Review: The Inkey List Hemp Moisturiser

Where to purchase: Lookfantastic HERE, or Cult Beauty HERE, or Boots HERE

Price: £7.99

Volume: 30ml

What is it?: A lightweight moisturiser made from Hemp (oil-based).

Description: ‘Rich yet lightweight and packed with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids’. This rich cream helps wrap dry into nourishing moisture with hemp oil while antioxidant green tea extract helps protect the skin from environmental aggressors. Reduces dryness and flakiness. Leaves the skin

Good for: I honestly think all skin types i.e. from oily to dry as it’s not oily and doesn’t leave an oily residue. I think even sensitive skins would like this.

Packaging: Screw-cap packaging – not my favourite, much prefer a flip cap. (I find screw tops quite fiddly)

Comes with a metal hygiene tab

Directions: ”Use in the AM and PM on cleansed skin after toners and serums. On cleansed skin apply a pea-sized amount and gently massage into the face and neck.”

How I use it: I apply this at the end of my routine (just before SPF if it’s the AM).

Key Ingredients: Hemp (Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil) – this is emollient. Also contains Glycerin which is ”skin-identical”, Green Tea Leaf Extract (antioxidant and soothing), as well as coconut oil (emollient)

I know some people are iffy about the use of coconut oil, so I thought that I would flag up that this product contains it!

Full Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Isoamyl Laurate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Betaine, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Propanediol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Hydroxide, t-Butyl Alcohol.

NOTE: The Inci Decoder has a Full product Ingredient Breakdown HERE

Thoughts: I think it’s the Coconut oil in here which makes this product very lightweight and ‘spreadable’ it definitely reminds me of coconut oil that’s melted into a pan. So it’s not heavy or pore-clogging, but it’s got a similar texture.

Texture: This feels like an oil-based cream. It’s lightweight, absorbs into the skin fast and it feels like I’m not wearing moisturiser when I’m wearing it which I like!

Can you tell it looks like melted butter? Not Shea butter (thick and heavy) – but a room temperature, melted butter that’s perfect for spreading on the skin without tugging.


Very easy to spread this and no horrible fragrance or overpowering smell. It’s just got a subtle smell of hemp.

As you can see this looks very lightweight (it’s not got a white residue either after swiping it a few times. But hopefully you can tell this is ‘oily’ in terms of, it feels like melted butter – but it’s melted butter that ABSORBS INTO THE SKIN, and doesn’t just sit on top.


Fragrance?: It smells of hemp. Not particularly strong so I’m happy.

Good Under Makeup?: Yes! I think this would work as a good primer too.

Good under SPF?: Yes it sits fine under my Missha Aqua Sun Gel

How long have I been using this?: About a month

The Effect?: Moisturised skin

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What I like:

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturising
  • Sits well under SPF / Makeup
  • No oily residue
  • No greasy residue
  • No EO or fragrance
  • No itching / stinging / irritation

What I don’t like:

  • Small
  • Finnicky packaging (don’t like screw caps)

Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4/5 – This is a lightweight moisturiser. Doesn’t seem to irritate my skin and it isn’t too heavy or sweat-inducing. I do think I still prefer water-based moisturisers, BUT this is the lightest oil-type moisturiser I’ve used.

Would I repurchase?: Yes! – I do think that this is slightly oilier than the Glossier Priming Moisturiser, but that product I would say is thicker in texture compared to this moisturiser, so I’d have these both when I want to go for a more cream-based moisturiser and if I wanted a more water-based moisturiser, I would go for the Etude House Soon Jung Hydro Barrier Cream.

K-Beauty Dupe?: Probably the Innisfree Real Olive Eye Cream (can’t find it exactly but I’m hoping this is similar HERE).

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.


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