Updated: Jun 10, 2019
Let me start by asking you a question. What characteristics should your ideal skincare facial oil have? I bet they are all of these:
But usually we end up with oils which are thick and make you look like a grease pan.
So once again, have you heard of Dry Oils?
A dry oil is referred to an oil which is lightweight yet has amazing moisturizing properties. These oils are less viscous, more fluid, rapidly absorb into the skin and do not give a greasy look or sit on top of your skin.
Typically people with Oily skin, tend to run away from oils in general. But you still need moisture to keep your natural skin barrier healthy. This is where Dry Oils are incredibly nourishing on many levels and are actually food for your skin. Now you must be wondering, there are so many oils, how do I know which one is a dry oil? Don’t worry, Im here to help you bust some myths and make better skincare decisions.
Hemp Seed Oil
This oil has a cult following and has numerous benefits. However, donot confuse it with the Recreational drug – Marijuana. 'Cannabis Sativa' is the scientific name for Hemp Plant. Hemp and Marijuana are both plants from the Cannabis Sativa family. Hemp leaf is mainly used for industrial purposes e.g. textiles, ropes, paper and more. The seeds however, are particularly excellent for extracting oil. This oil is non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating as the seeds donot contain ‘tetrahydrocannabinol’ (THC). [THC is the component that contains psychoactive properties].
Now that we learnt that Hemp Seed Oil is safe and non-psychoactive, let’s learn the extraction process.
You must ensure that any skincare oil, must be 100% cold pressed.
What is 100% cold pressed oil?
There are different methods used to extract oils e.g. expeller-pressed, solvent extraction, steam distillation etc. Most of these aforementioned methods use heat or chemicals at very high temperatures to extract oils. As a result, heat alters the properties and nutrients of the oil. 100% cold pressed oils are processed at lower temperatures, and therefore restore all the effective nutrients and benefits of the oils.
Physical Properties of Hemp Seed Oil
100% Cold pressed Hemp Seed Oil has a Golden-Green hue. It has a mild nutty odor. It is lightweight which aids rapid absorption.
What are its benefits?
Balances Oily Skin: It contains all of the 21 known amino acids and offers the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (Linoleic), Omega 3 (alpha-Linolenic), to gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) essential fatty acids, determined to be the optimum requirement for a healthy skin. This combination is indeed one-of-a-kind among seed based oils.
Prevents Acne: Most thick oils, sit on your skin and clog the pores, resulting in breakouts. Since this oil has a comedogenic rating of ‘0’, it means that it is non-pore clogging. It is an ideal moisturizer for Oily and Acne prone skin, due to its high Linoleic acid content.
Protects and maintains the 'Natural Skin Barrier': Free radicals caused by lifestyle choices like smoking, unhealthy eating, lack of sleep can deeply affect and threaten the ‘Natural Skin Barrier’. This oil restores it and protects your skin from such damages.
Adds a youthful glow: Even though its non-sticky, your skin won’t go dry halfway through the day. Continued use will increase your skin’s ability to retain moisture. It will blend into your skin adding a beautiful healthy glow.
Works wonders for all skin types: If you are someone who has dry skin and donot like a greasy look, you will love this oil.
Fantastic Anti-aging properties: It prevents premature aging as it is loaded with antioxidants (Vit E) , carotene (Vit A) and number of other minerals.
Excellent for Hair: Since it is a dry oil, it is the most ideal oil to be used as a serum for hair. Use few drops of this oil on towel dried hair. You will see a remarkable shine, no frizzy hair and no greasiness.
At Herbis, Hemp Seed Oil is the foundation of every facial oil. Due to its fantastic qualities, It's by far the safest and most efficient oil. We have formulated 2 facial oils which consists of Hemp seed oil as the base oil:
SUPERLUNARY FACIAL OIL- for oily & acne prone skin.
SUPERHERO FACIAL OIL- for normal to dry skin.
Numerous customers of ours, have raved about these oils. Check out the above links to know more about the other ingredients and shop this oil with extra 10% off on your first purchase + Free Shipping!
Have you used hemp seed oil? Do share your experiences in the comments below.