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Hemp Seed Oil. A natural source of essential fatty acids vital in preventing cell loss, regulating skin's moisture barrier and maintaining elasticity. This oil absorbs directly into the skin and provides important amino acids, linoleic acid, protein and highly prized Omega oils. Skin visibly responds to this rich nourishment.

Herb. Particularly used in medicine, cosmetics, or foods. A plant without woody tissue that withers and dies after flowering.

Herbal. The fragrance blend from the herbaceous family of plant life. This is a fresh scent that can be used successfully in shampoos and body products.

Herbalist. Person who is in the business of cultivating and processing herbs for use in industry, both beauty and health.

Homeopathy. The practice of natural medicine, using herbal substances rather than conventional medications.

Homosalate. Artificial chemical that is used to replace the phenolic compounds that are used in sunscreens.

Humectant. Used to retain moisture. Using a natural humectant in a cosmetic product helps speed moisturization to the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid. A chemical ingredient that helps skin hold on to moisture. It is the body's natural lubricantand part of the natural moisturizing factor.

Hydrate. As a noun, this means a compound formed by the union of water with another substance. As a verb, it means to supply water to something that absorbs it.

Hydrocortisone. A hormone from the adrenal gland. Synthesized for medical use, particularly for application to inflamed skin. It can adversely affect the skin by damaging the collagen of the connective tissues.

Hydrolyzed Animal Protein. Appears in many shampoos. Improves hair, repairs spilt ends, and gives luster to the hair.

Hydrophilic. Cosmetic ingredient that will attract moisture to the skin.

Hydroxyethylcellulose. Artificial polymer is used as an emulsifier and plasticizer.

Hypericum Extract. Also known as St. John's Wort. An extract of the leaves of the stem of the Hypericum Perforatum which is known for its ability to purify and soothe the skin.