CANNABIS SATIVA SEED OIL
Cannabis sativa seed oil, also known as hemp seed oil, is the oil expressed from the seeds of the plant, Cannabis sativa. This oil is mechanically extracted from Hemp seeds and therefore does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Cannabis sativa seed oil is known as a skin conditioning agent and is used in many cosmetic skin and hair care products. In our Natural Strength Sensitive Deodorants we have added Cannabis sativa seed oil to add gentleness to the formula.
HOW IS IT MADE?
Our Stewardship Model guides us to select ingredients which have been processed in a manner that supports our philosophy of human and environmental health.
Cannabis sativa seed oil is also known as Hemp Seed Oil as it is extracted from the seeds of the Hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Mechanical pressing is used to extract the oil, which is then bleached and deodorized using an absorbent clay. The resulting oil is then filtered and used in our Natural Strength Sensitive Deodorants.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?
Many oils are used for skin conditioning in cosmetic products. In fact we use a combination of oils in our deodorant products, such as hydrogenated castor oil and hydrogenated soybean oil. For gentleness in our Natural Strength Sensitive Deodorants we use a combination of these with Cannabis sativa seed oil and Linum usitatissimum (Linseed) seed oil.
IS THIS THE RIGHT OPTION FOR ME?
Cannabis sativa seed oil has a history of safe use in personal care products.
Cannabis Oil is the New Trendy Ingredient in Skin Care—Here’s Why
There are buzzy skin-care ingredients (turmeric! probiotics!). And then there are skin-care ingredients with buzz. In the beautysphere right now, there’s nothing buzzier than hemp-derived ingredients, such as cannabis sativa seed oil. This type of oil is loaded with plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory, next-level skin moisturizers.
It’s no surprise, then, that skin-care brands are betting big on ingredients from the hemp plant. Case in point: The new Green Releaf collection from Peter Thomas Roth, which includes the Therapeutic Sleep Cream and Calming Face Oil, both of which are infused with hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil.
With the recent passing of the Farm Bill, which legalized the production of industrial hemp, more products will flood the market, making it more difficult to weed out the highs from the lows. And, you might be teeming with Qs: Will slathering it on give me the munchies? Is it even legal in all 50 states? What’s the best way to add hemp-oil into your skin regimen? Quick answers: No, yes, and glad you asked.
So. what is Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil?
We know, the science surrounding Cannabis in all of its many forms can get confusing. Here are the basics: There are more than 80 different cannabinoid compounds that can be extracted from the cannabis sativa plant (otherwise known as weed). Of these, the two compounds that are the most well-known are CBD and THC—the latter being the one that produces a high when you eat or smoke it (a.k.a. it makes you stoned). Although Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is derived from the hemp plant—hemp oil comes from the seeds, while CBD is derived from the leaves—it doesn’t contain any CBD or THC compounds, but it is naturally rich in many skin-smoothing, calming, and moisturizing properties.
“Hemp seed oil is oil extracted from the hemp plant,” explains Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “Hemp seed oil is an outstanding natural oil for the skin,” Zeichner adds, which is precisely what makes it such a powerful skin care ingredient.
How does it work?
While the exact mechanisms by which hemp-derived oils work on the skin (and in the body) are still being sorted out by scientists, here’s the gist: “Hemp seed oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful in treating a variety of skin conditions,” Zeichner explains. “The compounds on hemp seed oil have a soothing effect.” Why is this important? “Inflammation is the root of all evil, whether that’s acne or the signs of aging,” explains New York City dermatologist Dendy Engelman. So, if you’re prone to redness, chronically dry skin, or you’ve started to notice the formation of fine lines, inflammation is likely a contributing factor, and hemp oil can help.