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Ingredient Highlights: PurO3 Full Spectrum Hemp Facial Serum

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Ingredient Highlights: Facial Serum


Not only did we include botanical remedies for your skin like jojoba, argan, rosehip, and grape seed, but in this serum’s formula we also added a little special something: full spectrum hemp. The body has a system dedicated to interacting with the compounds in full spectrum hemp to assist the body with homeostasis. This includes homeostasis for the skin as well. Read below to find out exactly how these ingredients can help keep skin moisturized, hydrated, bright, and clear.

“This product is a definite need in your daily routine! It really helps with fine lines; it diminishes them!!” - Anonymous

Jojoba oil

Pronounced “ho-ho-ba,” jojoba oil is the main carrier oil in the Facial Serum. This oil has been used throughout history to treat many conditions, such as, skin and scalp disorders, superficial wounds, and the promotion of hair growth just to name a few. Studies have shown jojoba oil to have a wide range of pharmacological applications to assist with these conditions including antioxidant, anti-acne, anti-psoriasis, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, analgesic, and antimicrobial properties. Jojoba oil is also composed of almost 98% pure waxes, sterols19, and vitamins with a few triglyceride esters. This makeup actually categorizes jojoba oil as a liquid wax rather than an oil or fat.

One of the main cosmetic uses of jojoba is to help restore the health of hair and skin. It has been shown to contribute to transpirational21 water control in the skin, which helps to reduce evaporation while not blocking the passage of water vapor and gases. This is partially due to its structural similarity to the skin's natural sebum17. This, in turn, helps with smoothing dry skin and reducing excess flaking of epidermal cells. Overall, skin tests showed this oil to enhance skin elasticity, restore the skin’s natural shine, and to have a keratoplastic11 effect. When combined with extracts from other plants, it also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat sensitive skin stress.

In a study that looked at jojoba oil in the treatment of both acne vulgaris and psoriasis, it was found to have high effectiveness in acne with no side effects of burning or itching. This shows that the oil can be used for these skin conditions by itself or in combination with other treatments. As for the anti psoriasis property of the oil, this is thanks to the keratoplastic effect that is needed to help treat excessive scaling of the skin, making it great in combination with other psoriasis treatments.

In regards to the anti-inflammatory effects, one study conducted with rats showed the oil to be effectively beneficial for reducing edema caused by sunburn. Another study concluded that jojoba oil was just as effective as the standard treatment for diaper rash. And it was actually found to be safer than the standard treatment due to it lacking systemic side effects. (1)

Argan oil

Argan oil is composed of monounsaturated12,13 and saturated fatty acids, polyphenols14, tocopherols20, sterols, triterpene alcohols22, and squalene18. These properties make it great for treating skin infections and being utilized in skin and hair care products. Daily topical application of this oil has been shown to restore the barrier function of the skin and maintain the water-holding capacity which helps to improve elasticity and hydration. Argan oil has also been shown to have a softening and relaxing effect on the skin with topical applications. (2)

Rosehip seed oil

Some of the most abundant fatty acids found in rosehip oil are linoleic (omega-6), linolenic (omega-3), and oleic (omega-9) acids. Omega-6 and -3 fatty acids are crucial to skin appearance and function. Specifically, linoleic acid is very abundant in the epidermis9. This area of the skin is important for maintaining the skin barrier. Because of the amount of linoleic acid in the epidermis, it’s concluded that omega-6 fatty acids are essential for helping to keep the skin hydrated, as well as maintaining the structural integrity of the skin. Omega-6 fatty acids are also important for helping to alleviate the effects of skin sensitivity and inflammation from skin disorders. They, as well as oleic acid, can also help reduce hyperpigmentation caused by UV exposure. A study showed that linoleic acid had the strongest lightening effect on hyperpigmented areas after three weeks of treatment.

As for omega-3 fatty acids, studies suggest that application to the skin can help protect against UV-induced skin damage and skin aging. UV physically damages collagen, which keeps skin elastic and looking youthful. To help repair this damage, omega-3 fatty acids modulate the inflammatory response.

All three of these fatty acids have shown the ability to help aid the skin with wound healing. Multiple studies have shown that this is a common benefit of fatty acids. (3, 4)

“It is not oily and it does not feel heavy on your skin. I use it at night and I wake up with really soft skin. I also like the scent. The scent is clean and not overpowering, although I love the scent of oxygen! The stronger the better it is for me!” - Patty V.

Grape seed oil

Studies show that the properties of grape seed oil make this herbal moisturizer great for restoring skin hydration and viscoelasticity. Grape seed was also found to contain pycnogenol16, which contributes to these properties. The study’s conclusion suggested using herbal moisturizers daily to help maintain the humectant10 and soothing effect on the skin. (5)

Full spectrum hemp

Every human body has an endocannabinoid system8 that assists with homeostasis. This system has been known to be related to the modulation of the central nervous system and immune functionality, but recent research has indicated that it also helps with skin homeostasis and barrier function. Although more research is needed, full spectrum hemp is believed to help with skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, pruritus15, and inflammatory conditions when applied topically. (6, 7)

“The hemp facial oil is a wonderful product. It is easily absorbed into the skin and is non comedogenic. I massage it in at night and use an organic cream over it. Despite the winter weather and inside heating, it keeps my skin soft, hydrated and feeling supple through the night. My skin looks healthier since using this product.” - Anonymous

This specially crafted serum provides some of the best ingredients to benefit skin health. Thanks to the abundance of botanicals, it is sure to help with all different skin conditions.

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  1. Endocannabinoid System: A neuromodulatory system that assists with the central nervous system development, synaptic plasticity, and the response to endogenous and environmental factors. It is composed of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and the enzymes responsible for the synthesis and degradation of the endocannabinoids. (8)
  2. Epidermis: The outermost layer of the skin. (9)
  3. Humectant: A substance that promotes retention of moisture. (10)
  4. Keratoplastic: Promoting keratinization and thickening of keratin layers (hair and nails). (11)
  5. Monounsaturated Fatty Acids: Healthy fats that are known to reduce oxidative stress, help protect the skin from sun damage, help maintain the water level in the epidermis, thus keeping the skin healthy-looking, less itchy, and glowing. (12, 13)
  6. Polyphenols: Has antioxidant properties that help delay skin aging. (14)
  7. Pruritus: Itchy skin that’s often caused by dry skin. (15)
  8. Pycnogenol: Pine bark extract that helps improve hydration and elasticity in the skin. (16)
  9. Sebum: Oil secreted by the sebaceous glands of the skin. (17)
  10. Squalene: The main component of skin surface polyunsaturated lipids and may be beneficial for the skin as an emollient, antioxidant, and hydrator. (18)
  11. Sterols: Help to fight the formation of lines and wrinkles while maintaining skin hydration and reducing inflammation by promoting skin cell renewal and maintaining cell membranes to preserve the firmness and elasticity of the skin. (19)
  12. Tocopherols: A form of vitamin E that is known for being an antioxidant. (20)
  13. Transpirational: The passage of water vapor through a membrane or pores. (21)
  14. Triterpene Alcohols: Assists the skin with wound healing, is an antioxidant that helps repair UV damage, and can help with collagen production. (22)