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While hemp has always been a popular alternative oil and fiber, it is skyrocketing in popularity recently due to the rise of commercial CBD products. Hemp is known as one of the most versatile plants found in nature due to its numerous applications – everything from a concrete alternative to skincare. Every year skincare comes out with some new holy grail type product that is insisted to make the consumer look younger, feel better, and maintain their youth. These products often have their moment of popularity, but then fade into the background as the next biggest thing appears on the market. 

Types of Hemp Based Beauty Products

Hemp based beauty products and skincare has consistently been around for many years and the product lines continue to grow. Available in almost every form you can think of, including but not limited to:

  • body scrub
  • body lotion
  • soap (liquid)
  • soap (solid)
  • hair gel
  • lipstick
  • mascara
  • hair mask/hair treatment
  • facial oil
  • facial cream

Why is hemp such a popular beauty product? 

Hemp Helps Reduce Inflammation

Hemp contains CBD, which is known to reduce inflammation and associated soreness. Due to cannabinoids’ anti-inflammatory properties, using it topically can help with a number of inflammation related skin woes, including rosacea and acne. 

CBD Helps Fight Acne

CBD can potentially be helpful for fighting acnes, some studies are showing. Hemp oil can help reduce oil and redness on the skin, which are common complaints associated with acne. 

Hemp Has Anti Aging Properties

Hemp produces linoleic acid and oleic acids cannot be produced by our bodies, but play an important role in skin health and anti-aging regimens. Hemp, and particularly hemp oil, are rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, which are extremely beneficial to our skin. 

Hemp Can Reduce The Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines 

Need we say more?

It’s never too early to start a good anti aging skin care routine. Depending on your skin type and what issues you want to target, different products will be recommended. However, products within these categories will be recommended for daily use:

  • cleanser
  • toner
  • moisturizer
  • sunscreen 

If you are leaning towards more natural, minimal ingredient products, hemp based skin care products are a good place to start. Find a good cleanser – there are a variety of both solid and liquid hemp based soap that are gentle enough for facial use. Once cleansed, follow with a light toner. After the toner has dried, using hemp moisturizers will help you combat oil, but can also prevent dry skin without clogging your pores. After a moisturizer, most beauty gurus will now recommend a serum – there are many on the market and each cater to a different type of skin and outcome. You can use hemp oil as a serum, or you can find a serum made of a hemp oil blend. Then finally to top it all off, be sure to wear sunscreen for skin health. 

Now, let’s tackle a common question. Say you start adding a lot of hemp based products to your routine, including your skin care. What if your work random drug tests? Will you test positive for marijuana, even if you’ve only been ingesting hemp?

Hemp Does Not Cause A Failed Drug Test

No. Hemp or hemp derived products available for sale and/or produced in the United States are not legally allowed to contain THC. While hemp and cannabis are the same plant, hemp refers to a commercially produced crop that contains no discernible amounts of THC, while plants referred to as cannabis contain varyingly large amounts of THC. Since THC is the illegal substance, a drug test will only test for an amount of THC. If you are using a commercial hemp product, TCH will not be present. 

Now, this does not hold true for anyone living in a legal recreational and/or medicinal state who may be sourcing products through a dispensary. Unless otherwise stated, items from a dispensary may contain THC. 

How Long Has Hemp Been A Part Of Skin Care

Now you may be wondering, just how long has hemp been a component in skin care? Is this just companies latching on to a new trend, or are there tried and true products available on the market? A large beauty chain has been using hemp in their products since 1992. Now with the rise of commercial hemp products, you can expect to continue to see more hemp based skin care products in the isles of your local stores.

Do you currently used hemp based beauty products? What is your favorite one? Tell us in the comments!

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