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CannaCell: Why hemp?

Hemp. It’s the once-controversial ingredient that everyone has an opinion on. No longer taboo, hemp is at long last the recipient of some well-earned skincare buzz. Rich in skin-loving proteins, nutrients and minerals, this natural skin superfood epitomises all that we love about the meeting of botanical ingredients with science-backed skincare.

CannaCell: Why hemp?

Debunking the myths: What can hemp actually do for the skin?

Given that it’s the fiber of the cannabis plant, many people are deterred from embracing hemp based skincare upon hearing of its origin. Hemp, in skincare, is entirely legal as the part of the cannabis plant that delivers those controversial side effects is not used. This is because the seeds of the plant (the hemp seeds), unlike the leaves, do not contain THC- the chemical responsible for cannabis’ psychological effects.

When applied topically, hemp works to deliver moisture to distressed skin, improve the skin’s overall function and strengthen its barrier. Organic, pure hemp seed oil, found in our CannaCell collection, is a rich source of proteins, nutrients and minerals and vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6.

Beyond skincare, hemp has grown increasingly popular for use in textiles, paper and even in food grade products.

Is hemp right for your skin type?

What makes hemp a truly unique natural ingredient is that it’s suitable for almost all skin types. For sensitive and blemish prone skin types can benefit from hemp’s natural antibacterial and soothing properties, while those with dry skin will find it improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture while improving the skin’s natural barrier function.

What are hemp stem cells?

Naturally occurring and extracted from the stalk of the hemp plant, CannaCell Hemp Stem Cells work to counteract free radicals and prevent premature ageing of the skin caused by environmental stressors like oxidative damage, sun exposure and urban pollution.

Our CannaCell range harnesses the nutrient rich and rejuvenating properties of hemp stem cells and combines them with the nourishing qualities and essential fatty acids and vitamins found in hemp seed oil for a collection of skincare that soothes distressed skin, and imparts a glow on the complexion so that the skin can function at its very healthiest.