April 14, 2014

In the spotlight : The Body Shop Hemp Range

After months of cold weather, central heating, and hot showers, many of us are left with skin that feels dry, itchy and tight. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start taking care of your skin! The Body Shop has exactly what you need ; their Hemp range is formulated to hydrate very dry and overexposed skin. These products contain Community Fair Trade hemp seed oil, a great oil that helps to heal eczema, dry skin and psoriasis.

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Hemp Hand Protector ($20 for 100ml)
This is, without any hesitation, the best hand cream I have ever tried! I usually put this on at night before bed, I wake up in the morning with soft hands and I don't need to reapply it during the day even if I wash my hands quite often. It is thick and rich, you only need a small amount! If you tried this hand cream and it was too greasy for you, you're probably using too much. I'm not too fond of the smell, but if you love earthy scents (such as patchouli), you will probably like it!

Ingredients : Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Beeswax, Panthenol, Methyl Soyate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Allantoin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Talc, Chromium Oxide Greens, Iron Oxides.

Hemp Foot Protector ($18 for 98g)
This cream is very thick, heavy and it has the same earthy scent than the hand protector. It did a decent job at moisturizing my foot and it did help to soften my dry heels, but tried the Hemp Hand Protector on my foots too and I prefer to use that! The Hemp Hand Protector take less time to absorb and is more moisturizing.

Ingredients : Water, Glycerin, Hemp Seed Oil, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Beeswax, Dimethicone, Lanolin, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Retinyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract, Talc, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Citral, Chromium Oxide Greens, Iron Oxides.

Hemp Hand Oil ($12 for 15ml)
I use it mainly on my cuticles. It absorbs quite fast compared to the other cuticle oils I have tried in the past, but surprisingly it's still very effective at moisturizing the cuticles. My cuticles and nails look better than ever after using it a few times!

Ingredients : Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Fragrance, Tocopherol.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial.)


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