It seems as though every year a new beauty trend enters the market promising to change our lives forever. Sometimes it’s an ingredient and other times, its a process — like lasering and using LED lights. Either way, it can always be very hard to keep up.
While we’re not 100 percent sold on the necessity to follow every beauty trend, we do like to have a little fun when the more interesting trends hit the market. This year, we’ve tapped into one clean, mostly vegan trend that is sure to calm any of our beauty and skincare anxieties because — it was literally made to do just that.
Enter cannabis. No, we’re not encouraging you to smoke or eat it. Unlike the people who peer pressured others in high-school, this time no pressure is needed because cannabis is on the beauty scene with a promise to heal your body from head to toe.
We took a deep dive into countless new cannabis beauty products and made a short list of our absolute favorites, which promise to change the game on your beauty routine.
RadRitual Magic Stick Moisture Balm and Nirvana Rosewater Mist
True to its name, this brand is an ode to rituals that incorporate CBD. The brand’s intent: to create “products for badass rule breakers & no bullshit takers.” If you’re not sold on that alone, their multitasking Magic Stick Moisture Balm operates as a moisturizer, lip balm, and primer all at once to streamline your beauty routine and provide top-notch soothing benefits with ingredients like CBD oil, oat, and rice bran extracts, aloe, orange peel and many more. Talk about products that make life run a little smoother!
And if you’re a sucker for rosewater mists (all true beauty aficionados keep at least some type of misting product stashed in their desk, luggage, and bag), their Nirvana Rosewater Mist offers more than a refreshing pick-me-up. It actually calms you down. The CBD in the product is meant to calm anxiety and pain, and lavender and orange essential oils only assist in instantly calming your state of mind. Developed by a Reiki Master, the mist’s refreshing and hydrating mist will deliver you from chaos to zen within minutes. It’s the rosewater of all rosewaters that you should not leave home without.
Magic Stick Moisture Balm, $60, available at www.radritual.com.
Nirvana Rosewater Mist, $46, available at www.radritual.com.
Vertly CBD Infused Lip Butter
The idea of a CBD infused lip butter thrills us, as it’s bound to take your lip balm game up a few notches. But we especially love this one, as it comes from a Latina-owned brand.
The benefits of CBD for your lips are far-reaching, especially for your winter-related lip care issues (read: dry, chapped, cracking, painful, peeling lips, oh my!). The product’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties are not only healing and nourishing but completely natural. Additional ingredients, including coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter, kokum butter and jojoba oil, make this the ultimate nourishing lip butter.
The lip butter comes in peppermint, rose and cocoa scents.
Vertly CBD Infused Lip Butter, $22, available at www.vertlybalm.com.
Cannuka CBD Calming Eye Balm
We were literally drooling over the Cannuka CBD Calming Eye Balm, as it sounds like the ultimate spa experience.
This eye care product promises to moisturize, refresh and protect delicate under-eye skin. Initially cool to the touch, it warms on contact to treat puffiness and dark circles.
But that’s not even the most indulgent part — the magic is in the ingredients. Formulated with manuka honey, it repairs the top layer of skin and the collagen layer under your eyes. It also includes beeswax, shea butter, grapeseed oil, orange peel butter, vitamin E, rose hip oil, and many other dreamy all-natural ingredients.
It’s the perfect remedy to sleepless nights and aging under eyes.
Cannuka CBD Calming Eye Balm, available at www.shop-poplar.com
CBD for Life Shampoo + Conditioner
For anyone suffering from psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis, CBD may be the trick to finally get rid of an embarrassingly dry and flaky scalp. These hair care products blend the highest quality CBD (99% purity), along with essential oils and botanicals, to restore lost moisture and ultimately strengthen your hair.
The CBD in this product may actually stimulate and enhance your hair growth through the scalp’s absorption of the fatty acids Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9.
Users have raved about their results after using the product, which is safe for all hair types (including color-treated or processed hair).
CBD for Life Shampoo + Conditioner, $25, available at www.cbdforlife.us.
Incann Bio Clear Salve
This CBD stick solution was formulated to benefit a range of skin problems related to dry or cracked skin including redness, discoloration, sun spots, lines, and stretch marks. It’s brewed together with a range of powerful organic botanicals and herbs and infused with a full spectrum CBD hemp extract.
We love it for its ease of use: the twist up stick is too easy to apply to all areas of the skin by rolling it on to elbows, knees, ankles and any other notoriously dry body parts.
Incann Bio Clear Salve, $79, available at www.incann.com.
