Hemp and Happy Skin

By Olivia Preston

From yin – THC and CBD, all the way to yang – hemp oil, the power of the hemp plant is endless from fabric and fibres to lotions and lip balms. The brains behind Burt’s Bees has put hemp seed oil into their new skin and lip products – utilising one of nature’s most nutrient-rich offspring.

We all can appreciate things that are natural and sustainable. And it doesn’t get more natural than hemp – a versatile plant with exceptional health benefits. Hemp is sustainable – thanks to its super-fast growth rate and cares for our bodies with its healing properties.

The Secret Science

Try to not get hemp confused with her more commonly-known sister, cannabis – hemp is just the name used to refer to that whole umbrella of flowering plants. 

To be sold legally, hemp need to contain less than 0.3% of the psychoactive chemical, THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol, if you want the long name) so don’t worry, you won’t get a buzz from Burt’s Bees skin products – you will just look great.

Powerful Properties

Hemp oil contains vitamins, fatty acids and useful bioactive compounds meaning that skin is kept healthy and prevented from breaking out. With so many fatty acids, the oil is perfect for nourishing the skin as well as protecting it from inflammation, oxidation and other causes of ageing. 

Hemp seed oil used in Burt’s Bees’ creams, lotions and balms is created by pressing hemp seeds and collecting the oil at the end. Made with no phthalates or parabens and no animal testing, the products in this collection are kind to you and animals too.

The Hemp Collection

Known for their distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products, the brand has bought together their natural skincare know-who with this age-old plant to create glorious products for their basil and verbena scented collection.

Hemp Lip Balm: 

Fatty acids like omega and linoleic acid in the hemp seed oil helps nourish the lips and keep them hydrated. Along with beeswax, the balm provides much-needed protection from the elements. 

Hemp Body Lotion:

This rich, non-greasy lotion leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated for up to 24 hours. The fresh fragrance leaves you feeling rejuvenated while your skin stays supple and healthy.

Hemp Hand Cream:

Heavy-duty hydration meets a silky smooth formula with this new hand cream from Burt’s Bees. Alongside the star of the show, hemp oil is sunflower oil, coconut oil and shea butter – all blended to leave hands feeling restored, soft and hydrated.