The celebrity-driven beauty & health industry is constantly promoting new, attention-grabbing products- and the latest trend is no exception. Cannabis oil – yes, you read that right – has been making its way into products across the beauty industry for its restorative benefits.
The cannabis-derived compound used for topical health benefits, however, is not to be confused with its psychoactive counterpart, THC. Cannabis beauty products instead utilize the Cannabidiol compound (CBD for short) that is extracted from the fibers, flowers, stalk and stem of the plant.
CBD is legal in all 50 states and has a wide range a beauty and health benefits that can attest to its increasing popularity in the beauty industry. The compound itself binds to the body’s receptors and helps reduce stress, inflammation and even breakouts. When applied to the skin, CBD can also be used to treat cold sores, psoriasis and eczema.
There are a variety of products currently on the market to suit your health and beauty needs. If you’re looking to do some product-hunting at a store near you, experts suggest avoiding topical treatments with CBD concentrates. Topical treatments work best when CBD is in a less-processed form.
From mascaras to soaps, check out some popular CBD-infused beauty products.
Milk Makeup KUSH High Volume Mascara, $24
The KUSH High Volume Mascara contains hemp-derived cannabis oil which gives lashes a healthy and hydrated, full-volume look. The wand’s fluffy brush helps keep lashes clump-free without sacrificing any volume.
CBD for Life Lavender Rub, $25
The brand CBD For Life is dedicated to sharing the healing powers of CBD by creating pain management and beauty products made with 99% pure CBD extract. Their cooling Lavender rub is infused with mint and eucalyptus to help ease aches and pains in sore muscles.
LEEF Organics Nooks + Crannies Soap, $22
This bar soap from LEEF Organics, packed with anti-inflammatory properties, hydrates and soothes even the most sensitive skin. This CBD oil infused bar comes in four different scents – Cucumber Melon, White Tea & Ginger, Charcoal & Clay and Black Chamomile.
Vertly Relief Lotion, $45
This citrus and lavender scented lotion from Vertly – infused with 150 mg of CBD – both softens skins and treats inflammation. This relief lotion can be used anytime, anywhere either all over or as a spot treatment for any aches and pains.
Whether you’re looking to incorporate CBD into your daily beauty routine or take advantage of cannabis oil’s healing power, cannabis may be the right solution for your pesky health and beauty issues.