oil cleansing hemp face wash

for acne prone skin

  • $39.00
Cannabis Sativa Oil Cleanser

for adult acne, sensitive skin, dry skin

  • Naturally formulated to travel deep into the skin to dissolve dirt, oil and makeup, while leaving your skin feeling wonderfully soft and refreshed.

    Pro tip: Use a warm, damp cloth to remove our oil cleanser after washing your face and to ensure no excess oil remains on the skin. For a spa-like treatment, leave the cloth on your skin to open pores and follow with our 3-step ritual.

    What makes it special: 

    • Gently works with natural properties of your skin for a gentle (and effective!) cleanse

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    • Luxuriously hydrating and purifying with the power of orange, bergamot peel and neroli oil

      Power of high botanical seed oil (that doesn’t feel greasy) won’t clog your pores or leave a residue

      Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties in our essential oils help fight bacteria that cause inflammation (the source of all skincare evil, including acne and redness!) in a gentle way

      Our organic formulation has no emulsifiers or preservatives so it won't strip your skin of its own moisture causing it to over-produce oil (and potentially break out!) in response.

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    #skinhigh elements:

     Non-comedogenic  Vegan   Hydrating
     Cruelty-Free  Moisturizing  Nourishing
     Organic  Cannabis-Infused

    Suitable for:
    Adult acne, sensitive skin, dry skin.

    Scent and texture:
    Light, smooth oil-based cleanser. Natural, calming scent.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • A Product Description of our Facial Cleanser with Hemp Seed Oil

    If you’re ready to throw away your foaming facial cleanser because it leaves your skin dry and tight every time you wash your face, then we’ve got the product for you: an oil cleanser formulated with non-comedogenic and anti-inflammatory cannabis, that works with the natural properties of your skin, rather than against it. 

    You want skin that feels clean and  moisturized after every wash? You bet. With empyri’s oil cleanser, you can choose both.
  • Cannabis Ingredients

    This oil cleanser features two ingredients from the cannabis sativa plant. (Cannabis sativa is the plant genus which includes both marijuana and hemp). The first ingredient is sourced from hemp seeds, cannabis sativa seed oil aka hemp seed oil. The second is made from cannabis sativa (marijuana) roots. Both of these parts of the cannabis sativa plant - the seeds and the roots - do not contain THC or CBD. But they do have therapeutic properties that are beneficial for our skin. In the next questions, we'll look at each one in detail.
  • Ingredient Spotlight: cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil

    Hemp seed oil is the ultimate natural skincare ingredient. It is safe for use on all skin types and formulates well with other ingredients. For it's versatility, it is used in soaps, serums and even hair oils. But there are specific reasons why you want hemp seed oil in your face wash.

    First, hemp seed oil is very similar to our skin's natural oil, called sebum. Oil cleansing works on the solvent process "like dissolves like" so you need to cleanse with oils that are biocompatible with the skin. We use hemp seed oil as the main carrier oil in our facial cleanser for this reason. For a quick refresher on the method, check out our blog What is Oil Cleansing?

    Second, hemp seed oil contains high concentrations of linoleic acid, something that is also naturally present in our sebum. When we are deficient in linoleic acid, our sebum becomes thick and sticky. This leads to clogged pores which causes congestion, acne and texture. Regularly using hemp seed oil in your facial cleanser ensures your sebum is thin and runny. Overtime, acne prone skin will clear and pores will shrink because they are no longer congested.

    Finally, hemp seed oil is beneficial in your face cleanser because it is naturally hydrating. No one likes a face wash that leaves skin feeling dry or tight. Stripping the skin of its natural oils leads to a nasty cycle over over-dry, over-oily skin. Instead, hemp seed oil makes for a gentle cleanser that works with the naturally properties of your skin. It's rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids which prevent skin from flaking.
  • Ingredient Spotlight: cannabis roots

    The roots of the cannabis plant contain high concentrations of friedelin. Friedelin is a triterpenoid (aka a type of chemical compound) with anti inflammatory properties. For this reason, cannabis roots have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 1,000 years - to treat things like wounds and post partum bleeding.

    Inflammation underlies many health conditions - and skin issues, too! Everything from redness and irritation to acne and chronic dryness can be the skin's response to inflammation. That's why we've incorporated cannabis roots into our 3-step skincare ritual, starting with this oil cleanser.

    Cannabis roots are beneficial in your cleanser specifically because you want that dose of anti-inflammatories at the beginning of your skincare routine. Your skin will respond better to the rest of your products, including moisturizers and treatments with active ingredients, if you've soothed any inflammation first. Think of it a bit like cooking: sometimes you need to let a mixture cool before you add the next ingredient. Your skin is the same - you need to let is "cool" or in this case be soothed so that it can welcome the benefits of ingredients to come. This is especially important in your evening routine, when your skin is working hard to repair itself.
  • Other Key Ingredients

    • Avocado Oil - non-comedogenic i.e. does not clog pores; balances oily skin; contains gadoleic acid which has high absorption power and moisturizes without being greasy
    • Meadowfoam Seed Oil - biocompatible with the skin for effective "like dissolves like" process; travels deep into pores to push sebum to the surface
    • Chamomile Flower Oil - skin soothing; safe for use on sensitive skin; treats acne scars; evens skin tone
    • Rosemary Leaf Oil - anti-aging; antioxidant properties; rosmarinic acid has calming effect on the skin

    And we can't forget the captivating blend of essential oils in this product. Customer reviews almost always include something about this cleanser's amazing smell. Naturally scented to avoid the use of synthetic fragrance.
  • Is it safe to use this cleanser everyday?

