We know, the search to find a quality and effective skincare or anti-ageing solution can be mind-numbing and lead to testing hundreds of different products, often leading to worse issues, irritation, and an empty wallet with no results to show for.
It’s about time we bring life back into our skin and energise it the right way with potent natural ingredients that work wonders for our bodies, not against it. Ditch the harsh chemicals because we’re going to tell you all about the marvellous reasons to give the East Cape mānuka and hemp seed essential oil blend a try, and why it’s a powerful ally to include in your skincare squad.
Here's how the hemp and East Cape mānuka oil blend will energise your skin:
High on hemp oil, but not like that...
You may have heard of the name hemp connected to the Cannabis sativa plant, which is mostly known in relation to marijuana. But don’t sweat it, hemp seed oil is completely legal and drastically different from Marijuana -- it doesn’t have THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that is the psychoactive property.
Hemp is a bit of a super plant, and hemp seed oil holds enormous healing benefits. Though it has only had a small outspoken group of advocates in the past, hemp seed oil is fast becoming a mainstream ingredient and has exploded in popularity in natural skincare products for many reasons.
Hemp has been utilised for millennia by ancient civilisations for its healing properties -- used by Egyptians, Chinese, and Taiwanese various medicinal purposes. What makes hemp seed oil so great is that it contains heaps of Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9 fatty acids that help hydrate and fortify the skin and a whole lot more.
So what makes hemp seed oil so effective for skincare?
There are numerous benefits of hemp oil waiting to be unlocked for your skin, so let’s get a little nerdy about some facts. Because of the high content Omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids hemp oil helps to create a protective barrier while simultaneously locking in moisture. It absorbs quickly and isn’t greasy, but is at the same time non-comedogenic -- meaning it won’t clog the pores. In fact, it’s packed with Stearic acid which helps to gently dig out dirt and oil from the skin and can even act as a makeup remover. The humectant nature of hemp seed oil draws in moisture making it an incredible applicant for extremely dry or cracked skin and helps repair damaged cuticles. It’s gentle and has no known side effects, so it can be used on the most sensitive skin while the antibacterial properties help to fight severe acne.
Sounds like a pretty fantastic skincare solution huh? Well, it gets even better.
Another powerful plant that we love for its bountiful healing properties in the oil is Leptospermum scoparium, our very own East Cape mānuka that we distil the mānuka oil from. Mānuka has been used for centuries by Māori healers to treat many different health issues like diarrhoea and urinary tract infections as a brewed tea, and even for healing wounds applied as a ground paste or honey. But mānuka oil has only been distilled in the past few decades.
You may have heard of mānuka honey, widely known for its incredible antibacterial properties, but when distilled from the mānuka plant, these benefits and uses jump astronomically. Mānuka oil is one of the most powerful essential oils found, and because of its high triketone content, it packs a punch when it comes to nourishment and healing. The high triketone makeup of East Cape mānuka lends to its high antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties in the oil to assist in fighting acne, infections, bacteria, and more.
This makes the combination of East Cape mānuka oil and hemp seed oil perfect for skin.
Because mānuka oil works synergistically with other essential oils and natural ingredients to boost their healing properties, it makes it perfect to form our essential oil blends that help with a range of unique skincare needs. When combined with hemp seed oil, these two become a superpowered grime fighting duo that battle acne, irritation, dryness or aging lines to break your skin free from the clutches of dermis destruction -- leaving you with nourished, smooth, energized and super-powered skin.
The essential oil blend of mānuka and hemp seed is complemented by ingredients like Rosa canina (rosehip) fruit oil that is amazing for helping tighten skin and reduce scarring or blemishes, and Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil which is known to help with eczema and fungal infections for a comprehensive skincare solution that is better, naturally.
If you are struggling with severe acne or skin conditions like eczema, looking for natural products to replace lotions and other harsh products, or want to revitalise your skin naturally, grab our East Cape Mānuka and Hemp Seed essential oil blend today!