Hemp For Skincare

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Cannabis Sativa for Your Skin

The seeds of low THC Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) can be pressed to extract an oil that is perfect for almost all skin types. Hemp Seed Oil has a comedogenic rating of zero which means it will not clog pores. It can also help to balance out oily skin by deeply hydrating and regulating the skin's oil production.

Dryness can cause your skin to overproduce oil, which in turn can stimulate acne. Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil can prevent dry skin without clogging pores. This helps reduce acne that’s caused by excess oil.

Kōaka Cannabis Sativa Hemp Oil NZ for Skincare


Inflammatory Skin Conditions: (Eczema/ Psoriasis/ Acne)

Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil is naturally high in the omega-6 metabolite gamma linoleic acid (GLA). GLA acts as a natural anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.

Kōaka‘s Hemp Skincare can help to calm inflamed skin, soothe irritation and at the same time, hydrate and nourish skin. GLA is the secret to a natural solution for eczema, psoriasis, acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.


Dry, Inflamed & Irritated Skin: (Eczema/ Atopic Dermatitis)

Many of our testimonials for Kōaka’s natural hemp skincare have come from people who suffer with eczema or dermatitis. Kōaka Hemp Healing Balm contains Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil and other calming essential oils to soothe, nourish and protect skin that is prone to eczema and dermatitis. Kōaka Hemp Healing Balm is naturally packed with phytosterol, which reduces trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) by restoring skin barrier function. This helps to lock in moisture and prevent external allergens from entering.

Kōaka Organic Hemp Oil Moisturising Serum - Testimonials


Anti-Aging Properties:

Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil is high in antioxidants; Vitamin C, Vitamin E, carotene & chlorophyll. These naturally occurring antioxidants help to mop-up free radicals and minimise the oxidative damage caused by ageing and exposure to everyday environmental pollutants. 

Kōaka's Organic Hemp Seed Moisturising Serum is a natural skincare solution that contains 100% Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, which is high in linoleic acid and oleic acid. These cannot be produced by our bodies but when applied topically, play a crucial role in skin health - namely helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.


Active Botanicals:

Kōaka’s Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil Skincare Naturally Contains: 

  • Vitamins B6 and D: Important for skin health, repair and immune function.
  • Antioxidants: Chlorophyll, Vitamin E, C and Carotene (precursor to Vitamin A): mop up damage causing free radicals, help to repair skin cells and vitamin C also stimulates collagen production.
  • Essential Fatty Acids Omega 3, 6 and 9: Moisturise and soothe inflamed skin, maintain healthy skin barrier function, act to reduce inflammation, boost immune function and can protect skin from UV damage. 
  • High Amounts of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA): Powerful natural anti-inflammatory, promotes skin regeneration.
  • Essential Minerals: Calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, along with modest amounts of iron and zinc.
  • Phytosterols: Reduces trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) by restoring skin barrier function. Helps to keep skin hydrated.
  • Phospholipids: Act as a humectant, maintain barrier function and helps the other active ingredients of hemp seed oil penetrate deep into the skin.
Kōakan NZ Hemp Oil Healing Balm for Skin


Time to Start Incorporating Kōaka into Your Daily Routine:

Kōaka's Hemp Seed Oil is very low-irritant so shouldn't react with sensitive skin. If you do have very sensitive skin we recommend doing a patch test before covering your face in the delicious nectar:

  • Wash and dry a small area of your upper arm (such as the crook of your elbow).
  • Apply a small amount of Kōaka. 
  • Cover the spot with a bandage and leave it in place for 24 hours, being careful not to get the bandage wet.
  • If any redness, burning, itching, or other irritation occurs, you can assume you’re sensitive to the oil and shouldn’t use it. If you have a reaction, remove the bandage immediately and wash the spot with soap and water.
  • If you don’t see or feel any reaction, then the oil is probably safe to use.



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