I think it’s a wonderful thing that over the last few years the beauty industry is really recognising the fantastic, natural benefits of hemp. Well, to be honest The Body Shop have had hemp hand cream and various products from the range available for a long time. But it’s great to see the range expand, and other brands recognising the enrichment that can be had from hemp as an active ingredient.
So what exactly is Hemp? I feel there is much confusion as to what the ingredient actually is. Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant species, grown specifically for industrial uses of its products. It has been used for over 10,000 years to make a myriad of items such as paper, fuel, rope and even building materials. The difference between Hemp and Marijuana is that Hemp does not contain a high enough THC content to have an intoxicating effect, (Weedmaps, 2020). Hemp seed oil is great for the skin, it contains antioxidants and therefore aids with improving elasticity and hydration.
How does it perform?
I purchased The Body Shop’s Hemp Overnight Nourishing Rescue Mask as soon as it launched! I suffer with dry patches on my face, and as you all know (or will come to know) I’m a sucker for natural ingredients.
The rescue mask is applied in a thick layer, left for ten minutes and then you remove the excess with a dry wipe. Initial thoughts are that the smell is amazingly relaxing and somewhat holistic. It smells like a sweet plant that is about to enrich your skin with its powers of nature!
I like the texture because it is not greasy or heavy, and after removing the excess mask and leaving on overnight I had good results. My skin felt nourished and youthful. I also love the fact that when applying it, it’s like a mini facial in that the smell relaxes you and feels naturally decadent upon application.
Personally, I would recommend this product to those who suffer with dry skin, I have previously seen the amazing effects that Hemp has on eczema and dermatitis. Therefore, the same theory can be applied to the skin on our face. Give your skin a nourishing treat this winter.
The Body Shop Hemp Overnight Nourishing Rescue Mask can be purchased from myself, feel free to drop me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org