Why Hemp Is Outstanding In The World Of Cosmetics

Sep 28, 21

Why Hemp Is Outstanding In The World Of Cosmetics

When we headed into business together, Taz and I became so quickly obsessed with hemp seed oil and all the benefits it brought into our lives from using it internally.

Little did we know in the beginning, just how incredible it would also be when directly applied to our skin! It was almost by accident that we started using our NZ Hempress Hempseed Oil supplements, topically. Intuitively we were applying to troubled areas, then adding into our daily facial routine and by no surprise we fell in love with this plant all over again.

With a new glow on our faces and people keen to know our deepest and dewiest secrets that we were radiating, we became so passionate about creating something… something so simple that we could share with other Mums, so they too could soak up all the benefits found in this extraordinary plant. We vowed in a moment that we simply must share all we know and deliver you all the goods, from nature's most popular little seed! Herbeautys key ingredient derived from Hemp Seed is no small player, the more you know about this little weapon, the more you too, will fall in love.

So, it poses the question: what exactly makes Hemp Seed oil skin and body care products better than conventional products?

Here’s just a few of our favourite reasons why:

Say goodbye to unknown nasties

You may have noticed, a large majority of cosmetic products on the market are either petroleum-based (yes, the stuff you put in your car!) or jammed full of hidden nasties, with unpronounceable pharmaceutical names. Many of these ingredients can do more harm to your health than good in the long run, which is why it is now more important than ever to turn our attention back to nature.

Hemp suits ALL skin types

We don't say this lightly when we say that hemp seed oil just aces absolutely everything it does. When it comes to caring for your skin, hemp seed oil doesn’t discriminate. It loves and thrives on any and all skin types; oily skin, dry skin, ageing and aged skin and also acne prone skin. Those with sensitive skin love how gentle it is—widely tolerated by all skin types. The properties found in hemp seed oil, when applied to any skin type, will dedicate itself to nourishing and working absolute wonders for your skin.

Hemp is outstanding in its field

As an ingredient, hemp seed oil for skin care offers unrivalled benefits. Recognised as one of nature’s most perfectly balanced oils, it contains ideal amounts of both the required essential fatty acids, which are great for long term human use. There are no other chemical combinations, nor plant-based sources that are able to match the natural benefits of hemp seed for skin care.

With its powerful antioxidant, nutritive, and emollient properties, hemp seed oil boosts skin health, giving it glow and providing it with moisture. Loaded with essential fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, this oil is one of the amazing natural and organic ingredients to use in your skincare routine.

Keeps you youthful

With an impressive array of skin-loving vitamins to deliver the ultimate hydration, hemp seed oil reigns supreme supporting healthy signs of aging (oh yea, we won't say no to this!) It will help to smooth-out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while energising the skin. It can improve the appearance of your skin by giving it a firm, tightened, brightened glow.

Keeps skin hydrated

We love how Hemp seed oil is made up of 80% essential fatty acid, the highest amount of any other plant. Hemp seed oil prevents moisture loss on a physiological level; it does just not merely "coat" the skin as do other oils. It contains the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 based on our cell's needs.

Goodbye spots

Hemp seed oil has a comedogenic rating of zero, making it a massive win for oil and acne prone skin. An oil for oily skin, it’s low in oleic acid and rich in linoleic acid. It contains GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), and although the level of GLA is quite low, it still makes the oil very beneficial with those for sensitive skin.

People with oily skin and clogged pores swear by it because it’s moisturizing without adding to the problem. As someone who regularly dealt with adult acne breakouts, that's a big win for me!

Hemp seed oil recap:

  • Comedogenic rating: 0
  • Rich in vitamin E and fatty acids as well as linoleic acid
  • Can be used by all skin types
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Deeply hydrating
  • Tones the skin and tightens pores
  • Prevents moisture loss
  • Can be used on stretch marks and scars

I know how you’re feeling right now after reading this… you just want to get this magical wee seed all over every inch of your skin! Oh dear, what have I started here… good thing I can follow through on this one and deliver the goods!

Although Hemp Seed Oil as a standalone powerhouse will forever have our hearts, Taz and I went that one step further… We collaborated with some other impressive botanical oils that pack a skin glowing punch, to bring you a range of core essentials that you’ll never want to be without

The best part is that it's super simple, time saving and won’t break the budget. We know you’ll be beyond hempressed (yup, i went there with the cheesiness) with our Herbeauty products.

Lisa Gadsby



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