High on Hemp: Why We’re Addicted to Cannabis-Based Beauty
Cannabis is the plant-based beauty trend that’s blazing through social media and getting the skin-loving masses fired up and ready to experiment. The new revolution in beauty and wellness is clean, green and has the startling ability to make us gorgeous. With so many benefits for skin and hair, it’s no wonder cosmetics bigwigs are working hard to smoke out the competition and cook-up the latest hemp-based miracles.
When we talk about cannabis, we’re not talking about the goofy stuff. Hemp is completely different from its red-eyed, pothead, psychoactive cousin. Long gone are the days of stoner culture and hoodies with cannabis leaves sewn into the back just big enough to grab the attention of stunned onlookers. Now we live in times when countries and states are legalising recreational marijuana and CBD oil has become available for the first time, so it’s clear we’re finally recognising the benefits of a plant once labelled ‘the assassin of youth.’
Industrial grade cannabis, known as Hemp, is becoming less-associated with hippie culture and more associated with beauty, health and wellness than ever before. With A-listers embracing the health and skin-boosting benefits of hemp seed oil and CBD oil, for a variety of ailments ranging from dry skin to anxiety, it’s no wonder the world is getting greedy for the green stuff.
A Tale of Two Species
Cannabis plants have a variety of strains and within those strains, there are two important components, called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids like THC and CBD are the chemicals that give the cannabis plant its recreational and medicinal properties. THC is the addictive component of the plant found commonly in the Marijuana variety, which is responsible not only for getting you high but also for inspiring hilarious Hollywood stoner movies. Hemp has more CBD than THC, which means it has all the positive benefits of Cannabis without the psychoactive stuff. Recently, it’s gained a huge boost in popularity; in the US, recreational use of marijuana is legal in states like California, Alaska and Washington; on social media, dramatic home videos seem to show CBD oil having a positive effect on children suffering from epilepsy.
Give us the Skinny
Aside from the inspiring social media stories surrounding cannabis, this humble and historically controversial green herb is lighting up the health and beauty industries and filling a leaf-shaped hole in our lives that we didn’t know we had. Cannabis-based beauty is gaining a huge following on social media; it’s filling up our feeds with images of soft-skinned beauties with supple faces and bouncy hair, giving wellness queens a glowing sheen and leaving us wondering what else this magical oil can do. It’s clear that canniculture has something good to say about the skin-perfecting beauty of this magical, miracle herb, and here’s why:
Hashing out the Science
Hemp seeds are naturally full of goodness. They’re packed with Vitamin A and E, Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, Protein and Antioxidants as well as incredible skin-loving ingredients such as Essential Fatty Acids, Linoleic acid and Omega 3, 6 and 9. The vitamins in hemp seed oil can help protect skin cells from damage, while magnesium, protein, antioxidants and zinc are well known for being necessary for skin health. The incredible abundance of essential fatty acids found in hemp seed oil gives it the ability to not just replenish but maintain lost moisture, preventing our skin from drying out and leaving us with a beauty high we’ll never want to come down from. Hemp seed oil will hydrate your skin without clogging your pores, lock-in moisture without weighing you down and even help to protect your skin against environmental damage. In other words, Hemp seed oil is one of nature’s most supremely balanced oils whose chemical composition makes it the perfect ingredient for our skin and hair.
Whether you have oily, combination or dry skin, hemp seed oil is everything you didn’t know you needed, and here at Dr. Organic, we’re getting high on our own supply. We’ve released a range of organical and fantastical products with all the nourishing properties of organic hemp and an added boost of Natural Botanicals, Essential Oils and rich Fruit Extracts. Our Organic Hemp Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Treatments work to recondition your roots and soften your tresses while our intensive serums, body lotions and rescue creams hydrate, nourish, soften and pamper every pore to perfection. With our award-winning formulations, handpicked natural ingredients and organic hemp-based heroes, cannibeauty just became a whole lot more addictive.