    Yes. It is safe to use this cleanser every day - either once or twice. It's best in the evening, when you need to remove make up, sunscreen, the build up the day's pollution, kids sticky fingerprints... you get the idea. We all know the importance of washing our face before bed, and this is the perfect product for that nighttime ritual. It simplifies your routine by removing the need for an additional product, a make up remover. And it cleanses deeply so that your skin is prepped for evening treatments, active ingredients and its natural process of repair.

    If you feel called to wash your face in the morning and evening, then its safe to use this cleanser in the AM too. Our gentle formula ensures you will never disrupt your natural moisture barrier or cause skin irritation by "over washing". We recommend using less of the product in the morning, 3 to 5 pumps will do, assuming you took off your make up the night before!
  • How easily does this product rinse off?

    You can easily rinse off this product in one of two ways:

    1. Splash face with warm water. Just like any other cleanser, you can rinse off by splashing warm water on your face when you're finished cleansing. But unlike any other cleanser, this hemp face wash doesn't contain any water - it's 100% oils - so be prepared that the end result isn't quite as "squeaky" as you might be used to.
    2. Remove with a damp washcloth. This is our preferred option to rinse off the oil cleanser. By using a damp washcloth, you'll remove a bit more of the excess oil than option one. Always hang your washcloth to dry properly and change it for a fresh one every few days.
  • Do I need to moisturize my skin afterwards?

    The short answer, yes. The key to healthy skin is hydration. And you can moisturize with hemp in many ways.

    The long answer is, still yes. But one of the benefits of this facial cleanser is that it doesn't leave your skin feeling like it needs moisture. Unlike foaming washes that strip the skin of its natural oils, our cleansing oil leaves skin clean and moisturized. So while you do need to support your skin health with a moisturizer that will keep your skin barrier strong, you won't feel like you're trying to replenish what's been lost.
  • What makes this a "clean beauty" product?

    The first ingredient in most face cleansers on the market is water. Go check your face wash – is the first ingredient water? We removed the water from our cleanser to cut the need for potentially harmful preservatives and emulsifiers. One of the things empyri customers love most about our hemp face wash is its smell. Unfortunately, many skincare products use fragrance or parfum. These are often made from dozens of chemicals with little data to support their safety. Instead, empyri uses careful combinations of essential oils like neroli oil. Neroli has mood soothing effects as well as antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It’s a clean scent swap that has skin benefits too!

    Clean Beauty is a key pillar of empyri. Each product is as close to nature as possible and we use evidence-based science to ensure it will be effective. We look to leaders in the clean beauty space for resources. Empyri products will never use ingredients on David Suzuki Foundation’s Dirty Dozen list. We use the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep® database for guidance on the human and environmental safety of ingredients - both synthetic and naturally-derived. If there is a safer, less harmful alternative to a popular cosmetic ingredient (and the science to back it up!), we’ll make the swap. Read Empyri’s Clean Beauty Ethos.

Customer Testimonials

Hear from others who have joined the Skin High and switched to 100% natural, clean and green empyri.

woman holding and reviewing oil cleanser

The only things I've been using on my face other than a face mask once a month, so I can truly say the results are all from empyri's cleanser!

Korrin @you.me.alchemy
woman with glowing skin reviewing skincare ritual

The best foundation you can wear is glowing healthy skin! empyri's 3-step skincare ritual offers that and more!

Shanice @shaniceunearthed
woman holding and reviewing empyri skincare

I’m in love with the empyri Oil Cleanser - it’s a dream. It easily removes makeup, thoroughly cleanses and leaves your face feeling moisturized (not dried out). I have used it every day for almost three months and I recommend it to everyone!

Natalie @mindyourown.life

I love the simplicity of empyri’s 3-step ritual. After a long day of mountain biking, the oil cleanser is amazing at removing sweat & sunscreen (and chain grease!), leaving my face feeling clean and moisturized. With just these 3 products, I know my skin is getting everything it needs – it’s balanced, bright and smooth.

Jade

The empyri products are the closest to nature I have ever found. They are gentle, effective and just make my skin radiate. They have become part of my essential self-care routine! The cleanser leaves the skin so soft and the toner sooooo refreshed. Could not live without empyri anymore.

Jennifer @jennifer.jane.young

Why Cannabis Skin Care?

CANNABIS ROOT

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HEALING

Rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds like Friedelin, to deeply decongest and protect skin

CANNABIS SEED OIL

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HYDRATING

Notably resembling the skin’s lipids with a non-comedogenic formula to restore and hydrate

CANNABIS SEED EXTRACT

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PURIFYING

Clinically proven to improve skin’s overall texture, reducing wrinkles and keeping skin smooth