CBD products could soon be available to purchase over the counter here in Australia and over the pond, our mates in New Zealand will soon be casting their votes as to whether the use of cannabis should be legalised in the country.
In the beauty industry, CBD and hemp oil are gaining popularity and are fast becoming the norm on skincare labels. Brands are harnessing the healing qualities of both hemp seed oil and cannabis sativa seed oil to create products that are nourishing for your face, body, hands and even your hair.
The difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil is the part of the plant in which they are harvested. CBD oil is extracted from the entire plant, while hemp oil is extracted from the plant’s seeds and is more like a superfood than a medicine.
CBD oil is great when used on skin conditions like eczema, rosacea and psoriasis and is also commonly used in the treatment of muscle aches, arthritis, joint pain, neuropathic conditions and headaches.
Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is full of antioxidants, omega-3 and 6 fatty acids and is anti-inflammatory, which means it’s great for keeping your hair, skin and nails healthy. And, because it’s also non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores or cause breakouts.
We’ve rounded up some of the best CBD and hemp seed oil products available to purchase in Australia. Consider adding them to your beauty regime for an added boost of plant power.
Formulated with 100% naturally derived ingredients, including cannabis sativa seed oil and green oregano oil to help improve your skin’s barrier and reduce visible redness. The addition of cannabis sativa seed oil also helps to relieve discomfort and soothe skin. Shop via MECCA for $69.
This lightweight cream is great for acne and oily skin as the hemp seed oil is powerfully moisturising but doesn’t clog your pores. The addition of green tea extract also helps to calm and soothes upset skin. The light texture works well for all skin types including dry, combination and oily. Shop via Sephora for $20.
Formulated with raw, cold-pressed 100% Australian hemp seed oil and macadamia oil to gently cleanse your skin. This cleanser removes makeup and impurities and leaves your skin hydrated and soft. Shop via Priceline for $13.99.
KYN’s Hemp Oil is a restorative treatment that strengthens and nourishes your hair in order to prevent breakage and improve the overall health of your hair. The addition of hemp oil increases blood flow to the scalp and supports hair growth thanks to the omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Shop at Priceline for $17.99.
Give your poor hands a boost of hydration with this intensive cream. Formulated with hemp seed oil and native extracts including Australian Muntrie Berry and Lilly Pilly, which are renowned for their protective waxes. Shop via Priceline for $10.95.
This natural deodorant by Andalou Naturals neutralises odour thanks to the addition of bicarbonate of soda, arrowroot powder and rosemary, lemon, basil and lemon balm essentials oil. The addition of organic hemp seed oils helps nourish your skin and is super gentle on the sensitive armpit area. Shop via Priceline for $14.99.