The Body Shop Hemp Face Protector Review


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The Body Shop Hemp Face Protector Review

I have searched high and low for a good moisturiser for my dry and sensitive skin and my search seems to have ended with the Body Shop Hemp Face Protector.  I bought this moisturiser during the last Body Shop sale in July at 50% off (Woohoo!).  I was not expecting much from this product, but it has taken me by surprise.

The Body Shop Hemp Face Protector Review

Product Description:

This intensive facial moisturiser soothes and rehydrates very dry skin, and protects skin exposed to the elements:

  • Intensively hydrates.
  • Brings instant relief to very dry patches.
  • Designed to protect skin in extreme weather conditions.
  • Dermatologically tested.

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Cannabis sativa (Hemp Seed Oil) (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Isononyl Isononanoate (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Myristyl Myristate (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Cera Alba (Beeswax) (Emulsifier/Emollient), Lanolin (Emollient), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Methylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Parfum (Fragrance), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Amyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Talc (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Cinnamyl Alcohol (Fragrance Ingredient), Isoeugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), CI 77288 (Colour), CI 77492 (Colour), CI 77491 (Colour), CI 77499 (Colour).

Price:

Rs. 620 for a 50 ml tub.

Hemp Face Protector

My Experience with The Body Shop Hemp Face Protector:

The cream has a slight greenish tinge to it and is soft in consistency.  It gets absorbed easily into the skin and makes my skin hydrated and not oily.  It does not form a layer over the skin surface. My skin is on the dry and sensitive side and this doesn’t irritate my skin. My skin feels silky soft after applying it and its moisturising effect stays for almost the whole day.

TBS Hemp Face Protector

The only thing that I don’t like about this cream is its smell.  It has somewhat herbal/grass like smell, although the smell disappears after a few minutes.

Pros of The Body Shop Hemp Face Protector:

  • Gets absorbed right into the skin.
  • Does not irritate the skin.
  • No oily feeling.
  • Skin feels soft and nourished for a long time.

Cons of The Body Shop Hemp Face Protector:

  • I am not a big fan of its smell, but I can overlook that considering how well it moisturises the skin.
  • Contains parabens.
  • Tub packaging is not that hygienic.

Overall Verdict:

It has become my HG Moisturiser. I wish I had bought another tub of it while it’s was 50% off.

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27 thoughts on “The Body Shop Hemp Face Protector Review

    1. Yup bad smell. I don’t know why Body Shop people can’t add a couple of drops of some good essential oil to it.

  1. My skin is not dry but this would be great for my mom! she has very dry skin and very few things make her skin wellbehaved!

  2. its my HG moisturiser for the winters…..but best avoided during summers as it tends to make you sweat a lot esp if u stay in a humid place like mumbai……….however it is been discontinued by THE BODY SHOP now

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