Derived from the Hemp plant, CBD oil (short for ‘Cannabidiol’) is one of the hottest luxury and wellness ingredients on the beauty market today…and I can assure you, it isn’t going away anytime soon.
A plethora of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston and Olivia Wilde are swearing by it. In fact, Kim K. almost threw a CBD themed baby shower! The CBD market is estimated to reach 16 billion dollars by 2025. So how did this craze come to be? As marijuana is becoming legal in more and more states people have the opportunity to explore CBD’s healing benefits.
Its anti- inflammatory properties, vitamin A, D, E and essential fatty acids have shifted the public’s opinion to seeing CBD as more a vitamin than a drug. Which is much more fitting, seeing as CBD does not have the ability to get you high. Word of mouth has popularized and de-stigmatized it, allowing it to make its way into a huge majority of your favorite beauty products.
With its anti-inflammatory abilities, CBD is being used to help many skin conditions. Scientists have discovered its effectiveness in treating dry skin, psoriasis and eczema, hence why it’s popping up in so many creams and serums. Its analgesic (pain killing) properties make it the key ingredient in all sorts of rubs and salves for achy joints and muscles, making it great for massage oils as well.
So which CBD beauty products are the best?
Here’s a list of our favorites.
The Lord and Jones High CBD Body Lotion Formula, $60USD, is a CBD infused moisturizing lotion with restorative effects. It creates a cooling effect upon contact with the skin and is particularly effective for reducing inflammation.
The Hora Care Super Serum, $54USD, is a brand we trust and the perfect addition to your skin care routine. Apply before your moisturizer or use alone as a hydrating base for your make-up application.
Khus + Khus Sen Face Serum, $80USD, is a pricier option but definitely the most unique. CBD is combined with other key ingredients like khus oil, rhododendron, Somalian frankincense and wild French lavender to create a luxurious and soothing experience for the skin.
Sagely Naturals Relief and Recovery Cream, $35USD combines CBD with other plant-based ingredients to not only deeply nourish the skin but to provide a cooling and calming relief. A bottle of luxurious nurturing we can all afford!
Finally, we have Herbivore’s Emerald Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil, $48USD, which your skin will love and soak right in. This deep hydrating cream, infused with hemp oil and other adaptogens is vegan, cruelty free and earned a “clean” seal stamp of approval from Sephora.
With the world’s emphasis on healing, CBD couldn’t have come to us at a better time. And it seems we’ve only scratched the surface on what this miracle ingredient is capable of!