‘Hemp Seed Oil Saved My Skin From Breakouts—And Doctors Agree It‘s Legit’
Step aside, coconut oil.
When my skin started freaking out after I went off of birth control (yep, that’s a potential side effect), I was desperate for a solution. My normal skincare routine stopped working, and I wasn’t sure what to do.
I had been an avid user of face oil, but it turns out there are certain oils that aren’t as good for acne—olive and coconut, for instance, are comedogenic, meaning they will clog your pores. However, as I went digging around online there was one that kept showing up as friendly for all skin types, particularly the pimple-prone: hemp seed oil.
My skin was more calm, less red, and I wasn’t getting any new, major pimples.
After reading through Reddit reviews, I decided to go with Nutiva Organic Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil. I picked a bottle up at Whole Foods (you should be able to find it at any natural grocer) and applied it as the last step of my skincare routine. I poured a little in my palms, rubbed them together, then pressed into my skin. While the results weren’t immediate, after consistent use for one week straight, I started noticing that my skin was calmer and less red. And I wasn’t getting any new, major pimples. Since making the switch, I’ve tried going back to other moisturizers—but my skin would start acting up again.
One thing to note: You have to keep the oil refrigerated because it is cold-pressed so it’ll go bad if you leave it out.
Even though I already know it worked, I asked the experts for the real reason hemp seed oil is so good for acne-prone complexions. “This oil is particularly good for people prone to redness and skin irritations like eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis because it’s high in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids that help to hydrate the skin,” said Dr. Maura Henninger, a Naturopathic Doctor in New York City. “It’s also beneficial for acne-prone patients because of its antibacterial properties, thanks to those same omega acids.”
Dr. Henninger also noted that it’s a good oil for oily skin types because “it’s considered a dry oil, so it absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy.” Joshua Zeichner, MD, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, agrees. “Hemp seed oil is rich in fatty acids, which help hydrate and soothe inflamed skin and may even control skin oil production that can help treat acne,” he said. He also assured me that hemp seed oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog my pores.
Why doctors think hemp seed oil is beneficial for inflamed skin.
Benefits of Organic Hemp Seed Oil For Your Skin
Posted by Brendon McIntosh on Apr 03, 2020
Why Organic Hemp Seed Oil Is Good For Your Skin
Kōaka’s Organic Hemp Oil Moisturising Serum is suitable for men and women of all ages. It is designed for hydrating and improving the health of our skin through this completely natural and unrefined compound known as cold pressed hemp seed oil.
Our K ōaka hemp seed oil is produced by cold pressing New Zealand grown hemp seed. It’s a clear, green oil with a light nutty/earthy fragrance. This is suitable for a range of skin conditions or for simply maintaining a healthy skin profile.
It does this by moisturising the skin without clogging the pores. This not only allows for the hydration of dry skin but also helps regulate natural oil production from our skin which may be overproducing and therefore causing conditions such as acne.
It leaves no residue and is absorbed quickly into the skin.
What You Need to Know About Hemp Seed Oil
Kōaka Moisturising Serum also provides an good supply of active botanicals Vitamin B6, C and D and antioxidants (Vitamin E), carotene (precursor to Vitamin A), phytosterols, phospholipids and a number of minerals including calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc. Hemp seed oil also provides a good source of chlorophyll.
Hempseed oil is over 80% polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) with a 3:1 ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 which is considered optimal for human health especially playing a role in regulation and development of immunity.
The oil has high amounts of the omega 6 metabolite GLA which is anti-inflammatory. The GLA also produces prostaglandin E1 which reduces the effect of prolactin – a hormone thought to contribute to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms
It is also a great source of vitamin E – for healthy skin, immunity and eye health.
It has a wide variety of benefits from dandruff relief to acne management.
Using Organic Hemp Seed Oil on Your Skin
Use this product wherever you see potential skin problems or just as part of your daily routine, the best time is right after a warm shower when the skin is clean and fresh.
Check out our testimonials for suggestions and benefits others have discovered.
Our Kōaka hemp seed oil is produced by cold pressing New Zealand grown hemp seed. It's a clear, green oil with a light nutty/earthy fragrance. This is suitable for a range of skin conditions or for simply maintaining a healthy skin profile.