Cannabis Beauty is Suddenly Everywhere — Here Are the Products Worth TryingSeptember 17, 2018
While argan, marula and coconut oils are all stars on the beauty ingredient scene, there’s another oil threatening to disrupt their long held reign. The buzzy beauty ingredient in question is cannabis — also known as marijuana or weed — a psychoactive plant that can be used both recreationally and medicinally. In recent years, cannabis has undergone a makeover both legally and culturally; what was once a hallmark of drug culture and used to sustain the “War on Drugs”, is now being used in everything from moisturizer to mascara.
Of the cannabis derived oils, CBD is the buzziest ingredient of them all. CBD offers many of the benefits of cannabis (think pain relief and anxiety reduction) without the psychoactive properties that make you feel “high”. This makes it appealing for a wide range of people, and is now eclipsing the OG cannabis-derived oil: hemp. Ahead we’ve rounded up our favorite cannabis-infused beauty buys — including a new facial oil infused with cannabis sativa (that’s weed, weed if you’re wondering) and a mascara beauty lovers can’t get enough of.
Peep our picks:
Infused with cannabis buds, patchouli and dry amber, this earthy scent is perfect for someone who likes a fragrance they can rock every day of the week. The consistency ensures it stays on all day long, and its portable packaging makes it easy to use on the go.
Founded by a mompreneur who wanted to help her daughter’s eczema, Bella bath bombs are the perfect way to add a little CBD to your self-care routine. Scented with eucalyptus, it creates a relaxing ambiance for bath time and leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth.
Formulated with the seed oil of cannabis sativa (yes, that’s the type you smoke), this highly concentrated facial oil will leave your skin supple without getting you high. Here’s why we love it: It helps calm inflamed skin and has potent antioxidants that protect and repair. It also doesn’t hurt that the packaging is extremely photogenic and that it absorbs almost instantly after being applied to skin.
With 20% cannabis sativa seed oil, this lightweight moisturizer is a little less potent than its sister product but no less effective. It has a fresh, clean scent, absorbs easily and leaves skin feeling moisturized but not greasy. At $40 a bottle, it’s a little bit of a splurge but one you can definitely feel good about.
Kush mascara is basically a love letter to your lashes with its heart-shaped fibers and nourishing cannabis-derived hemp oils. It’s the perfect mascara for anyone who needs to add volume to their lashes, and a coat or two makes all the difference.
If you like your lip balm with a side of aesthetics and a big scoop of CBD, then you need this lip balm by Vertly in your stash. It contains other ultra-moisturizing oils like shea butter, cacao butter and kokum butter, ensuring your lips stay moisturized and supple throughout the day.