The Body Shop® Hemp range has two new products: an overnight mask and a shower oil. Hemp is excellent for dry skin and can help with a number of different skin problems including eczema. Dryness can cause your skin to start producing too much oil which can result in blogged pores and blemishes. Hemp moisturises your skin without clogging pores meaning it targets dryness without causes acne. It can even help to regulate the skin’s oil production.
The Body Shop® Hemp Hand Protector is one of The Body Shop’s best selling products so when I found out they had introduced two new products into the range I decided to test them out. The products are aimed at people who have very dry skin.
The Body Shop® Hemp Overnight Nourishing Rescue Mask
When I first opened the Hemp Overnight Mask the first thing I thought was it smells like chillies. It doesn’t have a particularly nice smell. It’s like the smell you get when you are chopping chilli peppers up to make a curry. It felt a bit weird putting something that smelt like chilli peppers on my face, but I found once I’d smoothed a layer onto my skin the scent was far less pungent. It smelt more herbal and didn’t bother me as much.
I left the mask on overnight. Although it absorbs quite well and isn’t sticky you can still feel that there is a layer of product on your skin. In the morning when I washed it off I noticed that the muslin cloth I use to wash my face had a green tinge to it from the Hemp mask that was still on my skin.
I think the mask did a great job of keeping my skin moisturised. The texture of the mask also has a luxurious feel to it. It feels buttery without feeling sticky. I think one pot would last you a long time. If you were using this once a week I think you’d probably get a year’s use out of it. You don’t need much of the mask at all to cover your face. For £18.00 a pot I think that’s a pretty good deal.
After a couple of days of using this I had people commenting that my skin looked nice and I’m sure it was because of this product. If you want to order a pot please click on the image below.
The Body Shop® Hemp Hydrating & Protecting Shower Oil
I was excited to try this oil since I find most shower gels too drying for me. My skin gets very dry and I find I cannot use soaps on my skin without it feeling stripped and dried out. In the past I have used The Body Shop® shower creams which were less harsh on my skin.
The shower oil comes out as a brown oil but when it mixes with water it lathers up like a foam. It is recommended by The Body Shop® for ultra dry skin and is claimed to protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Clinical trials in fact showed that The Body Shop® Hemp Shower Oil increased skin hydration by one third after use.
I found that the smell was similar to the Overnight Mask but less overpowering. The product felt very silky on my skin and didn’t feel at all like a soap or shower gel. It lathered up with water, and I couldn’t feel any sense that my skin had been stripped (something that would happen with shower gels). I also noticed that there was no scent on my skin afterwards. I find with many soaps and shower gels you are left with a slight scent on your skin. This was not the case at all with this product. After getting out of the shower my skin felt moisturised and hydrated.
For anyone with very dry skin who cannot use soaps I highly recommend this product. You can buy it online from The Body Shop® for £9 by clicking the image below.
The Body Shop® Hemp Range in the United States
For my readers in the United States the Hemp Overnight Mask and Shower Oil are not yet available but other products in The Body Shop® Hemp range can be purchased through US Amazon at the links below.
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Hemp Skincare FAQs
Is hemp moisturiser good for your face?
Hemp moisturiser is suitable for most skin types. Hemp will not clog your pores. It moisturises your skin while at the same time regulating your skin’s oil production. Hemp contains fatty acids which retain your skin’s moisture and help to delay skin ageing.
Is hemp lotion good for pain?
Hemp lotion has been used for localised pain relief; this is specifically pain that is caused by inflammation.
What is hemp hand protector?
This is one of The Body Shop’s best selling products. It relieves rough, dry skin and helps protect your hands from the elements. You can order a tube here
Is hemp cream good for dermatitis?
Hemp is known to heal a number of skin conditions including Eczema, Psoriasis and Extremely Dry Skin. It can also relieve the itching, dryness and redness caused by Dermatitis.