What Are Hemp Extracts?
Can it get me high? Is it the same thing as CBD oil? These are all great questions when using our SoluRetinol and SoluAcne serums on your skin. Hemp extract, also known as hemp seed oil, is obtained by pressing hemp seeds together. Whereas CBD oil is obtained through collecting oil from the flowers, leaves, and stems (3). Both products are extracted from different parts of the hemp plant, however neither types of oil will get you high (1).
Benefits of using Hemp Extract
Hemp seed oil has many benefits, depending on the way you are intending to use it. One health benefit is lowering blood pressure due to the Omega-3 fatty acids that are found in hemp extract. Another benefit of hemp seed oil is its anti-inflammatory properties, which in turn can help to reduce pain, naturally.
More benefits of hemp extract for skin:
- Powerful anti-inflammatories
- Antibiotic properties
- Antimicrobials properties
The benefits to using hemp extract on your skin are endless. Hemp extract can help reduce acne by regulating the oils in your skin. More specifically, hemp extracts can help keep your skin moisturized without clogging your pores (2).
Virtually all hemp extracts are currently in the form of a carrier oil infused from an emulsion process (liquid-to-liquid).
Cannabinoids, such as CBD, are lipophilic, which means they have to undergo intense “shear” to disperse the cannabinoid into water-based formulations.
For cannabinoids to be water soluble, it requires a suitable emulsification technique (4).
What’s the benefit of cannabinoids being water soluble, instead of fat soluble?
Let’s talk about skin care. As you have read above, the benefits of hemp extract for your skin are quite powerful. Using a carrier oil infused with hemp on the outer layer of your skin has benefits such as containing necessary fatty acids that nourish our skin. However, a water-based serum can penetrate the skin more quickly, adding vitality and plumpness to your skin immediately (5). If someone has a resistance to using oils on the skin, then a water-based serum can be even more effective.
1 admin Last Updated: September 12, et al. “Is Hemp Extract the Same as CBD Oil?” TruthAboutHemp.org, https://www.truthabouthemp.org/hemp-vs-cbd/.
2 Gotter, Ana. “Hemp Oil for Skin: Benefits and How to Use for Your Face.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 3 July 2019, https://www.healthline.com/health/hemp-oil-for-skin.
3 “Hemp Seed Oil: Health Benefits, Nutrition, Dosage, and More.” WebMD, WebMD, https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-hemp-seed-oil#:~:text=Hemp%20seed%20oil%20is%20extracted,pressed%20to%20make%20olive%20oil.
4 “Cannabis Oil / CBD Nanoemulsion by Ultrasonics.” Hielscher Ultrasonics, 10 Aug. 2022, https://www.hielscher.com/ultrasonic-cannabis-oil-emulsion.htm.
5 Holly, et al. “Oil vs Water Serums Explained!” Green Beauty Expert, 3 Dec. 2020, https://www.greenbeautyexpert.ca/oil-vs-water-serums-explained/.