If you’re curious about the beauty benefits of the Cannabis sativa plant, you’re not alone. This natural wonder is taking the beauty industry by storm. We’re sharing everything you need to know about Cannabis sativa — and why you should include this multitasking ingredient in your skincare routine.
What is Cannabis Sativa?
Cannabis sativa is an annual herbaceous flowering plant. It has been widely used throughout recorded history as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, food, recreation, medicine and more. Hemp is a Cannabis sativa plant that specifically contains 0.3% THC or less. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the primary mind-altering ingredient found in the Cannabis plant.
What is Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil?
Cannabis sativa seed oil is an herbaceous, cold-pressed oil that’s sourced from hemp seeds. Naturally green in color, this plant-based oil is made of nearly 90% omega fatty acids. While Cannabis sativa seed oil is derived from the hemp plant, it doesn’t contain any CBD or THC compounds. Cannabis sativa seed oil is a wonderful natural oil for all skin types thanks to its hydrating properties and abundance of antioxidants.
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil vs. Hemp Oil: What’s the Difference?
There’s actually no difference between Cannabis sativa seed oil and hemp seed oil — they’re one in the same. One primary area of confusion lies in the difference between Cannabis sativa seed oil (or hemp seed oil) and CBD oil, which is another popular ingredient in various wellness products.
Cannabis Sativa Skin Benefits: What Does Hemp Oil Do For Your Skin?
Cannabis sativa seed oil (or hemp oil) offers a wealth of skincare benefits thanks to its balanced concentration of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. This powerhouse combination makes it an ideal moisturizer that helps nourish even the most sensitive and blemish-prone skin while moderating the skin’s moisture barrier. It also helps soothe and calm the skin without clogging pores and is a rich source of vitamin E.
Desert Essence Cannabis Sativa Skincare Products
At Desert Essence, we’re proud to offer skincare products made with Cannabis sativa seed oil. Our soothing and moisturizing Cannabis Sativa & Jojoba Pure Oil Blend uses cold-pressed hemp, jojoba and sweet almond oils to comfort, soften and balance all skin types. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other skin-loving nutrients, this pure plant oil absorbs easily without leaving behind an oily residue. Use it to give your skin a replenishing surge of moisture while leaving it calm, balanced and glowing.
We also carry antioxidant-rich Cannabis Sativa & White Ginger Facial Cleansing Pads designed to help calm, clarify and tone irritated, oil-prone skin — anytime, anywhere. Formulated with organic Cannabis sativa oil, pure Australian Eco-Harvest® tea tree oil and white ginger, these cleansing pads help remove impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Apply one after your first cleanse, or use them on the go for a calming, clarifying boost.