Likely, you’ve heard of hemp oil (often conflated with CBD oil), the purported miracle ingredient that you can find in everything from shampoos to face creams to bath bombs. And all hype aside, it really does work because it’s a rich emollient that’s been around for ages and softens and hydrates your face, body, and scalp. Hemp products can balance out your skin without clogging your pores, which is a major bonus if you’re not a fan of acne.
“CBD oil, sometimes referred to as hemp seed oil, comes from the hemp plant, which is a relative to marijuana. It has been used for decades in skin care and is particularly useful in treating conditions like dry skin and eczema,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital’s department of dermatology.
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Unlike like its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC), it’s known for its calming qualities rather than psychoactive effects. The CBD oil extract sold in the United States is derived from the hemp plant and falls into one of two categories: pure CBD isolate (which is legal everywhere because it exclusively contains CBD without any additional cannabinoids) or full spectrum oil (which retains some other cannabinoids, such as THC, and is still classified as illegal in certain states). Currently, Amazon prohibits the sale of pure cannabidiol, rich hemp oil containing cannabidiol or full-spectrum hemp oil containing cannabidiol.
The hemp-infused products on our list deliver on what they promise to do, whether it’s to soften rough skin or give you shinier hair, and none of them are edibles, since the FDA does not regulate dietary supplements.
This anti hair loss shampoo has five ingredients: hemp oil to help with new growth, biotin for its thickening properties, saw palmetto to combat baldness, wheat protein for elasticity, and argan oil to encourage new growth. The brand isn't named after an actual doctor; it's created by two friends based in Queens, New York. It won't make your hair grow back, but it can make your scalp healthier, thus reducing hair loss.
Let's be clear: No shampoo will ever make your hair grow back, as we noted above. That being said, an inflamed, unhealthy scalp can lead to patchiness and baldness. This set is full of hemp oil, as well as argan and peppermint oil, all of which help stabilize the scalp, make it healthier, and thus cut back in hair loss.
If you're dealing with a dry, itchy, irritated scalp, apply a tiny bit of this hemp oil. No, it won't make your hair look greasy. Yet, it will make your scalp feel smoother and all-around happier.
This hemp healing lotion is lovely and soothing, without being at all greasy, and can even be used on your face. It's made with hemp oil, grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, and argan oil, among many other top-tier ingredients. It helps relieve dermatitis and heal dry, irritated skin. And the brand sources many of its ingredients from its own farm, based on Whidbey Island near Seattle.
This hemp healing salve helps zap everything from itchy, dry skin, to bug bites, and eczema. It's full of hemp oil, avocado oil, beeswax, burdock, calendula, chamomile, and rosemary, without any harsh chemicals. It has a thicker texture, when skin needs more TLC.
Bar none, the best face oil we've ever used, full of deeply hydrating hemp oil that never clogs your pores. Not only does the scent of the Herbivore oil help calm your mind, but because it's full of hemp seed, it's also loaded with glorious Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids that get rid of redness and irritation.
Is your skin looking red and inflamed? Then try this calming facial oil, made with hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil. It really does even out your skin tone, which is always a bonus.
This hemp body butter is will soften and condition your skin for the entire day. A little goes a long way from this heavy hitter among eco-centric brands, started in Brighton, England, in 1976. Hemp seed oil has a high concentration of essential fatty acids, so it's ideal for moisturizing needy skin.
This body lotion is infused with pure hemp seed oil to make skin look and feel smoother and healthier, and will be your go-to cream year-round. It's musky, with vanilla undertones, and goes on light enough that you can use multiple times a day if you're so inclined.
O Naturals got its start in Paris, and now sells high-quality skin care that's plant-based. The hemp day cream has serious anti-aging juice, goes on smooth, and won't leave you feeling greasy and nasty. The hemp day cream is formulated with hemp seed oil and hyaluronic acid to give you majorly smooth skin, and can be re-applied throughout the day.
Created by a mom with two young kids, Sky Organics is a brand known for adhering to a less-is-more philosophy. And these hemp epsom salts can help relieve muscle aches and pains.
Uncle Bud's detoxifying mask contains seaweed harvested from Belize coupled with hemp and is the most fresh-smelling face mask we've ever used. Hemp seed oil not only moisturizes your skin, but it can help clear up any zits. Uncle Bud co-founder Garrett Greller suffered from arthritis in his knees, backs, hips & ankles since the age of 14, but says he found a cure in hemp-based products.
You can use this food-grade organic hemp oil all over your skin. It's highly moisturizing and soothing. Ideal for dry skin, this hemp oil can serve as your go-to moisturizer, especially if your skin feels parched during the winter. It's from a brand started by a mom of two who was seeking a healthier lifestyle and healthier choices.
These bath bombs are truly the bomb, thanks to their rich, soothing blend of organic coconut and hemp oils. Dr. Hempster's bath bombs are totally vegan, and somehow manage to be both refreshing and relaxing, thanks to this combo of hemp, lavender and coconut oils.
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