Hemp seed oil comes from the small seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. The seeds do not contain the same levels of compounds as the plant itself, but they still have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds. The oil from the hemp seed is highly nutritious and may be especially helpful for the skin and hair health.
The vitamins and fatty acids in this oil may help keep the skin healthy and prevent breakouts. The abundance of fatty acids may make the oil an excellent choice for encouraging hair growth as well as nourishing the skin and protecting it from inflammation, oxidation, and other causes of aging.
The topical application of hemp seed oil strengthens the skin and makes it better able to resist infection. Hemp seed oil may be a helpful treatment for a range of skin issues, including:
lichen planus, an inflammatory skin condition
These benefits are likely to be due to the high quantity of beneficial fats and other helpful compounds in the oil.