Hemp oil is the vegetable oil of the Hemp seed. It has been used for food and medicine in China for at least 3000 years.
The oil obtained by cold pressing from the Hemp seed is a valuable source of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, linolenic (omega-3), and linoleic (omega-6).
In fact, it’s the only edible oil that contains over 80% polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. Linoleic acid (LA) and linolenic acid (LNA) are found in a ratio of 3:1, which nutritionists widely believe to be the optimal ratio.
The hemp seed oil also contains a significant amount of antioxidants, especially polyphenols such as biologically active flavonoids (flavanones, flavanols, and isoflavones) and tocopherols (vitamin E). Hemp oil contains higher amounts of total phenolic compounds than other vegetable oils and demonstrates higher antioxidant activities. These compounds help to prevent oxidative damages caused by free radicals.
Hemp oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant. The seeds of the hemp plant contain only trace amounts of THC, CBD, or other cannabinoids.
Cold‐pressed plant oils have better nutritive properties than refined oils. Cold‐pressed oils may retain higher levels of natural antioxidants (which may be removed during the refining steps of a conventional oil processing procedure) and exhibit acceptable shelf stability without added synthetic antioxidants. In addition, cold-pressing involves no organic solvent, which results in a chemically contaminant-free product. Cold pressing is simple, ecological, and does not require much energy.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are fatty acids that humans and other animals must consume from external sources, as the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them. The fatty acids known to be essential for humans are alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid). Omega−3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids (contain more than one double bond in their backbone). They play an essential role in the human diet and human physiology.
The three types of omega−3 fatty acids involved in human physiology are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), found in plant oils, and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both commonly found in marine oils.
Various enzymes (desaturases) found to be present in different layers of the skin are involved in essential fatty acids metabolism in the epidermis. These processes are necessary for the maintenance of skin homeostasis.
Linoleic acid (omega 6) is an essential building block for the ceramides in the epidermis. Ceramides are a particular type of lipids, which comprise 40 to 50% of the lipids in the stratum corneum (SC). The presence of Linoleic acid in SC ceramides is essential for the permeability barrier function of the skin. By supporting the skin’s barrier function, essential fatty acids reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and increase the skin’s moisture content.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids improve the firmness of the skin by inhibiting the activity of MMP enzymes. MMP enzymes break down collagen and other dermal matrix components, which support the three-dimensional structure of the skin. Omega-3 fatty acids also reduce the synthesis of various compounds involved in skin irritation and the aging process. Thus, provide a substantial anti-aging activity.
GOJI BERRY SKIN REVITALIZING SERUM
Goji berry (Lycium barbarum) has been used in China for more than 2,000 years as a traditional medicinal herb and food supplement. Today, goji berries are considered a superfruit and consumed worldwide. The primary active components are Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBPs) composed of various monosaccharides such as fucose, ribose, rhamnose, arabinose, xylose, mannose, and galactose. Other constituents of the Goji berry fruits are carotenoids, glycosphingolipids, ascorbyl glucoside, phytosterols, flavonoids, and vitamins (in particular, riboflavin, thiamine, and ascorbic acid).
Significant anti-aging effects of LBPs and other major components have been reported in many scientific publications. In skin cells, it has been demonstrated that LBPs possess significant anti-oxidative and calming effects against UV-B-induced photodamage.
LBPs also show anti-aging activity in the skin by significantly suppressing MMP-9 enzyme expression and promoting human fibroblasts’ survival in harsh conditions. The MMP’S (Matrix Metallo Proteinases) are a group of about 20 enzymes specialized in the breakdown of the extracellular matrix components such as various collagen types, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
LBPs also have a prebiotic activity, and they promote the development of some beneficial probiotic bacteria.
Goji berry Skin Revitalizing Serum contains PhytoCellTec™ Goji.
PhytoCellTec™ Goji is a novel active ingredient based on goji berry plant stem cells which improves cell-to-cell communication and boots the synthesis of matrix components such as collagen and elastin.
Treatment with PhytoCellTec™ Goji significantly improves skin density, reduces wrinkle depth, and enhances the oval face shape through reduced sagging of the facial contours.
In a clinical study, 23 women aged 41 – 69 years with signs of photoaging applied a cream containing 0.4% PhytoCellTec™ Goji (or a corresponding placebo cream) for two months.
