Hemptouch is a Slovenian cosmetic brand that is suitable for individuals with very sensitive or problematic skin manifested by eczema, psoriasis, acne or other skin diseases. It is a therapeutic cosmetic with a fragrance provided by the individual components of the product. The brand does not use broad-spectrum preservatives, so it has a shorter shelf life than commonly available conventional products.

The creators of these cosmetics always follow the principles of ethical and sustainable operation from the grain of the plant to the final product. They choose ingredients of natural origin without negative ecological footprints and use the largest possible amount of raw materials from local sources. Hemp is a modest and undemanding plant that grows at an incredible speed and has a long tradition in Slovenia. The Hemptouch hemp grower is a long-time organic farmer who knows how to grow the plant without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilisers. The Hemptouch brand has also won several awards.

Hemptouch products are mainly based on hemp oil, hemp hydrolate and CBD oil. The many health benefits of hemp seed oil come from its high content of three polyunsaturated fatty acids: linoleic acidalpha-linolenic acid, and gamma-linolenic acid. Additionally, its ratio of omega-6 (linoleic acid) to omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) fatty acids is 3:1. Experts agree that this 3:1 fatty acid ratio is ideal for health benefits in humans.Thanks to the content of non-comedogenic fatty acids, it is also suitable for skin that is prone to clogging and the subsequent formation of pimples. Hemp oil protects the skin's barrier and keeps it moist. Hemp hydrolate in skin creams hydrates the skin and improves the appearance of pores.

CBD oil – the main effective ingredient in hemp care

CBD (cannabidiol) belongs to the cannabinoids contained in hemp. This substance is not psychoactive like the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol THC and is completely safe to use. CBD is obtained from hemp by special supercritical CO2 extraction. This extraction leaves all cannabinoids, terpenes and nutrients in the product.

Human skin has a so-called endocannabinoid system, to which CBD cannabidiol binds, which is why it is effective and can help with a wide range of skin problems. This system ensures that our skin is healthy and helps it to find the balance.

CBD has a significant effect on excessive sebum production. It inhibits the synthesis of lipids by affecting the fat cells of the sebocytes, but does not affect the viability of the cells. That is why this ingredient is used in products for oily, acne-prone skin. At the same time, it helps with skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Cannabidiol heals irritated, reddened skin, contributes to slowing down skin aging and aids cell regeneration. In studies, it also showed complex anti-inflammatory effects, which are very suitable, for example, in the treatment of inflammatory foci of acne and other skin problems.

CBD and psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that occurs due to the rapid growth and division of fat cells in the skin. CBD has shown an effect on the rapid multiplication of sebocytes, which is why it is used in care products for this type of skin disease. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe psoriasis.

CBD and acne

The formation of acne is conditioned by many factors, among which are increased production of sebum and the multiplication of the bacterium Propionibacterium Acnes. Sebum is important for the skin, but a large amount of it can cause clogging of the skin and the subsequent formation of pimples. CBD helps acne-prone skin with sebum reduction and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Cannabidiol can pleasantly soothe acne-prone skin.

CBD and atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease that most often occurs in young children. For this skin disease, doctors most often prescribe corticoids, which relieve the symptoms of dermatitis, but after stopping their use, the problem usually returns. CBD has a very positive effect on this skin condition all over the body. It has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes the baby's skin.

CBD and seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a fairly common chronic inflammatory skin disease that most often affects the face and scalp. CBD brands also have an effect on this skin disease, because seborrheic dermatitis is characterised by the formation of excessive sebum and rapid cell proliferation of sebocytes.

Which product to choose?

If you have oily, acne-prone skin, reach for a moisturising essence that will provide your skin with the necessary dose of hydration, which you can lock in with a moisturising balancing cream. This cream is specially developed for problematic skin, prone to clogged pores. Its consistency is light, non-greasy, the cream is quickly absorbed.

A combination of moisturising essence and nourishing skin cream is great for dry, eczematous skin. This duo deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin. The cream has a thicker consistency, but is absorbed very quickly without feeling greasy. The skin is beautifully juicy and soothed after application.

For acute skin conditions, when the skin burns, itches and is red, add another layer of rescue balm, which contains the active ingredient CBD and the extract of the legendary calendula.

If you are troubled by a scalp that is scaly, itchy and painful, reach for a gentle shampoo, which has a very gentle composition compared to classic shampoos (without the content of irritating sulphates, including natural ones). A strong concentration of hemp oil softens the scalp. The gentle formula maintains the balance of moisture and the optimal pH of the scalp.

Universal care for the whole family is provided by a gentle baby balm that takes excellent care of chapped and dry lips, heels, a sore nose during a cold, or as a healing balm for burns. It is completely free of essential oils, so if you have extremely sensitive skin, this will be your choice.

The soothing balm is suitable for the problematic skin of newborns and children in non-acute conditions. In addition to CBD, it also contains extracts from calendula, lavender and chamomile.