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  • by Nicola Boulton December 13, 2023 5 min read

    Everything You Need to Know About Hemp Cream

    Hemp cream is a popular herbal skincare product popular for improving skin appearance. The blog explains hemp cream, its difference from CBD cream andhow to use it and its benefit.

    Since the first CBD drug for epilepsy was approved by the Food Standard Agency (FSA), companies have constantly been producing more Hemp derived products. The product has gained popularity due to its potential health benefits. Although CBD is derived from the Hemp plant, the cannabinoid is absent in most hemp products infused with pure oil extracted from cold-pressed hemp seeds. There are many ways to harness the health effects of hemp oil, but infusing it in skincare products like cream is the best to improve your skin complexity. Hemp creams are easy, discrete, and convenient to use and provide nearly immediate results in tackling skin discomforts.

    Understanding Hemp Oil

    Hemp oil boosts mental clarity and body and skin health. It is made by cold-pressing hemp seed.  The seeds are subjected to high pressure to release the oil blended with other herbs like arnica or coconut oil to boost their therapeutic effects. It contains no traces of THC and an unnoticeable amount of CBD. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a popular psychoactive compound highly associated with highness and paranoia among marijuana users. Like Cannabidiol (CBD), hemp oil has no mind-altering effects. It is mostly used as an organic carrier oil to dilute CBD compounds in highly concentrated CBD oil.

    In 2018, the UK parliamentary chamber legalised hemp-derived products like Hemp oil for public consumption. Therefore, most hemp industrials developed an innovation of adding hemp oil in making products like hemp edibles, tinctures, softgels, and skincare products like creams.

    What Is Hemp Cream?

    Hemp cream is a skincare product used topically. It contains hemp oil as the main active ingredient.  Hemp oil is mostly applied to the affected skin to relieve discomfort and promote body relaxation. The cream is different from synthetic cream since it is accompanied by no or minimal side effects. Most regular creams are accompanied by undesirable side effects such as skin itchiness, high dependency on the product, and pimple development.

    Difference Between CBD Cream and Hemp Cream

    CBD cream is more popular than hemp. It is made of CBD oil extracted from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant.  CBD cream contains some traces of hemp oil used during the dilution of the cannabinoid, but hemp cream contains no or insignificant amount of CBD since it is extracted from hemp seed. Due to differences in composition, they have different effects on improving skin health. CBD creams are mainly used to restore skin's youthful appearance, while hemp cream is a moisturiser and muscle relaxant. Both skincare products are used to improve skin complexity and health.

    How to Use Hemp Cream

    Like cosmetic topicals, hemp cream is applied to the targeted skin area. It is simple and convenient; itrequires adhering to simple guidelines and maintaining good hygiene. According to cream & luxe (2020), the followingare step-by-step guideline inn using hemp cream effectively:

    • If you are applying to the face and you have long hair, you can tie and clip it to avoid disturbance
    • Wash your hands, face, or the targeted area to eliminate sweat, makeup, or dirt that may trigger bacterial infections. A clean skin provides a smooth surface for organic hemp nutrients to penetrate and do their magic.
    • Using a spatula with the hemp cream container, scoop small cream and apply it to the targeted skin in patches.
    • Dab the patches smoothly and gently with your fingers and spread them into the entire area.
    • Massage the cream until you feel the relaxed sensation associated with hemp cream.
    • Leave the skin area untouched for 15 to 30 minutes to allow smooth penetration of hemp oil into the inner skin layers to induce its skin benefits.
    • Wash your applied area with a clean towel and store the hemp cream in a cool room away from sunlight.

    Benefits of  Hemp Cream to the Skin

    Hemp cream cannot be as beneficial as CBD cream but has several skin benefits you can harness after applying it.

    Moisturizes and Nourish the Skin

    Most skincare moisturisers keep the skin moist but clog the pores. Hemp cream helps to balance the production of an oily substance by the skin glands and prevents excessive sebum-blocking pores. Pei et al. (2020) explained that hemp oil in the cream contains unsaturated fatty acids like a-linoleic, y-linoleic, and linoleic acid,improving skin structure and retaining moisture. The fatty acids also influence skin cell membranes' fluidity and boost electrolyte transport,which plays a big role in a dry and rough texture.

    Soothe Skin Inflammation

    Some hemp creams may contain tiny anti-inflammatory compounds like CBD and CBN. Hemp oil is rich in linolenic acid, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It reduces the release of free radicals triggering an excessive inflammatory response by skin cells. As a result, it calms inflammation and encourages new cell generation.

    Soothe Joint Aches and Skin Irritation

    Hemp cream has analgesic properties soothing chronic muscle and joint aches.  According toTadic et al. (2021), hemp fatty acids interact with receptors beneath the skin to reduce the signalling of pain nerve impulses into the brain. The calming and relaxing effects that accompany hemp cream application can help you feel relieved.

    Has Anti-Ageing Properties

    Hemp oil has anti-ageing properties. Applying hemp cream reduces the chances of developing ageing signs like wrinkles and deep-rooted fine lines. It contains elements reducing cellular oxidative stress that occurs when you get old. Additionally, hemp fatty acid stimulates skin generation by promoting the production of proteins like collagen for maintaining skin brightness and firmness.

    Help in Treating Skin Diseases

    According toLesson et al. (2002), hemp oil in skincare products can help treat skin diseases like Acne, eczema, and psoriasis in the following ways:

    • It reduces the excessive production of sebum (oily waxy substance) that stimulates Acne.
    • Hemp oil strengthens the skin, making it more resistant to bacteria causing psoriasis.
    • The omega 3& 6 in hemp oil can help heal cracks and red, flaky patches caused by eczema.


    Hemp cream is new skin innovation boosting skin complexity and health. It comprises many organic nutrients like omegas and fatty acids to strengthen the skin's natural barriers. It is an approved FSA skincare product that maintains skin moisture, reduces inflammations and irritations, treats skin diseases, and has anti-ageing properties. Consult your doctor to apply hemp cream for dosage clarification and avoid allergic reactions. Buy hemp cream of high quality and purity standards.


    Cream, L. S. (2020). Where Nature & Science Meet Skincare, Haircare, Beauty & Wellness Clean, and Green Beauty Clean & Green Beauty. Ageing, 22.

    Leson, G., &Pless, P. (2002). Hemp seed and hemp oil. Cannabis and cannabinoids: Pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutic potential, 411-425.

    Pei, L., Luo, Y., Gu, X., & Wang, J. (2020). Formation, stability and properties of hemp seed oil emulsions for application in cosmetics. Tenside Surfactants Detergents, 57(6), 451-459.

    Nicola Boulton
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