Hemp based skincare is popular for naturally healthier skin. These are the ones we rate.
The industry of Hemp based skincare is growing globally as we gravitate to more natural, sustainable skincare. The results for all skin types are clear, hemp based skincare gives glowing, softer, smoother skin.
What started out as a new trend 3 to 4 years ago, a little bit of hemp here, and a little bit of hemp there, has grown quickly. Many beauty brands are featuring hemp in their products, or new brands focussed o hemp are taking up the limelight across social media launching their own new brand of hemp based skincare.
So what is hemp?
Lets clear up any confusion about what hemp is and what cannabis is. Hemp contains no THC at all. THC is tetrahydrocannabinol, and is the ingredient of cannabis that gives a high.
The most general rule for all hemp based products in Australia, is they must contain less than 0.005 THC. In some states, they do allow 1%. As long as a product stays within this percentage mark, it is considered legal by government standards for retail.
Much of Australia’s industrial hemp is cultivated in Tasmania, more than any other state, as it yields the best climate to grow the plant. And yes, this is also legal, as long as growers have licences for the plant and distribution.
This is called industrial hemp, which is grown from the same species of plant and looks exactly the same as the illicit drug, cannabis. This type of hemp is becoming a very popular component in many cosmetic and skincare products.
How does hemp work in beauty?
Hemp seed oil has been proven to help balance out the skin’s sebum production to reduce the shine, which can prevent breakouts and acne.
It contains vitamin F and fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic acids, which play an important role in preventing the signs of ageing on the skin and treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Because of this, hemp in skincare is great for all skin types, as it helps regulate balance and provide hydration, keeping skin nourished and well maintained. It is particularly useful for oily skin, combination skin and even menopausal skin which ca have excess oil.
What brands use hemp?
Three to 4 years ago, organic and natural beauty brands were using hemp seed oil in their products. Today, mainstream brands like Nivea, Garnier and even L’Oréal are incorporating this ingredient into some of their products.
Check out these 4 great hemp based skincare brands spotted on TikTok and Instagram.
Quench and soothe dry and damaged skin with this vegan skin-repairing salve, enriched with plant-powered active ingredients designed as a moisturiser for dry skin.
This Vegan Multi-purpose Balm is the ultimate versatile skin saviour and is suitable for all skin types (including anyone suffering from eczema and dermatitis) to renew and repair dry or damaged skin on your face and body.
This is Hey Bud’s best-selling Clay Mask and is seen all over Instagram right now.
The mask detoxifies & clears congested skin, without compromising on protection thanks to Hemp Seed Oil. It also includes Kaolin & Bentonite Clay to help reduce acne, scarring & blackheads, while keeping oil levels in check.
This fabulous 3 step skincare set was created with a focus on the important steps of cleansing, hydrating, and nourishing skin.
The Clarify Gel Cleanser will cleanse away perspiration, makeup, sunscreen, and the debris of the day. The Nurture Face Moisturiser will hydrate skin, and the Nourish Face Oil will leave skin feeling soft, hydrated and well protected.
This is a gentle yet effective, fresh-scented, non-drying, non-toxic cleanser.
It can be used for both hands and the body, and is a joy to use for everyone, as it leaves skin feeling clean and soft, well nourished and hydrated after use.