Posted on June 29, 2017 by Alanna Hinds
Hemp seed oil, made from pressing the seeds of the plant, is fast becoming a player in the beauty world as it has high levels of Vitamins A, C, and E, is rich in amino acids, and is an antioxidant.
In addition to those properties, hemp seed oil is also considered much better for you because:
♦ It’s hypoallergenic.
♦ It contains unsaturated fatty acids to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin, which act directly on cellular processes.
♦ It harmonizes the volume of lipids.
♦ It quickly hydrates and moisturizes.
♦ It improves the quality and resilience of the skin.
Again, hemp seed oil contains the full complement of all 8 essential fatty acids and in the exact ratio the body needs to absorb them efficiently. Because it is a light oil, refined hemp seed oil is able to penetrate the skin while leaving a non-occlusive film on the skin surface, promoting a smooth feel without residue or the sensation of wetness – making it ideal for liquid makeup formulations.
Many facial makeup formulations contain moisturizers to help condition the skin and in liquid make-up formulations, hemp seed oil can act as the driver for product and effectively remain on the skin while assisting in spreadability, viscosity control and emolliency.
♦ Viscosity is a measure of a fluid’s internal friction (resistance to flow) when one layer of fluid is forced to move in over another layer and is something you measure to ensure your product is of consistent quality and that it remains stable.
♦ An emollient is something which softens or relaxes another substance. It is used most commonly in relation to being soothing or softening to the skin and is similar to a moisturizer; however, “emollient” refers to a single ingredient as opposed to a finished product.
◊ Emollients are used to correct dryness and scaling of the skin, making them a key component in the manufacturing of lipsticks.
Lipsticks are by far the most frequently used type of make-up. The emollience a lipstick exhibits is crucial to its ease of application, pay-off and feel characteristics. Lipsticks typically contain 60%-70% oil which act as an emollient and as a solvent for the color dye.
♦ Although historically castor oil and mineral oil have been used as solvents, they have a thick, sticky consistency and can increase resistance during application. Replacing some of the castor oil with hemp seed oil in a formulation can improve the overall feel by imparting a smooth application and providing moisture to the lip’s delicate skin.
There you have it: Hemp Seed Oil in Makeup; specifically speaking, hemp seed oil in lipsticks and liquid makeup formulations. Be sure to look out for this additional ingredient next time your on a makeup haul!