Originally posted in LIVESTRONG.com by Dan Ketchum
Hemp usually refers to the plant Cannabis sativa, the seeds of which produce an oil that has been used as an edible and cosmetic product for approximately 3,000 years. The tradition continues well into the modern age, as many off-the-shelf lotions rely on hemp seed oil as a key ingredient. Like other skin-care lotions, hemp lotion aims to condition, moisturize and protect the skin, while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A closer look at the proprieties of this oil provides plenty of insight as to what exactly makes hemp lotion beneficial to the skin.