Hemp seed oil is one multifunctional ingredient, making it a popular beauty favorite. Hemp’s skincare benefits are well known for its moisturizing and non-comedogenic properties, giving it versatility across product categories. Brands from niche to multinational are formulating more with hemp seed oil as it aligns with this year’s trends that highlight clean ingredients, protective properties, and minimalist skincare from face to body.
Traditional hemp seed oil is rich with antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and non-comedogenic properties; yet due to its natural earthy, grassy odor and dark green color, additional masking ingredients are required to balance out the formula’s olfactory qualities, ultimately limiting its benefits. Using a proprietary process, we developed V-ONE® Hemp Heart Oil to address those formulation challenges. With its neutral color and scent, V-ONE® is our next generation hemp seed oil that still offers all its wellness benefits, while allowing brands to develop easier formulations for a unique hemp skincare product.
Plant-Based Beauty Keeps Blooming
Botanical ingredients and oil-based skincare are trends that support today's health and wellness movement. It can be said that hemp seed oil has fit just about every beauty trend in the last few decades—and with the rise of more multinational brands including it in formulations, it’s safe to say that trends align with hemp seed oil’s benefits.
This year’s global skincare trends are indicative of consumer demand for clean, protective, and minimalist skincare that fits individual needs.1 As global pollution and a rising climate continue to impact our overall well-being, including skin, we’ll see more products focused on protecting the skin’s barrier like antioxidant serums, specialized sunscreens, and antimicrobial formulations that protect against blue light, smog, pollution, germs, bacteria, and viruses. A study on hemp seed extract’s effects on acne indicates its potential as an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory to help improve skin circulation and regeneration.2
Hemp seed oil’s use in skincare goes back centuries and over the last few decades, it developed a cult following primarily through indie beauty products. Rich in essential fatty acids like omega-3 and 6, vitamins A, C, E, and F, and minerals, hemp seed oil is an ideal moisturizing ingredient that easily penetrates the skin to help improve skin regeneration and potentially reduce inflammation. In other words, it’s a staple ingredient that can complement a wide range of active formulations.
Top 10 Hemp Skincare Brands
Over the last several years, the personalization trend continues to evolve within skincare as consumers look to address their individual needs, rather than using a catch-all product. Trending categories include lip care, body care, and plant-based alternatives—all ideal applications for hemp seed oil’s moisturizing and protective benefits.
We’re excited to see more hemp skincare products ranging from indie to multinational with other popular active ingredients and extracts—offering consumers an innovative and versatile way to reap hemp’s benefits.
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector – One of the most popular hemp seed oil products today, this hydrating hand cream holds moisture for 24 hours–which is ideal as continued use of sanitizer and antibacterial soap leads to more dryness. Hemp seed oil penetrates the skin, to replenish moisture for ultra-soft hands.
Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer – Hempz’s body moisturizer hydrates and soothes skin with pure hemp seed oil, shea butter and ginseng; while it protects from environmental stressors with vitamins A, C, and E (also found in hemp seed oil).
Ardency Inn Modster BIG Instant Lash Enhancing Mascara Boosted with Hemp Protein – We’re seeing the skinification trend of cosmetics with Arency’s mascara with hemp protein as the key ingredient to speed up lash growth; while glycol proteins develop a wax-based, flexible coating for clump-free and soft lashes.
Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure Castile Soap – Just like hemp seed oil, Dr. Bronner’s (a Victory Hemp customer) soap is multifunctional and used for a wide range of applications including oral care, body wash, face wash and even laundry—making hemp seed oil a functional ingredient for the home and body.
Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum – Hemp seed oil is paired up with other active ingredients in this nutrient-rich serum. Murad’s unique delivery system uses microencapsulated hemp seed oil along with hyaluronic acid to hydrate under eyes, smooth fine lines and reduce puffiness and dark circles. The gel serum also features wild indigo, peptides, caffeine and niacinamide to reinvigorate skin.
Blistex Hemp & Shea Hydration Lip Balm – With most of us covering our mouths with masks for the last few years, it’s no surprise that lip care is a trending category this year. Powered by hemp seed oil’s omega fatty acids and shea butter to moisturize and protect lips, Blistex’s lip balms come in two flavors, vanilla mint and pina colada.
Herbivore Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil – The skin minimalism or “skinimalism” trend of 2021 carries over to this year as more products focus on glowing skin rather than the traditional multi-step process. Oils are ideal for the growing facial massage trend using face rollers, gua sha or fingers to boost circulation and release tension in the face. Herbivore’s Hemp Seed oil, along with squalane locks in moisture and minimizes the effects of environmental stressors.
Milk Makeup KUSH Lip Balm – An indie beauty favorite, Milk’s products are vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free. With four subtle tints in a light sage and peppermint flavor, KUSH lip balm’s ingredient list is as simple as its minimalist packaging—hydrating hemp seed oil pairs up with shea, cocoa and mango butters for added softness; while jojoba and olive oils boosts its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Oat & Hemp Seed Dry Oil – A Best of Beauty Allure 2020 winner, hemp seed oil is featured as the main ingredient along with colloidal oatmeal to calm and soothe dry skin. Suitable for sensitive skin, this dry oil is also vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and nano-free.
Fauna Daily Restorative Cream – Fauna’s (another Victory Hemp customer) mission is to create skincare products that are clean enough to consume. Their restorative cream highlights organic hemp seed oil as a key ingredient, which boasts hydrating, nourishing and soothing properties. Hemp seed oil is paired with regenerative tallow and organic extracts and oils to boost collagen production and improve circulation and regeneration.
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