You may have noticed that at Voyager many of our skincare products share a key ingredient – hemp seed oil. Today, we’re going to talk about the nourishing power of hemp in skincare, how it can provide so much goodness for our skin, and why we chose to add it to our Voyager products.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
At Voyager we specialise in two products that both are derived from the hemp plant – CBD and Hemp Seed Oil. Our CBD products come from the hemp plant and the CBD isolate that we use is extracted in a way that means that we can make CBD products without THC (another cannabinoid that comes from the hemp plant). To learn more about our CBD products, take a read of our previous blog post on full spectrum vs CBD isolate products.
Despite coming from the same plant, CBD oil and Hemp Seed Oil are two different things, each with their own benefits. CBD oil (along with other cannabinoids) is extracted from hemp flowers, stalks, and leaves. Hemp seed oil, meanwhile, is extracted from, as you might have already guessed, the seeds!
These seeds don’t contain any CBD (or THC), but instead have a rich profile of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins B and D, and nutritional antioxidants. These qualities have made hemp seed oil desirable in nutrition, as well as skincare. Our Hemp Seed Oil for Pets uses pure hemp seed oil and nothing else so that your pet can benefit from the high nutritional value of hemp seed oil, but in this blog we’re focusing on the skincare side of hemp seed oil.
Hemp Seed Oil and Skincare
Hemp seed oil is highly desirable for skincare. Hemp seed oil is high in fatty acids, which offer incredible benefits. They can help to moisturise your skin, and help it retain moisture. They act as building blocks for your skin, helping your skin cells grow stronger. Skin can look smoother with increased elasticity, and fatty acids can help eliminate flaky, dry skin.
Thanks to being so high in fatty acids, hemp skincare products can promote healthier, smoother looking skin. It’s appropriate for all skin types, and hemp seed oil is a natural, plant based ingredient, so it makes an excellent vegan plant based skincare solution.
Vitamins! Vitamin D, found in hemp seed oil, is known as the sunshine vitamin. It plays an integral role in skin rejuvenation and protection. Vitamin D contributes to skin cell growth and repair, perfect for making your skin look and feel healthier. Hemp seed oil is also great for sensitive skin, with vitamin B also present. Vitamin B is an antioxidant which helps to alleviate sensitive skin, as well as stop signs of premature aging.
All of this considered, you can see why at Voyager we’re so keen to add hemp seed oil to our products! We work to combine hemp seed oil with other ingredients which compliment the properties of hemp seed oil. Read on to learn where we use hemp seed oil, and how we marry it with other skincare ingredients.
Voyager Life Hemp and Nettle CBD Soap
Voyager Life Hemp and Nettle CBD Soap was designed to help customers with sensitive or problematic skin find some relief. We draw on the healing properties of Vitamins B and D and combine it with the healing properties of nettle. Nettle powder is known for its ability to relieve and improve skin irritation, so in this soap it makes a perfect pair with hemp seed oil for those with eczema, dermatitis, or acne.
Voyager Life Hemp Hand Cream
Life is tough on hands. In the past year we’ve had to wash our hands a lot, and this can really dry out our skin. That’s what makes our Hemp Hand Cream essential to keeping hands nourished and moisturised. The fatty acids that are so abundant in hemp seed oil mean that this hand cream can provide intense hydration, even when used sparingly. We’ve enriched our Hemp Hand Cream with cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid, retinol and vitamin E, making it a really effective moisturiser to keep your hands healthy and soft.
Voyager Life Hemp Lip Balm
Hemp seed oil is ideal for the sensitive and delicate skin on our lips. Like our hand cream, the hemp seed oil in this balm is packed with fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6, making it a great moisturiser to keep your lips plump and healthy. Help seed oil can be a real help in combating cold weather that and preventing damaged or flaky skin. We know how important it is to protect this delicate skin so we’ve added SPF 15 for added protection and shea butter to leave lips feeling soft and nourished.
Voyager Beard Balm
We’ve gone on long enough about the benefits of hemp seed oil for skincare, but it’s actually great for hair care too! Moisturising your beard hair gives your beard softness and shine, and the fatty acids in hemp seed oil promote beard hair growth. This beard balm is also enriched with jojoba oil, macadamia nut oil, and vitamin E. It’s waxy quality makes it ideal for styling your beard, while those skin and hair care ingredients soothes any itching and nourishes the skin beneath your beard.
Voyager Paw Balm
Helping you to keep your pet’s paws feel healthy and moisturised… Our Paw Balm is coming soon with all the goodness of hemp seed oil being a key ingredient! It’ll be coming soon, so look out for this exciting new addition.