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CBD is everywhere: deodorant, dog chews, kitchen degreasers, seltzers, spray tans—each promising a range of health benefits. When it comes to CBD-based beauty products, CBD (an oil extracted from the hemp plant) has been praised for treating insomnia, de-stressing the mind and preventing skin breakouts. While the actual benefits of CBD are still being debated, the oil is confirmed as a rich source of vitamin D and can help with anti-inflammation.
CBD is also further encouraging a conversation among ecoconscious consumers, inspiring them to question every ingredient in their beauty products and whether or not it serves a purpose in their personal regimen. If you’re looking to explore whether cannabeauty works for you, here are the products with the best healing properties and beautifying effects of CBD.
Saint Jane Microdose Lip Gloss is the iridescent (and very relaxed) unicorn of the CBD world. It’s a versatile gloss and delivers a sheer and lightweight look, but can also be layered over a dark lipstick for an ultraglossy finish. Saint Jane says, “Calm is a superpower,” and while many of us will never quite access that superpower, we are more than happy to settle for soothed and satiny lips.
Lord Jones was there before every beauty brand added the emblem “CBD” into their marketing repertoire. It was the first CBD brand sold in Sephora as well as at SoulCycle, and the brand prides itself on being a CBD trailblazer, having developed many of their products for medical marijuana patients. This cream is particularly beneficial for reducing inflammation.
Hora is a brand you can proudly display on your bedroom or bathroom vanity. Use this CBD-infused product before your moisturizer as it creates a hydrating base for the rest of your makeup application.
Sen is a soothing and gentle face serum that includes rhododendron, a tonic essential oil that that promotes skin elasticity. The company prioritizes the consumer’s knowledge of product ingredients. Its website includes a glossary, making the concepts of “phytotherapy” and “allostasis” comprehensible to even the most casual beauty fan. If you’re not totally on board with CBD products but looking for a fun way to experiment with them, Khus+Khus offers a sampler pack for $38.
The world would be a happier place if all massage therapists stocked their spas with this stuff. It’s best used after a grueling workout or a long day at work staring at the blue light of a computer screen. In addition to CBD, its ingredients are peppermint and menthol, making it instantly calming. Not only does it go on smoothly, it dries fast and makes your skin feel nurtured.
This Emerald CBD oil is bursting with moisture and soaks instantly into your skin. It’s tempered with a scent that nods gently toward the cannabis plant. Like many other beauty/wellness brands on the market, it’s vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free, earning it the “Clean” seal of approval from Sephora. Many consumers with rosacea have commented about its miraculous efficacy, but always recommend doing a spot-test before applying.