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There’s no denying that marijuana is having a major moment. Case in point: Skin-care products are now touting cannabis. Yes, you read that right.

There’s no denying that marijuana is having a major moment. Case in point: Skin-care products are now touting cannabis. Yes, you read that right.

Let’s clear something up from the get-go: The stuff that’s in your beauty products is not the same as what you’d find in a joint. The most common ingredient used in these beauty products is cannabis sativa seed oil. Topically It lacks the ability to get you high. So no, you won’t feel a buzz; and yes, it’s completely legal-and legit.

In the beauty sphere 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 collection from Skin Care Simplified – Nourished by Africa which includes “FACE” and Luxury Body Oil, both of which are infused with hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil.

What’s the best way to add hemp-oil into your skin regimen? Quick answers: “Face” – face cream and all over Luxury body oil

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.

An added bonus regarding those fine lines or a general unevenness in skin texture: “Hemp seed oil also acts as an emollient to smooth rough texture on the skin’s surface and [it] offers moisturizing benefits,” Zeichner adds. What’s more, in addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, cannabis sativa seed oil is also chock full of antioxidants, so it helps combat the environmental damage your complexion faces on a daily basis.

What are the best ways to reap the beauty benefits?

Because it’s such a naturally hydrating ingredient, Canna oil is often used in skin creams, body oils and soaps. But the longer you leave the powerhouse ingredient on your face, the more you’ll reap its benefits. That means your best bet is face creams, serums, and oils. “cannabis sativa seed oil can be incorporated into almost any skin care product, [but] leave-on products like creams and oils would give a greater effect,” Zeichner says. That’s one of the reasons why Roan from Skin Care Simplified developed a natural new face cream and luxury body oil, both of which also contain plenty of other ingredients you’ll want in your skin care arsenal.

Leave-on creams and oils reap the most benefit. Choose products that pair hemp-derived / cannabis sativa seed oil with other healing ingredients, e.g. Neroli Oil, Marula Oil and moisturizing oils that will nourish your skin. Skin Care simplified takes this to a whole new level with two power packed natural products, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it!

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