Ingredient Spotlight: Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil


In-Depth Spotlight of the Ingredient Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil: 

Hemp Seed Oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the cannabis plant.  It is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids which form a protective seal over the surface of the skin to help hydrate dry skin and provide anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits. The main chemical constituents of Hemp Oil are: Linoleic Acid, α-Linolenic Acid, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, and γ-Linolenic Acid.

LINOLEIC ACIDS (OMEGA-6) are known to:

  • Moisturize and nourish the skin
  • Facilitate wound healing
  • Be an effective emulsifier in the formulation of quick-drying oils
  • Exhibit anti-inflammatory properties
  • Soothe acne and reduce the chances of future outbreaks
  • Promote moisture retention in skin and hair
  • Make oils feel thinner in consistency when used in an oil blend, thus being beneficial for use on acne-prone skin


  • Lessen inflammation
  • Control blood clotting on the skin
  • Soothe joint pain and ease stiffness to improve flexibility

OLEIC ACIDS (OMEGA-9) are known to:

  • Maintain the softness, suppleness, and radiance of skin and hair
  • Reduce the appearance of aging, such as premature wrinkles and fine lines
  • Boost immunity
  • Exhibit antioxidant properties
  • Prevent joint inflammation, stiffness, and pain

PALMITIC ACID is known to:

  • Have emollient properties
  • Soften skin without leaving a greasy or sticky residue
  • Be the most common saturated fatty acid

STEARIC ACID is known to:

  • Have cleansing properties that purge dirt, sweat, and excess sebum from hair and skin
  • Be an ideal emulsifying agent that binds water and oil
  • Help products remain potent when stored for long periods of time
  • Have exceptional cleansing properties
  • Soften skin


  • Be anti-inflammatory
  • Nourish the skin with essential fatty acids
  • Support the growth of healthier and stronger skin, hair, and nails
  • Effectively soothe pain and discomfort associated with arthritis and symptoms of PMS, including headaches
  • Soothe joint pain and ease stiffness to improve flexibility
  • Potentially soothe symptoms of allergies
  • Encourage healthier brain activity

Used cosmetically or topically in general, Hemp Seed Oil is reputed to refresh, revive, and strengthen the skin with its emollience. It is believed to even out the complexion with toning properties that promote the clearing of conditions such as acne and eczema, thereby enhancing the skin’s texture and appearance. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants Hemp Seed Oil is known to help maintain skin’s clarity and brightness for a radiant complexion that looks and feels rejuvenated. Hemp Seed Oil balances oil production in all skin types while soothing inflammation and shielding skin against harsh environmental pollutants.

Rich in essential fatty acid content, Hemp Oil is known to have a composition comparable to that of skin lipids, making it an exceptional hydrating emollient that nourishes dull and parched skin while encouraging the regeneration of the skin’s protective barrier. It is reputed to soothe skin ailments such as minor abrasions, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. By enhancing the skin’s elasticity, Hemp Oil exhibits firming and tightening activity. Furthermore, by increasing the skin’s ability to hold water, Hemp Seed Oil’s long-lasting hydration contributes to plumpness, suppleness, and softness, thereby diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Being light in consistency, it exhibits fast absorption into the skin without clogging pores and makes both a reparative moisturizer for dry, blemished skin as well as an ideal ingredient in natural massage blends.

Used medicinally, Hemp Seed Oil is reputed to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that diminish the appearance of scars, facilitate the healing of infections, and alleviate painful symptoms of menstruation and Premenstrual Syndrome. By improving circulation, Hemp Oil is reputed to promote the body’s expulsion of toxins, ease the pain in sore muscles and joints, and prevent or reduce varicose veins. The fatty acid content of Hemp Seed Oil is known to boost immunity and metabolic function while sustaining the balance of hormones, blood pressure, and healthy, naturally-occurring bacteria in the body.



Essential Fatty Acids

Gamma linolenic acid; an antiinflammatory omega-6 fatty acid

Efficacy of dietary hempseed oil in patients with atopic dermatitis

Variability in seed traits in a collection of cannabis sativa genotypes

Hemp (cannabis sativa) seed oil: analytical and phytochemical characterization of the unsponifiable fraction

Hemp Oil Benefits

Hemp Seed Nutrition


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