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  author={Gero Leson},
Hemp oil makes an excellent emollient which moisturizes skin and hair. In the old days it had mainly been used to manufacture greenish soft soap and soothing emulsions for skin care. It was also said to bring relief from dandruff and remedy hair loss. In the past years, the renaissance of hemp and the claims of the beneficial effects of its oil have stimulated a great deal of experimentation in the body care sector. Today, a range of body care products containing hemp oil are available: body… 



Topical evening primrose oil as treatment for atopic eczema

Topical evening primrose oil (EPO) has potential as treatment for atopic eczema and warrants further clinical studies.

Evening primrose oil in the treatment of atopic eczema: effect on clinical status, plasma phospholipid fatty acids and circulating blood prostaglandins

A statistically significant improvement was observed in the overall severity and grade of inflammation and in the percentage of the body surface involved by eczema as well as in dryness and itch in the EPO group.

The Efficacy and Safety of γ-Linolenic Acid in the Treatment of Infantile Atopic Dermatitis

Dietetic and pharmacological approaches are the basis of the treatment of atopic dermatitis and γ-linolenic acid appears to be a safe and efficient additional therapy for infants and young children.

Gammalinolenic acid-enriched diet alters cutaneous eicosanoids.

Meta‐analysis of placebo‐controlled studies of the efficacy of Epogam in the treatment of atopic eczema. Relationship between plasma essential fatty acid changes and clinical response

When the improvements, or otherwise, in clinical condition were related to changes in plasma levels of dihomogammalinolenic and arachidonic acids, it was found that there was a positive correlation between an improvement in clinical score and a rise in the fatty acid levels.

Essential fatty acids in the plasma phospholipids of patients with atopic eczema.

The observations suggest that atopic eczema is associated not with any defect of EFA intake, but with abnormal metabolism, possibly involving the enzyme delta-6-desaturase.

Seasonal influences on stratum corneum ceramide 1 fatty acids and the influence of topical essential fatty acids

The reduction in ceramide 1 linoleate may lead to impaired stratum corneum function and increased susceptibility to skin xerosis in winter, and by using formulations containing linoleic acid esters it is possible to correct these changes and possibly improve barrier resilience.

Essential fatty acids and epidermal integrity.

The horny cell has been found to possess a covalently bound lipid envelope consisting principally of omega-hydroxyacylsphingosines derived from O-acyl Sphingolipids, and it has been proposed that acylceramides may stabilize the extracellular sheets by a similar mechanism.