By now, you’ve probably heard about CBD oil and its numerous potential therapeutic benefits. It’s all over the news and social media being praised as the newest “it” product in the wellness industry. One of its many benefits may be the ability to help heal our skin. Growing research indicates that CBD products might serve as an effective anti-inflammatory to help treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Aside from its anti-inflammatory properties, cannabis may also possess anti-aging and antioxidant properties as well. Skin condition or not, it seems that cannabis could be the answer to healthy, glowing skin that so many are searching for.
With the passing of the Farm Bill in 2018, allowing the production of industrial hemp across the US, hemp-derived CBD is now legal in all 50 states. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the active compounds in cannabis, and the number of high-quality CBD products on the market continues to grow by the day. Studies are showing that CBD is responsible for many of the health benefits of the cannabis plant at large. As such, skincare companies are beginning to incorporate CBD into their products because of the benefits it can provide to the skin. These topical products interact directly with the skin rather than passing through the bloodstream first. So even though they contain CBD, they won’t affect your mind as it would when you consume CBD orally. Specific areas of skin can then be targeted to treat anything from under-eye bags to annoying pimples to chronic and painful skin conditions. Luxury beauty brands have quickly jumped on board and combined the benefits of CBD as a topical, with their luxury serums and formulas. Here are a few of our favorite CBD skincare products that will leave your skin healthy and glowing.
Better Daze Ahead, Farmacy Beauty
Better Daze Ahead restorative cushion cream contains full-spectrum CBD hemp oil. Full-spectrum CBD is considered more effective than pure CBD as it includes the full range of the cannabis plant that works in conjunction to provide therapeutic benefits. This cream serves as a restorative moisturizer and contains adaptogens to treat dry and damaged skin.
Calming CBD Bath Soak, True Botanicals
CBD is often used to relieve stress and anxiety, soothing the body and the brain. It’s only natural that it would be added to bath products for these qualities alone. True Botanicals’ Calming CBD Bath Soak contains 100mg of hemp-derived CBD, enough for two relaxing baths. The soak also contains a blend of essential oils, Himalayan salt, and magnesium flakes. Not only does this product promise to calm you during your soak, but it will also leave your skin silky smooth afterward.
CBD Calming Eye Balm, Cannuka
This calming and hydrating balm by Cannuka is specially designed to treat dark circles, lines, and puffiness around the eyes. CBD Calming Eye Balm is delicate enough to use in this sensitive area. It includes not only CBD to reduce the inflammation behind puffiness, but Manuka honey to treat the skin’s visible layer as well as collagen layer underneath. Other ingredients include rosehip oil, vitamin E, hemp seed oil, and grapeseed oil. The hemp seed oil, in particular, contains fatty acids that can rejuvenate and protect the skin from the environment.
Moisturizing Face Lotion, Cannabliss Organics
A combination of CBD and healing herbs such as goji berries, peony, and Schisandra, Cannabliss Organics’ Moisturizing Face Lotion can help to prevent the natural aging process and provide a youthful glow through intense hydration. This gentle and certified vegan product meant for all skin types will leave your skin soft and protect it from environmental damage. It is made using hemp-derived CBD oil.
Luxury Beauty Serum, Saint Jane
With 500mg of full-spectrum CBD on top of 20 therapeutic botanicals, Luxury Beauty Serum by Saint Jane declares it will leave your skin radiant and calm. It is a lightweight serum that absorbs quickly into the skin to leave it glowing. The main ingredients of Luxury Beauty Serum include CBD, sea buckthorn, calendula, rosehip, and pomegranate. Its high concentration of CBD can be particularly helpful to treat skin inflammation. The bottle comes with a dropper which should be filled at least halfway in the morning and before bed to nourish and restore skin throughout the day and as you sleep.