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How hemp-based products are weeding their way into skincare and beauty space

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Why use hemp-based products in beauty?

One of the fastest-growing plants with multiple benefits, hemp products are derived from the stems of the plant with high fibrous content. The beauty industry extracts its oil as the cold-pressed seed oil is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and contains all 21 known amino acids.

“With hemp in our skincare products, we can ensure skin hydration for a longer period. The Omega and Vitamin-rich hemp seed oil have been proven to ensure a soothing and calming effect on the skin which in turn helps reduce inflammation and treat acne, atopic dermatitis, and other skin conditions,” shares Yash Kotak, CMO at Bombay Hemp Company. The brand launched with a $1 million seed funding from Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons backed in 2018 and recently raised another $1 million in funding. The growing interest in the hemp beauty sector is visible from the same. Under the banner of Boheco Life, they provide hemp-based beauty products and oils that combine the knowledge of Ayurveda with plants superpowers. “From moderating oil production to having anti-ageing properties, there are many benefits that this single oil holds. It’s important to be mindful of what goes onto your skin, natural skincare products keep you glowing inside & out without the use of harsh synthetic ingredients,” adds Kotak about the benefits of hemp seed products.


Words of caution for hemp-based beauty products

The beneficial properties of hemp are verified by renowned dermatologist, Dr Kiran Sethi of Isya Aesthetics but with a word of caution. “Hemp-based products are chock full of essential fatty acids, so they are very moisturising. For people who do not have rosacea, the CBD component is anti-inflammatory and soothing. However, if you have rosacea, CBD can worsen your skin and be more inflammatory,” shares Sethi. She recognises the power-packed properties but suggests that people with acne-prone skin avoid it entirely. She also recommends checking your hemp seed beauty products to see if they are made from CBD or only hemp seed as the latter is more palatable for all skin types.

Intrigued by this superlative seed oil? The Indian beauty market is now saturated with products that use hemp in their ingredient list. From moisturisers, soaps, shampoos to facial oils, we have a buzzing line up of hemp seed beauty products.

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