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HEMP IN BEAUTY: NUTRIENT RICH FOR SKIN

IT’S OFTEN CONFUSED FOR ITS OTHER, MORE CONTROVERSIAL PROPERTIES, AND IS THE LAST THING I THOUGHT I’D BE PUTTING ON MY SKIN, BUT HEMP SEED OIL IS THE NEXT BIG THING IN NATURAL INGREDIENTS.  With its various applications being sought in many different aisles of pharmacies and supermarkets, we’re looking at hemp seed oil’s benefits when it comes to skin care and beauty routines.Hemp seed oil’s only connection to drugs is nothing more than a very distant relative of the psychoactive cannabis. It’s important to note exactly how hemp seed oil is derived and what exactly it is. Hemp is a variety of cannabis sativa; it is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant and doesn’t contain any molecule of the cannabinoid family (including CBD and THC).  Hemp seed oil is extracted and cold pressed from the seeds of hemp plants, it does not contain any THC (drug) component.Why hail hemp you ask?  Hemp is widely celebrated for its medicinal properties.  However, there are key benefits of hemp seed oil that lend itself to beauty products, including: Locks in hydration: Hemp seed oil is high in omega acids 3, 6 and 9, all of which help repair the skin barrier, hydrate and soothe the skin. It is wonderful for dry skin issues such as dermatitis and ageing skin, it forms a seal over the skin to keep moisture trapped inside.     Anti-inflammatory: Those same omega acids also help lower inflammation in the skin, and it won’t clog pores.   Rich: Rich in proteins, antioxidants, particularly vitamins E and C, to help counteract free radicals and protect against environmental damage.   Replenishes: Hemp seed oil replenishes EFAs (essential fatty acids), and closely matches the composition of our skin cells that it’s able to penetrate them and lubricate the surface between them.   Additional benefits include: Assists with skin irritations such as eczema and psoriasis. Eliminates signs of flaky, dehydrated looking skin. Visibly strengthens skin against signs of environmental damage. Delivers antioxidants for anti-ageing results. Use of natural ingredients in beauty and skin care is soaring, and hemp seed oil (HSO) is one of the ingredients leading the charge, it’s the next big thing & is certainly here to stay. It’ still evolving and loved by consumers globally. Hemp is the new rosehip oil and consumers are loving its multi-use and nutrient properties. It resonates on multiple levels - it’s naturally derived, consumers globally are shying away from synthetic and animal-derived ingredients across nations and brands. MARZENA NATURAL FACIAL & BODY WAX STRIPS ARE 100% BIO-COMPOSTABLE, MAKING THEM THE MOST SUSTAINABLE AT HOME WAX STRIPS IN AUSTRALASIA. Marzena Natural wax strips feature next-generation ingredients including hemp seed oil to help calm the skin, and sustainably sourced natural pine tree resin wax formula – ensuring even stubborn short hairs are gripped.