The Benefits of Using Hemp and Niacinamide as Part of Your Skincare Routine

From less inflammation to reducing acne.

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Natural, Australian skincare has been going from strength to strength in recent years and for good reason. The quality and ingredients available here are top notch. Two ingredients that have been getting some attention for their healing properties of late are hemp and niacinamide. Hemp has drawn a lot of attention in Australia in recent years due to a bill being passed allowing it to be consumed here. It is an ingredient that not only had so many benefits when applied topically or consumed orally, but it is also environmentally friendly. In fact, hemp can grow and be ready for production in 70-90 days which makes it one of the most efficient crops in the world.

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3 on the other hand, is a micronutrient that has been effectively used to combat acne and minimizes pigmentation due to how it can help balance oil production. Keep reading to learn more about the key benefits of using these ingredients.

The Benefits of Using Hemp and Niacinamide as Part of Your Skincare Routine

1) Natural Moisturizing properties

Hemp can help to naturally balance, nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it supple and smooth. Hemp Seed Oil is widely known for its natural moisturising properties because it contains omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which acts as an anti-inflammatory and promotes skin cell generation. It is great for both oily and dry skin types. 

2) Balances oil production

Niacinamide is a great micronutrient that helps to balance oil production and minimizes pigmentation of the skin, leaving the skin free from blemishes.  It strengthens the skin’s barrier by promoting the production of elastin and ceramides, which has been shown to be effective against skin aging. Say less — oiliness is one of our biggest foes when it comes to achieving healthy-looking skin. 

3) Calms the skin due to anti-inflammatory properties

For those of us who have struggled with psoriasis, eczema or lichen planus, the soothing, moisturizing anti-inflammatory properties of hemp may help to nourish your skin and calm any inflammatory issues your skin straggles with. Hemp is packed full of omega fatty acids which generally can help skin conditions such as dermatitis. One clinical study showed that participants showed an improvement in just over 20 weeks of using hemp on dermatitis. Say bye bye to inflammation of the skin. We love that! 

4) May help reduce acne

Hemp is non-comedogenic, which means that it does not block pores like some products do. It is also rich in linolic acid, an ingredient that works to reduce oil production. Therefore, it may be helpful in the reduction of the appearance inflammation, toxins dirt and grime that can build up. Niacinamide also works to balance oil productive which also may reduce skin conditions such as acne.

5) It’s completely natural.

Finally, it is completely natural. No more nasties such silicon, sulphates, parabens, petroleum and other nasty toxins that creep into our ‘so called’ natural products. Hemp is 100% natural and incorporated into all of the products sold by Hey Bud.

Meet Our Experts

The Melbourne born skincare company was launched in 2019 and made its way onto our socials during the pandemic with an unmissable aesthetically pleasing green mask formula, a cannabis infused Hemp Clay Mask. The brand has since gone on to develop many more hemp-based products, all of which promise to naturally balance, nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it supple and smooth.
Hemp seed oil is primarily recognized for its natural moisturizing properties, however it also contains a very powerful omega-6 fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which acts as an anti-inflammatory while simultaneously promoting skin cell generation. It’s because of this and the non-comedogenic nature of Hemp Seed Oil which makes it the perfect choice for all skin types, including oily and dry. Hey Bud, Australia’s #1 hemp skincare line, have also released a new Niacinamide + Hemp Serum that can be used daily. In addition to Nicacinamide and Hemp, the serum includes the following.  
  • Vitamin C which stimulates collagen production making it ideal for combating signs of aging, leaving the skin brighter and youthful, 
  • Ferulic, a plant based antioxidant enhances skin vitamins  A, C, and E for all round protection while increasing photo-protection, making it perfect for minimizing UV skin damage in the fight against signs of premature aging.  
  • Green tea is a powerful antioxidant to combat free radical damage while reducing excess sebum production.
  • Liquorice extract is an antioxidant containing glycyrrhizin that may protect the skin against harmful UV rays and naturally lighten the skin by controlling pigment production. 

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