By now, we all understand the importance of incorporating essential oils into our skincare routine, to ensure that our skin is brighter and healthy looking, with a more even skin tone and glowing complexion. The latest oil to grace the shelves of beauty enthusiasts is hemp seed oil. We take a look at its origin, what the benefits of hemp oil are for the skin and how to incorporate it into your routine.
What is hemp oil?
Hemp seed oil comes from pressing the seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp seed oil is a dark green colour until it’s refined, when it then becomes clear and colourless. It has recently become very popular in skincare products, due to its high content of essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
What are the benefits of hemp oil for skin?
One of the biggest and most well-known benefits of hemp oil is its moisturising properties. It’s an emollient, which helps to maintain skin’s elasticity and leaves it feeling beautifully soft, smooth and supple. Hemp oil is high in Omega acids 3, 6 and 9, which help to repair the skin’s natural barrier and form a “seal” over its surface, locking in moisture and allowing it to stay hydrated for longer.
Balances oily skin
Sometimes when your skin gets too dry, it begins to overproduce oil to try and combat the dryness, which can lead to breakouts and irritation on the skin’s surface. Hemp oil is a natural moisturiser that doesn’t clog pores, making it a perfect hydrating ingredient for those with oily skin.
Improves the appearance of skin tone and texture
Hemp oil contains vitamins A, C and E which are key ingredients in skincare to combat environmental stressors and rejuvenate skin for that fresh, youthful glow. These vitamins also have anti-ageing properties, which contribute to a radiant-looking complexion.
How to use hemp oil in your skincare routine
The Burt’s Bees Hemp Trio is the perfect bundle to allow you to incorporate hemp oil into your everyday routine. Our rich, lightweight formula has a fresh basil scent, and is powered by nourishing hemp seed oil to provide intense hydration and nourishment, leaving skin feeling beautifully soft and healthy.
Use our Hemp Hand Cream every morning before you pop your rings on, to benefit from fast-absorbing moisture that lasts for up to 8 hours. We recommend using the Hemp Body Lotion after a warm shower or a hot bath, to lock in moisture that will restore skin and keep it hydrated for up to 24 hours. We suggest applying liberally, and especially before bed, as the lotion works to nourish your skin while you sleep.
A perfect addition to your handbag is our Hemp Lip Balm. Leaving lips feeling soft, supple and hydrated, apply the lip balm as often as you need to throughout the day to enjoy long-lasting moisturisation.