Thanks to its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and natural acne-fighting properties, copaíba oil is a wonderful Amazonian superfruit for skincare. However, the oil isn’t nearly as common as its popular alternative, hemp oil, and both are very beneficial for topical use. Hemp oil (which is sometimes also called CBD oil) and copaíba oil are fantastic emollients, nourishing the skin with rich moisturization. But there are many other benefits that both oils offer when used in skincare...
Benefits of Hemp Oil for Skin
- Fights appearance of aging because it’s high in omega-3 and omega-6, as well as other essential fatty acids
- Regenerates and energizes the protective layer of the skin
- Especially effective treatment for dry, dehydrated or tired skin
- Helps improve skin oxygenation and prevents psoriasis
- Increases skin’s elasticity
- Improves the skin’s capacity to retain moisture
Hemp oil is also an excellent treatment for dry hair and can be included in your hair conditioner to improve hair health.
Benefits of Copaíba Oil for Skin
- Retains skin’s moisture
- Naturally fights acne
- Reduces the appearance of blemishes, scarring and stretch marks
- Tightens the skin and reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles
- Eases tension and muscle discomfort, and reduces inflammation thanks to its richness of beta-carophyllene
- Exotic, calming and soothing scent
Comparing the two, copaíba oil is a highly recommended treatment for acne-prone, scarred or stretch marked skin, while hemp oil might be better for dry skin that needs additional protection. Both oils help reduce and prevent aging as well as help the skin retain moisture.
Like with all of the other Amazonian oils we have featured on the blog, it’s important to remember that copaíba oil and hemp oil have different advantages, and not even all cannabis-plant based oils are created equal.
What is Cannabinoid Oil?
Hemp oil should not be confused with cannabinoid oil, which has been becoming increasingly popular due to its wonderful medicinal properties. While both hemp oil and cannabinoid oil come from the same cannabis plant species, each comes from a different strain and they are made from different parts of the plant. Hemp oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant, while cannabinoid oil is made using the flowers, leaves and stalks of the cannabis sativa plant. Since hemp oil and cannabinoid oil are both so low in Delta9-Tetrahydrocannbinol (THC), neither are psychoactive. Hemp oil is also low in cannabinoid count, while cannabinoid oil has a very high cannabinoid count, making it an effective medicinal treatment.
Cannabinoid oil has some wonderful benefits for skin, and in some cases, can be even more effective than hemp oil for topical use. One example, is a very high quality cannabinoid oil called Cherry Wine, which comes from a special crop in Portland, OR. Teadora is considering this cannabinoid oil for use in future products.
For now, you can get our new RAW Copaíba Oil to enjoy its benefits for blemish-prone or sensitive skin, or moisturize, exfoliate, and revitalize your skin with our Red Clay Scrub and Masque, which also contains copaíba oil.
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