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Let's Talk About Sensitive Skin

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Sensitive skin can start as early as childhood or become an issue later in adulthood. Either way, sensitive skin can significantly impact your daily life by causing redness, irritation, and inflammation, among others.

A vast amount of people have sensitive skin and skin disorders and struggle daily to get good skincare products that not only do what they are supposed to do but are also gentle and kind to your skin.

Hemp Seed Oil is one of the newest, trendiest sensitive skin solutions. Numerous studies have been ongoing to find out; is hemp seed oil good for sensitive skin? We can safely safe it is! Why hemp seed oil is essential to your skincare routine!

Sensitive Skin - Causes 

Sensitive skin is a pretty common condition that causes your skin to be more prone to redness, itchiness, inflammation and pain. It can often be triggered by skincare products, laundry detergent, and even certain materials. Additionally, sensitive skin can be caused by a number of different skin disorders, such as: 

Dry skin

One of the most common causes of someone having sensitive skin is dry skin. This can be in specific patches of the body or all over. Although there is no treatment, keeping the skin hydrated with high-quality moisturises and very hydrating oils can help relieve dryness and sensitivity.


Atomic dermatitis, often called eczema, is a skin disorder that causes dryness, itchiness and irritation on the skin. Whether you have eczema all over or in certain areas, it can be extremely painful and irritating, making the skin extremely sensitive. Moisturising the skin often is the best way to help relieve symptoms of eczema. 

Irritant contact dermatitis 

Irritant contact dermatitis is a skin disorder that flares when a layer of the skin is damaged by coming into contact with something irritating, such as certain laundry detergent brands. This is usually shown on the skin by a rash appearing and can be helped by moisturising the affected area with a non-irritating moisturiser or oil. 

Although there are many other sensitive skin disorders, the above are the most commonly seen. There is no set treatment, but deep moisturising ingredients designed for sensitive skin can help relieve many of the symptoms.

Why Is Hemp Seed Oil Good For Sensitive Skin?

Hemp seed oil is becoming a popular treatment option to aid with sensitive skin, so let's take a look at why this miracle plants’ seed’s make the ultimate addition to a sensitive skin routine:

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  • Non-comedogenic - One of the significant factors that come into consideration when looking at using an oil skin care is its comedogenic rating. A comedogenic rating ranges from 0 to 5 on how likely an oil is to clog your pores and cause more irritation.

    Hemp seed oil benefits from a comedogenic rating of zero, making it a non-comedogenic oil. Due to this, hemp seed won't clog your pores and makes it safe for all skin types - including sensitive skin. 
  • Potent anti-inflammatory - Sensitive skin and skin disorders often go hand in hand with plenty of inflammation on the skin. This can make this skin red, irritated, itchy and even painful.

    Did you know hemp seed oil is a potent and natural anti-inflammatory? The presence of Gamma-linolenic acid in hemp seed oil contributes to its exceptional anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Fragrance-free - Fragrance is one of the biggest things people with sensitive skin have to be aware of when using skincare products. The addition of fragrances can be hazardous to sensitive skin and cause extreme irritation and redness.

    Many hemp seed oil products are completely fragrance-free, and many companies like ours have skincare lines especially formulated with sensitive skin in mind - meaning they are fragrance-free! 

Incorporating Hemp Into Your Skincare Routine

By far the easiest way is to apply the oil directly to clean skin and leave it on for one to two minutes before washing it away with warm water.  Since it’s absorbed into the skin quickly and has a zero comedogenic rating, you don’t need to worry about it making your skin oily.

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Building A Hemp Seed Oil Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin

So now that you have discovered how Hemp Seed Oil is the ideal addition to your skincare routine for battling sensitive skin. 
Since our entire range of hemp face products are handmade using the highest quality natural ingredients with no added nasties, they are all great options for sensitive skin. For extreme cases, we have our specially formulated Organic Hemp Sensitive Skin Moisturiser.

Organic Hemp Sensitive Skin Moisturiser 

One of the most vital parts of aiding with sensitive skin or any skin disorders that causes sensitive skin is by adding a rich and deep moisturiser. Margaret River Hemp Co’s Organic Hemp Sensitive Skin moisturiser is designed with sensitive skin in mind and caring for it in the best possible way. 

This moisturiser is enriched in Vitamin E, organic rosehip oil and evening primrose, as well as being packed full of organic hemp seed oil to provide the ultimate nourishment and be fragrance-free - while still being gentle for sensitive skin. 

Now let's take a look at how you can build a full skincare routine for sensitive skin using hemp seed oil for the best results.

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Hemp Face Cleanser & Face Oil Serum

A great addition to our moisturiser is the simple one-two combo of our skin cleanser & face oil serum. Our Organic Hemp Face Cleanser is a thin, milky, non-foaming face wash designed for both effectiveness and ease of use. 

After wetting your face with warm water, place the cream into your palm and massage it lightly over your face, so as to not push any dirt, grime, bad oils, or makeup into your pores.  Wash with warm water, and prepare to experience the soft, dewy complexion that comes with a clean, moisturised face.

The Organic Hemp Face Serum nourishes, replenishes and revitalizes your skin. Hemp Seed Oil is high in GLA and LA, which offers anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness and irritation on your face. We use this serum day and night as a layer underneath an Organic Hemp Face Moisturiser that matches our skin type. Also, the Hemp Face Serum will work to;

  • Prevent excess oil and sebum production
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation and blemishes
  • Prevent skin breakouts
  • Slow down the skin aging process.
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