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It’s safe to say that CBD is the trending new ingredient in skincare. You’ll find CBD in prepared foods, drinks, and even sports balm. Simultaneously, the celebrity world is abuzz with rumors of A-list actress Kristen Bell launching a CBD skincare line in fall 2020. Meanwhile, the skincare industry is taking note of the buzz and paying more attention to products like Hemp Oil facial cream.
So, what are the facts? Is it worth adding Hemp Oil to your skincare routine? The first thing to know is that the science around Hemp Oil facial cream is still in its infancy. Researchers continue to document the results of using it topically. But, the jury is still out on the actual pathways that lead to positive results. Still, one of the thrilling things about science is its rational and objective nature.
How Homeostasis Benefits the Skin
Although the use of hemp is being studied for its mood and immune system benefits, the overarching way it works is by the interaction of terpenes, cannabinoids, and your endocannabinoid system, which maintains homeostasis in the body.
It turns out that the skin also has its own endocannabinoid system, as well. Similar to the rest of the body, problems arise when the cutaneous endocannabinoid system experiences a disruption. Acne, psoriasis, allergic dermatitis, scleroderma, and pigment disorders may occur as a result of an imbalanced cutaneous endocannabinoid system.
Hemp Oil Facial Cream and Acne
However, hemp has been shown to normalize sebum production levels. One of the ways it does this is by inhibiting the overproduction of certain skin cells called sebocytes. These cells produce sebum, and people who have acne often have an over-abundance of them. Instead of a healthy level of sebocytes, the skin produces more than needed, leading to excessive amounts of sebum.
How Hemp's Antimicrobial Properties Help Dispel Acne
Hemp seems to reduce the over-production of these cells. However, it’s important to note that it won’t eradicate sebocytes altogether. After all, the skin needs to produce a certain amount of sebum to remain healthy. Destroying all the sebocytes will result in dry skin and other problems. Specifically, hemp helps by restoring balance so your skin can maintain a healthy level of sebum production.
Hemp has also been shown to contain substances that have antimicrobial properties. Unquestionably, bacteria is a huge contributor to acne. However, every part of the hemp plant can offer a defense against it. To be clear: a True Entourage Effect can only be experienced by leveraging all the beneficial compounds of the whole hemp plant. Using an isolated form of CBD won’t produce the same results.
Hemp Oil Facial Cream and Autoimmune Skin Conditions
Many studies suggest that hemp has an anti-inflammatory effect, which may help reduce irritations from psoriasis. However, there’s also evidence that it may directly affect the proliferation of keratinocyte cell lines. Although it isn’t exactly clear how this happens, hemp appears to modulate this type of cell production. By tamping down on overproduction, the body can produce a normal level of keratinocytes.
Hemp's Regulation of Protein Expression in Cells That Produce Keratin
Meanwhile, a recent study tracked patients with a rare blistering disease called epidermolysis bullosa. These patients independently decided to use topical hemp oil and reported that it improved their condition in multiple ways. For example, they experienced faster wound healing, had fewer blisters, and felt less pain. In fact, some patients were even able to stop using the opioid pain medication they’d previously relied on.
Hemp Oil Facial Cream and Atopic Dermatitis
Given hemp’s anti-inflammatory effects, it’s probably no surprise to hear that it may help reduce skin irritation. But, that’s not the only way it helps. By all appearances, hemp also repairs the skin’s barrier, often degraded in those with atopic dermatitis. The breakdown of the skin’s barrier is one of the factors that cause the skin to be extra sensitive to external stimuli.
Hemp, Sebum, and Chronic Skin Disease
Turning Back Time With Hemp Oil Facial Cream
Yet, healing skin blemishes isn’t the only way to keep one’s youthful looks. Another way hemp helps reduce the signs of premature aging is by preventing UV damage. In fact, UV radiation breaks down collagen. However, studies show that hemp has a cytoprotective effect on the skin. It stimulates an antioxidant response, reduces inflammation, and also activates signaling pathways that work to protect skin cells.
The Hemp, the Whole Hemp, and Nothing but the Hemp
Meanwhile, another study explored the antioxidant properties of hemp by evaluating oils that were infused with it. Researchers say that antioxidant levels in hemp often don’t correspond to CBD levels. This is important because it shows that hemp’s antioxidant properties come from other substances besides CBD. Thus, we insist on the unique range of benefits afforded by Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. CBD is a powerful compound, but it’s not the only one hemp has to offer.
Replenish and Renew With Synchronicity Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Facial Cream
For example, we perfected our unique hand-pressed LipidTrans™ Infusion Process to help you access all the beneficial compounds in hemp. This process gently extracts all of the phenolic compounds to deliver excellent bioavailability in every product you buy from us.
To see what hemp can do for your skin, we recommend customizing the products you already use with our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. Or, make it easy on yourself by choosing one of our carefully crafted topical Hemp Oil products such as our hemp youth serum. We truly believe in the benefits our products offer. So, if you have any questions or concerns, contact us. We’d be happy to provide answers.
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