Understanding the differences between cannabis, hemp, and marijuana can be confusing because marijuana and hemp come from the same plant, Cannabis Sativa. The distinction is the variety of the plant. In the case of cannabis, the varieties differ in the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that they contain. THC is the psychoactive constituent responsible for the high that cannabis gives. Hemp generally contains very little THC, so it has absolutely no psychoactive effects.
What are the benefits of Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil?
What is the difference between cannabis, hemp and marijuana?
A natural antioxidant
Suitable for all skin types
There are buzzy skin-care ingredients (turmeric! probiotics!). And then there are skin-care ingredients with buzz. In the beautysphere right now, there’s nothing buzzier than hemp-derived ingredients, such as cannabis sativa seed oil. This type of oil is loaded with plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory, next-level skin moisturizers.
So. what is Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil?
It's no surprise, then, that skin-care brands are betting big on ingredients from the hemp plant. Case in point: The new Green Releaf collection from Peter Thomas Roth, which includes the Therapeutic Sleep Cream and Calming Face Oil, both of which are infused with hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil.
“Hemp seed oil is oil extracted from the hemp plant,” explains Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “Hemp seed oil is an outstanding natural oil for the skin,” Zeichner adds, which is precisely what makes it such a powerful skin care ingredient.
How does it work?
In addition to THC, CBD—or Cannabidiol—is a non-psychoactive compound found in Cannabis sativa. While CBD generally has low levels of THC, they are higher than the amount found in Hemp.
THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is a cannabinoid and the primary psychoactive component found in Marijuana. Marijuana typically averages 10% THC—well above the amount found in Hemp.
In keeping with our apothecary heritage, Kiehl’s chemists gained inspiration from the traditional and medicinal applications of Hemp-Derived Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil. Our 100% naturally derived* concentrate has been carefully formulated with 60% Hemp-Derived Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and helps visibly reduce redness, relieve the feeling of discomfort and calm stressed skin. Non-acnegenic, our Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate is uniquely formulated for problem skin types—including oily, sensitive and blemish-prone.
Kiehl’s & Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil
is an herbaceous oil known for its calming and soothing properties. Cold-pressed from Hemp Seeds, this concentrated oil is naturally green in color and composed of up to 90% omega fatty acids which are known to help nourish skin.
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil is derived from Hemp and used in skincare formulas to provide essential moisture and nourishment while helping strengthen skin’s barrier. Since it is derived from the stalks and seeds of the plant, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil contains less than 0.3% THC making it non-psychoactive.
Sourced primarily from Germany, our Cannabis Sativa seeds are harvested from September to October. After harvest, the seeds are cleaned, then pressed using a mechanical cold pressing method before the final filtration and purification step.
The Cannabis sativa plant is a unique herb used in everything from textiles to food to skincare. Cannabis sativa contains about 80 cannabinoids which are active compounds that are generally concentrated in the plant’s leaves. Hemp and Marijuana are from the Cannabis sativa species but are genetically different and are used for different purposes.