Hemp for Your Skin
It was used in the construction of the pyramids. Rembrandt and Van Gogh painted on it. The Declaration of Independence was signed on it. Woody Harrelson wore it to the Oscars. And now The Body Shop has a line of skin care products featuring that most maligned of crops - hemp.
Try to smoke industrial grade hemp and it won't do a thing for you - you'd have to smoke a joint the size of a telephone pole to get high - but hemp seed oil is high in Essential Fatty Acids, which makes it a godsend for dry skin.
The Body Shop's Hemp Dry Skin Care Range incorporates five products, which are perfect for dry to very dry skin.
Hemp Elbow Grease
A translucent treatment for softening, smoothing and moisturizing very dry skin patches, as well as providing relief for dry, chapped skin caused by the elements. Also contains avocado, jojoba and soya oils and beeswax.
An opaque soap made using a vegetable soap base, combining palm and coconut oils to effectively cleanse the skin, black tea leaves to gently exfoliate the skin and hemp seed oil to moisturize it.
Hemp Lip Conditioner
A lightly fragranced balm combining hemp seed oil, castor oil, lanolin, beeswax and carnauba wax for moisturizing and protecting lips.
Hemp 3 in 1 Oil
A moisturizing oil containing hemp seed oil, sesame oil and sweet almond oil which can be added to bath water for a relaxing soak, applied directly to skin to relieve dryness, or used as a massage oil.
Hemp Hand Protector
An easily absorbed, intensive moisturizing treatment for dry hands which combines hemp seed oil with glycerin and lanolin and which can be used throughout the day or as an intensive night treatment.