BUMP UP the H E M P
The ever-popular hemp oil is the most talked-about beauty ingredients for good reason—hemp seed oil is known as “the most balanced seed oil” and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and contains all known amino acids. Do not confuse it with CBD oil, which is extracted from the plant’s flowers, this amazing oil is made from cold-pressing hemp seeds and has no psychoactive properties. If you have Hemp gets your vibe: it’s antibacterial, doesn’t clog pores, calms redness in skin, and even includes some UV protectant. If that’s not screaming “unicorn beauty product,” we don’t know what is.
Also called cannabis or cannabis sativa oil, here are 5 of our favorite hemp-based beauty products.
One of our favorite brands is at it again. Flash-absorbing yet glow-giving, this hemp seed oil from Herbivore is simple, just like the minimalist aesthetic of the brand. It works together with squalane to lock in moisture, and help the skin cope with environmental stressors like pollution, UV rays, lack of sleep, and daily stress. Simple, yet powerful, this product is dubbed the “green goddess” of the brand’s facial oils.
Origins is back at it with its newest hemp-based face mask, which has an aromatic, therapeutic scent that instantly de-stresses the skin (seriously!). A brand famous for its charcoal face mask, Hello, Calm™ is bound to be no exception. Apply a matcha-green layer for a perfect night in, and wipe off the excess 10 minutes later… fast and furiously effective. We love how hydrating this mask is, and you’ll immediately notice less visible skin irritation after use.
This concentrated hemp seed oil formula is “inspired by Kiehl’s heritage as an old-world apothecary” and has an Italian touch with its accompanying oregano oil. Helping to visibly reduce skin redness, this concentrate is packed with the good stuff at 60% hemp seed oil. If you’re a first-time “concentrator,” massage a few drops directly into your skin or mix it in with your favorite moisturizer for a pick-me-up
Playfully tinted green, Milk Makeup debuted this extra-hydrating lip balm infused with hemp seed oil that soothes and moisturizes lips, making it a winter essential. Also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, this balm is pairs hemp seed oil with powerful sidekick ingredients shea and moringa butter for layers-deep hydration. It blends in clear but is sure to make others green with envy.
With a satin texture, this plant-based "green releaf" night cream of cannabis seed oil is the perfect relaxant after long days. Boosts of retinoid also help to plump up your face, for a full and supple appearance. Just a pump of this jade green formula and people saw results in less than a week. Did we mention this night moisturizer also includes 2% melatonin? Head, meet pillow.