In this post I’ll be reviewing 3 products from Dr Organic’s Hemp range:
- Hemp Oil Skin Lotion (200 ml) – £7.99
- Hemp Oil Intensive Eye Serum (15 ml) – £8.99
- Hemp Oil Lip Balm (5.7 ml) – £3.49
Dr Organic’s Hemp Oil Skin Lotion
Description & Performance: Comes conveniently packaged in a squeeze-y bottle with a flip-top. This is an ideal everyday body lotion as it absorbs fast and leaves my skin feeling instantly replenished, softer and smoother with no residue whatsoever! (I even use it on my face sometimes and it doesn’t clog my pores!)
However, if you have oily or acne-prone skin then you should NOT use this on your face as it is NOT non-comedogenic.
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Aqua, Lauryl glucoside, Polyglyceryl-2-dipolyhydroxystearate, Myristyl myristate, Glycerin, Cera alba (Beeswax), Cetearyl alcohol, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, Sodium hyaluronate, Chamomilla recutita (Chamomile) extract, Melilotus officinalis (Sweet clover) extract, Malva sylvestris (Mallow) leaf extract, Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) extract, Humulus lupulus (Hop) extract, Hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract, Dipterocarpus turbinatus (Gurjum balsam) oil, Cymbopogon martinii (Palmarosa) oil, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor) bark oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) root oil, Citrus limon (Lemon) peel extract, Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) seed extract, Litsea cubeba (May chang) oil, Lavandula hybrida (Lavender) oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Xanthan gum, Citric acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium phytate, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol.
Breakdown: Looking at the ingredients, its evident that A LOT of natural oils have been used in this skin lotion. For those of you who may not be aware, ingredients are usually listed in the order of the most used to the least used. Thus, the key ingredient in the formulation of this lotion is in fact Aloe Vera. Or ‘Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice’ to be precise. Whatever you like to call it, it is super soothing, contains anti-inflammatory properties, and protects the skin from UV damage. As if that wasn’t enough, this plant contains an impressive number of vitamins such as A, B1 B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, E, Choline, and Folic Acid. All of these vitamins are great for protecting the skin from dangerous compounds and free radicals that may cause premature ageing of the skin. Then there are also surfactants, viscosity controlling agents, emulsifiers and emollients present followed by Hemp Seed Oil. Packed with Essential Fatty Acids (also known as EFAs – including omega-3, 6 & 9), this natural oil not only helps maintain your skin’s normal functions and appearance, but also boosts it’s suppleness.
Overall a weightless formulation, with a mildly pleasant fragrance, which deeply hydrates and nourishes my skin leaving it softer and plumper than before. Perfect for daily use as it is free of parabens and harsh chemicals!
Dr Organic’s Intensive Eye Serum
Description & Performance: Comes packaged in a small tube with a screw-on top. A smooth, restoring & hydrating eye serum. Although the consistency is thinner than I expected, it is quite an effective product. I’ve been applying this every night before bed for around 2 weeks now. Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of the box that the tube came in, but I’ll briefly summarise what it said:-
- 6 years younger in 4 weeks
- Improves skin renewal and elasticity
- Antioxidant protection
- Skin hydrating and smoothing
- Helps to slow down cellular skin ageing
So that means, another 2 weeks from now and I shall be 6 years younger..? Yeah right (!) Don’t worry, I’ll keep you lovelies updated.
How to use: Apply a small amount of serum to the skin on the outside of the eye, and gently rub in towards the nose.
Ingredients: Aqua, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) seed oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl oleate citrate, Aleurites moluccana (Candlenut) nut oil, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil, Magnesium aluminum silicate, Moringa oleifera seed oil, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Xanthan gum, Hydroxyacetophenone, Olea europaea (Olive) leaf extract, Levan, Zizyphus jujuba (Jujube) seed extract, Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) leaf extract, Humulus lupulus (Hop) extract, Hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract, Camellia sinensis (Green tea) leaf extract, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) flower extract, Vaccinium myrtillus (Bilberry) fruit extract, Sodium phytate, Tocopherol, Dehydroacetic acid, Decyl glucoside, Phenethyl alcohol, Citric acid, Ascorbic acid, Alcohol, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Benzyl alcohol
Breakdown: The ingredients list tells us that water and aloe vera are again the key ingredients in the formulation of this eye serum. Quite a few plant extracts and natural oils have also been used. “Xanthin gum” & “Magnesium aluminum silicate” have both been used as viscosity controlling agents.
Overall a thin formulation, with added Gingko Extract & Green Tea, that does indeed regenerate the skin around the eyes. Although I’m not a big fan of the musty scent, I will carry on using this product simply because of the amazing results.
Check out my previous post on the amazing benefits of “Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract”
Dr Organic’s Hemp Oil Lip Balm
Description & Performance: This lip balm comes in stick form in a twisty tube which I prefer over a pot any day as it is easy to use and there is no chance of getting lip balm under your nails! Unlike many other lip balms, this one is non-sticky and feels smooth when applied to the lips. The stick itself has a solid texture that warms on contact with the lips to leave a substantial layer that feels immediately moisturising. It doesn’t feel greasy or sticky in the slightest which makes it a great base for applying other lip products on top -particularly matte lippies.
Ingredients: Ricinius communis (Castor) seed oil, Butyrospermum parkil (Shea) butter, Euphorbia aacerifera (Candelilla)wax, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Cera alba (Beeswax), Caprylic/capric triglycerides, Simmondsai chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax, Butyl mehtoxydibenzolmethane, Aroma (Natural cinnamint), Argaia Sponosa (Argan) kernal oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed wax, Cannabis sativa(Hemp) seed oil, Tocopheryl acetate.
Breakdown: Apart from the Organic Hemp Oil, the lip balm also contains Shea Butter, Beeswax, and Vitamin E which are all known for their hydrating and moisturising properties. It also has SPF 15 which is great when it come to protecting the lips from the suns UVA and UVB rays.
In conclusion, this lip balm deeply nourishes my lips which prevent them from drying out. Unlike a lot of other lip balms, the Dr Organic’s Hemp Oil Lip Balm does in fact feel as though it is doing my lips some good when I use it as I can not only see, but also feel a noticeable difference in the hydration of my lips. It is long lasting too and I only need to reapply it a few times throughout the day depending on how often I’ve eaten or drank.