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Study on the Oxidation Products of Hemp Seed Oil and its Application in Cosmetics

Untersuchung der Oxidationsprodukte von Hanfsamenöl und seine Anwendung in der Kosmetik
  • Yawei Huang , Liujun Pei , Xiaomin Gu and Jiping Wang


Hemp seed oil has a very better effect of sunscreen, repair, anti-allergy and anti-aging, as a result of which it is a high-quality raw material for skin care products. In this study, the oxidation degree of hot-pressed and cold-pressed hemp seed oil which was stored in five different environments, was evaluated. The results showed that the long-chain unsaturated fatty acids were oxidized. The oxidation products of hemp seed oil were analyzed by headspace solid-phase microextraction gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (HS-SPME-GC/MS) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). All hemp seed oils which were stored at low-temperature protected from light and outdoor environment contained aldehydes, ketones, and alcohols, which have a negative impact on the health of consumers. Furthermore, hemp seed emulsion was prepared with different HLB values. After the 2nd month, hemp seed oil emulsion exhibited a good stability without stratification.


Hanfsamenöl hat eine sehr gute Wirkung auf Sonnenschutz, Reparatur, Anti-Allergie und Anti-Aging, wodurch es ein hochwertiger Rohstoff für Hautpflegeprodukte ist. In dieser Studie wurde der Oxidationsgrad von heißgepresstem und kaltgepresstem Hanfsamenöl bewertet, das in fünf verschiedenen Umgebungen gelagert wurde. Die Ergebnisse zeigten, dass die langkettigen ungesättigten Fettsäuren oxidiert waren. Die Oxidationsprodukte von Hanfsamenöl wurden durch Headspace-Festphasen-Mikroextraktions-Gaschromatographie-Massenspektrometrie (HS-SPME-GC/MS) und Hochleistungs-Flüssigkeitschromatographie (HPLC) analysiert. Alle Hanfsamenöle, die bei niedrigen Temperaturen vor Licht geschützt und im Freien gelagert wurden, enthielten Aldehyde, Ketone und Alkohole, die sich negativ auf die Gesundheit der Verbraucher auswirken. Weiterhin wurde Hanfsamenemulsion mit unterschiedlichen HLB-Werten hergestellt. Nach dem 2. Monat zeigte die Hanfsamenölemulsion eine gute Stabilität ohne Schichtung.

Correspondence address, Dr. Liujun Pei and Prof. Dr. Jiping Wang, Engineering Research Center for Eco-Dyeing and Finishing of Textiles, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.-R. China, E-Mail:

Yawei Huang is currently a Master student in the Engineering Research Center for Eco-Dyeing and Finishing of Textiles at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China. He studied the characterization of hemp seed oil oxidation products.

Liujun Pei is a teacher in the School of Fashion Engineering; Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai, China. He studied the stability of hemp seed oil and wrote this paper.

Hongjuan Zhang is a teacher in the School of Fashion Engineering; Shanghai University of Engineering Science. She studied the applications of hemp seed oil.

Jiping Wang is a chair professor in the School of Fashion Engineering; Shanghai University of Engineering Science. He is the director of Textile Chemical Cleaner Production Engineering Technology Research Center. Before joining Shanghai University of Engineering Science in 2019, He was the director of the Key Laboratory of Advanced Textile Materials & Manufacturing Technology, Ministry of Education and the director of the National Base for International Cooperation in Science and Technology of Textiles and Daily Chemistry in Zhejiang Sci-Tech University. Before joining Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in 2011, he was the principal scientist at the Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.


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Received: 2019-11-16
Accepted: 2020-01-16
Published Online: 2020-06-18
Published in Print: 2020-05-15

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