The Best Skin-Soothing and Stress-Relieving CBD Beauty Products
CBD was already a growing industry, and the ingredient’s soothing properties have only made it that much more in-demand amidst coronavirus anxiety and stress. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is found within the hemp plant and is known to be an efficient antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and source of nutrients (however, it does not contain the THC from cannabis). Many have turned to CBD as a self-care treatment or incorporated it into other pampering practices, like skincare regimens. While the jury is still out on CBD’s scientifically favorable effects as a topical treatment, the limited data is promising–studies have shown that it can aid with healing skin, easing muscle aches, and even treat acne. One of the many chemical compounds derived from cannabis, CBD is premiere for regulating, balancing, and revitalizing all skin types. Here, CR dives into the rise of CBD beauty, rounding up the top-shelf products that contain the kush derivative.
The Most Wanted face oil, which launches September 28, contains jojoba seed, marula, rosehip, and evening primrose oils for a skin-boosting blend that softens the complexion. Infused with 500mg broad spectrum CBD, the active’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect calms and balances the skin.
The Feelist Most Wanted Face Oil, $88
Kayaire is a Black-owned inclusive botanical skincare label, utilizing CBD gels, moisturizers, toners, and cleansers to combat problem skin suffering from psoriasis and eczema. Kayaire’s Rejuvenating Exfoliating Toner is comprised of cucumber extract, lavender flower, apple fruit stem cell, and full-spectrum CBD to revitalize and nourish your complexion for a healthy, happy glow.
Kayaire Rejuvenating Exfoliating Toner, $18
The Purifying Gel Balm Cleanser has a light, gel-like consistency with the silky, nourishing feeling of a balm. With water, it lathers to cleanse away daily dirt and impurities, leaving skin refreshed and soft, rather than stripped. The combination of CBD and manuka honey work together to preserve the skin’s natural moisture, and following up with Cannuka’s CBD Harmonizing Face Cream ensures that your skin drinks in all the benefits of the two hero ingredients.
Cannuka Purifying Gel Balm Cleanser, $34
This face oil contains premium, hydrating full-spectrum CBD to calm your complexion by targeting dry, sensitive, and irritated skin. For every Emerald purchase, Herbivore will donate $1 towards the support of cannabis legalization and female-owned cannabis organizations.
Herbivore Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil, $58
Highline Wellness teamed up with Hannah Bronfman’s HBFit for these bath bombs that turn a standard soak into an aromatic experience. With a blend of rose, lavender, and geranium, along with hemp-derived CBD, each bath bomb provides a healthy dose of relaxation. They’re perfect for a full-body wind down just before bedtime.
Highline Wellness x HBFIT CBD Bath Bombs, $35 for pack of three
Milk Makeup’s Hydrating Face Mask comes fully equipped with calming aloe, cleansing kaolin clay, and moisturizing hemp-derived cannabis seed oil. Together, the ingredients provide a hydrating and soothing result, perfect for a self-care session.
Milk also offers an entire Kush beauty line that includes CBD-infused mascara, eyeliner, lip balm, and more.
Milk Hydrating Face Mask, $26
This is a lightweight facial oil comprised of naturally sourced ingredients such as green oregano oil and hemp-derived cannabis sativa seed oil. A premier blend to calm redness, blemishes, irritation, and generally stressed-out skin, it’s best to layer the oil as the last skincare step to trap the hydration from other creams and moisturizers against the skin.
Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate Face Oil, $52
Ditch Winter Stress *and* Dry Skin With These 3 CBD-Infused Products
“We’ve reached a radical tipping point in history,” reads a statement on Prima’s website. “The devastating impact that stressors of all kinds are having on our minds, bodies, communities, and environment simply can’t be denied.” Founded on the principles of connectivity, all of Prima’s products are designed to restore balance to the self. The brand’s founders believe that balancing your own mind and body, “has a profound and lasting impact on the people and world around us.”
Prima’s skin care is powered by active botanicals and hemp CBD. Grown on the brand’s partner farms in Oregon, these plants are born and live outdoors—rather than in greenhouses—where they are nurtured by sunlight, moonlight, wind, and other seasonal biorhythms. This, the brand says, helps to deliver “the highest quality dynamic raw material” to its formulas.
It’s been just over three years since the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp from the list of Schedule 1 drugs amidst a flurry of research suggesting CBD—a non-intoxicating compound found within hemp—may have stress-relieving properties. Though these studies were not conclusive, there is heaps of anecdotal evidence that many people with anxiety have found relief through the use of topical CBD.
The promise of CBD’s incorporation into skin care, especially with a brand like Prima, is to deepen the experience of caring for the skin. No longer skin-deep in its intentions, this new era takes into account the mind, body, and soul.
Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite Prima skin-care products that double as stress relief
This facial oil, meant to be slathered on before bed, is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, revealing brighter, softer, more hydrated skin by the morning. It contains a nourishing blend of essential fatty acids to help strengthen your skin barrier, antioxidants to fight off free-radical damage, and stress-relieving hemp CBD. It’s also got a blend of botanical oils, including prickly pair, moringa, rosehip, and kukui. You can use it on its own, or layer it on top of your favorite moisturizer to seal in hydration.
The Afterglow is Prima’s restorative face cream for smoother, more radiant skin. It’s made from plant hemp that naturally calms irritation, plus hyaluronic acid to plump the skin, vegan collagen to promote elasticity, and squalene for intense hydration. The cream is designed to lock in nutrients and should be the very last step of your nighttime routine. Gently massage it onto your face and neck and let a cocktail of botanicals take effect. A blend of butterfly ginger extract, turmeric, ayurvedic adaptogens, and of course, hemp CBD, will both nourish and relax your face and mind just in time for bed.
Like the rest of Prima’s skin-care line, the Enlightenment Serum contains hyaluronic acid for hydration and plumpness, but also offers a unique mixture of vitamin B3 to reduce the appearance of pores, saccharide complex to support the skin barrier, and coconut fruit juice to protect against free-radical damage and environmental stressors. The serum can be used in the morning and layered under an SPF and makeup, or in the evenings between your cleansing and moisturizing steps.
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