After 28 days, ultrasonic measurements showed a significant improvement of skin density for the treatment with PhytoCellTec™ Goji.
Furthermore, after 56 days, a significant decrease in wrinkle depth on the sides of the face (the crow’s feet area) was measured. Notably, not only fine wrinkles below the eye appeared smoother, but deeper lines were also visibly improved.
Representative before/after pictures of two volunteers to illustrate the decrease in wrinkle depth on crow’s feet after 56 days treatment with 0.4% goji stem cell active.
Goji berry Skin Revitalizing Serum is a rich serum with a light texture.
In addition to PhytoCellTec™ Goji, it contains vegetable squalane, Hemp seed oil, and an effective vitamin C derivative.
HEMP ESSENTIAL – HEMP MOISTURIZING CREAM
Cream with light texture contains Aquaxyl – a new generation of moisturizer that stimulates the synthesis of proteins and enzymes essential to the skin barrier function. Aquaxyl also stimulates the synthesis of amino acids (NMF), ceramides, and hyaluronic acid.
The cream also contains “PHYCOSACCHARIDE” (obtained from alga), which provides effective protection against pollution and environmental factors. Recent studies indicate that pollution accelerates skin aging. PHYCOSACCHARIDE works like a thin and invisible mask that catches impurities to avoid their penetration.
Another active ingredient, PEPHA-AGE, obtained from a special freshwater micro-alga, protects the skin against the harmful effects of blue light. Blue light is the shortest and highest-energy wavelength of the visible light spectrum. Blue light is actually everywhere. Sources of blue light include the sun, digital screens (TVs, computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets), electronic devices, and fluorescent and LED lighting.
PEPHA-AGE protects against oxidative stress and prevents premature skin aging, accelerated by exposure to blue light. It promotes even skin tone, stimulates collagen production, and repairs the skin barrier function. The cream also contains a combination of sun filters.
HEMP ESSENTIAL – CALAMINA CALMING MASK
This mask is designed to provide a strong skin calming effect and to support the skin barrier function. It contains a combination of ten different efficient active ingredients:
Calamine – is an effective ingredient against itchiness and skin irritation.
Calendula oil – Calendula oil is a natural oil extracted from marigold flowers (Calendula officinalis). Calendula oil has efficient skin calming properties that make it helpful in treating reddish skin.
Hemp seed oil – is a valuable source of essential omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the synthesis of various compounds involved in skin irritation and provide a substantial calming action.
Zinc – Zinc is very effective against free radicals, reduces oxidative stress and irritation.
Niacinamide provides an effective soothing effect and was found efficient for treating reddish skin.
Symcalmine (hydroxyphenyl propamidobenzoic acid) – belongs to the group of compounds called “Avenanthramides,” only found in oats. There is decisive evidence in the scientific literature regarding the potential calming effect of avenanthramides against redness and itchiness.
Aqua Cactin – Decreases the release of substances associated with irritation processes and provides a substantial calming effect.
Bisabolol – Alpha bisabolol is the primary constituent of the essential oil from German chamomile, bisabolol is known to have anti-irritant properties.
Aloe vera – Aloe vera Leaf Juice is well known for its strong soothing effect.
Vitamin E – Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It prevents oxidative damage to cells by helping to remove free radicals and helps protect the skin from damage. Vitamin E also strengthens skin barrier function and effectively soothes the skin.
The mask partly dries on the skin, and it is suitable for all skin types.
HEMP ESSENTIAL SERUM FOR DRY SKIN
This serum consists of an oil mixture. It contains 10% cold-pressed hemp seed oil together with 5% vitamin E and squalene. The serum imparts a soft silky feel to the skin, improves the skin texture, and provides efficient anti-aging action due to the high content of essential fatty acids.
HEMP ESSENTIAL CREAM MASK FOR DRY SKIN
The mask has an extremely rich, creamy texture. It contains hemp seed oil, Jojoba oil, vitamin E, and niacinamide. These active ingredients provide intensive softening, moisturizing and anti-aging effects.
For maximum effect, it is recommended to leave the mask on the face for the night. This cream mask may also be used as an intensive nourishing cream for very dry skin types.