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Friday, February 28, 2014

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector (5) copy

I once knew someone who tried to smoke a hemp wallet, you know, to get high. He wasn't exactly the sharpest crayon in the box. But maybe I shouldn't judge because I also dated him. For a whole four days. I should add that we were twelve. Oh, and that the wallet incident happened post breakup. That's my hemp tie-in to The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector. It won't get you high, but it will leave your hands feeling pretty happy. Read on!

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector (7)
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector (6)
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector (1)

Formulated with hemp seed oil and organic beeswax, the Hemp Hand Protector works to not only moisturize hands but also work to lock in moisture and protect and repair skin's moisture barrier from future damage. Sounds pretty good, right? This feels like your basic hand cream when you first feel it, but as you rub it in it's different- it absorbs, but also coats your hands. That might not sound like a good thing, but it totally is. The products leaves hands feeling instantly hydrated and more smooth- it's a feeling kind of like face primer but isn't sticky or greasy. It lasts on skin for hours- even after hand washing- and continues to hydrate. There is one slight downside, the scent. This has what I call a hippy scent- it's an earthy, herbal type blend that makes me think of patchouli and fringed leather vests.  Of course, that could be what hemp smells like... I've never actually smelled it. Anyway, it's not a deal breaker for me, it's just not a scent that I love.

I know I really like a hand cream if I get the urge to put it on my feet. Is that weird? The best hand creams tend to make great foot creams too. The verdict? It's just as great on feet! Overall, this is a great product if you suffer from dry, parched hands as this works double duty by protecting and hydrating. Plus, it happens to be half off right now- along with the other products in the hemp range. Have you tried this? Thoughts?