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Hemp is considered as a super food by many nutritionists around the world, with some even panning it as the most nutritious of all. Today, the plant is starting to see a huge amount of love sent its way in the skincare world. Scientists are now revealing study after study proving that hemp is an incredibly healthy plant to incorporate into both your diet and skincare.
If you are in the wellness scene, you probably already noticed the uptick in hemp products hitting store shelves. Fitness gurus are boasting about how hemp has all the essential amino acids and building blocks necessary to keep your body feeling great. People even use hemp seed oil as salad dressing in order to reap the exquisite dietary benefits.
Great as hemp oil is for your diet, it’s even better for your complexion. Beauty companies like GLAUX CHEM® create hemp-based products to help people give better, more natural skincare solutions.
Both dermatologists and spa professionals are falling in love with using hemp oil for skin treatments. Truth be told, it has little to do with its background as a “taboo plant,” and everything to do with these skin-loving compounds that make up the oil.
Also known as CBD, this compound is only found in hemp oil and has a slew of health benefits that range from better emotional states to soothing skin flare-ups. CBD activates your skin’s endocannabinoid system, which ends up balancing out your body’s ability to produce natural oils and waxes.
This compound is known to fight acne, reduce inflammation, and also help kill the germs that cause breakouts. CBD can help balance oil production and in turn fight both dryness and oily skin. This miracle compound also a powerful antioxidant that has been linked to the destruction of free radicals.
Most people have heard of CBD, but not its sister compound cannabinol. This is because a lot of products don’t have hemp oil as an ingredient, even though they should. Similar to CBD, this compound is exclusively found in hemp oil and acts as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory compound that’s been linked to restoring balance to your skin’s oil production.
If you want to see the full spectrum of what CBD can do for you, it’s best to find a skincare product that offers both CBD and cannabinol. GLAUX CHEM®’s Face and Body Oil is a good moisturizer that has both, primarily because it uses pure cold-pressed unrefined hemp oil as a main ingredient.
If you are a nutrition major or just read a lot of food labels, you might have seen this compound around. Beta-carotene is a precursor form of vitamin A that’s associated with better skincare, fine line reduction, and the destruction of skin-damaging free radicals.
This compound is cited as a major helper when it comes to reducing sun damage, so if you spent too much time out at the beach, this ingredient will help fight the damage. Spas have used this form of vitamin A for ages to help even out skin tones and brighten dull skin.
Plants also make and use beta-Carotene to protect themselves from damage by the sun.
Plants are green for a reason, and that reason is chlorophyll! This compound is found in every green plant on Earth, and its primary focus is to convert sunlight into energy for the plant. Like beta-Carotene, this compound is a natural pigment and may be used to balance skin tone and ward of damage by UV rays.
Chlorophyll is best used with other major compounds that fight UV damage, like beta-Carotene and this popular oily compound below.
Vitamin E is one of the most popular compounds to add to skincare products, and rightfully so. This soothing compound has study after study proving its ability to fight damage deep within the many layers of your skin.
This soothing fatty vitamin works to prevent early aging by moisturizing your skin, getting rid of chains of free radicals, and also reducing inflammation that causes breakouts. It’s a major beauty powerhouse!
While compounds like vitamin E and vitamin C have been getting adoration for years, ALA is a relatively recent newcomer to the beauty compound family. Alpha-linolenic acid is one of the best compounds when it comes to locking in moisture, keeping your skin’s barrier tough, and still offering softness to your skin tone.
People who suffer from skin redness due to a chronic skin condition would be wise to try alpha-linolenic acid. It’s been proven to reduce redness and also prevent further inflammation from happening.
Very few plants even come close to the amounts of the omega-3 ALA found in hemp seed oil. If you want to get really moisturized skin, it’s best to get an oil-based moisturizer that has hemp seed oil like the one sold by GLAUX CHEM®.
Beta-sitosterol isn’t a compound you’ll hear many talks about, but don’t let that fool you. This plant steroid is linked to some seriously impressive skincare results.
The anti-inflammatory properties make this compound perfect for people who have dryness due to long-term skin irritation or excessive histamine presence around acne and wounds.
You might have heard of the compound linoleic acid, but did you ever hear about this one? Oleic acid is an omega-9 fatty acid and functions pretty similarly to the regular omega-6 linoleic acid.
Its whole job is to lock in moisture, keep skin soft, and help prevent breakouts by reducing inflammation. When paired with other omega fatty acids found in hemp oil, it can be a very powerful tool to help you keep acne under control.
Zinc is a naturally occurring metal that you’ve probably seen featured in your daily multivitamins and sunblock, but you might not realize what it does. It’s actually a crucial building block for skin cells and help regulates your body’s ability to make new skin cells and lock in moisture.
Also, when your skin gets cut or burned, zinc is the mineral that helps you heal up. If you have been dealing with bad acne or pale skin, you may have a zinc deficiency. Both hemp and pomegranate seed oil have ample amounts of this important element.
Crazy as it may be to believe, many skin conditions that seem nearly impossible to treat with medication can be alleviated by adding the right balance of minerals to your skincare routine. Magnesium, for example, is proven to help atopic dermatitis, inflammatory skin conditions, and general dryness.
When applied to the skin alongside omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium helps lock in moisture and reduce roughness. Both are found in hemp seed oil, which is why your skin will thank you for the nourishment and improving your routine.