The main cosmetic properties of hemp

The main cosmetic properties of hemp

Modified on: 19/04/2024


The cultivation of CBD weed, in addition to having a wide space for the realisation of products such as hashish and CBD oil, bioplastics, and products for the textile sector, is increasingly successful in the cosmetics sector.

In fact, hemp Sativa and its cosmetic properties have proven to be exceptional, even for use on the most delicate and sensitive skin.

Want to know more?

Here is the power of cannabis in body, face, and hair products.

Hemp in cosmetics: here are the most used substances

For many decades, the marijuana plant was demonised worldwide because of THC, the psychotropic substance it contains. 

However, since the spread of various high CBD (and low THC) legal cannabis genetics, things have changed and many properties of the plant have been discovered that are well, worth exploiting.

One of these is its compatibility with human skin

The substances extracted for topical use are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that are perfect for maintaining healthy skin and hair.

From legal marijuana grown for cosmetic purposes, two main useful ingredients are extracted:

  • Hemp oil 
  • CBD (or cannabidiol).
Hemp in cosmetics: here are the most used substances

Hemp oil, extracted from the seeds of the plant, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in fatty acids, omega 3, 6, and 9.

CBD, extracted from the flowers and leaves of the plant, has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as sebum regulating properties.

You have probably already heard about the use of CBD oils (cannabidiol mixed with vegetable oil) for topical use, but nowadays you can also find this substance in products for everyday use.

The characteristics of hemp oil and CBD are indeed exceptional and mean that this plant can also be successfully used to make products suitable for the driest, most delicate, and sensitive skin.

Let’s go into more detail now.

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Cannabidiol and hemp oil: cosmetic properties.

The benefits of hemp on the skin and hair are numerous.

In the oil and cannabidiol extracted from the plant there are 3 very useful substances in particular: 

  • gamma-linoleic acid ;
  • polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6);
  • vitamin E.

Let’s start with the hair. 

Using a shampoo and conditioner with hemp extracts (such as CBD oil and CBD) promotes scalp and hair health.

It is because the gamma-linoleic acid they contain prevents and combats keratinisation problems, plays a role in hydration, and is useful in the event of scalp flaking. 

It has been found that hemp oil and hair growth are also linked: the credit goes to the fatty acids that stimulate the hair bulbs.

As far as the skin is concerned, hemp extracts are a panacea in many ways. 

Cannabidiol and hemp oil: cosmetic properties.

Here is a short list of their properties:

  • Anti-ageing properties.
    The substances contained in CBD oil and hemp oil allow you to maintain the right amount of moisture and elasticity for the skin and can counteract the action of free radicals, thus slowing down cellular aging. A hemp face cream is perfect for both those with more mature skin and those who are dealing with the first wrinkles.
  • Soothing properties.
    Hemp creams, ointments, and lotions also have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. Useful for acne and dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, and burns, hemp products are recommended for anyone with particularly sensitive skin that tends to redden, crack and dry out.
  • Anti-spot properties.
    As well as having beneficial effects on acne, it seems that hemp oil is also useful on skin blemishes caused by pimples. With regular and consistent use, it is possible to lighten scars and the typical hyperpigmentation that occurs after boils.
  • Moisturising and sebum-normalising properties.
    Hemp cosmetics are excellent for normalising skin that tends to become too oily or too dry, thus contributing to the formation of an optimal balance.

To make it short, hemp-based cosmetics have exceptional properties that work on several fronts, making this plant a perfect ingredient for daily skincare or for treating the most problematic and sensitive skin.

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To conclude.

As you may have read, the cultivation of marijuana, in addition to the production of the most popular derivatives (such as pre rolled cbd), and the production of raw materials useful in various sectors of industry, is now also aimed at the cosmetics sector.

Studies on hemp are still ongoing, but it is already possible to use cosmetics made from CBD cannabis and hemp oil for wrinkles and reddened and stressed skin.

Of course, it is important to make sure that these are quality products, so that the positive effects of hemp are not cancelled out by the negative effects of harmful substances.

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