Frequently Asked Questions
Hempseed oil is the oil that is pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant, which is also known as Cannabis Sativa L.—one of the oldest cultivated crops. In its pure form, this oil is a deep green in color, has a nutty smell, and is one of the most nutritive oils found in nature. It’s full of vitamins and minerals, and is the only plant in nature that contains the full suite of essential fatty acids (EFAs) and all nine essential amino acids in significant amounts. There’s a reason it’s often talked about as a superfood!
Hemp plants all fall under the same Cannabis Sativa L. plant family. Some are bred for industrial use, some for cannabinoid content, and some with a focus on nutrition. When people think of cannabis, they’re generally thinking of the flowers of the cannabis plant, which is what people smoke to get high due to its THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content.
THC and CBD (cannabidiol) are the two most-talked-about cannabinoids today. CBD has grown in popularity over the last couple of years due to changes in cannabis legislation and emerging medical research. However, CBD and other nonpsychoactive cannabinoids are still technically classified as controlled substances, so we choose not to include CBD in Hempathy products.
We prefer to focus our products around the studied, proven benefits of organic hempseed oil. Hempseed oil comes from the seeds of the same Cannabis Sativa L. plant, which don’t contain THC, CBD, or any other cannabinoids in significant amounts.
The short answer: Hemp is one of the most nutritious plants to ever be cultivated. The same nutrients that serve to protect and fortify the plant out in nature can also fortify and protect your skin. The organic hempseed oil in our products contains all nine essential amino acids and all essential fatty acids (EFAs)—“essential” because the body doesn’t produce them on its own and can only get them from external sources. These compounds, along with other vitamins and phytonutrients, penetrate deep into the skin to help hydrate, condition, and protect.
The benefits of hempseed oil are further boosted by the additional essential oils and antioxidant ingredients we’ve selected for each of our product formulations. Whichever Hempathy product you’re using, trust that you’re harnessing nature’s bounty of nutrients to feed and pamper your skin with everything it needs.
Absolutely! The Cannabis Sativa L. plant that the hempseed oil in Hempathy products is derived from is commonly known as agricultural hemp, with is now 100% legal in the United States under the 2018 Farm Bill. There are no psychoactive ingredients in Hempathy products.
Of course! There’s nothing in our products that would make traveling with them an issue. Just be sure to follow carry-on regulations if you bring them on a flight! We encourage you to take a Hempathy moment while you’re on the go.
The skin around the eyes is actually thinner than the skin covering the rest of your face. It has less moisture-producing abilities and is more vulnerable and delicate. Specific products made for the eyes, like our Refreshing Eye Cream with cucumber and jojoba, are formulated specifically to give the eye area the nourishment it needs while making sure that powerful compounds like retinol are delivered in the right proportions to help, not irritate.