So many “healing” hand creams and lotions temporarily mask the dryness problem by coating skin with petroleum-based products. Instead of temporarily softening your skin with petroleum derivatives, which, depending on the source are highly questionable in terms of safety, switch to the emollient qualities from the oil from hemp seeds as a long-lasting healing alternative. This brand1 has been infusing their products for a quarter of a century with virgin organic cold-pressed hempseed oil, hailed by many to be the “most nutritious oil on Earth”. Hemp seed oil serves as a skin superfood, delivering eight vitamins, four minerals and all 10 essential amino acids to the skin. Importantly, its unique essential fatty acid (EFA) profile – a perfect balance of Omega oils 3 and 6 – allows for optimal absorption of these nutrients as well as quick absorption through the skin. So, your skin feels smooth but not greasy. The product is formulated with the highest amount of EFA’s compared to most other hemp-based products which typically contain only 1-2% hemp seed oil.2
Hemp seed oil helps compensate for ceramide levels that deplete as we age as well as improve skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. So hands not only feel but look smooth as well. The oils work with all skin types to balance skin’s suppleness. There have also been reports of the oils properties to help heal eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne or dry, itchy skin or scalp. In short, it is a mega hydrator for dry and even cracked skin. To test it yourself, try it on the curve of skin between your thumb and forefinger, one of the driest areas of the hand besides the knuckles.
Another key ingredient in this hand cream includes grapeseed oil which is very rich in polyphenols that protect the skin from environmental damages. And speaking of environment, hemp is one of the most sustainable crops that you can grow. So, like the rest of the product line, this hand cream is EcoCert (Eco Certified). Of course it is also cruelty-free and does not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
1Formerly known as The Healing Seed
2This formula won the 2009 Natural Health Magazine Beauty award for Best Hand Cream and VegNews Magazine’s “Best of Show” award in the Best New Vegetarian Body Care category, also in the same year.
- Cruelty-free; no animal derived ingredients
- No parabens, sulfates,
- No artificial colors or fragrances; contains lavender essential oil for fragrance
- Recyclable tube packaging (#4)
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