Hemp Seed Oil vs. CBD Oil for Healthy Skin
What is hemp seed oil's role in skin care
Hemp seed oil (derived from pressed hemp seeds) - is found inside a woody fibrous herb which is part of the Cannabis sativa plant. The oil pressed from hemp seeds is a rich source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which makes an ideal moisturizer and a good carrier oil when blended with other anti-aging skin care ingredients.
Basically, hemp seed oil is known for it’s moisturizing properties. Research shows it can hydrate the skin without clogging pores, aggravating acne, or causing breakouts. This also makes it a good moisturizer for those with oily skin.
However, hemp oil derived only from hemp seeds is not a full spectrum extract. This means it contains very small amounts of healing phytocompounds such as: CBDs, terpenes, nutrients, and other trace compounds that are known to have amazing benefits for healthy skin. 1
So, if your skin cream does not contain full spectrum extracts, you're probably missing out on some powerful skin healing benefits. This is where CBD oil comes in...
Cannabidiol oil (CBD) – is a naturally occurring compound also found in the hemp plant. But, unlike hemp seed oil, CBD oil is derived from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of the hemp plant.
The CBD oil we're talking about here is one of the most studied, full-spectrum extract that contains over 400 trace compounds that work synergistically for optimum benefits.
Research suggests that this type of CBD oil is a richer source of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, nutrients, antioxidants, and other important bioactive compounds – when compared to oil from hemp seeds. 1,2
CBD oil’s role in skin care goes beyond just a superior moisturizer. It also has potential for managing skin conditions like:
CBD oil is more abundant in nutrients and especially antioxidants, which help to counteract free-radical damage that leads to skin aging. Antioxidants can help protect the skin against aging and environmental stressors – that contribute to lines, wrinkles, and poor skin tone. 3, 4, 5, 6
While more research is still being done on the benefits of CBD oil for skin health and aging, it’s clear from the current studies that full-spectrum CBD oil provides anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and hydrating benefits for normal, aging, sensitive, troubled and damaged skin.
From hemp lip balms, hand creams and hemp lotions - hemp-based skin care products have been around for a while now.
But since the farm bill was passed in 2018, industrial hemp and all of its derivatives including seeds, extracts, and cannabinoids (CBD) are legal, as long as the THC concentration is not over 0.3 percent.
So now you’ll see more skin care products with confusing or misleading labels – interchanging CBD oil with hemp oil, since CBD oil is derived from the hemp plant. However, it's important to know that CBD oil has more skin benefits than hemp oil and often cost more.
Well, from the newly found studies, it appears that full-spectrum CBD oil packs a more powerful punch than hemp oil in terms of nutrients and anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
And since CBD oil costs more, you want to make sure you know what you're buying and paying for. So it’s essential to read the label!
A product containing CBD should list cannabidiol on the label. A product containing hemp seed oil should list cannabis sativa seed oil. 7
Before you buy CBD oil or CBD face creams, make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Check out the following information:
3 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4151231/
4 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28601556
6 - https://www.ebiomedicine.com/article/S2352-3964(17)30003-8/abstract
7 - https://www.healthline.com/health/hemp-vs-cbd-oil#4
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