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A Hymn to Hemp Seed Oil!


All Votary facial oils are made from a blend of pure plant oils to give you beautiful, glowing, healthy skin as part of an unfussy, chic skincare routine.

Votary Super Seed Cleansing Oil, Facial Oil,  Nutrient Cream and Nutritional Supplement contain hemp seed oil as part of their fabulous combination of 21 seed oils.

There’s such a buzz about hemp at the moment, we thought you might like to know a little bit more about it and why we chose it as one of our hard-working ingredients.

Let’s start at the beginning.


Hemp and marijuana come from the same species of plant, but from different parts.

Hemp seed oil comes from the seed. The seed contains no  cannabinoids such as THC or CBD.  (THC is the part of the plant responsible for chemical highs). The seed has none of the psychoactive components of marijuana. 

The composition of hemp seed oil is what makes it a little bit extraordinary. It’s often called nature’s most perfectly balanced oil, and here’s why…

Hemp seed oil contains Omegas 3, 6 and 9 and is  a good source of vitamins A and E and antioxidants. It’s high in essential fatty acids and amino acids, and is claimed to be the only plant source of Vitamin D.  It contains linoleic acid which our skin naturally produces so it’s a perfect match.  It has a comodogenic rating of zero, which means it doesn’t block pores, is rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, and contains no nasties such as sodium or sugar.

So what does all that mean for your skin?  

It means that hemp seed oil is a natural humectant, so it’s brilliant at drawing moisture into your skin. Instead of sitting on the surface, it penetrates the skin’s mantel, moisturising between cells and strengthening the skin’s matrix.

The triple omegas work to calm and to soothe redness, helping to counteract the signs of skin ageing and minimising fine lines. They also help the healthy function of the skin by reinforcing the outer barrier.

The bio-identical lipids mirror the skin’s own lipids so are quick and easy to absorb, which means softer, smoother skin. Essential fatty acids remedy dehydration and reverse the effects of moisture loss.  Hemp seed oil can also help dry, flaky, sensitive skin issues because it helps healthy cell production and works without stripping the skin’s mantel.

The Votary Super Seed Range

There is hemp seed oil in our Super Seed Cleansing Oil,  Super Seed Facial Oil, Super Seed Nutrient Cream and Super Seed Nutritional Supplement. As one of the 21 nutritious ingredients, you can expect it to plump and hydrate skin, calm redness, balance oiliness, minimise fine lines and and protect against environmental toxins.  Even better, it’s fragrance free, and suitable for all skin types!

Hemp seed oil is a hero ingredient in our fabulous Super Seed range. We take pride in ALL our ingredients being pure, hard-working and effective  and it’s great to spotlight individual stars.

Hemp seed oil take a little bow!


To read about about hemp seed oil  in the Get the Gloss, click  here. To read about in The Independent, click here.

To read about in The Daily Mail, click here.




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