I don’t know about you, but this Winter has been brutal on my skin. I normally get dry skin in the Winter, but for some reason, this year has been especially hard on my hands (and feet)! I try to keep moisturized, and I make sure to drink lots of water to keep hydrated, but to no avail. My hands have been so awful! My skin is dry, chapped, chaffed and not silky smooth like I’m accustomed to.
I was recently sent some of The Body Shop‘s Hemp Hand Protector. The Hemp Hand Protector is made for VERY DRY SKIN. The moisturizer is made with Community Fair Trade hemp seed oil. The Body Shop’s Community Fair Trade hemp seed oil has a high concentrate of essential fatty acids that help to repair skin’s moisture barrier, so it stays smooth and supple.
I was naturally curious about the hemp seed oil as an ingredient in the moisturizer. I have clothing, bags, pants, paper and other products made of hemp. I’ve been using products that include hemp (textiles/fabrics, paper, etc) ever since my college and university days. A few years ago, I started including hemp seeds and hemp hearts in my diet. I don’t know why, but I hadn’t used creams/moisturizers with hemp seed oil until now.
I applied the Hemp Hand Protector daily for almost two weeks and noticed an improvement in my skin. It did feel more supple and smooth, and I only needed to apply a small amount each time. The Hemp Hand Protector is very effective.
In terms of how it feels, it isn’t greasy and the scent is very natural. It’s not overpowering at all. My only wish is that it came in a MEGA sized container, because this is something I know I’m going to be keeping on hand from now on.
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Disclosure – I received product to facilitate this honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.
Victoria Ess says
I love this cream! It’s so moisturizing!
Elva Roberts says
Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector sounds like the moisturizer I would like to have handy and a large tube or container at that. I have sensitive skin as well and am always on the lookout for a really good moisturizer. Thank you for telling us about this Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector.
I am so glad I popped by your blog tonight!
My alligator skin hands could really use this product.
Thanks for the info! I will be actively seeking some out this week.
I love this stuff! Have some in my purse right now 🙂
It’s great, isn’t it, Candace?! 🙂 I have one at home, and one in my purse too!
Darlene Schuller says
I’ve never heard of anything like this but would so love to give it a try! This winter has been heck on all of my skin .. there just seems no end, so many cold temps and damp air.. my skin doesn’t like that much!
Check it out, Darlene! If you try it, let me know what you think! 🙂
do you have great humidifiers? i have a silent beauty that pours out purified H2O moisture and it’s the first winter ever i’m not dried up. i have one in my room too. it’s the secret! (not like i’m trying to shine the light away from the body shop product but….adding to it!) 🙂
Oh, good idea, Beth! I do have a great humidifier!
Angie@Echoes of Laughter says
I have tried Hemp hand protector before from The Body Shop and it is amazing! My hands get dry and crack and bleed in winter, so I really need high quality things to help keep them protected. This cream felt so good on my hands and NO cracking! In fact, you have just reminded me that I need more of this cream and I am going to pick some up tomorrow.
Angie! I have the same problem (minus the bleeding)! I was so shocked at how well the hemp hand protector works!!! Definitely a keeper!
Amy Worrell says
I would love to give this a try. This winter is kickin my poor hands butt!!
Ha! Amy, I know the feeling! lol