Joy Organics Face Mask
We love a Sunday night face mask ritual to help combat Sunday Scaries, but this one is extra efficient in helping you work up the nerve to face Monday mornings.
Joy Organics uses a proprietary extraction process with their organically grown hemp: their nano-emulsion technology delivers pharmaceutical-grade, full spectrum CBD, which is more easily absorbed. That’s right; that means this mask really gets in there.
From its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, it helps skin retain hydration. Meanwhile, other extracts include anthemis nobilis flower to calm sensitive skin, rosemary extract to stimulates cell renewal and improve circulation, and black licorice extract which helps skin elasticity while smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Slap one of these on each Sunday night and let it do all the hard work before you have to on Monday.
Joy Organics Face Mask, $60 for 5, available at www.joyorganics.com.
Quim Oh YES! Latex-Safe Serum
While it’s not necessarily meant for “beauty,” we couldn’t resist sharing this latex-safe serum designed for your most intimate moments of self-care. Created to intensify sensation, stimulate libido and increase natural lubrication, this oily will ease all the pain of penetration to help you have an ultimate fulfilling sexual experience.
It also works as a night cream for your lady-parts, as it is plant-based and created to highlight our bodies’ organic relationships to nature’s elements: water, earth, fire, and air.
“At Quim Rock, we see vaginal health and wellness as a precursor to the pursuit of pleasure. Over half the world’s population have vaginas; many of those people suffer silently from many health issues we are working hard to address. We are creating a platform for people to discuss these experiences, we hope this will help move the dialogue from niche to norm,” says Co-Founder, Cyo Nystrom.
Any empowering night cream that will make our night 100 times hotter gets an “oh yes,” from us.
Oh YES! Latex-Safe Serum, prices may vary, available in West Coast locations via www.quimrock.com.
Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate
We never thought we’d see the day Kiehl’s began selling anything with “sativa” in its product name, but alas, we’ve arrived.
But, as Kiehl’s does have a heritage as an old-world apothecary, they would be ones to offer an herbal elixir formulated with 100 percent, naturally-derived, cold-press cannabis sativa seed oil. Mixed with green oregano oil, this product is created for oily and blemish-prone skin to help relieve redness and irritation, while strengthening the skin’s barrier over time.
Users rave about its calming abilities, which is not so surprising given its primary ingredient source.
Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate, $49, available at Sephora.
Herbivore EMERALD Cannabis Sativa Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil
We’ve long loved Herbivore’s facial mist rosewater for the deeply hydrating benefits that leave our skin looking delightfully dewy, but the brand has kicked it up a notch with their deep moisture glow oil derived from cannabis.
This product is very special to us, as it’s formulated with a few of our absolute favorite things: cannabis, squalane, and seed oil. The cannabis sativa promises to nourish with amino acid-rich oil that helps soothe irritation and impart a glow. Squalane, a natural plant derived from olives, is an ingredient beauty girls have long loved for its glow-inducing abilities (Kourtney Kardashian has been called a fan), and it promises to locks in moisture for lasting hydration. Meadowfoam seed oil is antioxidant-rich, providing skin softening benefits.
Bottom line, we stan this new product.
Herbivore EMERALD Cannabis Sativa Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil, $48, available at Sephora.
Radical Skincare Rejuvafirm™ CBD Facial Oil
Sun damage, be gone! Radical Skincare’s new facial oil taps into the antioxidant powers and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD that are cell-regenerative and anti-cell proliferative, and that fight acne, eczema, rosacea, and sun damage.
Other powerful ingredients include Juvenessence® AD, created by the brand to provide anti-aging, detoxifying, anti-pollution and photo-aging protection; seabuckthorn oil, a hyper nourishing super fruit, vitamin C, and grapeseed oil that contains vitamins C, D, and E, alongside beta carotene from vitamin A.
This is another jam-packed, high-efficiency product that comes in a little package but packs big results.
Radical Skincare Rejuvafirm™ CBD Facial Oil, $145, available at Dermstore.com.
Ardent NOVA Decarboxylator
A first-of-its-kind, we couldn’t resist adding this fascinating at-home device to our list. For beauty girls who live and die DIY, this is your go-to solution as it allows you to create your own Cannabis-infused (CBD and/or THC) beauty and wellness products.
The NOVA fully activates your CBD/THC product and guarantees maximum potency, allowing you to make the most accurate and effective topicals (lotions, facial toner, etc.), tinctures, oils and beyond.
To learn how to fully operate the product and get to cooking up some of your very own goodness, check out their YouTube tutorials led by the Ardent founder herself.
Ardent NOVA Decarboxylator, $210, available at ardentcannabis.com.