Cannabis has been considered an ancient form of medicine in indigenous cultures for centuries. It was considered a sacred herb like sage, calendula, and mugwort which all help relieve muscle pain and relax the body. Nowadays, Western society is embracing the use of cannabis, once an illegal drug it, CBD-infused beauty ingredients are the hottest products on the market. We’re not only seeing the changes in social and political circles, but this controversial plant’s key ingredient (CBD) is also crossing over from smaller indie beauty brands to mega cosmetic giants.
But first, we all know your wondering. Will these beauty products get you high? The answer is absolutely not. CBD is derived from hemp oil, which comes from the cannabis plant. It is non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating while retaining therapeutic properties that relieve stress, anxiety, and inflammation. Though it still has healing properties, there is no way of getting high so dile a mamá que no se preocupe!
The Cannabis industry is rapidly changing and according to some beauty insiders, this 420 is going to be its biggest year yet. Because, of course, this year is April 20, 2020 (4/20/20). 420 is a celebration of the Cannabis plant and community. With big brands listening to what consumers are asking for, we did a round-up of our twelve favorite CBD-infused beauty brands to get you ahead of the buzz.
Get into CBD vibes on 420 by using this overnight mask that gives the skin a beautiful glow. This mask can hydrate for up to 72hrs and is enriched with hemp seed oil. We’re using this mask for its ultra-nourishing and skin restoring properties, plus who doesn’t want to wake up to even more beautiful skin from one day to the next?
We’re huge fans of this gentle, calming face wash by Kiehls. It helps all kinds of skin types without stripping skin of essential moisture. We recommend using it day and night to experience the high of putting your skin first and watching your beauty regimen take flight.
I like to say this is one of the originals! Before it became a buzz word, Plant Alchemy was ahead of the game and incorporating CBD into their products. Blended with a variety of essential oils, saffron, and CBD. This oil works as a face, neck, and hand cream that instantly soothes and de-puffs. The saffron is rich in Vitamin A and C and works to diminish wrinkles and age spots. You have a mega-hit here!
Get hooked on this CBD Lipstick made with real hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to soothe and protect your beautiful lips. A little trick is to leave it overnight as a mask for extra hydration. Plus it’s vegan & gluten-free and we’re totally obsessed because its also cruelty-free, paraben-free & phthalate-free. All these benefits in just one application!
You can buy this shampoo and conditioner duo at Target and it is super popular for anyone living in dry climates. It’s a big burst of moisture for the hair, scalp and the best part is that it’s blended with Fair Trade Organic Shea Butter and free of all kinds of bad ingredients (sulfates, parabens, etc). CBD just so happens to be the secret ingredient that makes beauty better!
The Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil features 100mg full-spectrum CBD, hemp seed oil, and adaptogens to visibly calm the look of redness and nourish skin with lasting hydration. Get the most out of CBD with Emerald’s premium organic, Colorado-grown full-spectrum CBD. The 100mg of full-spectrum CBD found in Emerald is minimally processed to leave all of the original and powerful cannabinoids from the plant in place, resulting in a CBD-rich oil that helps to calm skin. Emerald CBD Oil contains less than .3 percent THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis. The presence of THC in small amounts strengthens the “entourage effect” where cannabinoids work together to make full-spectrum CBD more effective than processed, isolated forms of CBD.
The first of its kind, Herb Essntls recently launched a cannabis-infused fragrance. It’s gender fluid and based in fresh cannabis buds with patchouli and dry amber. Becoming a hit among trendy hippies, its transparent glass vial has a minimalistic but playful aesthetic. Pop it into your bag and spray whenever you need a reminder to take it easy.
KUSH High Volume Mascara’s is cruelty-free, paraben-free, vegan, gluten-free, fragrance-free, and silicone-free but 100% infused with hemp-derived cannabis seed oil. The oil provides an additional conditioning benefit while giving them major volume and healthier-looking lashes in one hit. Even the fibers are heart-shaped, how cool is that?
Infused with hemp massage oil that works as a candle – this beauty product is meant to help you chill and take a break from your day. Mixed with coconut oil, turmeric and all the feel-good herbs this candle works to get you in the mood and set the tone for a night of relieving stress.
We found one brand making CBD a luxury item by making it a 3-in-one moisturizer, serum, and oil. Packed with nutrients, omegas, antioxidants and active botanicals, this super blend is considered liquid gold! The CBD and botanicals stimulate the body’s natural production of ceramides, which are the molecules that minimize moisture loss in the skin, keeping it tight and balanced with a glow.
This NYC-bred brand is a go-to among celebrity makeup artists, this hemp cannabidiol lube and massage oil helps with muscle tension and is also a favorite for sex and self-pleasure too. A stress-free life is just one massage away.
Rich in antioxidants, this serum brightens and hydrates your skin with tons of yummy and clean ingredients like papaya, tumeric, guava, and cannabis sativa seed oil. Apply 1-2 drops and press onto the face to de-stress and give your skin the ultimate wakeup call. Plus it has tons of Vitamins A, B, C, and E.