There are plenty of pros to cannabidiol a.k.a. CBD, cannabis and hemp, after all, they’ve been used since ancient times in Egypt, China and India.
Praised for their healing and calming qualities, these ingredients are commonly found in medicines and beauty products used to treat inflammation, redness, outbreaks and to soothe irritated skin. Here’s some product inspiration to try at home.
CBD Sleep Drops by Rodial: The Booster Drop collection by Rodial is one of their bestselling lines, and now they’ve included a CBD version. CBD is known to be an anti-inflammatory (say goodbye to puffiness) and reduces the look of tired complexions. The squalane reduces water loss, making the skin look plumper while the purslane further hydrates and promotes skin cell regeneration.
Cannabis Hydrating Face Mask by Milk Makeup: Apply this face mask to either damp or dry skin, just leave it for up to 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Milk suggest doing this 2-3 times a week for best results to control breakouts and soothe skin.
CBD+ Lavender Soaps by Wildflower: This brand makes the very most of plants, harnessing their healing and wellness-enhancing effects. Coming in a pack of three soaps, use them to clean the hair, face and body. It’s packed with coconut oil, essential oils of vanilla, lavender and CBD. All of which come together to cleanse, soften and scent the skin.
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate by Kiehl’s: Designed for all skin types, especially ones with oily, and blemish-prone skin. The pros to this product include reducing skin blotchiness and balancing hydration. It is made using natural ingredients, including hemp-derived cold-pressed cannabis sativa seed oil and oregano oil.
Exfoliating Hand Scrub by Margaret Dabbs: Creamy in texture, this scrub is full of antibacterial properties thanks to the comfrey and hempseed oil. The orange peel and jojoba beads provides the buff to get rid of the dead cells, leaving the hands feeling smooth.
Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 by Josh Rosebrook: A brand that is loved among the A-listers, Rosebrook uses certified organic, organic and wild-crafted ingredients. Use this lightweight moisturizer daily to repair, hydrate and protect skin. Along with hemp, other ingredients include chamomile, rose hip, nettle, dandelion that work together to combat spots and redness. Watch the video to learn how to apply the cream like a pro.
Cannabis Candle by MALIN + GOETZ: A popular product from the brand, this cannabis candle mixes a whole range of scents from citrus, fig and pepper to sandalwood, amber and patchouli. It has a burn time of up to 25 hours so the aroma will last throughout the home, creating a calm, relaxing atmosphere.
Hemp Body Butter by The Body Shop: The Body Shop have been offering a range of hemp products for years, and this body butter is a good beauty cupboard staple. It starts off more of a solid in texture but then melts and is absorbed into the skin as it is applied. It boasts 96 hours of hydration and protection.
Jasmine & Henna Fluff-Eaze Hair Treatment by Lush: Designed for frizzy, dry and unmanageable locks, this hair treatment is full of organic hemp, Brazil nut and extra virgin coconut oil. The result? Not only does it lock down the frizz but also makes the hair shiny and soft.
Bare With Me Hemp Radiant Perfecting Primer by NYX Professional Makeup: A part of their Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil collection is this primer. This product is infused with hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil as well as centella asiatica extract. Super lightweight apply to clean skin as a base for makeup to help blur lines, discoloration and imperfections.
Hemp Lip Balm by Burt’s Bees: Ultra-moisturizing, this balm contains hemp seed oil which is rich in vitamin E and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to keep them hydrated, supple and soft.
Super Boost Night Drops by Votary: Founded by British makeup artist Arabella Preston, let this product get to work while you sleep. CBD is combined with rosemary leaf extract and plant oils to support he skin’s barrier, keeping the skin nourished, battling blemishes and fine lines. To use, add 1-2 pumps to clean skin before bed. A few drops can also be added to your favourite facial oil, serum or cream at night for long-term use.