for skincare. Being a natural product with no known adverse effects, it is ideal even for sensitive skin. Hemp oil can also bring down the redness and irritation of acne outbreaks and because it absorbs quickly and doesn’t block the pores it can actually help the skin balance oil production.
This all sounds pretty amazing, and one brand harnessing the benefits of this rich oil in its products is the US brand Hempz. One of their products is the gorgeous Hydrating Bath & Body Oil which I was sent to try recently.