What is the difference between flax, marijuana and CBD?
About 80 biologically active chemicals are found in cannabis plants known as cannabinoids. Popular are THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). Cannabis Indica from India has a high THC content and is associated with marijuana production when cannabis sativa L. Europe has a high percentage of CBD which has long been associated with the textile industry and is now making its mark in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industry. The good news is that, unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects.
Characteristics of flax in the production of cosmeceuticals. It is mainly used in the form of:
Flax seed oil, which is cannabis sativa L, is extracted from the seeds of cannabis (it has no THC or CBD). It contains high levels of essential fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients which make it a wonderful emollient with highly effective moisturizing properties. Because of these properties, it is increasingly being used in skin care products such as serums, creams, massage oils, etc.
Cannabis sativa seed water is a fragrant water vapor extracted from flax seeds and used in hair care products.
Benefits of hemp seed oil for skin
Soothes and hydrates the skin
It can help hydrate and reduce inflammation because it is rich in omega 3,6 and 9. They also help to retain moisture.
Flax seed oil can regulate oil production from the skin which in turn can help keep acne-prone skin hydrated and acne-free at the same time.
It has anti-inflammatory properties so can reduce redness
Hemp is definitely the new baby on the block and is gradually becoming the darling of the skin care industry. It is being integrated into both skincare products as a hydrated and anti-inflammatory agent. In the aging section, it is being used alongside retinoids due to the features mentioned above.