There’s many, many things I enjoy about blogging. The main thing though is connecting with other people whether it’s other bloggers, readers, PRs or brands. There’s a hugely social element to blogging and the
foremost reason I started blogging. So when a small start up contacted me about their hemp based skincare for sensitive/allergy prone skin I was pretty excited. Of course, it’s brilliant when big established companies want to work with you but for me I love seeing a brand trying, to not only, enter the market but have an incredible ethos too. I’ve also been chatting with one of the founders and she is incredibly driven and just wants her product to help people. It’s been an absolute pleasure.
Hemptouch know all about sensitive skin and decided to make their own products to deal with troubled skin. The products are aimed at soothing and improving sensitive skins, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. What impresses me is that they really know the paper trail of the ingredients used. Hemptouch uses only verified origin and certified herbal ingredients. The main ingredient- the hemp plant- is rich in skin soothing properties thanks to the cannabinoids it contains (unfortunately it won’t get you high), the hemp flower hydrolate is also rich in antioxidants, and raw hemp oil is full of omegas and amino acids. Finally, I think, people are realising how wonderful the hemp plant is especially in medicine and skincare. For more info about Hemptouch and their production process have a look here.
My son has the occasional flare up of eczema and also has sensitive skin, and I have sensitive skin with some dermatitis on my arms, so I was keen to try out these products. I’ll start with the Hemptouch PurifyingFace Cleanser*. This soothing and hydrating cleanser has the trilogy of hemp ingredients mentioned above and as a result you really feel nourished and cleansed after use. I use this foaming cleanser in the morning and it leaves my skin feeling super soft without stripping my skin. It produces a soft lather that easily washes off your face with water leaving no residue. If you have oily skin, acne prone or just easily irritated this would be perfect for you. The hemp oil won’t block your pores and will help reduce sebum (oil) production. Hemptouch Purifying Face Cleanser is a wonderful product and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it again. To buy go here or here (Planet Organic currently have 25% off).
Next is the Hemptouch Nurturing Face Cream*. Again this product contains the trilogy from the hemp plant. Dehydrated skin will especially like this but I think all skin types will benefit from this. This is a rich and very soothing cream packed full of the best ingredients to help restore damaged skin or to help retain well kept skin. If you suffer from rosacea and you’ve struggled to find a cream that doesn’t irritate it will be worth it to give this a try. Hemptouch Nurturing Face Cream is a tad too rich for me during the day at the moment although come winter I will be slathering this on. For a night time cream this is perfect for me. My skin feels wonderfully soothed (I have sensitive/combination skin) and thanks to rose flower and hyaluronic acid my skin is looking plumped. I also love that Hemptouch aren’t branding this as anti-ageing/anti-wrinkle/youthful etc etc instead they’re just listing the results this will give. I cringe at anti-ageing, what doesn’t that even mean? Of course I’m ageing that’s the nature of the game. It’s unavoidable. I would just like to take care of my skin the best I can without very much hassle and I think Hemptouch Nurturing Face Cream is perfect for that without all that awful advertising spiel. It’s suitable for all
ages. (25% off at Planet Organic here)
Finally is the product that has barely left my bedside table Hemptouch Ointment for Irritated Skin*. This ointment (it’s like a balm) is a fantastic all-rounder. In the evening and during summer my arms become especially dry and painful. I had been using other creams (Aveeno) which gave me temporary relief for say an hour or so before I felt I had to reapply but this ointment is a god send. I melt a small amount in my hands and smear over my arms and it surprisingly sinks in really well given how rich this is. I’ve also used it on my son with no problem and he declared it as “nice”. As well as containing the three ingredients of the hemp plant the ointment also contains German chamomile, calendula and lavender to help restore the skin’s damaged barrier. This multi-use balm is also ideal for babies with nappy rash as it soothes without causing further irritation. I’ve also been using it to help my incredibly dry cuticles and nails as well as any other little skin irritations and it’s just a brilliant ointment.
Oh and you’re probably wondering about the smell of these products. They have a refreshing green smell,
there is no horrible synthetic fragrance here. I really like the smell – all products smell the same – it’s not a floral fragrance so would definitely appeal to both men and women. It’s almost like cut grass, wonderful. Also, all of Hemptouch products are vegan friendly, not tested on animals, contains no alcohol or synthetic ingredients which can cause irritation.
I’m so impressed by everything about Hemptouch. These are people that genuinely care about their product and want to help people with skin problems in an authentic way. Hemptouch don’t want to sell you products based on the myth of youthfulness. Instead these are solid products that will (hopefully) help your skin to be the best it can regardless of how damaged it is or how old (or young) you are. So if you’re looking for no bullshit ethical indie brand that cares please do give Hemptouch a try.
Planet Organic are currently offering 25% off Hemptouch products here. Perfect if you want to give them a try.