When most people think of hemp, they likely recall the twine necklace popularized by Dave Matthews Band fans in the 1990s. But that’s an unfair association which doesn’t take into account the long history and range of benefits that this superplant offers.
Hemp has a long and rich history
Hemp has been cultivated for centuries and utilized by nearly every culture on the planet. Its seeds, leaves, and stems have been manufactured into textiles, paper, food, animal feed, insulation, biofuel and, now, beauty.
The beauty industry embraces hemp
Once considered snake oil by the general public, hemp is having a moment. More than just a trend, the $500 billion beauty industry is eagerly embracing this new “it” ingredient. As the stigmas surrounding hemp shed, major retailers are turning to hemp. In the past few years, we have seen an explosion in hemp-infused beauty and skincare products, with everything from oils and serums to creams, lotions and shampoo.
The best hemp-infused beauty products on the market
Hemp seeds are rich in essential fatty acids, particularly omegas 3, 6 and 9, which are moisturizing, hydrating, and anti-inflammatory.
What are some of your favorite hemp-infused skincare products?