14 CBD Skin Care Products Your Skin Needs Right Now
CBD oil is the latest belle of the wellness ball, but it's not just for Zzzs, pain, or anxiety. It's also a valuable ingredient in a new wave of beauty and skin care products.
CBD oil can be made from industrial hemp (of rope and paper fame) or the cannabis of Bill and Ted fame. Either source can produce pure (or 99.7 percent pure) CBD, but only hemp-based CBD oil can be sold legally throughout the U.S. Cannabis based CBD oil tends to include significant amounts of THC.
THC is the part of cannabis that actually gets you "high" whereas CBD just wants to make everything feel better with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Beauty products are now utilizing these CBD effects to do everything from minimize dark circles to soothing skin conditions like eczema or acne. THC is present in a few medical marijuana lotions and salves, but it is generally excluded from cannabis skin care.
It's important to note that many beauty products only contain hemp seed oil, which is a great moisturizer full of omega fatty acid goodness, but has only trace amounts of CBD. Ideally, you want to look for "whole plant" hemp CBD oil, so you get the best of both worlds. We placed a preference on whole plant CBD items, but ultimately made sure what we recommended included CBD — not hemp seed — oil.
From the most relaxing baths of your life to refreshing aftershave, here are some CBD skin care products for everyone!
CBD facial cleanser to start your day right
What if you could get a deep clean that left your face feeling moisturized? Well, you can achieve this with AdvoCANNA's facial cleanser.
CBD and avocado oil work together to soften skin while aloe vera and peppermint oil calm and refresh your face. The combined effect makes the cleanser a valuable asset for people with all skin types!
Use CBD to combat acne!
Acne plagues many adults, not just teenagers, and moisturizing can be particularly tricky. You're just trying to avoid dry skin without clogging your precious pores. Is that too much to ask?
Myaderm not only offers a solution, it offers an all natural answer to your pimple-popping prayers. Their CBD Blemish Control moisturizer launched to rave reviews in May.
Unlike their other creams, it's topical not transdermal (which can be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin). This isn't a deal breaker since you wouldn't want that kind of pain-relieving potency on your face!
A CBD moisturizer for men
Want a moisturizer that's light on fragrance, heavy on complexion-improving results? From Perricone MD's CBx for Men line, this moisturizer goes on like a breeze with a pleasant smell that's neither ultra-feminine or drowning in musk.
Though great for any skin type, this product yields great results on mature skin.
A CBD face serum for mature skin
Are you even doing skin care right without a serum? This face serum from from.ever.since is a pricey dose of rejuvenating magic, but serums aren't exactly known for being affordable. Say goodbye to your wrinkles with this new-age retinol wunderkind.
A CBD lotion for all over
Apothecanna makes several CBD-infused creams for various purposes, but this one is great for covering your bases. For supple, relaxed skin that smells like spring, look no further than their Everyday Creme. It comes in an 8 oz pump bottle and a travel-friendly size.
A CBD face cream to maintain your youthful glow
Whether you have mature skin or you just want to get a jump-start on keeping your skin firm, this anti-aging moisturizer is here to help. CBD BioCare created this moisturizer for morning and/or nighttime use to help you reduce fine lines for a rejuvenated face!
A lip balm for a microdose of CBD
No matter the time of year, no one wants dry lips. Upgrade your go-to drugstore lip balm to Vertly's decadent lip butter. With 25 mg of CBD on such a small surface, you won't get too intense of an effect, but you can reapply throughout the day. It comes in rose and peppermint, and it leaves your lips soft in the dog days of summer or winter.
Another CBD serum for your puffy eyes
Your dark circles have met their match in this eye serum! Traditional ingredients team up with the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil in this CBD For Life serum. The popular CBD company offers a buildable serum (let it absorb a little before applying makeup!) that de-puffs and brightens your eyes with continued use!
A refreshing CBD aftershave
CBD skin care might seem like a ladies game, but there's plenty of products geared towards men. Perricone MD in particular has their CBx for Men line which includes this essential aftershave.
In addition to CBD, this aftershave has soothing aloe, toning witch hazel, and invigorating taurine. It might be hard to stop touching your face after adding this to your daily routine.
A refreshing CBD body wash
CBD bath products get a lot of attention, but drawing baths takes a lot of work! This CBD body wash allows you to get a bit of CBD in your cleansing routine every day.
Since it might not do as much medically as other long-wearing topicals would, Kush Queen recommends lathering up and "soaking" for 30 seconds. Using CBD in the shower is more likely to benefit skin conditions like eczema.
And don't worry about the smell! You might be cannabis clean, but you'll smell citrusy fresh.
CBD bath salts for traditional bath lovers
Before there were compacted into bath bombs, loose bath salts were the go-to way to add some pizzazz to your bubble bath. Add a twist to this tradition with these CBD bath salts from Ambika Herbals.
Chamomile and lavender aromas work wonders in your nostrils and overall mood while the CBD works on your aches and pains.
A sleeping mask for some CBD Zzzs
For luminous skin, you don't need photoshoot lighting, just this mask and a good night's sleep. KANA's CBD Sleeping Mask, when used three times a week, soaks into your skin overnight. Wash it off in the morning and greet the new say with your brighter face!
CBD bar soap for the ultimate clean
If you love a good soap bar, Leef Organics is ready to have you covered in cleansing, moisturizing, CBD goodness. The Nooks + Crannies body bar comes in four fragrances: the refreshing cucumber melon and white tea & ginger, plus the purifying charcoal & clay and black chamomile.
The latter two double down on the antioxidizing effects of CBD and activated charcoal with notes of lavender and chamomile, respectively.
A CBD bath bomb for especially hard days
Enjoy the fun and fizzle of a bath bomb with the added benefit of CBD. While they might not be as colorful as what you might find at LUSH, these bath bombs from Mirai Clinical are lifesavers for sore muscles. These fragrant balls come in eucalyptus, lemongrass, and lavender.
If you're a medical marijuana user in Arizona, Sunday Goods is known for some potent bath bombs that you can order online.