If you’re wondering whether natural oil is good for the skin, or if it’s yet another influencer-driven myth, let us reassure you. The answer to your question is a resounding yes – and in more ways than you probably suspect.
Natural seed oil loves all skin types. It’s proven to be as effective for damaged, dry, oily, and ageing skin as it is for normal skin, and soothes a variety of skin conditions. These include eczema (including facial eczema) psoriasis, rosacea, and even acne-prone skin.
At Cannabella, we love the humble natural seed and its miraculous oil so much that we’ve created an entire skincare brand around it – but we understand you may still have questions. So, read on to learn more about natural oil, how it’s created and exactly why it is so good for your skin!
What is natural oil?
Natural oil is often confused with other oils oil, which makes sense – after all, they come from the same plant. They are, however, quite different in their physical properties and usage.
Natural oil is made from only the seeds of the natural plant, and these seeds are pressed (like any seed-based cooking oil) to extract the wonderful botanical oils from the inside. Natural seed oil also naturally contains little-to-no THC (the psychoactive element of cannabis). CBD oil, on the other hand, is made from naturalflowers and does contain varying levels of THC.
The beauty of this oil is that it’s naturally jam-packed with important nutrients for your skin. With Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamins A and E, polyunsaturated lipids, anti-oxidants, and linoleic acid, natural oil is a perfectly balanced nutrient bomb that will rejuvenate and maintain healthy skin.
What Makes natural oil good for the skin?
So, what makes natural oil good for the skin? Natural oil is gaining popularity for its many skin and hair benefits; some of which include:
It fights both dry and oily skin
One of the contradictions of having dry skin is that over time, your skin might begin to overproduce oil to try and counteract the dryness. This is especially likely if you’re using harsh, chemical skin treatments which strip the skin of its own natural sebum. You can be left with skin which is greasy and dull in appearance – and while it feels counter-intuitive to apply more oil to skin which is already oily, the results speak for themselves.
High grade, skin-quenching oils like natural seed oil help to rebalance skin, whether it’s dry or oily. It helps to regulate your skin’s oil production and thoroughly hydrates your skin without clogging your pores. Natural oils like seed oil and jojoba oil are perfect for the job, and you’ll find both in our Renewal Serum, Multipurpose Balm (both vegan and standard), Complex Q10 Serum, Clarify Serum, and La Tropica Body Serum.
It treats acne
A lot of anti-acne products available rely on harsh chemicals to strip the natural oils out of your skin. While this may work short-term to reduce acne, in the long run, it confuses your skin and makes it produce even more oil, which can result in worsening acne.
The key ingredient in our Clarify Serum, which is designed to treat acne, is natural seed oil. Natural seed oil is ideal for acne-prone skin because it’s naturally non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties which can calm down redness, promote healing, and regulate oil production.
Unlike harsh, chemical anti-blemish treatments, it doesn’t strip your skin of its own natural oils, instead strengthening your skin to allow it to heal itself.
It soothes inflammation
Natural seed oil is also great at alleviating irritation and inflammation from other skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema.
It naturally contains fatty acids and antioxidants, and is also well-known as a natural anti-inflammatory agent. With growing research pointing to inflammation as the cause of many health concerns, ingredients which fight inflammation are essential to include in your daily routine. Natural seed oil when applied to the skin works to reduce itchiness, dryness, and discomfort, and encourage the growth of new and healthy skin.
It has anti-aging properties
In addition to moisturising and soothing the skin, Natural seed oil has anti-aging properties. Our Renewal Serum in particular is formulated with ageing skin in mind. It takes advantage of natural seed oil’s nutrients to help your skin feel tighter, brighter, and overall appear more youthful.
In terms of visibly ageing skin, one of the skin’s greatest enemies is UV. Another miracle of natural seed oil is that it has a UV protection factor of 6 which means it can easily replace your daily moisturiser and provide adequate protection. It won’t be enough for a long day outside under the harsh Aussie sun, but it is plenty for the average day at work!
Natural seed oil really is one of the best all-natural tools available to promote healthy, hydrated, and happy skin!