The Body Shop: High On Hemp Since 1998

By on August 11, 2018

Hampa is today one of the hottest ingredients in the beauty industry. Levi Strauss made its first durable jeans of hemp fabric 1873, and 20 years ago, The Body Shop set the trend as one of the first beauty brands to utilize the unique qualities of the hemp. Many frowned on the nose, but with the legalization of medical marijuana in countries such as Finland, Canada, Portugal and Spain, the rest of the world has now embraced The Body Shops’ groundbreaking attitude.

When the Hemp Series was launched in 1998, the police raided a The Body Shop store in France and threatened with the same actions in Canada. However, the activist and founder of The Body Shop, Anita Roddick, did not shy away for the stigman around this controversial ingredient, but instead aroused the knowledge and insight into the benefits of industrial hemp and its intensive moisture retention and caring effect on the skin.

WHY IS HEMP SEED OIL SO GOOD FOR SERIOUSLY DRY SKIN?

Hempseed oil can be resembled to an armor that locks in moisture and protects the skin against external factors. The oil consists of 80 percent of essential fatty acids like omega 3, 6 and 9, making it ideal for intensive moisture retention of dry skin. Plant oils, along with the skin’s sebum and natural moisture preservatives, help improve the skin’s barrier function. It reduces the degree of water loss from the skin’s surface, thus benefiting the skin’s moisture balance.

DID YOU KNOW THE BODY SHOP SELL THEIR HEMP HAND PROTECTOR EVERY 9 SECONDS?*

The international bestseller Hemp Hand Protector has long played the lead role in the iconic Hemp series. This heavyweight moisturizer does not give way even if you wash dry hands – it nevertheless locks in moisture and protects your hands intensively for 24 hours!

Hemp Hard Working Hand Protector, 100ml, 130:-

96HR FULL-BODY HYDRATION

Hemp Heavy-Duty Body Moisture Protector provides incredible 96 hours of intensive moisture retention and protection for a softer and fuller feel in very dry skin.

Heavy-Duty Body Moisture Protector 200ml, 185:-

MEET THE REST OF THE HARDWORKING HEAD-TO-TOE RANGE

Heavy-Duty Face Protector is your immediate help to lock in moisture when weather and wind puts its dry traces on the face. Hard-Working Foot Protector is your choice to soften and improve the moisture balance in rough and hard skin on your feet. Very dry lips? Heavy-Duty Lip Care provides the care and protection your lips need to feel softer again.

Heavy-Duty Face Protector 50ml, 160:-

Hemp Hard-Working Foot Protector 100ml, 130:-

Hemp Heavy-Duty Lip Care 4.2g, 75:–

CAN YOU ACTUALLY GET HIGH ON HEMP?

“You’d have to smoke a joint the size of’a telephone pole to get high on hemp”
– Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant (cannabis sativa), but the hemp grown for their fibers and seeds has a low level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – the substance in the cannabis leaves that gives a roto effect. And in the kind of hemp that The Body Shop uses, only trace amounts of THC are present. So, to get high on our hemp, an unprecedented amount of a joint is required.

Helena Olofsson, Fashion & Beauty
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