Hemp is the current buzzword in the beauty industry and for all good reasons! And, no, it doesn’t give you any kind of ‘high’ except for its high performance for the skin and hair. If you are a skincare junkie, you must have tried all face and essential oils – from coconut to walnut or Moroccan – so now it’s time to try hempseed oil.

For beginners, don’t confuse hempseed oil with hemp oil which is a blanket name used for all the oils derived from hemp. Hempseed oil is extracted from seeds of the hemp plant. It’s a cannabis plant but known for its non-drug use. “It doesn’t contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and is not psychoactive so can’t be abused,” says Dr. Ankur Sarin, a Delhi-based dermatologist.

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