There are many innovative, natural skincare ingredients out there to support healthy, glowing skin - however not all of them are as sustainable as they should be. From farming practices right down to the multiple usages of each element of the plant, Hemp tops the list of as one of the best options when it comes to making sustainable skincare choices.
As we’ve innovated and expanded our Hey Bud range, two thing remains consistent. Hemp Seed Oil is still one of the best ingredients to support skincare concerns like acne, but it also one of the most overall sustainable choices when it comes to skincare!
We’ve spent a lot time doing the research so you don’t have to and here are 5 reasons why Hemp in skincare is one of the most sustainable choices you could make:
5 Reasons Why Hemp is the Future of Sustainable Beauty:
1. Hemp is a total boss when it comes to sustainability.
Compared to other crops used in skincare, hemp requires less water, pesticides, and fertilisers to thrive. Plus, it's fast-growing and low-maintenance, making it a more sustainable choice for farmers and the environment.
3. Hemp is a superhero for soil health.
Its deep root system helps to break up compacted soil, which can lead to better soil fertility, reduced soil erosion, and increased biodiversity. In fact, studies have shown that hemp cultivation can improve soil health in just a few short years.
3. Hemp is a renewable resource, baby!
Every part of the hemp plant can be used for something, from the seeds for food to the stalks for building materials. This makes hemp a super versatile and sustainable ingredient for skincare and beyond.
4. Hemp is a total climate change fighter.
As a plant, hemp absorbs carbon dioxide from the air during photosynthesis. A study published in the journal Global Change Biology found that hemp can absorb up to 22 tons of carbon per hectare. That's some serious carbon sequestering power!
5. Hemp is a rockstar skincare ingredient.
Its seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, which make it an excellent choice for nourishing and hydrating the skin. Plus, the hemp plants used to extract the hemp seed oil for skincare are used root-to-tip - with no other element of the plant wasted.
Industry Experts Agree:
But don't just take our word for it! Industry experts agree that hemp is a more sustainable choice for skincare. According to the National Hemp Association, hemp is a highly sustainable crop due to its fast growth rate, low water consumption, and minimal need for pesticides and fertilisers.
Plus, a report from the Congressional Research Service states that the versatility of hemp makes it a sustainable crop that can provide economic benefits to farmers and communities.
A Little More About How we Source our Hemp at Hey Bud:
Our Hey Bud Hemp is sourced directly from farms in Germany, which is grown under strict safety guidelines and regulatory requirements means that the hemp is as clean and pure as possible.
Our Hemp Seed Oil undergoes rigorous, benchmark third party testing for heavy metals, pesticides, solvents and herbicides to ensure product safety and consistency. Our testing takes place at multiple stages in the process from the testing of biomass to the testing of the finished product. This ensures that every step of the hemp farming and extraction process is monitored and completed in the most sustainable way.
Germany is home to the world’s leading experts in hemp research and supports much of the local farming community. Alongside this current industry, there are constant innovation that continue to ensure hemp farming is continually becoming more sustainable and reducing the agricultural impact other crop farming can have on the environment.
So, why Hemp?
So there you have it, folks. Hemp is the ultimate ingredient for sustainable skincare.
By using our sustainably-sourced Hemp in Hey Bud products, we're not only getting the benefits of healthy, beautiful skin, but also supporting sustainable farming practices and reducing our overall environmental impact.