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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.
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.
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).
Rs. 620 for a 50 ml tub.
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.
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.
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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